THE Swans are hungry.
For the second straight week, the Number One oval sheds have had their roofs raised with a rousing rendition of the club song roared by the Swans' women.
The Swans emphatically downed an under-strength New England Nomads side 11.14 - 80 to 0.3 - 3 on Saturday; their greatest and first consecutive victory.
The inexperience you might expect in a club's inaugural season saw the Swans lose their opening four matches.
But their historic round 7 win against the Kangaroos, their crosstown rivals, backed-up with a heavy victory against Armidale has only served to whet the appetite and the comp's newest team.
Feasting has been front of mind this fortnight for the Swans whose team song features a perhaps perplexing refrain where the players ask "what do we eat?"
The answer isn't eating other sides alive, but they're doing it with relish presently.
Confidence is high among the players as they brace for the toughest challenge in North West women's AFL.
The Inverell Saints.
They sit high in the heavens on the AFL North West ladder undefeated with a biblical points difference.
Opponents have only averaged 11 points in their games against the Saints.
The last time the Swans travelled to Varley Oval, they were vanquished 113-6.
And the time before that it was a 66 point shut-out to Inverell.
Swans co-captain Jess Kirkpatrick in confident heading into the next meeting, without biting off more than she can chew.
"We're hungry, we know what it feels like to win and I think that's something we will take into the game next week," she told the Leader.
"We are looking forward to closing that gap and continuing the assertion and courage from the last two games."
Her side has recently found a new level and it's one which could only be accessed after learning on the fly during games with a mix of cross-code athletes and newbies in the side.
"We have been training for a decent amount of time and we've got the skills, but it was just the game-play we needed," she said.
"After playing a few rounds, I think it is coming together, the girls can anticipate where the ball's going to go."
A switch to a more defensive mindset has seen their opponents kept to low totals, while the mids' aggression has paired with their forwards' ability to find space and make leads.
There is a culture across the Swans club which has begun to rise to the surface as well, she said.
"We are really lucky, we have a cohesive side with really strong-minded individuals and we all have one goal and that is to have a few wins and make it a really good debut year for our club," Kirkpatrick said.
"That's what's really shining through now."
The men's and women's wins over the Kangaroos last week and opening of the Gerry Griffiths End, a tribute to the late-AFL North West stalwart have helped galvanise the club.
"To have the Gerry Griffiths end opened this weekend with the men's, women's and roosters there it's just such a great culture and something all clubs should strive to have ... we can celebrate those wins as a team," she said.
"I think it is so exciting for those people who have been around the club since the early days."
Billie Mitchell was voted player's player for the Swans with Kirkpatrick named best on ground, while Daisy George also kicked three goals.
Goal Kickers: D. George 3, B. Mitchell 2, O. Climpson, J. Kirkpatrick, S. Verdouw, M. Sharp, S. Pannowitz, G. Joice
NEW ENGLAND NOMADS
Best Players: M. Fraser, C. Cummings, T. Gregory, N. Baylis, S. Goodenough, J. Conn