MARLIE Boyd is the oldest player in South Warrnambool's open netball team at just 25.
Goal shooter Eliza Dwyer is not far behind the goal defence.
Together they're the pillars in Mandy van Rooy's emerging Hampden league outfit.
Boyd said it was rewarding playing alongside young teammates, such as Hannah Loveday and Isabelle Rea.
"I am really enjoying playing with Hannah (in defence). She's young but very vocal," she said.
Boyd will line-up for the Roosters in their Good Friday clash against Koroit at Friendly Societies' Park.
The Roosters take a 1-1 win-loss record in, having fallen to Port Fairy in round one before overcoming Hamilton Kangaroos in round two.
The Saints, who are aiming for back-to-back premierships, are undefeated.
"It was a rocky start against Port Fairy but we were missing a key player in Eliza Dwyer," Boyd said.
"Last week was really good, won by 15. We're a young side and they're stepping up each and every minute."
Boyd is a teacher at St Joseph's Primary School.
"There are so many elements to teaching that I love, the kids and the progress they make throughout the year and the relationships you form with them and the parents," she said.
Koroit will be without goaler Rachel Dobson (injury). But teenagers Zahli Adams and Belle Baker are back to add depth.
Their inclusions mean coach Stacey O'Sullivan, who played for the first time in three years on Saturday, will lead from the sidelines.
"That was very much a one-off," she said. "We were really short and all young ones were defenders so I wasn't going to put them (in the attacking) position."
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