North Queensland Fury chairman Don Matheson believes the key to long-term success is not to purchase solely star players. A good blend of established stars and quality kids is the path Matheson wants to take and the club has begun in the correct fashion by already signing key players.
The next step is to identify young talent and put a plan in place to develop them so they can go on to become Fury stars of the future.
"Getting a youth team in place is a critical thing," Matheson told 442.
"If you don't have that in place then all you end up doing is just continually importing players. That's not the way we want to go.
"I think when you have a team that can boast players who have come through that system, are part of the community of which that club is a part of then people want to get behind that.
"As I've said, I want youngsters out there to aspire to play for this club themselves one day and I think that has to be a healthy situation."