Amid all the hype of a State League grand final that has taken Launceston by hold, there's a backstory of sisters first passing balls around the Scottsdale family home.
But the narrative behind all that is quite personal too.
Lydia and Tessa Coote had once been a familiar piece of the Cavaliers furniture.
So it was hard to imagine the sisters wearing anything other than the black, green and yellow club colours.
But somehow the Cootes have crossed the court into the camp of Silverdome co-tenants Northern Hawks.
"It kind of not feels too different now because Tessa and I have been training with the Hawks girls for the whole year now," Lydia said after facing Cavaliers four times already this year.
"It does seem when you're on the court, they're just another team. Maybe just off court, you're a bit closer than you normally would be.
"Once you cross that white line, it's completely different.
"Some of the Cavs girls definitely feel that way too."
The switch was more about circumstances than bad blood. Nor was it over premiership opportunities, looking into the eyes of their State League grand final derby opponents.
It started from siding with Hawks teammates Steph Walker and Clare McKimmie during friendly Tuesday night social games together.
Walker eventually got into the midcourter's ear about a change of scenery after six years of sweat and toil for the Cavs that included the previous two seasons as a pillar of their opens lineup.
The irony of facing the old side in the biggest game of this campaign is not lost on the ambitious 21-year-old.
"I do feel like we have morphed into the Hawks quite nicely," Lydia said.
"We haven't so much forgotten about [the Cavs], but we've gotten so used to the Hawks' style of play and the change of environment that it makes us feel like more of a Hawk now."
ELSEWHERE IN SPORT
For Tessa Coote, there is an element of retribution.
The former state under-21 defender got the axe from Cavaliers during tryouts.
It came as a shock.
"I was obviously pretty upset about it," Tessa said.
The news travelled fast.
The very next day new Hawks captain Danni Pickett phoned to offer the olive branch to her on-court rival.
"She was something like 'hey, do you want to play for us?'," Tessa said. "That was pretty good of her, really."
Flying into the Hawks nest straight off the club's first statewide title in 23 seasons gave Tessa a thought that a grand final debut could be just around the corner.
Did she think it would be up against her one-time, close-knit teammates?
"It's a bit surreal, isn't it?" Tessa said, "I thought I'd always be at the Cavs."
So come 4.30 on Saturday afternoon at the Silverdome, the instincts of nearly two decades playing the game that was instilled with a sibling, who understands the 24-year-old better than any netballer, will take over.
That is when the time for all the hyperbole is done.
"I think I will just treat it like any grand final day," Tessa said. "That's because I'm quite competitive. Once I get on that court, I'm in it to win it. So really I'm just looking forward to playing in the grand final."
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