As the Bathurst Bushrangers Rebels look to win the club's sixth premiership on Saturday, 2019 also marks 26 years since a Bathurst team first won the Central West AFL competition.
Bathurst Eagles celebrated the club's maiden premiership in 1993 with a narrow 13-15-93 to 13-12-90 win over Orange Tigers at George Park.
Playing in a West Coast-inspired guernsey of blue and gold, the Eagles battled a strong wind in the match and used it to their advantage.
In the first quarter, both teams took a while to ease into the premiership-deciding match and play was scrappy before Bathurst took control.
Orange wasted many opportunities to take control early on, not helped by Eagles' Justin Kennedy, who took some accurate marks all around the ground.
Tigers' Gary Goyne was sin-binned for 15 minutes while Bathurst's Ian Shepherd suffered a dislocated shoulder but he didn't leave the field and played through the entire match.
Orange had the lead at the end of the second quarter, but it was the Eagles that put together a second-half comeback to seal the club's maiden premiership.
The result was a dream come true for Eagles stalwart and foundation member Ian Kingwell.
The Eagles would then go on to play Northern Riverina Football League champions West Wyalong in what was the inaugural Carlton Challenge.
And the 1993 grand final win was the start of the Eagles' dominance in the Central West AFL, as the club went on to win the next four premierships, defeating Dubbo in 1994 and Orange in 1995, 1996 and 1997.
Ten years after the club's maiden flag, the Eagles would play in its last season in the Central West AFL.
The club had suffered several losses by triple figures in 2003 and went into its final ever match at George Park against the Parkes Panthers expecting another big lose.
However, the Eagles lifted and delivered a fitting farewell for the five-time flag winners, with a 7-9-51 to 5-8-38 win.
Eagles coach Chris Long had to fight back the tears as he walked off the match, describing the match as "emotional.
"I had a feeling that the emotion would get us home, we just wanted it a lot more than Parkes did," he said.
"As coach, I can't think of any better way to finish."
Bathurst Eagles would merge with the Charles Sturt University Bulldogs in the 2003-04 off-season, forming the Bathurst Bushrangers, who would don a Port Adelaide-inspired guernsey with black, white and teal.
The Bushrangers have never missed a grand final in the senior Central West AFL competition.
On Saturday, the club will be going for a sixth flag against the Orange Tigers at George Park 2.
It's a Bathurst derby in the women's decider, with the Bushrangers facing the Bathurst Giants.