CAMPBELLTOWN Eagles topped off an undefeated season by seizing the ultimate prize on Sunday.
The local side defeated Thirlmere/Tahmoor 44-10 to win the Group 6 first grade rugby league premiership at Victoria Park, Picton.
Overcoming years of adversity to be affiliated with Country Rugby League, the Eagles' hard work throughout the years has come to fruition.
Banished to the wilderness and forced to play their "home games" outside Campbelltown after their defection from playing in the Western Suburbs District Junior Rugby League competition, the Eagles returned to Waminda Oval this year.
Eagles coach Richard Barnes said the pain of last year's grand final defeat against Oakdale had been well and truly erased.
"This season has just been awesome," Mr Barnes said.
"We have represented not just the Eagles, but Campbelltown as a whole. I hope we've done Campbelltown proud."
Barnes breathed a sigh of relief as his team led 26-0 at the break, realising his tactics had worked well and the Eagles were within 40 minutes of claiming the premiership.
"We stuck to our game plan to attack them through the middle," Barnes said.
"A lot of people doubted us for that, but it worked and we ran their blokes off their feet.
"They didn't even get in our half in the first 30 minutes.
"We showed our season has been no fluke to win by so much in a grand final."
Eagles tries went to Michael Stevens (2), Michael Bradstock, Mason Talalou, Chris Standing, Will Dreves, Samuel Hoare and Leigh Middlemass.
Man of the match was Eagles hooker Samuel Hoare.
The Players' Player award went to Michael Stevens.
Campbelltown Eagles also defeated Camden 16-12 in the reserve grade grand final.