Local all-abilities football club the Ballarat Bulldogs have received a surprise message as they prepare for this weekend's grand final.
Western Bulldogs star Easton Wood recorded a special message for the team, which they have since shared on Facebook.
"I just want to wish you all the best in your quest this weekend against Hamilton to take away the Premiership," Wood said,
"You've had a fantastic season, undefeated, and I hope you remain that way on the weekend and go out and give it your all."
It will be the fourth grand final appearance for the Bulldogs in the FIDA Western Country competition.
The Ballarat Bulldogs will take on the Hamilton Bombers at North Park in Stawell on Sunday.
You can see the full message from Easton to the club below:
Image via Ballarat Bulldogs Football Netball Club.