Family, friends, and everyone who's played even the smallest part in the careers of Isaah Yeo and Matt Burton have already said time and time again how proud they are of the Dubbo pair's progress.
And with each achievement added to growing list of accolades, that feeling becomes stronger and stronger.
It was another memorable moment for the St John's Junior Rugby League Club and the game in the region as a whole on Monday night when Penrith Panthers teammates Yeo and Burton were both named in the NRL Team of the Year.
Yeo was named at lock for the second successive year and Burton was named in the centres to continue what has been a remarkable 2021 for the pair.
Yeo, 26, was named Panthers co-captain this season and again earned NSW Origin selection while 21-year-old Burton went from being the reserve half at the club to one of the most exciting players in the game in a matter of months.
The biggest moment could be yet to happen as the St John's juniors will have key roles to play on Sunday night when the Panthers tackle the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL grand final.
"It's beyond special," Dubbo District Junior Rugby League president Bernard Wilson said of their success.
"It's fantastic and I've said it before but they're just perfect role models for any boy or girl coming through junior league.
"Dreams can come true if you work hard and make some sacrifices.
"They're great ambassadors for footy in Dubbo. They're great kids who did the right thing and now they're reaping the rewards."
Wilson has played his own part in their development as he coached Burton through the juniors at St John's while he also spent time working with Yeo, who he is also related to, when the current Origin star was in the under 18s at CYMS.
Knowing he's been a part of their path to the top is something Wilson holds close, and there's a huge amount of people within the game in Dubbo in the same boat.
"It's fantastic to think you've played a very, very minor role in what they've achieved," Wilson said.
"They'd tell you themselves, along the way they've had so many different influences and people who have guided them or helped them out at certain stages of their careers.
"No-one can get to the position they're in without help from others and there's not one or two people, there's so many who have helped out.
"From parents, to coaches, to friends, it all adds up. There's the support group and mates who back you and encourage you and tell you to stay away from a party or whatever it may be.
"All those things add up to success."
Family and friends of Yeo and Burton might not be able to attend to the grand final or even get together for it due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, but Sunday night will be another important chapter in rugby league's proud history in Dubbo.
The fact two players from the same bush footy club could have such a say on the biggest stage of all is also something which isn't lost on Wilson.
"That's the incredible thing. Both hold so many cards in their own hands," he said.
"Isaah's role, when he's getting it right Penrith are getting it right and he gets it right 99 per cent of the time.
"And Burto is just Burto. He's a freak who hopefully can produce that one special try that makes their dream come true."
The Dubbo duo were part of a strong Panthers presence in the NRL Team of the Year.
Alongside Yeo and Burton, Nathan Cleary was named at halfback, James Fisher-Harris was chosen at prop, and Viliame Kikau was named in the second-row.
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