The Canberra women's premier league is bracing for a changing of the guard in Belconnen United's grand final showdown with Canberra FC on Saturday.
Blue Devils coach Antoni Jagarinec is set for an emotional farewell in what will be his last match in charge, while Canberra FC's Nik Brozinic will be coaching his first decider.
It's been a long stint in the top job for Jagarinec, taking over the reins in 2010 when the club went from cellar dwellers to powerhouses.
"It's pretty humbling when you look back and see the number of wins and trophies we've won," Jagarinec said.
"The amount of athletes I've been able to affect from juniors to first grade and watching them grow as people has been the biggest highlight for me.
"Win, lose or draw it's going to be an emotional weekend."
Canberra FC set a goal to make the decider at the start of the season, but Brozinic is wary of Jagarinec's swansong.
"He's been great for football in Canberra for a long time but we'll put that aside to do our job and hopefully come away with the win," Brozinic said.
"There's some girls who are in terrific form for our side. Grace Gill is excellent and Brittany [Palombi] is the leagues joint top goal scorer."
"It's been competitive between us all year. We've got every chance of taking out the game but we must be clinical in front of goal and take our opportunities."
Jagarinec is weighing up his future having worked with the ACT rep side during the NTC Challenge.
"Halfway through the year it was in the back of my mind," Jagarinec said. "As soon as we won the premiership, I took a deep breath and it just felt right."