Hanwood will welcome their nearest rivals, Leeton United, to town on Sunday afternoon at Hanwood Oval.
It will be the first time the two sides have met since the 2020 Pascoe Cup final, which saw Leeton United able to take the title with a victory.
Heading into the grand final rematch, Hanwood coach Brian Bertolin is happy with how his side is shaping up.
"We had a really good session last night, and I think everyone is really excited to renew old rivalries and the boys were really up and about," he said.
"It doesn't matter where our two teams are on the ladder it is always a battle, and there is a lot of respect between the two clubs.
"I was talking to Frank Alampi (Leeton coach) last week, and he said they love the rivalry between the two sides, so it will be two keen teams looking to make their mark on Sunday."
There will be a different look to the way the game is played compared to last year's decider if Bertolin gets his way.
"We are hoping that it will be a nice, free-flowing game," he said.
"If I look back at last years grand final, it was a pretty ugly game, to be fair for two teams that can play good football. I think our side will want to play some good open football and make it a spectacle."
Having started the season with two convincing wins, the Hanwood coach knows this weekend will be a different challenge against the defending champions.
"Without a doubt, this will be our toughest game so far, although we are only two games in," he said.
"They are the benchmark at the moment, and I think we are looking forward to testing ourselves against the best team in the competition."
Having had a number of senior players missing from the Tolland clash, Bertolin is able to welcome back Joey Schirripa as well as Nick Zappala, who has served his one-game ban.
In an ominous warning to the rest of the competition, the Hanwood coach doesn't feel like he knows his side's best line up yet.
"I'm still probably finding my way as to what will be the best line-up and who fits in where," he said.
"Three games in, we are still working on stuff as far as that goes. We will change things around and see where the best combinations are moving forward."
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