Jaime Chapman is hoping next Friday's All Stars will kick-off a big year of footy that ends with a ring after the Titans' 2023 grand final disappointment.
The proud Kamilaroi women will play in her fourth consecutive Indigenous campaign after debuting in 2021 and is hoping the annual event will kickstart a year of success to help ease the heartbreak of last year's decider, even despite the 21-year-old scoring a hat-trick on the big stage.
"We're gonna go one better this year... I believe in our girls," Chapman said.
"If you think about where we were at the start of 2023 and where we're going to be at the start of 2024, it's a massive difference.
"We've already started getting our combinations together and we want to build on further from that.
"I'm already stuck into training (individually) and I just kind of want to play now.
"It's been quite a long wait over the Christmas break, so I'm ready to go and I think our girls are ready too after the loss last year, we're going to be coming back pretty strong."
Not only is Chapman eyeing off avenging the Gold Coast's loss on grand final day, but also the Indigenous All Stars' narrow 16-12 defeat to the Māori's at Rotorua last year - humbled to be selected again to represent her culture.
"The All Stars is always a big privilege for me playing for my culture and my people," she said.
"I'm very excited for the game... it's not long now, I'm pumped."
The strike centre is also relishing the opportunity to be back in Townsville for the clash, which she feels is a home game for the Indigenous All Stars given the large number of First Nations people who are diehard footy fans in North Queensland.
"Townsville is such a massive town with lots of Indigenous people, so I'm excited to play for them as well as my family," Chapman said.
"I like to think Townsville is our home turf, so hopefully we can get the win."