The newest team in the AFL Southern NSW Women's competition will have top billing on a big night at Lockhart on Friday, but an even bigger challenge.
The Brookdale Bluebells will take on Griffith Swans, who have emerged as a powerhouse in the league, knocking over the Riverina Lions earlier in the season and last week becoming the first team to beat Charles Sturt University, after holding the reigning premiers scoreless for the first half.
The Bluebells had a one-goal loss to Snowy Mountains first-up, followed by a bye and a loss to the Lions last week.
They face a tough finish to the season, against the Swans and then CSU (who play Snowy Mountains this Friday night).
The Bluebells' match against Griffith (8pm Friday) will cap off a big night at Lockhart, with the Hume League's Demons taking on Farrer League club Coleambally in football and netball pre-season games.
The Blues will unveil some of their new faces, including key recruit Curtis Steele, new co-coach Luke Hillier and returning speedster Shaun Light.
Their Darwin signings will move down in coming weeks, with star Charlie McAdam to feature in the Northern Territory Football League grand final this weekend for Southern Districts.
AFL Southern NSW Women's - Week 3 results
Griffith 5.6 (30) d CSU 2.2 (14)
Lions 8.2 (50) d Brookdale Bluebells 1.2 (8)