The South West Rocks Dockers side are excited and so they should be as they embarks on their first finals campaign.
In 2018, the club started with an under 11s before an under 13s joined the crew the following year.
The 11s and 13s age groups are still going strong as is the club with 30 registered auskickers participating this year - a number previously unheard of.
"The game sells itself, once you get hold of a sherrin you're sold, it's a skillful game that keeps kids interested and wanting to improve," coach Mark Plummer said.
Plummer, has been apart of the Aussie Rules community in the Macleay Valley for a long time after previously coaching at the Macleay Valley Eagles.
Prior to life in the Macleay, he played for the Braybrook Football Club in Victoria. Braybrook has produced Aussie Rules legends like Ted Whitten and Doug Hawkins.
This Sunday, at Wayne Richards Park will see Plummer and his group of footballers play the undefeated Port Flyers.
The Flyers are the favourites to win and go through to the grand final, but the Dockers never surrender attitude, gritty determination and unselfish use of the football is what helped them defeat the second placed Coffs Harbour Breakers last Sunday 69-52.
"Training twice a week with 30 minutes of skills and a 30 minute practice match between themselves is the real key to the players improvement," Plummer said.
"The players go in hard for the ball at practice matches, as if it were a Sunday fixture.
"I pay free kicks for infringements or 25 metre penalties for back chat, replicating a real game and that's what I believe develops players much quicker than just doing drills constantly."
The growing list of players for the Dockers has come from a range of recruitment strategies.
Word of mouth, as always, is one of the most successful while Plummer himself visits schools on Friday mornings to deliver programs.
While the majority of players on Sunday will be boys, Maggie Briggs and Franki Ironfield will be the two girls stepping onto the field for the blue and whites.
"We're the only two girls on the team and we're the best players," they laughed.
For Franki, she was enticed into the game because her brother Ardy was playing and thought she might as well play instead of watch.
"I'm trying to better than Ardy," she said.
Maggie found the game via her mother's information and all the talk at school.
"It's fun to tackle boys, be aggressive and sing the victory song at the end of the game," she added.
Pippa Thorman has also played throughout the year.
Plummer believes kids are enticed to the sport because it's not as restrictive as others.
"There are so many naturally talented kids here in South West Rocks who in previous years could only play football, rugby or netball," he explained.
"The formation of the Dockers gave the opportunity for kids to play the game that is indigenous to this continent and we at the SWR Dockers are very proud of that.
"With the pathways into the North Coast Force AFL rep team and the Swans Academy there is plenty of opportunities for a player with talent from a small club like the Dockers to become an elite player in the future."
The rise of the Dockers doesn't stop there with plans for a senior women's side.
Currently, there's ten girls interested with Plummer saying that needs to be doubled before they can think about entering a team into the competition.
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