After a ten year absence, these Highlands feathered warriors are heading to the finals.
The Southern Highland's Hawks Under 11's team have broken the drought hoodoo and will be competing in the 2019 final.
Head coach for the Under 11's team Matthew Griffiths is ecstatic for his players and club.
"It's great to see the kids who have been at the club for several years experience playing a final," Griffiths said.
"There's a lot of volunteers who have worked within the club and it's a great reward for them also. Personally it's an accomplishment for us coaches too. It's a reward for the club as a whole."
Over his time as coach, Griffiths has seen kids battle their hearts out for the yellow and brown. Now all that hard work is paying off.
"I've coached some of these kids for six to seven years," Griffiths said.
"Watching them develop over that time, improving their skills and become good footballers. It's been a privilege and they deserve it."
In a state that's dominated by rugby, keeping the game enjoyable, friendly and entertaining is atop the club's list.
Footy, family and fun is our motto.Matthew Griffiths
"We try and make the game fun," Griffiths said.
"Keeping a family atmosphere around the club is a high priority at the Hawks. Everyone has a lot of fun, nothing is too serious.
"We want to get the kids active, have a laugh and get the community involved, all whilst enjoying the great game of Aussie Rules Football. Footy, family and fun is our motto."
It's a achievement to make the finals but these Highland's high flyers know their business isn't finished just yet.
"The Shellharbour Swans will be a tough assignment," Griffiths said.
"But we're excited for this weekend and let's see if we can get one more win this week."
The Hawks will look to bring home the hardware this Sunday at Keith Grey Park in Albion Park. The game kicks off at 9am.