Donning the green and white Coolamon colours has become somewhat of a tradition for the McKelvie family.
Cooper McKelvie, along with elder brother Mitch, is the third generation from his family to play senior football with the Hoppers.
It is stories like theirs that will be celebrated when Coolamon marks 125 years on Saturday.
The Hoppers will hold their 125 year celebrations when they host Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes at Kindra Park, followed by a function at St Michaels Hall on Saturday night.
John McKelvie will attend on Saturday for a number of reasons. He will be there watching his grandson Cooper in action, as well as attending the 60-year reunion of Coolamon's 1959 premiership team.
"It's a great thing," McKelvie said of the club's 125 year anniversary.
"The club has done a terrific job to do it. There would be a few around getting close to that mark now.
"It's a good game, old footy. It helps you get to know people and you make a lot of friends."
John said he gets great satisfaction at watching his grandson run around for the same team he played for.
"It's terrific. He's not going too bad for a young fella," he said.
"He's only 17 so he's still got a lot to learn."
Playing senior football for the same club as his grandfather, his dad Greg and brother Mitch is something special, according to Cooper.
"It's pretty cool, the McKelvie name has always been around the club," he said.
"Pop still gets down most weeks to watch."
Cooper now works on the family farm, alongside his dad, where they talk football all of the time.
He said he still enjoys talking footy with both his dad and grandfather.
"I have a few conversations with Pop about it and he gives me tips sometimes," Cooper said.
Greg played in Coolamon's 2000 premiership and Cooper would love to continue the premiership tradition as well.
"I'd love to play in a flag at Coolamon one day," he said.
"It's the 60-year reunion for Pop this weekend, which is pretty good."
John holds a lot of fond memories of the 1959 premiership win over Turvey Park. There is only five members of the team still living and officials are hopeful all five will be in attendance on Saturday.
"It was a good game," John recalls.
"Gallagher, a full-forward, was coaching Turvey Park. We had Ian Gillett and he was 80 per cent of Coolamon.
"In that era when we played, there wasn't many teams that didn't have a Melbourne coach. They were good footballers."
Cooper's elder brother Mitch, moved to Adelaide this season to play with Central District in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).
He has endured a injury-plagued season and was set to undergo ankle surgery this week.