On Saturday Brad Fearnley will be looking to blow away two things: The flames from candles on his birthday cake and the Dubbo CYMS at Apex Oval.
Fearnley, who turns 19 this Saturday, will make his senior Western Rams debut from the bench as he chases a special birthday present - victory in the newest regional NSW league derby.
The former Bathurst Panthers has been cleared to make his debut for the Rams in their upcoming Presidents Cup match following his successful recovery from knee surgery.
Fearnley and his brother Adam were both left searching for a place to play league this season after the Penrith Panthers' development competition were unable to go ahead.
But they've each found their way into different Presidents Cup squads (Adam with Hills District Bulls) and are looking to make a statement in a competition filled with former NRL talent.
While he wasn't available to face off against his brother in the opening round game with the Bulls, Brad Fearnley is still stoked to be making a senior appearance for his region's top representative side.
"I think mum and dad were happy we didn't play against each other otherwise they would have been a bit divided," he laughed.
"It's great that Adam's had his opportunity with Hills and me with the Rams. It's a great competition too. There's ex-NRL players with plenty of class so I'll get out there against them and see how I go.
"It feels great to be called up to the side. Any time you can throw on a Rams jersey it means a fair bit, especially in my family. We've had great uncles, my dad and my brother play."
Fearnley's hopeful he won't be too rusty on the field after a long wait to play the game he loves.
One thing that definitely won't be rusty is his knee.
"The last time I played was probably late February or early March. I had surgery around two months ago and after rehab was just cleared last Thursday. It's great to finally be back," he said.
"The knee feels good. I've been doing a fair bit of rehab and running and it feels better than it has done before. It comes down to the extra strength in the legs."
CYMS will be hoping for home glory against the best that the rest of region has to offer.
"It's an interesting rivalry with Dubbo wanting to go out on their own," Fearnley said.
"I reckon it'll have the feeling of a local derby. It seems ;like our last few games we haven't quite had the attack, so hopefully It'll come together."