Just one member of Kiewa-Sandy Creek's last premiership winning team will take to the court this Saturday.
In 2008 the Hawks pulled off a double, winning the A-Grade netball premiership and senior football premiership in a banner year for the club.
Abbey O'Brien was on that time, and part of Kiewa’s genesis as a modern Tallangatta League powerhouse.
The Hawks have another chance to bank the premiership double when they face Tallangatta in Saturday’s decider.
For O’Brien, there is no other team she’d rather face, despite the Hoppers claiming two one-point wins in the teams’ two matches this season.
“We’ve had two really good matches, there’s only been a goal in both of them and I don’t anticipate the grand final to be any different,” she said.
“I’m looking forward to it, we’re ready.
“I think Kiewa and Tallangatta have been the two best teams all season, so most definitely it’s a reward for those two teams given the closeness of the games we’ve played.
“Both teams are equally deserving of being here, I don’t think it’ll be a wipeout, it’ll be another close game.
“You have to come out on the day and be prepared to play your best.”
After a glittering career in the Ovens and Murray, Rebecca Cameron is in her second season in the Tallangatta league, and is keen share premiership success with her veteran Hawks teammate in O’Brien.
As one of the Border’s most credentialed players, Cameron said the standard of the league had impressed her since moving on from the Ovens and Murray.
“The 10 year gap has been brought up a couple of times, it’s about time we had a win,” she said.
“If you look at both teams, there’s a lot of former O&M players, a lot of experience, so you know it’ll be a hard, tough, physical match.
“Both games so far have certainly been.
“The standard of the league has definitely improved over the last few years, there’s been a lot of Ovens and Murray retirees come out.
“I certainly didn’t expect it to be as hard as it was when I came out here last year.
“It’s definitely up there – not quite as fast as the Ovens and Murray, but close.
“There’s a few girls who I’d love to say go and have a crack, there’s a lot of players here who could be playing at that level.”
Both Thurgoona and Barnawartha challenged the Hawks and Hoppers throughout the regular season, but there was no doubt who the top two teams were.
It’s no coincidence the games between the two teams this season have been so close – Kiewa have been the more aggressive side, Tallangatta boasting a more miserly defence.
The fight for the flag will begin at 2.35.