DEBBIE Byrne has something to sing about because it's been young talent time indeed.
Georgia Medcalf could do a dance too.
Byrne coached the Hills-dominated Hornsby association team to win the state under-17 softball grand final.
The Hills Hawks' Medcalf has got the double, having been to America with the Australian junior team, and being a member of the association team.
And if all good things come to those who wait, the grand final success was the sweetest win of all.
"They'd lost the grand final as under-14s and under-15s," said coach Byrne.
Self doubt after losing so close?
"They were very motivated and when the going got tough, the tough got going."
Byrne said the win was born of teamwork and long-standing camaraderie.
"A lot of them started off in T-ball together," she said.
"They're a team in every sense, on and off the diamond.
"They're very supportive of each other."
They had to support each other through two days and seven games at the state championships, and beat Manly in the big one.
The lead changed five times.
"It was an exhausting game to watch as a parent, but what a fantastic effort," said Natasha Markham's mum Loren.
If not immortalised, the team's effort has certainly been recognised.
The team photograph will be on display as a large banner at Blacktown International Sportspark for the next 12 months.
The team was composed of players from near and not so near, including Castle Hill, Cherrybrook, West Pennant Hills, Berowra, Dural and Glenorie, to North Rocks and even as far as Kurrajong Heights.
Members were Kirsty Brownen, Charlotte Finch, Chloe Holman, Alyssa Hutchings, Emma Jones, Kandra Lamb, Natasha Markham, Claire McRobert, Georgia Medcalf, Emily Read, Hayley Rowlison and Taylor Webb.