DOUBLE the tackles, double the hit ups, double the development - Panorama Platypi president Cas Hanrahan has welcomed the move to increase the length of the Western Women's Rugby League season.
Members of the Panorama Platypi coaching staff had been amongst those calling for teams to be given more games and those from other clubs agreed.
When the fourth edition of the competition kicks off later this year it will feature 10 rounds instead of five, plus a finals series.
Though a start date is yet to be confirmed, it will come shortly after Group 10, Group 11, Mid West, Castlereagh and Woodbridge Cup senior and junior competitions have concluded.
It's a prospect which has Hanrahan and plenty of Platypi players excited.
"How brilliant is it?," Hanrahan enthused.
"We are going to look at starting it as soon as grand finals are over for everyone else, we will still go to the end of November, but getting every team to play everyone twice.
"I don't know how crazy these girls are going to go. Every single one of the girls that I've told has been really happy about it."
One of the driving forces behind the desire to lengthen the season is to aid the growth and development of the sport within the Western region.
While the Platypi have experienced a growth in numbers since the inception of the Western Women's Rugby League competition - they were one of the clubs to field an under 13s development squad last season - the increased rounds are expected to further boost player involvement.
Giving those new recruits, many of whom are likely to be newcomers to the sport, more time to adjust as well as providing a chance for returning talents to further enhance their skills will be valuable.
"I think it will see an increase in numbers, because it is now 10 rounds and not so short, a lot of girls will be able to make a full commitment and really go into it," Hanrahan said.
"I've found for a lot of the girls, especially those that are new to it, by the time the first five rounds are over they've really got into the swing of things, they are really putting a lot of that knowledge to work, especially the new ones.
"For the older age groups it will still help. Last year Roelsy [under 16s coach Mick Roels] he had a lot of new girls and some of them hadn't played, trying to find out where to fit those players in, having a longer season will really help to merge them in and see them go for it.
"Some girls come in, they've got no idea, they're shy and by the end of those five rounds, they're out there fist-bumping everyone, taking on the hard tackles - it's just amazing to watch the development of those girls.
"Now it's going to be even better, that's fantastic."
Hanrahan points out there will be some logistical adjustments for clubs to make, but said it is worth it to see the competition grow.
"It will be interesting to see who does what, it will be hard for some if they have other sports that lead up to it as well. Managing training around those other commitments will be fun, but hey, it's what we do," she said.
"The big picture though, the girls love it, this is a brilliant move."