Catherine Wood's biggest netball coaching challenge awaits next season.
The CDHBU premiership mentor will take the reins at Lavington in her first Ovens and Murray gig.
Wood has spent the past three years at Corowa-Rutherglen after taking the Power to its first Hume league A grade premiership since 1993 back in 2016.
She replaces Tamara Mathews, who coached the Panthers' A grade side the past four seasons.
"It's a big difference, but it's really exciting," Wood said.
"I had two seasons there (at CDHBU) and they'd never won a final (as a merged club) before.
"They won their first final in 2015 and we all unfortunately got injured and then only lost one game in 2016. We had a fantastic team.
"I went to Corowa in 2017 and have had three years there, but I saw an opportunity come up (at Lavington) and I thought why not."
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Wood admitted she was surprised to be offered the Panthers' top job, but didn't hesitate to accept it.
Lavington fell to Yarrawonga by two and one goals, respectively, in the 2016 and 2017 deciders under Mathews and were in premiership contention the past two seasons before falling away late.
"I'd like to think my finals experience with Coreen will definitely help and just be able to get them over the line," Wood said.
"I know they're an amazing club and they've had such a good team for so long, but it's just a matter of tweaking a few things and I guess bringing a fresh pair of eyes to have a different look.
"My perspective may be different to everyone else's and hopefully I can bring something that might get them over the line.
"I'm very much into fitness and I absolutely love netball and love combining those things.
"I'll be focusing on fitness and bringing some fun and games into the fitness realm to push the girls to progress.
"I want them all pushing each other and working really hard through every single grade."
Wood is yet to decide whether she will continue playing or solely coach.
"I don't know how I'd go sitting on the sidelines, I'd still love to play. I won't say no," she said.
"We've got under-16 trials next week and then we're going to start a bit of pre-season. I want to get straight into it and start working on their fitness early because I know they'll need it."
Wood continues to play cricket at representative level and is currently the Riverina academy coach.
She'll also hope to take the Border Bullets women's side to the Regional Bash finals at the SCG with victory against ACT Aces on November 3.