The Quirindi Lions celebrated on and off the field when they hosted their final home game of the Central North season on Saturday.
It was a big day at Quirindi Rugby Park with the Lions taking on Narrabri in first and second grade, and women's 7's, and the junior club celebrating their 50th anniversary.
The junior club - which has 120 registered players - was started by John Perkins and Peter McCalman in 1969, with 14 teams from the Liverpool Plains. Since then more than 3000 players have pulled on the white and light blue hoops, and go onto bigger and better things.
Current junior club president Nick Rees paid credit to the many volunteers and sponsors that have contributed over the years and helped make the club so successful.
"The club would not function without its many volunteers and sponsors," he said.
"The success of the club is probably the reason why the club has sold more than 45000 pies and produced two Wallabies, Dave and Sam Carter, and Bo Abra in the Wallabies under-20's team."
"We still have many kids making representative teams across the state, which is a credit to themselves, parents and coaches."
Saturday's celebration attracted a large happy crowd including three generations of players.
As part of the festivities the Lions juniors played an exhibition match between the second grade and second women's match to showcase their skills.
The women's side provided the highlight on the day picking up a win and a draw against the second-placed Blue Boars. In their first game they took a strong, focused and well-strategised 29-17 win.
They then fought back in their second game for a 19 all draw.
First and second grade didn't fare as well, second grade going down 55-5 while first grade were beaten 29-10.