When Kerryn Harrington switched codes from basketball to football, the idea of one day winning an AFLW Premiership with Carlton crossed her mind.
The lifelong Carlton supporter will have the opportunity to make it happen this Sunday when she walks out onto the Adelaide Oval for the 2019 AFLW Grand Final.
"To be able to do it at a club that my family and I barrack for is something I have aspired to do since making the switch.
"It would certainly be a special moment."
Harrington changed codes from basketball to football after she was recruited by the Bendigo Thunder and then went on to make her AFLW debut for Carlton in round one of the 2018 season.
This season marked Harrington's second year with Carlton, where she has averaged 10 kicks, 3.3 handballs, 13.3 disposals, 3 marks and 1.4 tackles per game.
Adelaide is tipped to be the team to beat, finishing the regular season on a high with only one loss - round one against the Western Bulldogs by one point.
Carlton go into the game with a ratio of 4-3 and plan to keep the momentum flowing following its preliminary final thumping of Fremantle.
There were initial concerns for Harrington after suffering a late-game shoulder injury in the preliminary final, but following scans the next day she was cleared of any major damage.
"No problems with my shoulder - it's improving well and quickly," Harrington said.
Carlton and Adelaide have met once in the 2019 AFLW season - when the Crows defeated the Blues by 13 points.
"The first game against Adelaide was a pretty good performance for our team," Harrington said.
"We dug deep and worked hard as we had just come off the back of a pretty ordinary game the week before in Tasmania where we lost to North Melbourne."
Harrington believed that both teams had improved week-by-week since the round two clash.
"And we certainly know we can match it with Adelaide."
In the lead-up to the Grand Final, Carlton has been going over every element of its game to ensure the team is in top form.
Upon reflection of her personal performance - Harrington is more than happy with the progression.
"My position has changed throughout the season, depending on who we are playing," Harrington said.
"Earlier in the season I was further up the ground and as we approached finals my role has been a shutdown defender.
"My versatility and ability to adapt to the role required of me on the day has been the most pleasing part of my season so far."
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