A cold, wet Dimboola afternoon is a far cry from what Matthew Rosier is used to in the Northern Territory.
But the Roos' gun recruit is taking it in his stride.
After making a move south this season, the tough-tackler has quickly found his feet in the Wimmera Football League.
"It was a fair bit of the unknown, to be honest," Rosier said.
"But, so far, so good. It's a good place with good people and having a few of the Darwin boys around has made that transition a little bit easier."
Rosier carved a decorated decade-long career for himself in the NEAFL with the NT Thunder. The on-baller played 128 games and was named co-club champion in 2016.
Rosier also earned a place in the Thunders' team of the decade alongside Roos' co-coach Justin Beuegelaar; an influential figure in Rosier's move to Dimboola.
"I didn't know a great deal about it. Beugs (Justin Beugelaar) and a few other guys who played last year filled me in on bits and pieces, but you don't really know until you walk around the club and meet all the people," Rosier said.
Rosier opened his Wimmera league account with a win that ended a 616-day drought for Dimboola.
"I had known that they didn't win any last season, but I didn't know how many days it actually was," he said.
"It was really good for the guys who had been there a while and had gone through the drought.
"It was a bit weird for myself because I didn't know what to expect with the team, the opposition or the league. But we came away with the win, and it was a bit of a 'how good is that' situation."
Rosier said it was nice to have a change of scenery and hoped he could share what he had learnt from his time at the Thunder.
"Everyone talks about territory footy being a bit run and gun, free-flowing stuff. I played a bit in the SANFL as well, and the footy here is kind of similar to that in a way. It's a welcome change," he said.
"Coming from the footy with the Thunder, there are things that have stuck with you.
"Every club you're with subconsciously you take some things away that worked well as a player at the time, you tend to hold on to those things."
Rosier said he felt a weight on his shoulders on arrival, but the new Roo was determined to help his side finish the season strongly.
"I think you always feel a bit of pressure when you come to a new club, and you want to make an impression and contribute," he said.
"But, at the end of the day if you're able to make a contribution on and off the field it's a big plus."