The Tasmania Devils hierarchy has put wins and losses to one side as the state prepares to make its NAB League Girls debut proper in Hobart on Saturday.
A maiden Devils 22 will be announced on Thursday ahead of the 12.30pm clash with Oakleigh Chargers at North Hobart Oval, which doubles as a curtain-raiser for the AFLW clash between North Melbourne and Adelaide.
Tasmanian female talent manager Leigh Elder said expectations for this season were based purely around developing talent.
"Four years ago we only had seven teams [in the state] and all of a sudden we're entering the strongest under-18 competition in the country so it's exciting but it's going to be challenging as well," Elder said.
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"Our concentration is all about the talent development so the wins and losses aren't important to us, it's all about ensuring we get our girls to the highest level possible.
"We've still got a lot to learn about our own girls, let alone the rest of the competition, so we're totally unsure and it's about just developing the talent.
"What we know is that we don't have any obvious Mia Kings in this group, but what we have is a lot of raw talent and a lot of depth.
"We're unsure about who are the ones that are going to be the potential stars, which is actually a really good thing and shows that we've got a lot of depth of talent."
Regardless of outcome, Saturday's match shapes as an important day in the history of Tasmanian women's football.
Exposure to some of the country's best under-18 competition will not only sharpen the skills of Tasmania's young talent, but put them regularly under the eye of AFLW talent scouts.
"We've never had this opportunity and the girls have never had this pathway, and it has all come together over the past couple of years," said inaugural Devils coach Emma Humphries, who has played 15 AFLW games for North Melbourne.
"Now the girls have this competition for them to be essentially drafted out of.
"For the girls they can now live their dream of trying to put their best foot forward and be drafted, so it is very special to be part of this competition."
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Humphries could yet be forced to relinquish the reins for the Devils' first game should she be called up for her first AFLW game of 2020.
"We set out some pretty good structures at the beginning of the year so depending on selection for North we've got some coaches that can step in," the 24-year-old said.
"Whoever is match-day coach on the day won't be an unfamiliar face for the girls."