2020 Grand Final Day Program
On behalf of all the Team at NRL WA, we would like to welcome you to Blueforce Park for the 2020 “Smarter than Smoking” Senior Grand Final Day.
With the devastating impact of the Covid 19 pandemic, it has certainly been an unprecedented and unforgettable year for our WA Rugby League community, our nation, and indeed for the world in general. Given the challenges we have all had to confront over the past 7 months, it has been a remarkable feat to collectively navigate our way through the season and to be able to celebrate today’s finale here at the home of the North Beach Sea Eagles Rugby League Club.
We would like to congratulate all the teams that will be competing today, with special accolades to both the Joondalup Giants and the Rockingham Sharks First Grade sides who will face off in their quest to be crowned the 2020 “Smarter than Smoking” Premiers.
Can the Giants, as Minor Premiers in this their 30th Anniversary year, win their first crown in 20 years? Or will it be the underdog Sharks, coming from 4th place on the ladder, and having never won a 1st Grade Premiership despite playing in two Grand Finals over the past 15 years?
Today we would also like to express our gratitude to all our loyal partners and sponsors that have stood by us through this challenging year….particularly Healthway, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Cash Converters, Consolidated Energy, Fleetwood & ISS, All Flags Signs & Banners, Mix 94.5, DDH1 Drilling and the MMM & Hit Radio network through regional WA.
Likewise our appreciation to all the individual club sponsors and volunteers for your invaluable support during difficult times.
We would also like to take a moment to remember those from our WA Rugby League community that have sadly passed over recent times. All will be painfully missed by their loved ones and friends but will always be remembered for their involvement and contribution to the game they loved. Gone but never forgotten.
To all the players who are competing today, play well, play fair, respect the officials and enjoy the experience and the memories. To all in attendance…thank you for supporting Rugby League and enjoy your NRL WA 2020 “Smarter than Smoking” Grand Final Day.
Bob Cronin AM Chairman, ARLC WA & John Sackson General Manager, NRL WA