Marvel Stadium is a place Daria Bannister probably never thought she would run out on, let alone resume for a long-awaited AFLW return.
The renamed Docklands venue is hosting the biggest AFLW occasion outside of its grand finals in an inaugural double-header on Saturday.
The resilient 19-year-old is breathing a sigh of relief to be there after 398 days apart between games 1 and 2.
The Launceston TSLW star had ruptured the ACL joint in her knee on debut in the 2018 season opener with eventual premiers Western Bulldogs.
"The long gap between matches, I had quite a few tough patches mentally with my injury," Bannister said.
"My confidence with that was obviously very low.
"I was worried would I be able to play the way I did or am I going to be the same sort of player?
"That was all a new low.
"So just having the support around me to keep me going reminded me of what kind of a footballer I am. It's got me back as quick as it could."
Bannister was quick to make the switch to the North Melbourne-Tasmanian Kangaroos in the offseason.
That was the easy decision.
Building on a lonely 2018 back in Launceston during preseason was tough.
After six rounds and with the first-year Kangaroos on the cusp of a final series, Bannister will look to add a fierce determination on the back of the side's first loss ever.
"I'm over the moon. It is kind of my second game, even though I really didn't get to finish my first," she said.
"So I am hoping this weekend I can get through a game.
"It'll be an unreal feeling."
She waited by the phone on Wednesday and got an early call from coach Scott Gowans telling the small forward she was in the side.
Gowans insisted she had to keep it quiet for the rest of day until team lists were released, only allowed to tell close family and friends.
So Bannister now hopes to replicate her debut when all Blues 2017 TSLW premiership teammates flew over.
"If you look back at the replay, all you can hear is them shout out my name when I touch the ball," she said.
"I was out on the field, focussed and being serious, but could hear them cheering, so it meant a lot to me.
"They're definitely going to be there this weekend. As soon as I could, I sent the message out to the group."
Bannister returns to face a winless Collingwood.
For the AFLW flag fancies, it's just all but a fait accompli, but not for Bannister.
"All this hard work has been worth it in the end. It's obviously a massive process to go through after having more than 12 months out of the system," Bannister said.
"I have ticked all the right boxes, so I know it has been worth it. It seems like a really long wait, but now that I am playing this week, it has come around very quickly."
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