Lynn Orcher is proving that age is truly just a number at 48 years old.
The mother of five and a grandmother has proven she can still play with those young enough to be her children in the Katrina Fanning Shield.
Rest assured she will not be taking a backward step when the Boomanulla Buffaloes meet the Yass Magpies at Kambah Oval on Sunday.
Orcher says her motivation to keep lacing up the boots each week comes from her daughters Chelsea and Jada.
But she is more than happy to step back when grandmother duties call - just as she did in recent weeks when she left football to look after Chelsea's son Carter.
"We've always been a sporting family, there is no reason for me to stop doing some sort of sport but my girls were probably the biggest drive for me," Orcher said.
"Every week [I'm playing and training], I'm no where as quick as I use to be but I'm still able to mix it with them.
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"If I'm not playing myself, I'm travelling around the country side watching my children play [Jada plays in Wagga Wagga].
"I say it's my last season, I'm 48. Moving past this year, if I'm not playing next year, I certainly would like to develop myself as a coach, that's one of my goals.
"Footy will be a part of the rest of my life, so anything I can give would mean a great deal to me."
Orcher jumped at the chance to join the newly formed Boomanulla Buffaloes - a joint venture between the Boomanulla Raiders and Tuggeranong Buffaloes - this year having spent last season with the Queanbeyan Kangaroos.
Her motivation was simple.
"It's is an indigenous side from Canberra that I'm truly grateful to be a part of," Orcher said.
"The thing I love about our team is that we are a multicultural team but our age range is from the old girls but also the younger ones."
Orcher's age suggests she is the veteran presence all football clubs yearn for - and as such Boomanulla officials were quick to hand her the captaincy.
Nancy Patu and Orcher have been behind the Buffaloes' rise this season with the co-captains relishing the chance to lead a crop of emerging prospects.
"I've completely enjoyed the opportunity to lead the girls," Orcher said.
"Especially when you are playing with prominent younger women that are very good footballers,"
The ladder-leading Magpies sit four wins clear of the third-placed Buffaloes but Orcher believes they are a fighting chance with finals around the corner.
"Yass obviously set the benchmark and they are a great bunch of girls to play," Orcher said.
"I say with a full strength side we actually hope to bring that score right in and to have a crack."
Meanwhile, the Woden Valley Rams will continue their charge towards the top four of the Canberra Raiders Cup when they meet the Queanbeyan Blues at Phillip Oval on Saturday.
The Queanbeyan Kangaroos can secure their place in the finals with a win over the ladder leading Tuggeranong Bushrangers at Freebody Oval.
The West Belconnen Warriors have a chance to move within one point of the Kangaroos should they drop their clash with Tuggeranong.
West Belconnen face the struggling Yass Magpies at Walker Park in a match which could make or break the Warriors' finals hopes.
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Saturday: Woden Valley Rams v Queanbeyan Blues at Phillip District Oval, Belconnen United Sharks v Gungahlin Bulls at Raiders Belconnen, Queanbeyan Kangaroos v Tuggeranong Bushrangers at Freebody Oval, Yass Magpies v West Belconnen Warriors at Walker Park. All games at 3pm.