Jacob Brown was one of the youngest footballers on the ground on Saturday, but played like a man many years his senior to lead Hepburn to the Central Highlands Football League premiership.
The 19-year-old won the medal as the grand final’s best player, with his contested marks, exciting play up forward and four goals a highlight of the Burras’ 18-point success against Beaufort.
Brown was clearly a happy man in the Hepburn rooms after the game and spoke about his love for the club.
“It’s unbelievable. I’ve been here since I was born with Dad playing (at Hepburn) as well. I’m lost for words. It’s kind of a dream come true (because) I’ve been out here for so long,” he said.
It’s kind of a dream come true (because) I’ve been out here for so long.- Jacob Brown
While Saturday was Brown’s first taste of senior success, it wasn’t his first premiership in Hepburn colours. He played in the under-18 side’s triumph in 2014, which was also coached by Jason Olver.