Mackenzie Hawkesby has had Thursday December 30 circled in her calendar for weeks.
For the Sydney FC star, the date marks a homecoming.
The chance to play in front of her friends and family when her side takes on Wellington Phoenix at WIN Stadium.
It's a match the Figtree talent is determined to produce a standout showing.
"It's super exciting to be playing at WIN Stadium," Hawkesby said. "Being from Wollongong makes this game extra special. All my family and friends will be coming along.
"With everything going on with COVID, the League's doing well to keep games running. We're happy to be playing and trying to stay as safe as possible."
Thursday marks the Phoenix's second home game at WIN Stadium, the team still seeking their first victory of the season.
Sydney FC, on the other hand, have enjoyed a near-perfect start to the A-League Women competition, winning three from four, with one draw.
The two sides played at Kogarah just 11 days ago, the Sky Blues claiming a comfortable 3-0 victory on that occasion.
Sydney FC's lone hiccup came on Monday night, a scoreless draw with the Wanderers.
It's a match in which Hawkesby and her teammates struggled to execute in front of goal and it's an area they're determined to improve on Thursday.
"It was a tough game against the Wanderers, I don't think we played overly great,'' Hawkesby said.
''We could've won the game, but it was still a draw and not a loss.
"There's room for improvement and things to work on. We have to finish our chances. If we're creating chances, we've got to put the ball in the back of the net."
While the Phoenix are yet to win this year, they have shown steady improvement with each match.
Wellington fought gamely against Newcastle on Monday night, the side falling 1-0 after conceding an 82nd-minute goal.
The Phoenix have had little time to dwell on the defeat and are determined to break through at their temporary home on Thursday.
"If we can keep Sydney at bay for longer periods, what I noticed in the Western Sydney game is they started to get a little bit impatient," Wellington coach Gemma Taylor said.
"That lends to what we're good at. If we can draw that game out and put pressure on them further up the field, get them turning the ball over a little bit higher, get them a little bit desperate with their passes, that will help us a lot.
"They've got threats all over the field, we know we're going to have to weather the storm."