THE jigsaw is finally coming together for Emerald Eagles Football Club.
After years of battling away out in the minor-league wilderness, the Eagles have been granted admission into next year's Football CQ competition.
But to compete, the club is still missing one vital component - the players.
"We need more, there's not enough," senior Eagles' club spokesman Mario Terranova said.
To fast track the recruitment process, the club is calling on current and prospective players to join them for a meet-and-greet at the Morton Park clubhouse this Sunday at 11am.
"We ask that people who are interested in playing in a competitive and structured league, to join us this weekend," he said.
"The availability for them to play at a high standard is there.
"(But) they can't have the attitude of 'I'll just turn up next weekend'... this is it."
The Eagles have also tentatively secured a second trial match with Rockhampton-based state-league side Capricorn Cougars in the New Year.
However, at this stage, it's unclear as to whether the game will be played in Emerald or Rockhampton.
"If we can get a field to play on, we would like to bring them here," Terranova said.
"But if not then we will have to play in Rocky."
Last time the two sides met, the Cougars finished on top 3-1 against an Emerald outfit lacking a number of its regular line-up.
While current club membership is not immediately required for this weekend's meeting, a drive and passion to succeed is.
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