As one of the only veterans in a young Jeparit-Rainbow A Grade side, Ebony Spokes' role extends beyond simply playing netball.
The star player has been a guiding force for the Storm this season, as they improved from one-win in 2018 to four and counting so far in 2019.
"I'm just about the only veteran there," Spokes said.
"But it's nice to be able to try and help some of those girls develop that bit more.
"I try to help with my style too. Being young, they like to play really quickly, whereas I'm one to slow it down and calm things down, just so they aren't so rushed. Especially going into the goal ring.
"I suppose I try to be that level head when I can."
The young playing group have also helped Spokes be at her best. Spokes, 34, said they provided her with a boost of enthusiasm and energy.
"It probably gets me up a bit more," she said. "It helps me get into the thick of things and that bit more excited about the game.
"I'm probably not the most motivated person out there, so it really has helped me.
"I've really been enjoying my netball this year."
Spokes has a long history with Jeparit-Rainbow, dating back to her first junior matches at the standalone Jeparit as an eight-year-old.
Spokes said she could see the potential for a special future with the current A Grade team.
"It's been great this year," she said. "We've picked up a few younger ones and previous players that have come back to the club, like Rylee Cocks and Maddie Marra, who are playing really well.
"Hopefully we can keep all the girls and within the next few years maybe go that one step further."
Although Spokes has had a long and impressive career, there is one accolade that has so far escaped her grasp.
"I'd love to get a premiership before I retire," she said.
"I played in a losing A Grade grand final when I was 14, and haven't had much success other than that.
"I hope we can maybe get there one day. It would be pretty special."
Fortunately, Spokes still seems to have plenty of time remaining at the top level, with her passion for the game ensuring retirement is a long way away.
"I completely love netball, there's no way I won't be playing as long as I'm able to," she said.
"I'm dreading the day when I can't play anymore. I just love playing the game."
Spokes and Jeparit-Rainbow will be looking for their fifth win to keep their slim finals chances alive against Pimpinio at the weekend.
The two sides played out a thriller when they last faced - with Jeparit-Rainbow winning by just one goal.
Meanwhile, Edenhope-Apsley will try to take it up to Harrow-Balmoral, Kalkee face Laharum, Natimuk United host Noradjuha-Quantong and Taylors Lake travel to play Swifts.
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