The 'godmother' of Yarrawonga netball has helped provide a third of netball's Team of the Past 25 Years.
Two-time Toni Wilson medallist Tracy Gillies was named wing attack and captain, joining proteges Steph Elliott (nee Tyrell), Kylie Leslie (nee Tyrell) and Kaitlyn Cummins.
"I couldn't speak highly enough of 'Trace'," Elliott, who's expecting, said.
"A lot of us netballers started off playing tennis and her dad was our coach and he's here tonight (Saturday) and he's still giving it to us because we all left to go at play netball with 'Trace'," she said.
"'Trace' taught us everything, we all know how to play because of her."
Gillies was like a proud mother.
"These girls were quite young when they started playing with me and so I probably look at them like my daughters and now I've been able to watch them achieve great success and I'm very proud of that."
The mid-court general had two coaching stints, playing in the 2001 premiership and then guiding the Pigeons to three straight grand finals from 2007, snaring the title two years later.
Yarrawonga contested an astonishing 11 successive deciders from 2007, winning seven.
"We've always had great coaches but, in a sense, it's been ingrained into us (by Gillies) and we've been very, very lucky," Elliott said.
Gillies admits her selection was an emotional moment.
"I played for such a long time and while the club has had a lot of premiership success, it's nice to be occasionally recognised for the hard work you've put in," she said.
Elliott and Emily Browne are among the youngest players to win the league medal after the competition's inception in 1993.
Browne was a schoolgirl when she won in 2012 and was almost speechless at the time, with her spot on the bench evoking similar memories.
"It hits home every time," she said.
"You go out there and play for your team, you don't play to be out there for your personal accolades.
"You get up alongside all these amazing women that have come through and paved the path for everyone to play O and M netball.
"Like it's very humbling and I'm so grateful to have the chance to stand here."
The only three-time Toni Wilson medallist Lindy Burgess-Singleton was named in the centre.
Burgess-Singleton dominated the formative years, missing the league's top gong just once in the first four years.
Her supreme fitness was too much for most opponents, playing 300 games in a career spanning four clubs - her beloved Myrtleford, Wodonga, Wodonga Raiders and Corowa-Rutherglen - where she was still playing A grade in her mid-40s.
Yarrawonga had two players in the defensive end - Leslie and Kaitlyn Cummins - with support from North Albury goal keeper Paula Cary.
Cary's contribution has been immense, both on and off the court.
A league Hall of Famer, Cary served as O and M president for 12 years, from 2002, and also claimed two premierships at the Hoppers with daughter Ashton.
North's home court is named after Cary
Wodonga's Rebecca Cameron was the other member of the starting team, claiming an incredible nine club best and fairests, along with a Toni Wilson Medal and three flags.
Lavington controlled the five-strong bench, with Sarah Meredith and Sarah Senini joining Browne, who spent an extended period there before joining North and then Rutherglen.
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