For the first time in the club's 37 year history, the Mudgee Touch Football Association's mixed opens have finished top fourth in their division at the NSW Touch State Cup.
Heading into the Port Macquarie based competition hoping to make the top six, the squad out-did their initial expectations which was 'just the best feeling'.
According to co-captain Liz Channon while there were plenty of highs and lows, she says having a team with such capability made the mission all the more enjoyable.
"It's a great feeling and it was a privilege to have been given the role of co-captain. The people in this team were awesome, not just as players but as people too," she said.
"We spent a lot of time together training and so to genuinely like the people in your team and enjoy their company was such a bonus. It was a huge commitment for each person to play in this team and so to achieve our goal together makes that commitment so worthwhile.
"This team is just a super group of individuals with great personalities, who meshed well together. Justin Gossage, our coach and player, was the driving force of this team. It was Justin's knowledge, dedication and pure belief in this team that was the driving force behind it."
The toughest game of them all for the mixed opens was against the Hills Hornets, a side made up of former East Roosters and Port Macquarie Makos players who have previously dominated the mixed opens competition in previous years.
"The semi-final game against Hills was tough. We were in it and it was 2-all for a while. Then they scored a few tries and the game just got away on us, finishing 7-4. This was the hardest game," Liz said.
"Touch is an incredible game because as you play better teams the entire structure of your game changes in that you attack and defend differently. We talked about it, and we knew what was coming but it was just so hard to actually prepare yourself for the game when you don't get to play any other like it.
"But, anyone who knows me, knows how competitive I am, so to win our quarter final game against Hornsby 4-3 was just the best feeling. We played well and deserved the win."
With five of the team's makeup participating in junior Mudcrabs coaching roles, Channon says this result is a taste of what the future holds for the club.
"I think this achievement is an indicator that the future of Mudgee touch is looking bright, she said.
"I hope these young players gain confidence from our achievement and realise that Mudgee, even though we are only a relatively small association, are able to mix it with the best in the state."
The Mudgee Mudcrabs' women's 30s side also appeared at the State Cup where they topped off their stint in fifth position overall.
The mixed side have finished up their representative season as runners-up at the Country Championships and placing fourth in the state.