Di Kerr's husband, John, jokes his wife has netball in her veins. And he's not wrong.
The Kiewa Sandy-Creek netball president has been involved with her beloved Hawks for 55 years.
Growing up in Kiewa, Kerr started playing netball when she was 13-years-old on the local grass court.
She soon joined the Kiewa Netball Club in the Tallangatta and District Netball Association, playing games on a Sunday.
Beginning as a goaler, Kerr later moved to the midcourt playing centre and wing-attack, until one day she was thrown out of her comfort zone.
"We had a coach come along by the name of Jenny Hillier and she put me in WD," Kerr said.
"I couldn't understand why she was doing it.
"I said to her, 'what are you doing? I've never played a defensive game, I'm an attacking player.'
"She just said, 'didn't you know you put your best player on the wing defence?'
"I thought that was a bit of a compliment."
Kerr has gone on to become a two-time Tallangatta and District Netball Association best and fairest winner and was runner-up on three occasions.
She also achieved the accomplishment five times at club level in the 1970's for Kiewa Sandy-Creek.
But her success didn't come without hurdles, with Kerr's world turning upside down after suffering severe injuries in a car accident in 1969.
The netball fanatic was left thinking she may never step out on the court again.
"It was just devastating," she said.
"I was so determined that I wasn't going to be stopped.
"I had a friend who was just starting off as a chiropractor and I said to him, 'I really want to get back', and he said, 'alright, we'll get you back on.'
"I was very lucky that I was able to get over my injuries to the extent that I was able to get back on the court.
"It's so easy just to sit around and throw the towel in, but netball was too important to me to do that."
Kerr became a qualified umpire after the accident, ensuring herself a way to stay involved when she feared the worst.
However, her determination saw her continue to play until she was 50.
She's held the Hawks top netball job for over 30 years, was the club's secretary and was match secretary for the netball association for over two decades.
Kerr's time, effort and contribution to the league, sport and club has been recognised after becoming a life member of the TDNA in 1987 and of Kiewa Sandy-Creek in 1996.
She admits one of the biggest steps forward was when the association joined the Tallangatta and District Football League in 1980, meaning both could be played on a Saturday.
"That's been wonderful for families," she said.
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"They'd play footy on Saturday somewhere and we'd play netball somewhere on the Sunday and most of the time it could have been at the same location.
"Even though it's a long day, with our midgets starting at 7:45am and senior netball not finishing until 4:30pm or after, it's a good day."
Kiewa Sandy-Creek has had its fair share of success on the netball court, including taking out last year's A-grade flag after claiming runner-up in 2018.
"To lose that and then win last year was just amazing, it was the best feeling," Kerr said.
"I've known our senior coach, Kath Evans, for many years having watched her come through as a junior.
"She coached my daughter and has watched her own daughter play.
"To come back and take on the role of senior coach has had an amazing effect on our senior group."
Kerr identifies the club's ability to nurture its homegrown talent as one of its biggest strengths.
"We're very conscious of looking after our own players," she said.
"People's families come through the club and support, not only by playing, but giving that support back.
"We've been successful, but it comes from having good people on your committee, all your volunteers and having such a good relationship with our footy club.
"It all marries together."
Kerr has also poured a lot of time and energy into mentoring local junior players and still runs the Net Set Go program.
"I think it's important to develop young people with the right mindset," she said.
"To go out and enjoy it. Not always be the best, but do your best, and to enjoy being with friends and playing a lovely game.
"It's been a real pleasure of mine to see players who I've had in Net Set Go then come through the grades as senior netballers.
"That's one of my greatest pleasures, to see these little girls turn into big girls and still enjoy netball."
Kerr passed her passion for netball onto her daughter, Megan, who in turn has handed the baton on to her daughters Isabella and Phoebe.
"It must be in the genes," Kerr said.
With netball at a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kerr admits it marks one of her only breaks from netball since having her children.
The garden has become her new court, as well as helping to home school her grandchildren.
"As time goes by you read just and find things to do," she said.
"My garden's had more attention.
"Come September it will look lovely, unlike usually when the grand finals are on and I think 'oh my gosh look at the garden.'
"I think a lot of these things will stay with us for a while, so I think we just have to get used to them.
"It's something we don't expect in life and hope we don't face again."