NEWBRIDGE Football Netball Club acknowledged the outstanding work by football president Ron Trimble and netball president Mandy Dixon at Friday night's awards presentation.
The announcement of life membership drew a standing ovation in a packed Platinum Room at the Foundry Hotel.
Trimble has tackled many roles since he joined Newbridge FNC in 1969.
He was a player and committee member, then sponsor and now president.
Dixon and her family joined the club in the mid 90s and no task was beyond Dixon.
The leadership of both presidents was to the fore during the rebuilding of the Newbridge Recreation Reserve and facilities following the floods.
The life members badges were presented by Damian Kronk and Jeanette Miller.
Pre-recorded tributes to Trimble and Dixon by Deputy Premier Peter Ryan, Sports Minister Hugh Delahunty, Member for North Western Province Damian Drum, Mitiamo and Loddon Valley FNL legend John Forbes were shown.
Friends, family and club members also spoke about the extraordinary feats by Dixon and Trimble, who were also presented with caricatures.
Other special awards were presented to Ken O'Shea, a former player and lifetime supporter; and Tony McEniry for their work and commitment to the club.
There was similar acknowlegement for Julie Cain for her canteen duties and many other tasks.
The senior best and fairest award was won by Tyson Holt.
Runner-up was ruckman Ben Jones.
The Matthew Baldock Memorial Most Determined award was presented to Chris Belz.
Most improved was Justin McEwan.
The coaches award was presented to Jarrod Postle.
The reserves capped a great year by winning the premiership.
Team champion was Chris Dixon.
Runner-up was Steve Holland.
The Matthew Baldock Memorial Most Determined award went to Clint Botham.
Adam Moss was most consistent.
The coaches award was presented to Clint Sumner.
Chris Dixon earned the Players' Player award, and Josh Miller was best in finals.
In under-17 football, Cody Green won the George Hamilton Memorial best and fairest award.
Runner-up was Jake Willcocks.
Best utility was Patrick Barry.
Most improved was Connor Toohey. Jayden Nicholson earned the coaches award.
The Peter Wilson Memorial Guts and Determination award went to Dylan Keil.
Most disciplined was Shawn Harris.
Josh Randall earned the best in finals award.