Collaroy-Cromer Strikers were relegated to Amateur League 1 football for season 2016.
Five years later they are Manly Warringah Football Association Premier League champions.
Head coach Ryan Butcher, 37, has been with the squad every step of the way.
He tells Beaches Champion editor Matt Cleary how they did it and why the club – even in a Covid-affected season – is very worthy champions.
And how they plan to celebrate.