The hope of finally delivering a premiership to the Bracknell faithful will be the chief motivator when Jacob Gelston plays his final match for the Redlegs on Saturday.
After six years on and off with the club, Gelston announced that the grand final clash with South Launceston would be his last as he looks to focus on family, business and a passion for Muay Thai kickboxing.
The 26-year-old, who has featured in his side’s best players in the past two finals, said helping his club finally secure a flag would be a dream way to bow out.
“The only reason I’ve stopped is just work or injury and this’ll be my third grand final for Bracknell, I’ve played in two losing grand finals and I’m hoping for third time lucky as they say,” Gelston said.
“Bracknell’s been very kind to me and great with me over the years and it’s such a great community out there that it’d mean a lot to me to give something back and see something well-deserved for the community.
“I’d want to see the Bracknell Football Club win for the club more than me because it’s a great community out there, you can’t find a better small community (than) Bracknell.”