BRODIE Edge was spurred towards his second premiership with Kolora-Noorat by his father Paul.
"My old man was in a truck crash at the end of last year and coming down here was going to make it easier for him to come and watch me play," the 29-year-old said after the 36-point win.
"Because he had been travelling to Geelong to watch me play, it gave me the motivation to come back here and play.
"He was in hospital until three weeks ago so he was able to get home and watch the last month of footy."
Edge was part of the Power's 2011 premiership-winning side and was also part of the 2012 side which was knocked out of the finals in straight sets.
The Geelong-based house designer, who returned to the club after six years away, said the win was "pretty up there" with his other football successes after overcoming a mid-season rib injury.
"Throughout the year I had problems with my ribs and missed a half-dozen games," the ruckman said.
"I had bruised ribs and every time I would try and get back it would knock it back a bit so I had to put the feet up and not do anything for a bit."
Edge, who was locked in a tense ruck battle with Nirranda counterpart Inoke Ratu for most of the game, suffered the injury in the round 12 victory over Old Collegians before returning to fitness just in time for a finals push.
The key big man credited training with Nick Bourke, George, Harry and Ben O'Sullivan, Toby Taylor and Luke Justin in Geelong and his cross-fit work for helping him play a vital role in the run to the premiership.
"There was about a half-a-dozen of us who would get together once a week and train," he said.
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