HILLWOOD utility Tom Wilson was named best on ground in last week's NTFA first semi-final victory over George Town and would love to repeat the dose against Bridgenorth in today's preliminary final at Youngtown.
The 18-year-old university student has enjoyed the club's success this season and was looking forward to continuing his finals' experience against the Parrots.
"The first two years at the club the senior team was always struggling near the bottom and I barely saw them win a game but now to be part of finishing second on the ladder and only lose four or five games - it's a pretty big turnaround," he said.
"Max (Pearce) put us through a pretty tough preseason and we got really fit. I think that's where the main improvement has come and the fact that we had a full year together the year before which allowed us to get to know one another.
"I think we surprised ourselves how we started the year and I don't think any of us thought we were capable of achieving what we've done this year."
Wilson is in his fourth season with the Sharks - his second year playing seniors.
"I played in Hillwood's under-19 side that won the premiership a couple of years ago but this is my first senior finals," he said.
"In my first year of seniors, I sort of played half-forward or forward pocket, being the youngest on the team but now I play a back flank or loose man in defence and give some runs off half-back."
After getting over the Saints last week, he said the Sharks were looking forward to the challenge against the Parrots.
"It will be a pretty tough contest and they have had it over us in the last couple of games but I think we are running into a bit of form now especially on the bigger and drier ground - it suits our style of play," Wilson said.
"I think it will be won in the middle - we've got a pretty strong midfield but that is their key, too, and it depends on whether their backline can hold up."