One of 178 North Launceston Football Club life members, Graeme Barlow is emphatic about what the honour means to him.
"For a great club like this, it's the ultimate," Barlow said.
The former Northern Bombers treasurer of 23 years was one of a host of life members who gathered at UTAS Stadium last weekend to watch the home side defeat Clarence by 21 points.
Nestled between the likes of former director and best-and-fairest David Peck and ex-captain and coach Shane Wager, Barlow was notable by serving the club entirely off-field.
"I never ever played football but my late father was a life member, I was brought up on Invermay on the swamp and the tradition was there," Barlow said.
"I was studying accountancy in the late 60s so they grabbed me to be treasurer and I was fortunate enough to go through the premier years of this football club where we won multiple premierships under our coach Peter Daniel.
"It's just in my blood to be a life member of this club."
United by matching life membership pins, the trio were also unanimously optimistic about North's prospects in season 2019.
"I think they'll be very competitive again this year," Peck said.
"We've lost quite a few players but we've brought in some young promising players and new recruits.
"They're very well-drilled, very well-coached and the club has been for quite a number of years too, so they're going through a good period and I think that'll continue this year."