THE future of Kolora-Noorat's senior side is looking extra bright after six of its emerging stars sampled a taste of top-grade success.
Luke Justin, Luke McConnell, Harry O'Sullivan , all 19, Nick Hoare, Ben O'Sullivan, both 18, and Charlie Scanlon, 17, are beginning to form the nucleus of an era of dominance for the country club, which is already a powerhouse.
The group cemented its spot in Ben Walsh's senior team this year and had a hand in securing the club's second Warrnambool and District league senior premiership in three seasons on Saturday.
Fittingly, every one of the emerging stars grew up, played footy and became more than teammates at Noorat Recreation Reserve.
"We are tight as tight as we can be - we are just like brothers," McConnell, who kicked one goal playing up forward on Saturday, said after the emphatic win.
Justin added there was a desire within all graduated and current junior players to give back to their club.
"Coming through the juniors every player wants to stick around and play seniors," he said.
"I was saying before the game there is nine or 10 like Ben Fraser, Mark Clissold, Brad Johnson who were my heroes and now I've come up, stuck around and I have got to win a flag with them which is just unreal."
The Power's dedication to home-grown talent is exemplified in the amount of player points they used in the win.
They used 24 of the 43 allocated points, meaning almost all of the premiership team were one-point players.
Nirranda used 40 of its player point allocation on Saturday.
Ben O'Sullivan said playing in a premiership alongside some long-time friends made the taste of victory that much sweeter.
"There is a few of us boys who have played since under 12s and we have been pretty lucky to play finals most of our lives because we have had such good junior coaching," he said.
Scanlon, who is the youngest of the group and was the Power's junior player, said the victory was fantasy becoming reality.
"It's been a dream for me to play senior footy at the Power since I was very little so to win a premiership makes it unreal," he said.
"This club and whole community is unreal and you can't put in to words how lucky we are to play at this club."
Nick Hoare, who was the junior player in the 2017 premiership victory, hoped his second flag was the beginning of something special for the club.
"This club is unreal and it would be hard to leave it and hopefully everyone sticks around to go again," he said.
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