Saints march in from all over to celebrate 2005 AFL flag win
IT'S remembered as one of the great grand finals and Sawtell-Toormina will this weekend celebrate capturing the 2005 AFL North Coast senior flag.
A reunion of premiership-winning players will be a highlight of the top of the table clash with Coffs Harbour Breakers at Richardson Park at 2.30pm with the party to continue at Sawtell Hotel.
Tales of premiership glory at what was then Coffs International Stadium are sure to be retold long into the night.
For the record, Saints recorded a tough and tight victory over North Coffs Kangaroos - 7.11.53 to 6.4.40.
Club president Alex Pearson said the Saints were looking forward to celebrating the club's triumphs and reminiscing about the good old days with great mates.
"The club prides itself on community spirit," Alex said.
"We are looking forward to our past premiership heroes returning to celebrate some remarkable achievements with our present day players, supporters, coaching staff and committee.
"The 2005 premiership plays an important part of the club's history.
"Those senior premiers paved the way for the club's first back-to-back titles and a running streak of six premierships in nine seasons.
"That particular premiership represents a significant milestone in the history of Sawtell AFL.
"It was only the second ever premiership for the club and the first since 1997.
"The club also endured some tough times leading up to the '05 premiership including a year off in 2002."
Sawtell senior record
1997 - premiers
2005 - premiers
2006 - premiers
2007 - runners-up
2008 - premiers
2009 - premiers
2010 - premiers
2012 - runners-up
2013 - runners-up
2014 - premiers