Young players looking forward to Power's finals ride
LEE Gillett and Mitch Knight have barely missed a Port City Power match since they were young kids, following the teams for near on a decade.
The pair has felt the ups and downs along with the team, and loves the record-breaking run both teams are on.
It is the first time both teams have made the semi-finals together.
For Lee and Mitch, it means smiles are glued to their faces as tonight's matches approach.
But recently they have been closer to the action than ever, training with both teams this year.
"We have been coming to matches since we were seven," Knight, 15, said.
"We have been training with them, both teams, two days a week recently."
The boys, along with the under-18 Gladstone team, have been trying to run plays against the women to mimic the opponents the team will play each week.
For all of them it has been an insight into what it takes to be a professional.
"The intensity is up and if we do something wrong, they let us know," Lee, 15, laughed.
It is the matches tonight they have been looking forward to most.
They both stayed in Gladstone for the Power's win over Mackay last week, missing the men's first ever play-off match.
Seeing as this week is in Brisbane, both will stay in Gladstone for the women's match again, but will stay at Kev Broome Stadium for a screening of the men's match.
"It will be a massive privilege to see them play it," Lee said.