Roos fans have had a week to let the reality of a Preliminary Final sink in, while Sydney fans have been sitting on their scarves for two weeks of anticipation.
Collingullie-Ashmont-Kapooka (CAK) will clash with Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes (MCUE) in Sunday's Riverina Football League (RFL) decider.
Marelle Sharp from the East Sydney JAFC has enjoyed her money can't buy AFL experience as the winner of the NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer of the Year NSW/ACT for 2014.
The Sydney Swans have reached an AFL Preliminary Final for the third consecutive year, and will face the North Melbourne Kangaroos at ANZ Stadium this Friday.
Versatility is the new black in Australian Football circles, and Canberra youngster Logan Austin is among this year's draft crop's most adaptable players.
The Swans reserves fell short in the Grand Final of the NEAFL against Aspley, while Tom Hawkins shone in Geelong's loss to the Kangaroos.
Jason Saddington, following his impressive National Championship campaign with the NSW/ACT Rams, will coach the Allies in the Grand Final Day match.
Gunnedah boy and Swans rookie Sam Naismith has grown close to four centimetres in height this year, and his growth as a player has been profound too.