THE Tamworth Swans have turned heads during their first season in the AFL North West's women's competition.
Despite starting the season four consecutive losses, the Swans have hit a purple patch in the past fortnight - recording victories against cross-town rivals the Tamworth Kangaroos and New England Nomads.
For the second straight week, the Number One oval sheds 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.
However, it was what the side did immediately following the final siren which will long live in the club's memory.
Carloads of Swans players made the trek from No.1 Oval to the Tamworth Hospital to celebrate the latest victory alongside bed-ridden teammate Meg Hillenberg.
Hillenberg, a vital cog in the Swans season to date, had been ruled out of Saturday's clash due to a case of appendicitis.
However, Swans co-captain Jessica Kirkpatrick said it was imperative Hillenberg be included in the celebrations.
"Even if you're not on the ground, you are still part of the victory at our club," Kirkpatrick told the Leader.
"We have been really focused on building a strong culture at the club since the women's team was introduced and this is just part of that.
"We had joked about singing the song in the hospital, but we decided being there to support Meg and not disturbing the other patients was enough."
With two wins now under their belt, the Swans will turn their attention to the formidable challenge of taking on the ladder-leading 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.
"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," Kirkpatrick said.
"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."
Billie Mitchell was voted player's player for the Swans with Kirkpatrick named best on ground, while Daisy George kicked three goals.