IT comes as no surprise to those who have followed the football career of Panmure coach Simon O'Keefe that he has become a premiership coach in his first season in charge.
O'Keefe has a golden touch when it comes to success in football on an individual and team level.
He has won two Maskell Medals and three premierships with Koroit and is now a premiership coach at Panmure.
The role of coach sits comfortably with O'Keefe, with Saturday's grand final triumph against reigning premier Kolora-Noorat the icing on the cake.
"It is great to have the premiership but I have loved the whole year, right from the pre-season," O'Keefe said.
"There has been a lot of expectation of this group, so to handle that as well as we have and come out with a flag is a credit to everyone. It is a great club to be at and everyone from the players to the president to the trainers and administration everyone does their bit."
As well as guiding his team to the ultimate prize, O'Keefe has also maintained his own high standard of play.
But he sent a warning to other teams that he intends to get better.
"As coach I have been caught watching what other players are doing and not concentrating enough on where I need to be so that is something I will work on for next season," he said.
In the Kolora-Noorat rooms it was an unfamiliar atmosphere, with the club on the wrong end of a grand final result. But coach Ben Kenna and the club handled the loss with class .
Kenna was gracious in defeat , praising Panmure as a deserving premier.
After four seasons at the helm, Kenna is yet to decide on his future.
"I usually leave it until a week or two after the season has finished up to sit down and decide what I will do," Kenna said.
"My form has been OK this season but as you get older you are only a decent injury away from the end so I will have to weigh everything up."