TASMANIAN Roar's series of women's cricket fixtures against New South Wales this weekend represents something of a homecoming for four of its squad.
Brooke Hepburn, 23, sister Lauren, 25, Katelyn Fryett, 21, and Meg Phillips, 17, are all former Launceston players and admitted they couldn't wait to get back onto Australia's oldest first-class venue when the NTCA Ground hosts matches today, tomorrow and Sunday.
``It's pretty exciting to be playing in Launceston again,'' Brooke said.
``We had a match here against ACT a couple of years ago so it's nice to be back and I hope we get quite a few people along to watch.
``We've all played for Launceston so it does feel like our home ground.''
Phillips added: ``My parents are coming along and I should have a few school friends watching as well so I'm looking forward to that.''
The Roar trained at the ground yesterday and coach Julia Price said she was grateful for the input of former Tigers coach and Southern Stars assistant Tim Coyle.
``It's always good to have someone with his experience and local knowledge around, and since he's been away with the national women's team, he has a grasp of the subtle differences between men's and women's cricket,'' she said.
Australian players Ellyse Perry, Alex Blackwell, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy and Erin Osborne are all expected to feature for the visitors.