PERENNIAL powerhouse Osborne is set to celebrate its 110-year anniversary alongside its 1961, 1991 and 2001 premiership triumphs this weekend.
Osborne host Howlong on Saturday and while the Cats are out of finals contention they boast one of the most phenomenal records in country football.
The Cats have contested the past 14 consecutive finals series including seven flags from 12 grand final appearances to be the envy of their rivals.
Osborne scored a 12.12 (84) to 7.14 (56) victory in the 1961 decider against Boree Creek in the Central Riverina league after a dominant four-goal-to-one third quarter.
Led by captain-coach John Garratt the Cats better players included surnames synonymous with the Osborne football club in Russell Douglas, Ken Howard, Des and Jack O’Connell.
Nine of the 20 premiership players are life members of the club with six grandsons also playing this season.
Osborne was forced to grind out a low scoring 8.12 (60) to 7.10 (52) victory in the 1991 decider against Walbundrie.
Neil Plemming coached the Cats with Rob “Knobby” O’Connell his assistant.
Midfielder Mick McRae was the Cats best player alongside Grant Carroll, Nick O’Connell and Grant Broughton.
Sharpshooter Max Perryman topped the league goalkicking with 83 goals.
Osborne scored one of the most decisive victories in Hume league history in the 2001 decider after trouncing Holbrook 22.21 (153) to 10.8 (68).
Coached by former Richmond player Craig Smith the Cats were at their ruthless best to slam on the first six goals of the match to effectively kill the contest.
The Cats boasted a star-studded line-up including assistant coach Tony Geddes, dual Azzi medallist Stephen Clarke, Adam and Owen Gooden and a 17-year-old Adam Schneider who kicked four goals in a 15-minute burst before joining the Sydney Swans the following season.
Smith who is now based in Newcastle won’t be in attendance with Richmond also holding a reunion for its 1981 premiership side on the same day.
The A and B-grade netball sides also tasted the ultimate success in 2001.
In other matches Henty will be desperate for an upset victory to keep its season alive against Holbrook.
The Brookers have suffered a blow with ruckman John Willis injuring his knee which could rule him out for the remainder of the season.
Big man Heath Maclean made a surprise comeback to play the last two matches in the reserves after not playing since round 2 and looks set to be rushed back into the Brookers seniors line-up before finals.
Lockhart has too much at stake to lose to to CDHBU.