Landing her dream job came with a bonus for Ruby Wilson.
The Emmanuel College teacher returned to Hampden league club South Warrnambool this season after a three-year stint with Ballarat Swans.
Wilson, 23, has settled into the midcourt as the Roosters eye a return to finals.
“I got a job at Emmanuel College so I am back at the place I had been since I was 13,” she said of representing South Warrnambool again.
“It’s good to be back – there’s some of the same faces in there and some of the little schoolgirls when I was there are now playing seniors. It’s nice to be back home.”
Wilson graduated in 2012 and started her university degree in Ballarat the following year.
She spent two years commuting to play for the Roosters before committing to three seasons in the Ballarat league.
The English and history teacher spent her graduate year at Phoenix College before accepting a job at Emmanuel College.
“A lot of the kids are playing football or netball, so it’s nice to have a chat to them about that,” Wilson said.
Wilson said South Warrnambool was chasing sustained success and she was enjoying being a part of the Roosters’ rise.
“There’s older heads in each third and we have really good juniors,” she said.
“Hannah Loveday is an absolute gun.
“Jess Hardiman hasn’t had much court time but is someone who will make a bit of damage in a couple of years’ time.”