Tasmania Devils' strong 2021 NAB League Girls campaign has those at AFL Tasmania quietly confident that the state's AFLW numbers will grow at Tuesday's AFLW draft.
While there is no target figure as such, there is a belief the Devils' finals appearance would have attracted the right sort of attention.
"We believe talent wise we will stack up well against the other NAB League programs,'' AFL Tasmania North-West talent manager Jamie Hayward said.
"So we certainly expect that some of the girls that did play in the NAB League this year will figure in the draft and the one thing we do rely on with the girls and boys programs is the more football they can play and the deeper they can go into a season allows them to be exposed a little bit more.
"So as the girls made round one of the finals and put in a pretty good performance to only lose by a point, we do think that could lead to some success next Tuesday."
This is on top of the recent success of the Women's Statewide All-Stars Series, which saw the NWFL Women's, NTFAW and SFLW go head-to-head.
Vision was sent to AFLW clubs, with the feedback received positive.
"The effort that was put into that series, not only from AFL Tasmania, but the regional leagues and the way that was supported that was a really good outcome and there is no doubt that vision would have gone far and wide,'' he said.
"So the NAB League girls got the opportunity to put their best foot forward as well as some of the girls in their early 20s, so that concept is something we can build on."
New Norfolk's Perri King, who was selected to test for the draft combine, will be one that will be favoured to be drafted.
Fellow Devils and Eastern Allies teammates Meghan Gaffney and Amy Bissett [from the North-West Coast] and Ella Maurer and Jemma Blair from the North of the state have also impressed this year.
Camilla Taylor, Priscilla Odwogo and Meg Sinclair are among those that got a taste of the VFLW level this year.
Hayward believed midfielder King's consistency and workrate for the Allies and the Devils was a stand out.
The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos will again have exclusive access to Tasmanian talent in the AFLW draft.
Away from the NAB League, Meagan Kiely and Sarah Skinner will be looking to get on an AFLW list for the first time after dominant seasons for North Melbourne's VFLW team.
Kiely, a Burnie Dockers premiership player, was the leading disposal winner in that competition this year, with Skinner finishing top 10 in that list.
Former AFLW player Emma Humphries will be hoping to get back on a list after a VFLW stint for Casey Demons as well as dominating the Women's Statewide All-Stars Series, where she was named the MVP.
The 26-year-old from Wynyard has played 16 games at the AFLW level for Melbourne and North Melbourne.