A FOOTBALL club is bigger than the 22 players who run out onto the field each week.
That is why it was pleasing to hear Kolora-Noorat coach Ben Walsh acknowledge the Power's strong community involvement after its Warrnambool and District league grand final victory on Saturday.
The Power boasts one of the most powerful - no pun intended - supporter bases in the Western District.
Its Thursday night dinners are renowned for the high numbers they cater for.
On Sunday the club held a barbecue along with its vote count at its Noorat Recreation Reserve base to acknowledge all the hard work which goes into winning a senior flag.
It was just another way to ensure its fans felt part of the experience.
Another club known as a power on and off the field is Hampden league juggernaut Koroit.
The Saints marched to their seventh consecutive grand final appearance on Saturday, beating North Warrnambool Eagles in the second semi-final, as they chase a sixth straight flag.
We'll find out in two weeks' time whether the team from Victoria Park can take home another premiership trophy.
Hope your team had a win.