DEFENDER Tom Reinmuth can't wait to play finals with South Launceston this season - his first taste since playing as a 17-year-old with the Bulldogs in NTFL days.
The 23-year-old has played every game this season and has notched up about 70 senior games since starting his footy career playing junior football at South.
"I had a year off a couple of years ago when things weren't great at the club environment but came straight back to the club in 2011 when Mitch [Thorp] took over the coaching and because all my mates are there," Reinmuth said.
"I love the club and love the improvements that have come within it."
As the Bulldogs prepare to take on reigning premier Burnie in a finals prelude last roster game today at Aurora Stadium, Reinmuth said he gained a lot of satisfaction from South's State League success this season and from the knowledge that it had come from a lot of the players brought through the club over the past few years.
"It's always a good contest against Burnie and they've been a very strong club for the past four or five years and we're looking forward to playing the best side in the state on the best venue in the state," he said.
"It is really exciting with finals coming up and there is a real buzz around the club."