THEY say when you win a premiership, you remain friends with your teammates for life.
The all-conquering Orange CYMS under 18s side of 1962 is testament to that.
Every year since winning the Group 10 under 18s trophy, the Western Gremas Cup and the Donovan Cup, winning the latter with a 18-3 victory over Springwood, the green and gold old boys have taken time out to catch up.
And 2013 is no different.
A year after celebrating their 50th anniversary with a Sydney harbour cruise, the group will meet this Saturday at Duntryleague from 6.30pm.
Paul McCormick expected nigh on all of the 1962 squad to be present, a remarkable feat 51 years on from premiership glory.
He said Joe Wilkins, Gary Logan, John Murphy, Kelly Hogan, John Tilston, Charlie Cornish, Brian Mendham, Father Grannall, Warren Sell, Mick Hiney, Darrell Duff, Paul McCormick and Mick Ryan will be at Duntryleague.
Sadly, coach Carl Fahy has passed away as has Brian Patterson and John Reid.
Captain Peter Kelly, Dave Ferguson and Peter Ward aren’t able to attend this year’s reunion.
Not expected to be as extravagant as last year’s cruise, the CYMS old boys are still likely to have just as much fun.
“We’ll have dinner and as the night goes on tell a few lies about how it used to be,” McCormick smiled.
“We always do. When we were 18 we used to go out to the Lake (Canobolas) but time goes on and our kids used to come along.
“It’s all thanks to our coach. He started it all and we still do it in memory of him.”