BEN Price believes Allansford is on the cusp of something special.
Price signed on for a fourth-straight season on Wednesday, citing the Cats' potential as a key motivator in his decision.
The father-of-two said a strong recruiting drive prior to the COVID-19 pandemic meant the club was flourishing on-field.
He said he and his family felt like "pretty solid community members" and were delighted to extend their stay at the club.
The signs we showed in our last practice game when we added a bit of pace around the footy (were good).Ben Price
"The signs we showed in our last practice game when we added a bit of pace around the footy (were good)," Price said.
"We were really looking forward to what we could achieve this year and then unfortunately COVID stepped in.
"I'm just looking forward to going through it all again. My family all really enjoy being around the place."
Allansford finished seventh in Price's first season and moved up to sixth last year.
Price said the club had collated a strong under 18 list. He said Allansford's coaching staff were comfortable working as a team across all grades.
"When you're the senior coach you're basically the head coach," he said.
"At Allansford our coaches work with the under 12s, under 15s - it's a coaching network.
"It's not just seniors and reserves, we're right across the board."
Price told The Standard player retention for next season was underway.
"We've started that process with our players," he said.
"We're saying it's important to stick together because we will get another crack at playing footy again at some point."
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