After 15 rounds of regular games, the business end of the season has arrived.
The first two semi-finals will be played this weekend, which will see Strathfieldsaye take on North Bendigo in the first match on Sunday at Weeroona Oval at 1pm.
Strathfieldsaye captain Angela Gamble said the team had focused on communication and physical endurance ahead of the match.
"What sets us ahead of North, is the closeness of our team. We have really worked a lot on communication right across the ground."
In the same stage of finals last year Strathfieldsaye eliminated North Bendigo, so the Bulldogs are prepared to get one back this year.
"We've been performing really well during the past few weeks against top teams and almost had a win against Strathfieldsaye," North Bendigo coach Alana Long said.
"Our ability to score had been an issue, but it has finally improved.
"We've been focusing on our forward line structure and we're finally kicking goals which was a major issue earlier in the season."
In the other semi-final on Sunday, 2.45pm at Weeroona Oval, undefeated Golden Square will take on Kangaroo Flat, with the winner advancing straight through to the grand final.
The losing team will then play the winner of the match between Strathfieldsaye and North Bendigo.
Grace Edlin to play a Stormy century
Strathfieldsaye Storm's Grace Edlin will play her 100th game for the club this weekend.
It's not just any regular milestone game, it's a do-or-die Central Victoria Football League Women's semi-final against North Bendigo.
"It has always been great to be a part of the Storm," Edlin said.
"The club provides such great opportunities for juniors while integrating all of its teams together."
Edlin played her first game with the club in 2013 and hasn't looked back since.
"I like the physical side of footy and being part of a team. I just love getting in there and having a go" Edlin said.
"Hopefully we get the win over North Bendigo. They are always a tough side to play, we aim to come away with the win and get through to the next final."
Edlin is eighth in the league's overall goalkickers on 16 goals.
The all-round sportswoman also plays soccer for Eaglehawk FC.
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