Maisie Wilde and Amber Downes have been perfecting their routines as they prepare to perform on the biggest stage of their careers.
The Tamworth Gymnastics Club duo will represent NSW at the Australian Championships starting in Melbourne on Monday. Held at Melbourne Arena, the teams competition will take place on Monday with the top 36 gymnasts overall across the four apparatus progressing on to compete in the finals on Tuesday.
Wilde and Downes will both compete as part of the eight-strong Level 8 team after sealing their spots with strong performances at the recent State Championships.
Downes picked up silver on the bars, bronze on the beam and was fourth overall while Wilde placed third on bars and sixth overall.
The championships were the final step in the selection process with their score from that combining with their best score from the two state trials.
Both girls were feeling a mix of excitement and nerves as they counted down the days until they compete.
Wilde has a good idea of what to expect.
She was part of the side the NSW team that won bronze last year after receiving a late call-up from the team for the Border Challenge.
"Last year was awesome," she said.
"It was really cool because they were really good and you get to see people from all over Australia."
She said the experience had motivated her to work hard to make sure she made the team again.
"Last year I wasn't really prepared," she said.
"I really wanted to get to nationals this year then I'd be more prepared."
Then competing on Level 7 she still qualified for the finals.
Spurred on by donning the blue last year, making the nationals team was likewise a major goal for Downes.
"Last year I got into the Border Challenge team," she said.
"That was my first NSW team. That motivated me to get to nationals."
Training 15 hours a week, the girls have since the state titles been working on trying to upgrade their routines and, most importantly, making sure they are consistent.
And if they do make it through to Tuesday they will have a special new leotard to perform in.
One of the Tamworth club's traditions is that if gymnasts make it through to the final all the other gymnasts chip in to purchase a leotard of the gymnasts' choosing to compete in.
Downes has loved gymnastics ever since she started as a seven-year old.
"I knew my mum did gym and I really wanted to do it," the now 13-year old said.
"When we moved to Tamworth I said can I do gymnastics?".
Wilde (also 13) was even younger, starting in kinder gym when she was four.
Both have enjoyed a multitude of success at country, state and even national level. Last year they were part of the Tamworth team that won the Level 7 vault at the National Club Championships.