THERE'S busy weekends and then there's the one Panthers Agriwest have ahead of them.
The Bathurst Netball Association A grade team have three matches ahead of them across a hectic schedule.
Agriwest face Collegians Mystified on Saturday before returning the next day for a double header against Panthers Toshacks and the first string Panthers squad.
The dreaded weekend of mayhem was required by BNA to fit a complete two round A grade competition into the reduced calendar this year.
With Bulldogs and Panthers Toshacks instead playing one of their extra matches last week it leaves Agriwest as the only team involved in three games this weekend.
Agriwest coach Angela Best knows her side are in for a fitness test like no other - and they're down on numbers this weekend - but the team are still looking forward to testing their abilities under such pressure.
"It's a lot of netball and it's hard on them but my team is young so hopefully they'll be able to handle the extra time on the court," she said.
"I'm down to just seven players though because a couple of our older players are away.
Like most of other A grade clubs this year there's been some chopping and changing among the team list, although Agriwest have maintain a strong core from last season.
"I've got six from my original Agriwest team ... and four new girls," she said.
"I've got an ex-representative player Amy Love who's back playing. There's Abby McDonald who came across from CSU when they pulled out.
"There's a young rep player from Dubbo plus and another girl from Sydney who's friends with Amy, so I've done okay with players and they've looked good. We just haven't all been together yet."
The group clicked together just a little too late in their only game to date, a 42-35 unsuccessful comeback against Bulldogs Verdelho.
There was a lot to like in the second half of that match.
"It was around 27-13 at half-time in that game but we got back as close as three. It just wasn't quite enough," Best said.
The team will be tested against last year's grand finalists Collegians and Panthers but they'll be eyeing off success against Toshacks.
"It's just about getting those combinations to click but they're fit and ready to go," Best said.
"It's a bit of a Panthers derby first us on Sunday. The Panthers A grade game will be tough but we've got to beat Toshacks. They haven't beaten me yet so I'd like to keep that going."
Agriwest play at 2.30pm Saturday while their Sunday matches are at 10am and 1.15pm.