Greater Western Sydney's Alyce Parker will be the first to tell you she's a country girl at heart, but the star midfielder admits she's found the perfect balance between city and country life.
When the Holbrook AFLW product isn't playing on the footy field, she's maintaining it, working as a groundskeeper at Giant Stadium and the team's training ground.
Now entering her second season with the Giants, Parker admits she's got the best of both worlds.
"I never thought I'd be driving around on a tractor in Sydney Olympic Park," she said.
"You have to work with AFLW being part time, so to find something that you enjoy and are interested in is very fulfilling.
"It's good to chat to the girls at training about what we need to do at work the next day."
Parker said she's grown in leaps and bounds since making the big move to Sydney as an 18-year-old, with the talented Giant feeling right at home in her second year.
"Obviously last year was my first year as an 18-year-old, fresh out of school and home, so it was a bit of a whirlwind for the first few months.
"I'm in a much better position this year and I've matured a lot in the last 12 months.
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"Anyone who knows me knows I'm a country girl and love the farm, love the country lifestyle, and also my footy.
"Obviously you can't play AFLW in Holbrook, so it's just part of the sacrifices you make.
"For me, I have the best of both worlds, so I have plenty of opportunity to come home and be on the farm, but also come up here and play AFLW.
"I'm just making the most of wherever I am, whether that's in Sydney playing AFL, or home with dad on the farm, I'm in a lucky position."
Parker impressed in the first round one point win against Gold Coast in testing weather conditions, among the best with 22 possessions.
"Me personally, I've never played through anything like that and it was extremely hard to get the ball from one end to the other," she said.
"In the end we found ourselves defending one point, which I've honestly never had to do on a footy field.
"To win that first one, which was actually our first round one win in the competition, was good to tick off."
She backed it up with 16 possessions against North Melbourne, with the Giants sitting on one win and loss.
They now tackle one of the competition's four new sides in West Coast on Sunday, with Parker coming up against friend and past teammate turned Eagle Emma Swanson.
With 14 teams now in the AFLW competition, Parker admits it's opened up new opportunities for aspiring footballers.
"I think now that we've got that opportunity, we need to take the next few years to develop and build that talent up," she said.
"Just playing good footy is what we as a team want to do at the moment."