South Warrnambool's junior women's football team will be led this year by Chris Meade, who once won a Hampden league premiership under the guidance of Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley.
Meade, 51, joins Brenton O'Rourke, 29, on the coaching panel and brings with him some serious experience from his playing days at Camperdown.
Hinkley, who starred for Fitzroy and Geelong in the VFL, also led the Magpies to back-to-back flags at the turn of the millennium.
And while Meade, who was best man at Hinkley's wedding in the 1980s, missed the club's 2000 premiership through injury, he has fond memories of Camperdown's 46-point triumph over Colac in 1999.
"Kenny was a very hard task-master," Meade said.
"He expected you to give 100 per cent and didn't take any prisoners. But it was a great time - we had an incredible unit of players."
And now Meade, who recently moved to Warrnambool, is looking forward to passing on some of that football wisdom to the next generation, including his own daughter.
"I'm very excited to take on the role," he said.
"Hopefully we can go forward and develop over the course of the year - but it's all about having fun and being involved in a team sport."
Meade said he was looking forward to building on the momentum set by the third season of the AFLW.
"I think it's had a big effect for the girls," he said.
"It certainly creates a fair bit of interest and makes my role, and the club's role, a lot easier in encouraging girls to have a kick. So it's been a big influence."
O'Rourke, who won a Warrnambool and District league flag with Dennington in 2015, is new to the realm of coaching and says his biggest challenge so far has been communication.
The South Warrnambool senior women's football coach said he soon realised terms like "handball off the deck", "backing up" and "front and centre" were being lost in translation.
"Lots of the group haven't grown up with that terminology," he said. "So I have to try to find that balance between explaining with words and physically showing how to do things."
O'Rourke said he was impressed with the squad's enthusiasm over the last six months. But he said the launch of the region's inaugural women's senior competition, scheduled for June, would be a game-changer.
"Knowing there's something to work towards will really take them to the next level," he said. "It will definitely lift the reward for effort, given there will be a purpose behind all the training."
The South Warrnambool junior and senior women's football teams train on Tuesday nights at Friendly Societies Oval from 6pm, with all welcome to attend.