The Wollongong Saints are intent on leaving in style.
As part of an AFL Sydney restructure, the Saints will no longer be playing in the division one competition, with plans in place to field two teams in the AFL South Coast league instead.
It comes even though they've played in the past three division one grand finals, winning the premiership flag in 2017.
On Saturday, the Saints tackle Manly-Warringah, one of their main premiership rivals along with Pennant Hills, with all three teams at the top of the ladder with a 6-2 record.
"We'd definitely love to go out with a premiership," Nicci Kennedy, who has kicked six goals in her past three games, but missed the crushing 49-point loss to the Western Magic before the long weekend bye.
"The club has had such a great run of success in Sydney, so it will be disappointing to not be playing up there next year, but the girls are pretty determined to win it this year.
"We know Manly will be tough to beat and so will the Magic, we had most of our midfield out against them last time."
The Saints will also host their annual Kiss Goodbye to Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser at North Dalton Park on Saturday.
Elsewhere, old foes Wollongong Bulldogs and Lions face off again in the AFL South Coast men's premier division at Keira Oval on Saturday.
The Dogs are fourth at 3-3 for the season, but have a significant percentage buffer on fifth-placed Northern Districts, who face a searching test against leaders Figtree, the game finishing off a bumper day of action at North Dalton Park.
Kiama start raging favourites against Bomaderry at Bonaira Oval.
Women's division one: WOLLONGONG SAINTS v MANLY-WARRINGAH WOLVES at North Dalton Park (1pm).
AFL SOUTH COAST
Men: KIAMA v BOMADERRY at Bonaira Oval (2.15pm), WOLLONGONG BULLDOGS v WOLLONGONG LIONS at Keira Oval (2.15pm), FIGTREE v NORTHERN DISTRICTS at North Dalton Park (5pm)
Women: KIAMA v BOMADERRY (10.35am), WOLLONGONG SAINTS v NORTHERN DISTRICTS at North Dalton Park (11am), WOLLONGONG BULLDOGS v WOLLONGONG LIONS (12.30pm).
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