When you ask Tori Worboys what she thought of Australia and New Zealand being awarded the 2023 Women's World Cup, you can't get the smile off her face.
"It's friggin' awesome," she said, grinning for ear-to-ear.
Ms Worboys, who plays with Barnstoneworth United in the Orange District Football Association and was one of the key players behind the push to get a women's-only league in the city in 2020, has had a big week on the football front.
Her beloved Liverpool won the Premier League this week within hours of the joint Australia-New Zealand bid being honoured ahead of Colombia.
"Pretty sure I cried, it's pretty exciting," she said.
"It's unreal to get something that big in this part of the world."
While the women's-only league didn't get off the ground in 2020, with the limited number of time between getting the all-clear and the would-be season start only four or five weeks not giving Worboys and the rest of the organisers enough time to pull together the 50 or 60 required players.
"Hopefully we'll push for next year," she said.
Will the knowledge a World Cup is coming help?
"Definitely, this'll help so much," she said.
"It's going to be mental. You're going to see a lot of people who'll want to play.
"It's going to help a lot, 100 per cent. Hopefully some of the [Matildas] girls come out here and promote it as well."
She's love to some of her idols - and the idols of tens of thousands of children across the country - have the chance to meet the likes of Cowra local Ellie Carpenter, star striker and one of the worlds' biggest stars Sam Kerr and more come to the region.
Waratah Football Club seniors secretary Robyn Churchland said she thought it was "fantastic" to win the world cup bid and echoed Ms Worboys' sentiments it would grow the game.
"We've had a lot of girls wondering if they should play and this might push them over the edge," she said.
She'd help orchestrate former Socceroos skipper Paul Wade's visit to Orange in 2019 and said that had driven up engagement with juniors, and while it wasn't an area she looked after she'd be expecting a big leap in numbers over the next few years.
"I think if they can see a pathway through to higher levels they'll jump at it," she said.
"A lot of people will be able to head to Sydney and watch some of these games."
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