Prior to this season, Abbey Lieschke hadn't played netball since 2016.
But the 30-year-old mum of two has proven she's still got what it takes on court to claim Howlong's A-grade best and fairest award.
Having previously played for Murray Magpies, Brocklesby-Burrumbuttock and Ovens and Murray League club Lavington, this was her first season with the Spiders after returning to the region following a stint in the Hunter Valley.
It was also the first time she's received a club award.
"It was nice to be back," Lieschke said.
"It was my first time playing since having my second child.
"I wasn't sure I still had it."
She admitted it was nice to reconnect with some familiar faces she has played with and against in previous years.
"My good friend Tegan (Vogel) has also ended up at Jindera now," she said.
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"It was really nice to see people again."
When she's not playing netball, she's kept busy by her two daughters Mia, 6 and Ivy, 4.
She admitted the award might be enough encouragement to see her return for the Spiders next season.
"I was on the fence because I can usually only train one night a week," she said.
"But I did really enjoy it, so I'll probably make a return."
Erin Haberecht and Brooke Cannon were equal runners-up in the A-grade count.
Hume League medallists Alannah Cusack (B-grade) and Britt Wright (C-grade) also claimed club awards, while Corbie Walpole was the C-reserve's winner.
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