Inverell’s RSM Hawkettes provided the club their first league tag premiership since 2008 on Sunday.
The girls won the Group 19 grand final with a comprehensive 18 to 4 victory over the Glen Innes Magpies at Moree.
The four tries to one victory was a just reward for the David Koch coached side, who have improved dramatically this year and who saved their best performances for the serious end of the season.
Inverell, despite suffering a major setback prior to the match when one of their major attacking weapons in Kyla Hamilton was ruled out through injury, gave a near flawless performance with the Magpies scoring their sole try through a rare Inverell error.
The experience of the Hawkettes Codie Ryan, Alicia Bussell and Lenikki Craigie shown through as they controlled the middle third of the field, and allowed the younger members of the side to concentrate on the roles that coach Koch had instructed.
Gaby Watkins was superb once again at fullback, constantly slicing open the Glen Innes defence and allowing the Inverell side great field position.
Glen Innes actually opened the scoring in the fifth minute when Courtney Watts capitalised on an Inverell fumble to score out wide and give the Magpies a 4-0 lead.
The Hawkettes hit back almost immediately, when Nouveau White created an overlap and allowed April Lindsay-Constable to cross in the corner.
After seven minutes the scores were locked at 4-all.
Inverell were unforgiving in defence and refused to allow the Glen Innes side any room to move.
This created frustration amongst the Magpies and eventually led to one of their side being sent to the sin bin.
Right on the stroke of half time Inverell took advantage of Glen Innes being one player short, with Nouveau White scoring for the Hawkettes.
Inverell went to the break leading 8-4.
The half time break did not phase the Inverell side as their relentless defensive pattern and continually making the Glen Innes back pedal with pin point kicking from Ryan and Craigie haunted the opposition.
Eight minutes into the half and Hawkettes captain Codie Ryan put her side further in front when she burst through a gap to score.
Inverell were now out to a 12-4 lead.
Five minutes later and the Hawkettes were again attacking the Magpies line when Craigie put a perfectly placed kick behind the Magpies defence for Tegan Higgins to dive on the ball for a try.
Inverell were now out to a 16-4 lead.
With five minutes remaining and again camped on the Glen Innes line the Hawkettes were awarded a penalty.
Craigie who was later named player of the match, kicked the penalty goal to have her side with an unbeatable lead and eventually the full time score of 18-4.
Coach David Koch was very emotional in the dressing room at the conclusion of the game with his after match speech to his players and support staff bringing tears to some of those who were privileged to hear his address.
Even though the Inverell Hawks were not represented in further matches on the day, the club was recognised through awards to James Ballinger who was named as Group 19 A Grade player of the year.
Jack Hukins was named the A Grade rookie of the year.
Leading Point scorer in Presidents Cup was awarded to Kertley Thomas, while Jack Stafford scooped the junior awards being named leading try scorer, leading point scorer and best and fairest.
The Hawks will recognise all their player achievements when they conduct their presentation night this Friday at the Inverell RSM Club.