STAWELL - Country Basketball League Stawell Panel and Paint Wildcats men are ready and raring to go with their second season set to commence this Sunday at Stawell Leisure Complex.
Wildcats play host to Mount Gambier and after a tough 2012/13 season, the side will be looking for a much improved 2013/14 campaign.
Ben Leslie has taken over from Trevor Holmes as men's coach this season, and he is looking forward to creating a winning culture with Holmes (who is coaching the ladies in their inaugural season).
Although Leslie is not expecting too much in round one against a highly rated Lakers outfit.
"We'll be looking to be as competitive as we can and we'll see how we go," Leslie said.
"It'll give us a good gauge as to where we're at."
Jarred Ohayon, Joel Freeland and Jordan Little are among players to return to the squad from 2012/13 while there are two new inclusions, Travis Peatt and Toby Smith from Ararat.
Both will play in the guard position, although Peatt can also play forward.
Shane Field is unlikely to return this season, while Richard Hackwill and Michael Ellis have also ruled themselves out.
There is also a question mark over youngster Zach Salmi, who has other commitments over the summer.
Prior to Sunday's Stawell Wildcats v Mount Gambier Lakers clash, there will be a practice match for the CBL Wildcats ladies at 11am.
Stawell Wildcats take on the Lakers at the Stawell Leisure Complex, known as the 'Den', and the public are encouraged to come along and show their support. Tip off is at 1pm.