Emma Farthing believes Hastings Valley Vikings have always been good at recognising the work of the ladies involved within the rugby union club.
While it isn't anything new, the mother of two and partner of first grade co-coach Hamish McCormack admitted the club's ladies day was a good chance to socialise.
The wine will flow and cheese platters will be the order of the day when the Vikings host Kempsey at Oxley Oval on Saturday.
"It's not that much a new thing, it's just nice to be a mum now and to really let your hair down on ladies day and enjoy that time off and feel thanked," she said.
"It's not that much a new thing, it's just nice to be a mum now and to really let your hair down on ladies day and enjoy that time off and feel thanked."Emma Farthing
"When you don't have kids it's just like any other Saturday really, so you appreciate it a bit more now. The women have always been included and made to feel a big part of the club."
Hamish and Emma welcomed daughter Arley into the world five-and-a-half months ago, but Emma is unsure whether she would play rugby or another code when she was older. They also have a three-year-old son Will.
But they would encourage Arley to play sport.
"I'm not sure how I feel about her getting banged up, but hopefully she's fast like her uncle Adam," she said.
Adam's partner Brooke-Lynn Berndt moved to the Hastings from across the Nullarbor a couple of years ago and it was through the McCormack family that she got to know more people.
"My family is in Western Australia so I don't have anyone that's super close, but the McCormack's have been an amazing support system for us," she said.
"My family is in Western Australia so I don't have anyone that's super close, but the McCormack's have been an amazing support system for us."Brooke-Lynn Berndt
"I'm looking forward to this ladies day; it'll be my second and very different to the first one sans baby so I'm going to have to keep it in line this year until the game is over."
With Adam and Brooke-Lynn welcoming daughter Bronte 10 months ago, it's not just rugby that the girls have in common. It's all about the family life.
Brooke-Lynn also has an older son - 11-year-old Ethan.
"As sad as it was that the boys couldn't play rugby last year it gave us an opportunity to bond as a new little family, but the girls are friends outside of rugby as well," she said.
"We make the time to catch up for dinner even if it's the off-season because you make lifelong friends.
"It really encourages reaching out and having a chat with people you wouldn't usually chat with or people you don't come across in your day-to-day life."
First grade kicks off at 3pm.
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