It's not often you find a judoka determined to make history on football's biggest stage, but that's exactly what the Queanbeyan Tigers have in Alexia Hamilton.
Hamilton became the first female All-Australian in Tigers history following a standout performance for the Eastern Allies at the under 18 national championships in Darwin this month.
There's plenty more where that came from - Alexia is one sixth of the Hamilton footy factory.
She plays in the women's competition with sisters Jayde (15) and Chelsey (19). She plays in Rising Stars with Jayde and Cynthia (14). Her little sister Billie (10) plays with 12-year-old brother Riley for Ainslie.
Now 17-year-old Alexia will take the next step towards the AFLW draft when the Tigers face the Tuggeranong Hawks in the AFL Canberra women's competition at Greenway Oval on Sunday.
"It would be a dream to be a part of that environment and to get drafted in your first year," Hamilton said.
"Obviously that’s when you’re in your prime, coming out of youth girls, selectors are looking for young kids to really build and create a culture of a club. To be a part of that environment and system at any AFLW club would be a huge opportunity and I would definitely take it.
"The whole build up from AFLW being so new and so raw, to be a part of that would be just unbelievable. It would be an experience you wouldn’t be able to miss.
"It’s just the cherry on top of everything, everything you have ever worked for."
Hamilton's All-Australian selection means she has now received national honours in two sports - no mean feat for a rising star still finishing school.
She started playing football because her brother's junior Belconnen Magpies training sessions clashed with those of the club's Youth Girls team - although it took a little while to convince her parents.
Hamilton's football debut mirrored her foray into judo, which ultimately landed her the experience of a lifetime when she flew to Chile last year to compete in the cadet world championships.
"That was another amazing experience, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I just couldn’t miss it," Hamilton said.
"The competition was amazing and the whole experience was just such an eye-opening one. I started when I was 13, we did crossfit at a local gym and there was a judo session running at the same time.
"One of the coaches said to us ‘do you want to have a run on the mat?’ We were already playing basketball at the time but we got on the mat and ever since then it has been such an amazing sport."
Hamilton made the shift to the Tigers this season in a bid to help the Tigers to back-to-back titles, while her former club Belconnen sits unbeaten on top of the ladder.
But she wouldn't change a thing.
"Since day one it’s been an amazing journey, they’ve been such a supportive club and the environment there is just phenomenal," Hamilton said.
"Their support and everything is just crazy. Being with them, trainings are always fantastic and the commitment is amazing with them.
"There is a lot of fantastic coaches there and there had always been word around how fantastic the culture is. It really could have been anywhere but we had people we knew there and just an amazing culture which has really proved itself."
Meanwhile, Canberra Demons skipper Aaron Bruce will become the first player in club history to play 50 games when they face the Northern Territory Thunder in Darwin on Saturday night.
AFL CANBERRA ROUND 12
Friday: Eastlake Demons v Ainslie Tricolours at Kingston Oval at 6.30pm.
Saturday: Belconnen Magpies v Gungahlin Jets at The Nest at Kippax Oval, 10am.
Sunday: Tuggeranong Hawks v Queanbeyan Tigers at Greenway Oval, 11.30am.
Saturday: Belconnen Magpies v Gungahlin Jets at The Nest at Kippax Oval, 2pm. Eastlake Demons v Ainslie Tricolours at Manuka Oval, 2pm.
Sunday: Tuggeranong Hawks v Queanbeyan Tigers at Greenway Oval, 1.30pm.