One of the remits for Ian Allinson's new job is to look at the logistics, the finance and the possibility of St Albans City going full-time.
On paper St Albans Centurions' 42-6 loss at St Ives Roosters looks damaging but the battered and bruised squad still returned from Cambridgeshire with their heads held high.
St Albans City Youth FC's under-nine girls came out on top at the Buntingford 5-a-side festival.
After a season of consolidation Old Albanian will begin their hunt for promotion from National Two South at home.
Verulam Reallymoving's Will Smith has vowed to go one better after a heartbreaking finish to the National Championship.
Captain Nick Lamb was the star as Harpenden claimed a big 141-run win over Potters Bar at The Walk in the Saracens Herts League.
Lewis Hamilton made it back-to-back Formula One wins with victory in the sport's historic 1,000th race - the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix.