Wodonga Heart is back in AWFA's top flight.
A lack of quality numbers forced the club to drop out of the senior men's competition in 2018 and solely focus on its reserve side.
But after a power of work from a number of people behind the scenes, the club is confident its senior outfit can be competitive in 2019.
"We did a hell of a lot of work with the twos group last year, working on culture and a style of play everyone is happy with," senior coach Mick Hughson said.
"We had some pretty good results in the twos and got that confidence we’re on the right to progress to where we’ve got a ones team that’s in the competition again."
Heart stalwart Aaron Sewell will celebrate his 100th senior game against last year's cup finalists Boomers at Glen Park on Sunday.
"He's pretty much the heart and sole of Wodonga Heart," Hughson added.
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