The excitement in the air was palpable at Warrnambool's Reid Oval as fans of all walks of life gathered on grand final day.
Tins were cracked, teams were cheered and after party plans were a-brewing as the WDFNL teams vied for the top gongs.
Nine-year-old Cooper from Dennington was pretty impressed with the Reserves game that saw Old Collegians come out on top, despite being a Merrivale fan at heart.
The up-and-coming player hoped to one day play a grand final of his own.
"It was pretty good even though I barracked for Merrivale this game, my favourite player was Clay Cassidy - we came here to see him," he said.
"My favourite thing about playing is getting a touch."
Ayla Henderson, Amelia Kline and Paris Nagorcka came prepared with a warm blanket to cheer from the sidelines.
The three netballers said the highlight of the day was watching their friends play.
"We're going for everyone, the highlight's probably been our friend's grand finals," Amelia said.
"It makes it so much more exciting to watch a game you play yourself."
Football old-timers Brian Bartlett and Brian Doyle couldn't have been closer to the action if they tried.
The Warrnambool friends used to play for Terang and South Warrnambool.
"It was pretty hard out there today with that wind, I hope Nirranda win," Mr Bartlett said.
"We're has-beens from years ago, I played a couple of finals myself back in the day."
Allansford netballers Kerry Christoforou, Chantelle Quigley and Kelly Lilley kicked the day off with a bang, bringing the cup, flag and shield home.
"It was a great win, we were lucky to get over the line," said Kerry, who won best and fairest.
"It was a great year by everyone, we had a great side."
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