Launceston City's presentation night turned into a celebration for the Linger family with senior president Danny adding life membership to son Jarrod's best and fairest award.
In addition to the annual awards for best and fairest, players' player and golden boot winners across all teams, the Prospect club also recognised some of its long-term supporters.
Chairman Luigi Gugliotti said he was honoured to induct Linger and Melissa Wilcox as two new club life members.
Wilcox was a key member of the club's successful women's teams throughout the 1990s and 2000s.
At the club's 50th anniversary, Wilcox was recognised as one of its standout players, being named in the women's team for the 25 years between 1983 and 2008.
After hanging up the boots, she has returned as a highly-motivated committee member, filling various roles when and where required.
Linger has progressed through numerous roles with the club as Jarrod gradually graduated to become captain.
In a post on Instagram, the club said: "He first become involved at committee level around 2015 and hasn't taken a step back. Since joining the committee he's fulfilled just about every role along the way. He's spent numerous years as the club's NPL team manager, ensuring the men were all well and truly organised and on time."
Since 2019, Linger has fulfilled the role of senior president and, alongside Alex Aylott, was a major part in the senior and junior clubs amalgamating as well as the push towards obtaining much-needed new facilities.
The recognition came just days after Linger was also recognised by Football Tasmania.
The state body awarded Linger its community champion for September award in recognition of his "tireless work" around Launceston City.
City also thanked Susie Bower for attending and presenting some of the awards at the Australian Italian Club.
In other NPL Tasmania news, former Riverside Olympic and Northern Rangers goalkeeper Reef Murfet has joined Glenorchy Knights.
The reigning champions have lured the young gloveman back from the mainland where he had been on the books with A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners.
Murfet's arrival follows the departure of Knights keeper Lachlan Hart to join NPL Victoria club Oakleigh Cannons for the next two seasons.
Hart has been with Glenorchy for the past three seasons and won back-to-back NPL Tasmania Golden Glove awards.