Few are more grateful for the opportunity to play in the Tassie Devils' maiden NAB League Girls' campaign than Camilla Taylor.
One of just two over-agers in the Devils side with Clarence's Tahlia Bortignon, the Launceston ruck looks set to be a best-22 lock this season after two solid seasons in the TSLW.
Speaking from the Devils' Northern training at Newstead College, the 19-year-old said she couldn't wait to test herself against the country's best teenagers.
"I'm really excited and stoked - it's the NAB League so it's a step up from what I've played before," Taylor said.
"We played a few NAB League games last year but to be fully in the roster and playing every round for the Tassie Devils, it's really cool.
"It's one of the best competitions for under-18s in the country because the Victorians are so strong and have so many teams - it'll be good to develop everyone's skills."
Having begun her football journey at East Launceston Junior Football Club, Taylor has rarely played a game without gun 18-year-old Mia King by her side.
Taylor watched on with pride as her former Scotch Oakburn College schoolmate debuted in North Melbourne's AFLW win over Gold Coast last weekend.
Pick no. 49 in last year's draft, King collected 11 touches and three tackles in becoming Launceston's sixth player to play an AFLW game.
"I've played alongside her for years and we went to school together which was so fun, so it's good to see that someone so close to all of us can do that," Taylor said.
"You can do it these days, you can go and play professional football for women because there's a good pathway to do that now.
"It's just exciting for her especially and good for Tassie footy."
Devils players will wait until Friday to find out exactly who has been selected in the club's maiden leadership group.
Regardless of whether Taylor is included, she is already in a select group of four Devils who stand 180cm or taller with North Launceston's Kara Hennessey (181cm), Fahan's Chloe Abel (186cm) and Wynyard's Charlotte Vandenberg (181cm).
"There's a few taller girls like Kara - we've been rotating, last year we rotated through the ruck and forward line which was really fun," the 180cm Taylor said.
"Kara's only grade 11 so she's still got some developing but she's really good ... there's a few talls this year which is good."
The Devils play Oakleigh Chargers at North Hobart Oval on Saturday.