NINE TEAMS will have the chance to cover themselves with glory at the end of Saturday's Gladstone Netball Association grand finals.
Perennial grand finalists Yaralla Falcons and reigning premiers Valley Stars meet in the Senior One decider from 6pm and the Stars' ever-green Tracey Callis expects a typical contest.
Falcons and Stars have featured in the past 10 grand finals of which Callis has played in each of them.
"It's always a tight tussle and we just have to go out there and play our game,” goal shooter Callis said.
She is one of the keys and has been a prolific shooter for a number of years and in one game this season, Callis put 50 goals through the hoop.
Callis expects the game to be won and lost in mid court.
"We got to stop their shooters and before it gets into the circle,” Callis said.
"We are arch rivals and it will be very physical.”
Yaralla Falcons' beat Yaralla Kestrals in Tuesday night's preliminary final and Shelby Whitla is quietly confident Falcons can make it two wins inside four days.
"I'm expecting Sue Tullock at goal attack and Katie Turner as goal shooter to step up,” Whitla said.
"Our captain Carly Cooke is also a strong player in the centre.
"Stars are good at both ends of the court and are experienced as well.”
Yaralla Magpies Junior One defender Sharnie Small, 14, is looking forward to her team's tussle against Valleys Gems.
Magpies finished third at the end of the regular season and the tall defender said Gems will present a challenge after knocking off Valley Opals in Tuesday night's preliminary final.
"It's going to be a hard game and my form has been improving throughout the year,” Sharnie said.
Sharnie's little sister Luanne, 12, plays for Yaralla Piwis in the J1 grade and they face Valleys Pearls in the grand final.
Going by the result in the second semi-final, Luanna said it will be tight.
"We finished second and beat Valley Pearls 22-20 in the second semi-final,” Luanne said.
The big day will commence with a march past from 9am
The Senior Two decider between Valley Galaxy and Magic is from 5pm.
GRAND FINAL PROGRAM
Senior 3 - Little Birdies vs Knockouts
Nipper fun games against the parents
Cadet 1 - Valley Gems vs Yaralla Magpies
Cadet 2 - Valley Jades vs Yaralla Wrens
Junior 1 - Yaralla Peewees vs Valley Pearls
Junior 4 - Valley Sparkles vs Yaralla Sandpipers
Senior 2 - Valley Galaxy vs Magic
Junior 2 - Valley Bronze vs Yaralla Budgies
Junior 3 - Valleys Emerald vs Yaralla Lorikeets
Senior 1 - Valley Stars vs Yaralla Falcons