While 2021 may be regarded as one of the most difficult years for various sporting codes across the area, it will be remembered as the year the North West Falcons FC prevailed in their respective competitions.
To go all 12 rounds unbeaten is considered a 'dream run' for the men who were crowned the fourth grade title following the premature cancellation of the season.
"It's almost a dream run," Falcons president, Greg Reid said.
"It would've been great if we could've played finals and finished it off properly but to take away the season unbeaten is really good.
"Hopefully a lot of our players return and we get more next year so we can continue to build."
Returning to the Dubbo and District Football Association's competition after two years out of action, the Falcons women proved their potential, finishing within the top half of their pool.
"This season was nothing but success for us. For the girls to finish in the top half of their competition is a really good sign for the future," Reid said.
"To be one game off finals is a big tick in their books."
Latara Hammond was "without a doubt" the best player on the field for the women this year, while Reid struggled to narrow down the best from his team's roster.
"It is hard to explain how well Latara played all season," he said.
"She lifted the team even when they were against the ropes, she brought them back within reach of finals. Her work was insane.
"It's hard to say for the men's team. Our players player for each game would come down to the wire but I would have to say a standout would be Matt Cremona and his leadership upfront as captain.
"Timmy Lincoln was instrumental in our wins. The two games he didn't play we played our worst games so he brings a different energy to the field.
"Ray Hanna held the back line really tight, he got me through a bit of goalkeeping practices as well."
While the future is looking promising for the club, Reid expressed his appreciation for all involved and hoped for an opportunity later in the year to reward the players for their efforts.
"I want to thank all of our supporters who came out to the games and helped us through this season. Anyone who was a volunteer, all the players - there's a lot of credit owed to them," he said.
"Hopefully we can have a presentation for all of our players so they can be rewarded for their efforts this season.
"The club is working on a premiership shirt for the team who won the competition so hopefully we can get that done soon and look good for next season."
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