WHEN you've managed to recruit two players who comfortably sit inside the Hampden league's top five, you'd expect them to bring a winning culture.
But ironically for South Warrnambool, the focus and drive to win is coming from junior graduates.
Roosters mentor Leesa Battistello, who coached many of her younger talents in the 17 and under grade before stepping up to the open grade, said years of junior success at the club was paying dividends.
Experienced top-end players Carly Watson and Annie Blackburn are adding to a strong young core.
"Across all senior grades, we haven't been greatly successful in the past," she said.
"However our under 17s have won the last few flags, so they're actually used to winning, they're used to being successful.
"I think the difference maybe our junior cohort coming up and maybe some others is that they've all played together for such a long time and have won, they've been successful in the past."
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