Excitement is building at North Park ahead of Swifts’ return to A Grade finals.
It has been at least more than 10 years since the Baggies featured in Horsham District A Grade finals action and there is plenty of nervous energy building ahead of Sunday’s elimination final against Edenhope-Apsley.
“It is very exciting but there are a fair few nervous people both on and off the court,” Swifts A Grade coach Courtney Morrow said.
“Coming from no A Grade team just two years ago it is special to be in this situation.”
They will be hoping that form can help them overcome the Saints who edged out the Baggies by one solitary goal at North Park in round four this season.
“Julz Coates and Tara Long both missed out in that match so they will be big inclusions from the last time we played them,” Morrow said.
“We will hope to come out and match them and go one better than last time. We aren’t getting too carried away though.”
Defender Erin Freeland is a chance to return from a broken finger for the elimination final.
She has not played since round 12 in early July, recovering from surgery to repair the break.
“We are not 100 per cent sure if Erin will play. She has an appointment during the week so we will have to see how that goes,” Morrow said.
“It would be nice to have her in the side, she is a great player.”
Morrow said her side is placing a focus on positivity and she hopes from there they can bring a good result.
“We just need to play as a team and keep encouraging each other, no matter how the match turns out,” she said.
Swifts take on Edenhope-Apsley in the second A Grade elimination final at Rupanyup Recreation Reserve at 3pm.
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