The NTJFA Grand Final day was held at Aurora Stadium on Sunday the 31st of August.
Launceston had 4 teams competing on the day with only the Under 15’s missing out who just missed out in the Semi-Finals!
The Under 12’s kicked the day off and what a game it was! Launceston made the Grand Final from 4th position on the ladder and were up against a South Launceston team who had only lost twice all year. The boys fought hard all day and held a 12 point lead at 3 quarter time but just couldn’t quite hold on as South kicked 3 goals in the 4th quarter. A fantastic effort though boys and one to be very proud of!
South Launceston 4.2.26
Goals: C.Dennison 2, B.Mitchell 2
Bests: H.Lewis, C.Dennison, J.Holland, H.Charlesworth, H.Crawford, J.Grey
Goals: E.Tarrant, C.DePaoli
Bests: A.Blackaby, O.Jones, L.Mudge, C.DePaoli, A.Wilkinson, J.Frankcombe
Our undefeated through the home and away season Under 13 side recorded a much deserved Grand Final win against a tough Longford side. In a tight game, the boys kicked on in the final quarter to run away 25 point winners and take home the Premiership! James Curran was awarded the medal for best on ground, fantastic effort James! Well done to all in our Under 13’s side, only losing 1 game all year and taking home the Premiership is massive achievement.
Goals: K.Sherriff 3, D.Boyd, R.Filgate, J.Bailey, J.Bosveld
Bests: J.Curran, L.Walsh, J.Goodyer, J.de Wit, K.Sherriff, S.Partridge
Goals: H.Griffiths, C.Lewis, J.Dakin
Bests: J.Dakin, H.Griffiths, C.Frankcombe, J.Parry, L.Nuss, J.Williams
Click here to view a few photos of the Under 13’s game.
The Under 13’s finished the home and away season in 3rd and took on the 2nd placed team, North Launceston in the Grand Final. The Blues managed to knock off the top team Longford the week before. Battling a couple of injuries, the boys fought hard but came up against a North team who were just too good on the day. Plenty to learn from this game and the boys will be back bigger and stronger next season!
North Launceston 12.8.80
Goals: R.Mansell 2, J.Eyles, C.Cochrane, A.Potter, K.Wadley, K.Donaldson, J.Lanham, T.Trindall-Thomas, C.Granger, C.Anderson, L.Kiely
Bests: B.Claridge, L.Kiely, T.Trindall-Thomas, B.Cassidy, M.Everett, C.Anderson
Goals: J.Boyd, C.Curtis, Z.Camplin, B.Fulham
Bests: J.Boyd, C.Curtis, J.Tuthill, T.Brazendale, M.Hodge, J.Hardie
In the match of the day, the Under 16 final saw the top two sides go head to head in the Grand Final. Both teams finished the season with 12 wins and 2 losses. After trailing by a single point at quarter time, the boys kicked 3 goals to 1 to lead by 12 at the main break. In what was certainly the toughest fought quarter of footy on the day, East Launceston pegged the lead back to 2 points at 3 quarter time. The Blues dug deep and put in a massive effort in the final quarter, winning important contests and kicking 4 goals to 1 to win the Under 16 premiership! Massive congratulations to all those involved as several players move into the Under 18’s next year. Alex Quill took home the medal for best on ground, very well done Alex!
East Launceston 5.7.37
Goals: A.Quill 2, O.Wood 2, J.Booth, Z.Foulkes, D.Gumley
Bests: A.Quill, N.Glanville, J.Partridge, S.Scott, O.Wood, Z.Foulkes
Goals: H.Lockett 2, H.Scott, J.Anthony, R.Parker
Bests: D.Jones, L.Edmunds, H.Lockett, J.Hunt, W.Cullen, R.Parker
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