Twas the night before championship…

… and for the first time, we get to sleep in our own beds.

Not for long of course. We’ve all to be there before half nine to finish the last of the preparations- put up the tents, hang the nets, set up the PA and a million other small jobs that make for a great day.

It’s our first home tournament, and we intend to make it brilliant for everyone- but the best way to do that is to win matches on the pitch.

Despite all the work that’s gone into it, I won’t be too bothered if the bar tent takes off like something out of the Wizard of Oz as long as we’re standing there with armfuls of trophies tomorrow night.

I’m looking forward to this one. With three teams in two competitions, there’ll be plenty of playing time for all and plenty of chances to contribute. There are nerves, but not the bad kind- just enough to keep me on my toes.

A year’s work has come down to this, and it’s basically between ourselves and Malmö for the title- whoever gets furthest wins.

We started training back in January, coaching the girls, bringing in the new lads, running, doing drills, eating, driving around at all hours of the day and night sorting stuff out.

Was it all worth it?

Check back here tomorrow night and see.