Big game experience is what Griffith coach Will Griggs believes has the Swans better placed to go one better in Saturday's Riverina League grand final.
The Swans were the best team throughout last season but went down to Collingullie-Glenfield Park by two points in a thrilling grand final.
This season, it has all been about peaking at the business end of the season and Griffith go into this year's grand final full of momentum on the back of four straight victories.
"It's a lot different to last year. Last year we started really, really strongly and we maintained that throughout the year but other teams caught up," Griggs said.
"You've got to be building at the right time of the year. We started pretty well this year, we had a bit of a lull throughout the middle stage of the year with a few injuries and things like that.
"As results show, the last few weeks we're hitting our straps at the right time. It should be good."
Griffith is looking to end a 16-year premiership drought when they take on Wagga Tigers in Saturday's decider.
Griggs believe the experience of last year has the Swans in a good place ahead of the grand final.
"It's a lot more relaxed, which is good," he said.
"Even with the extra week, you can sit back and enjoy it and try not think about it too much, keep yourself occupied.
"The good thing is with our young group, most of them have been there and done that now. I had a chat to a few of the younger boys at training on Tuesday night, they're feeling the same, a lot more relaxed and feeling a bit more excited this year than nervous so we're looking forward to it."
He is confident his younger players will stand tall on the big stage.
"You've got to take confidence in knowing that they have been there, that they responded to the big stage," he said.
"Obviously we didn't start so well last year but our second half was fantastic. The resilience is there in that group, you've just got to put it all together on the main stage.
"It's not letting the moment overwhelm you. It's well and good to have nerves but once that first bounce goes, you've got to put them in your back pocket and focus on what you need to do."
Griggs, 29, is in his second season as coach and his fifth year at the club after moving from Canberra. He is determined to see success at the Swans.
"When you're passionate about footy like I am, I made a fair statement that I didn't want to move back until the club had success so the investment was there and now I've just got to get the job done," he said.
"To me, it'd be great but it would mean more to the club, more to the town. That's the main focus at the moment, make sure the town has success and the club has sustained success."