When the AFL fixture dropped last October, there was a Sydney game that Robbie Fox highlighted as one he was very keen to be a part of.
That dream looks set to be a reality ahead of the Swans' visit to his home state on Saturday night to battle North Melbourne at Hobart's Blundstone Arena, with the Burnie Dockers premiership player entering the contest off the back of his best outing at senior level for the year.
Saturday will be the first time the 26-year-old, a rookie draft selection in 2017 after impressing in the VFL for Coburg, will have played in his home state since the Dockers' 2012 State League grand final win at Launceston's UTAS Stadium.
"When the draw came out me and the family did circle this one thinking how good it would be to play back in Tassie,'' Fox told The Examiner this week.
"When I played in Tassie I wasn't really thinking that much about the AFL, but when I got on a list I did start to think about how great it would be to play down there again, so it is going to be really cool experience."
Fox, who played his second match for the year in Sydney's thriller over Essendon on Friday, admitted it had been "a bit of a journey to get into the senior side", but was learning all the time now he had won a place.
Against the Bombers, he was used mainly in attack and impressed with a 16 disposal, two mark, seven tackle and 1.1 outing.
"I had a really good pre-season and played JLT 1, but I found myself on the outer for the first few rounds,'' he said.
"But I had a lot of conversations with the coaches and they wanted me to fix up a few things in my game, especially with my competitive side, as sometimes I can let myself down there, but they had full faith that I could fix it.
"I played pretty well on Friday night and hopefully I can build on that going forward, but it was a different role.
"I had trained with the defenders all pre-season, but in the seniors have played the majority up forward with a bit of a pinch hit in the midfield and the more games I get under my belt the more midfield minutes I will likely get."
Fox, who has played 15 games for the Swans, said they would enter the weekend's clash with fellow 2019 slow-starters North in a confident frame of mind after their last-start win, believing they were a "big chance".
"I'm not sure what others have said about us, but we certainly haven't written the season off and we still have enough quality to hopefully make it to the finals this year,'' he said.
"They (North) have been playing some really good footy and I think they have been killing it in the midfield and with their stoppage work and have been getting a lot of scoring chances. They have been doing a lot of things right, but haven't been getting the points, so we know it will be a tough game."