Figtree celebrate AFL South Coast junior premiership double

Figtree took out two premierships during an exciting AFL South Coast junior grand final day.

Winning ways: Figtree Greys' under 11 team celebrate winning the AFL South Coast premiership.

Winning ways: Figtree Greys' under 11 team celebrate winning the AFL South Coast premiership.

The Roos were successful in the under 11s, when their Greys team overpowered Kiama by 37 points at North Dalton Park. 

The club then celebrated more success with a 24-point win in the under 15 decider.

The flags come after the Roos made the AFL South Coast senior finals series for the first time since joining the top grade.

Football operations manager Dave Johnston said Sunday’s action was a fitting way to end a season where junior numbers have grown significantly.

“We had about 120 extra players involved this year,” he said.  “It’s been really healthy for the competition, particularly in the under 11 and 13 divisions, we’ve had great numbers there.

“There’s also been fantastic participation in the Auskick programs.”

In the under 11s, Figtree had been unbeaten throughout the season, while Kiama were third on the ladder behind Albion Park, who they beat in the preliminary final.

Alex Vartazarian kicked five goals, while Callum Rogers weas best on ground. The combined Illawarra and South Coast under 15s league, Figtree had come from fourth, winning against Batemans Bay, Northern Districts and the Lions.

Captain Darcy Hennessy led the way, while Daniel Hungerford was also impressive.

Wollongong Lions claimed the under 13 crown, winning by 24 points against Kiama’s Thunder team.

The Lions had finished on top of the ladder with just one loss from 15 games, conceding only 153 points along the way. Minor premiers Shellharbour Suns finished off the day by winning the under 17 premiership. 

A combined team of Albion Park Crows and Shellharbour Swans junior players, the Suns won 10.9 (69) to 6.11 (47) against Northern Districts. 

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Junior grand finals

At North Dalton Park on Sunday

Under 11: Figtree Grey 8.10 (58) d Kiama Power Thunder 3.3 (21).

Under 13: Wollongong Lions 10.8 (68) d Kiama Power Thunder 7.2 (44)

Under 15: Figtree Kangaroos 5.11 (41) d Wollongong Lions 2.5 (17)

Under 17: Shellharbour City Suns 10.9 (69) d Northern Districts Tigers 6.11 (47)

Kicking clear: Wollongong's Elan Sewell in the under 13 grand final. Pictures: Robert Peet

Kicking clear: Wollongong's Elan Sewell in the under 13 grand final. Pictures: Robert Peet

High fly: Wollongong's Aiden Colquhoun against Kiama in the grand final.

High fly: Wollongong's Aiden Colquhoun against Kiama in the grand final.

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