A century's worth of success, friendship and family will be celebrated as Lilydale Football Club marks 100 years on Saturday.
Celebrating the day in what coach Colin Lockhart described as "typical Lilydale" fashion, the Demons are keeping things lowkey - hoping to attract more than 500 people.
"We are going to have a display of memorabilia around the clubrooms and people can wander through and look at the memories and have a chat while having a look," he said.
His reigning division one premiers will be donning a one-time playing strip based off a black and white design found in a storeroom photo, with the jumper to feature 41 years worth of premierships across seniors, reserves and under-16s.
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"Instead of honouring players [like most clubs] we wanted to honour premierships," Lockhart said.
"We've got a 100-year history, we've won a lot of premierships and a lot of recent premierships where the people who will be coming Saturday will have played in them.
"It's about not embarrassing the last 99 years, we've been given an opportunity to run out in a strip, no one else that has played here will be given that opportunity.
"My biggest push will be to make sure we do what needs to be done and don't disgrace the jumper and emblem of the club."
Many of Lilydale's current playing list are second or third generation players, which over the years has been nicknamed the Magpies and the Robins before settling on Demons in 1985.
Brothers Louis and Jack Venn have come back to the club following State League stints and are following in the footsteps of their 88-year-old grandfather Graham, the second oldest living Lilydale player.
Bailey and Josh Hawes also come from plenty of club history while seniors captain Corey Lockett and his brother Sam have grown up around the club with their father Rodney a life member having played more than 300 games.
"That's the whole aspect of the club as a group," Corey said.
"Almost everyone's got brothers or parents that have played here but even the ones that haven't have fitted in like family.
"It's a small country town with a district school at it and most of the players attended that at some point - the percentage is close to 80 per cent every year.
"That's always been very handy because it's close knit, they grew up in the same area and the best part is continuing the friendships made at school through the football club."
Fresh off a strong start to the season last week, the Demons face fellow unbeaten side Bridport in what Lockhart believes will be a strong game of football.
"I've always said if things were different, we'd love to have a crack at premier league so we believe we'll bring a high class of football," Lockhart said.
"Bridport themselves have improved, we hear they've recruited well and got a good coaching group."