FOR the past three years, the Burnie Dockers have had a unique co-captaincy role with Kade Munday and Luke Shackleton sharing the duties.
Rarely does co-captaincy succeed and not for the length of time as has been achieved at Burnie, but 30-year-old Munday wouldn't have it any other way.
"Luke and I have played a lot of footy together at Burnie and he's right at the top of the tree among the players I respect and admire," Munday said.
"We work well together and share the duties on and off the field."
Today, Munday and Shackleton will lead the Dockers into their third consecutive State League grand final when they play South Launceston at Aurora Stadium.
For Munday, it could give him the chance to win a sixth premiership medallion after he played in four of the team's NTFL flags in 2002-05 along with last year's win over Launceston.
Munday is a highly decorated player, winning Burnie's West Park medal for best and fairest on two occasions, and in 2008 he won the Darrel Baldock medal after being voted the best and fairest player in the NTFL.
Away from football, Munday is also a talented first grade cricketer and has played in numerous premierships with Burnie-Yeoman.
Munday is into his 12th season with the Dockers but has no idea how many senior games he has played - although if he decides to play on again next year, he will give a nudge to Leigh Heath's club record.
Munday, normally a wingman, has been selected in the centre today and is confident the Dockers can win the flag again.
"We learned a lot from the last time we played South Launceston in round 18, and our build-up has been good," he said.
Although he is now reaching the end of his career, Munday is thankful for the guidance that coach Brent Plant has shown him and the rest of the players over the past four years.
"He changed the culture of the club and has got as back and as strong as we ever were," Munday said.
Another State League flag win today would go a step closer to repay Plant for the work he has done.
"Any grand final is important and you work so hard to get there," Munday said.