Five years ago, former Tasmanian and Australian quick Brett Geeves was lining up for Longford in the first season of the TCL premier league.
On Saturday he'll take to the field with the Tigers' biggest rivals since - Hadspen - alongside two former Glenorchy teammates in Dane Anderson and Liam Reynolds.
Speaking from the Champions of Sport luncheon at Tailrace where he and Shane Gould, Jade Rawlings and Anthony Stewart were guest speakers, Geeves said he was expecting a role similar to the one he played for Longford.
"I didn't do much on that day - I bowled pretty poorly and batted five or six," Geeves said.
"We made a heap of runs - Shannon Rumbel made a 100 so I didn't have to do much but they were awesome, I really enjoyed playing.
"With Hadspen - I played a lot of cricket with Dane with Glenorchy and Tassie so it's a good opportunity to play with him again.
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"Dane and I have always been really close mates - we also had a bit of a cricket equipment business together that we started so we've been close for a long time.
"That was a big part of the appeal of being part of the cricket - spending a day playing with Ando - and for us it's always about the beer afterwards and reliving some of those tall tales."
Geeves won't be the only high profile Tasmanian sportsman to kit up for a new club this week with former North Melbourne forward Ben Brown moving to Melbourne on the final day of the AFL trade period.
Ex-Kangaroos senior assistant and fellow Devonport talent Jade Rawlings backed the 27-year-old to recapture his best form at the Demons after a forgettable 2020.
"He's a good player - this year wasn't one of his better ones with form and also injury, but clubs make decisions," Rawlings said.
"Melbourne see him as a real acquisition and he's had good form against Melbourne over the past few years so I'm sure he'll perform well.
"He hasn't lost his ability, he just needs to get his body right and with a new opportunity and renewed optimism about footy and his footy club I'm sure he'll perform well."
A 148-gamer with Hawthorn, Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne, Rawlings will fly out of the state on Sunday as he takes up the head coach role at SANFL side Norwood.
The 43-year-old said another AFL role was far from his mind after becoming one of many coaches to fall victim to COVID-related staff cuts in 2020.
"I'm committed to Norwood - my intention is going to coach Norwood and be there for a while," Rawlings said.
"I don't know how long it will be - I've got a contract for a certain period of time but I'm not just going there for one year and looking to do something else, I want to go there and make the club strong again.
"Norwood's my club and where it takes me in the future I don't know, but I'm really looking forward to seeing what I can achieve there."