THE GRAND FINALE – WARL JUNIOR GRAND FINAL

By Justin Fris

The grandest day in WA Junior Rugby League will take place at Franklin Offshore sporting complex on Sunday 7th September 2014.

Hosted by the Rockingham Sharks, hundreds of the state’s most talented young footballers will compete for grand final glory in front of loving family and friends.

We would also like to wish all fathers attending the matches a Happy Father’s Day and acknowledge your support to our game here in WA. From 9.15am, there truly is a banquet of football that no football lover can afford to miss.

Under 11 ‘s GRAND FINAL FREMANTLE v SOUTH PERTH

Both sides fought out a thriller in the major semi-final a fortnight ago, with the Fremantle Roosters holding on for a 6-0 victory. South Perth Lions held their nerve against the Rockingham Sharks last week and has earned the right for a rematch. This match truly is a toss of the coin; either side would be worthy premiers.

GIRLS LEAGUE TAG KALAMUNDA v WILLAGEE

Kalamunda romped to victory over Willagee Bears in the major semi-final, but this doesn’t guarantee a premiership alone. Willagee Bears fears fought off a relentless South Perth Lions in the preliminary final and will be all the better for a solid hit out. In order for the Willagee Bears to win, they need to control the football and consistently move into good positions. Standing still against the fleet footed Kalamunda Bulldogs gets you nowhere.

Under 12 ‘s GRAND FINAL ROCKINGHAM v FREMANTLE

If you can only fully watch one game on Sunday, make sure it is this one. Only two periods of golden point could separate these sides in the major semi-final, with a spark of brilliance from Tamati Clarke the difference. Both sides hit   the football up ferociously and had pace to burn down the flanks. Fremantle Roosters defeated Joondalup Giants 22-16 in the preliminary final, which ensured an eagerly awaited rematch

Under 13’s GRAND FINAL SOUTH PERTH v KALAMUNDA

South Perth Lions conquered their famous rival North Beach 26-22 to advance straight into the grand final. Conversely, Kalamunda have been nothing short of awesome in both finals so far, posting over 40 points in each game. Onlookers should marvel at how the Kalamunda Bulldogs play their football, irrespective of the overall result. Their team spirit is amongst some of the best in all junior grades and South Perth will have to be at the top of their game to deny the surging Kalamunda Bulldogs.

Under 14’s GRAND FINAL ROCKINGHAM v SOUTH PERTH

We are faced with another major semi-final rematch, with South Perth Lions keen to return the favour against the Sharks. The Rockingham Sharks were cruising 20-6 during the second half and only survived by the skin of their teeth in the final minutes. The Lions would have learned many lessons during the last two finals and last week’s inspirational 26-22 victory over North Beach might just tip fortune in their favour on Sunday. Either way, this grand final will truly be memorable in more ways than one.

Under 16’s GRAND FINAL ROCKINGHAM v SOUTH PERTH

Is Rockingham Sharks still firing on all cylinders after their 55-18 romp in the major semi-final? Fremantle Roosters clearly felt the effects of the loss, with the South Perth Lions bundling them out in straight sets. This match up poses so many questions for us. Has the week off hindered this fearsome Rockingham Sharks machine? Has South Perth Lions played their way into form during the final series? Either way, if you love free flowing rugby league, make sure you stick around for this one.