Partners and relatives of the three Western Bulldogs players will be watching the grand final on a TV screen in Coles Bay this weekend.
Adam Treloar's fiancee Kim Ravaillion, Josh Dunkley's sister Lara Dunkley and Tim English's partner Rudi Ellis have attended every game of the Doggies' finals run so far but will miss out on a trip to Perth's Optus Stadium due to COVID-19.
The trio, who all play professional netball for the Queensland Firebird, visited Adelaide on September 11 before returning to the Sunshine State.
Ms Dunkley said that meant flying to Western Australia would force the girls to undergo 14 days hotel quarantine, meaning they would still miss out on attending the big dance.
"Instead of having to spend two weeks in a hotel room we decided to come here and experience the beautiful scenery of Tasmania," she said.
"My dad played for North Launceston for a few years in the early nineties so there's a lot of family connections here for me."
Another of her links to the city comes through former Launceston Football Club player Timmy Bristow. The two friends originate from the same small town of Sale in the Gippsland region of Victoria.
"Our fathers are very close, mine actually played for the Bulldogs for a few years back in the day," he said.
"Josh's younger brother Kyle was actually at the Demons for a while so it could have been brother against brother in the granny but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be."
Mr Bristow described himself as a diehard supporter of the Dogs. He said the recent success of the club, particularly their 2016 premiership, has made amends for the heartbreak of back to back finals exits in '94 and '95 when the team was still known as the Footscray Football Club.
Mr Bristow said he took the opportunity to introduce the girls to Scotch Oakburn College where they put on a netball clinic on Friday for the junior and middle school pupils.
Firebirds centre Kim Ravaillion said the session was a big hit with the kids.
"It was all about having fun and teaching them a little about why we play netball and how it makes us feel happy," she said.
The school's Head of Sport, Ali Foot, thanked the players for attending and said the pupils thoroughly enjoyed it.
Ms Dunkley said her brother Josh isn't nervous just yet but suspects that may change a little closer to the first bounce.
"He told me they have some freedom now and haven't been locked away in their resorts which is really good to hear," she said.
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