After all the brisk nights at training and the mud, sweat and cheers, the Illawarra and South Coast’s best young sporting talent could celebrate premiership at the weekend.
The Mercury has captured the best of the grand final day action, including Illawarra rugby league, union and South Coast soccer and Australian football action.
Of course, for some it would end in disappointment after grand final defeat, but they could all take great pride in their dedication to make it all the way to the big day.
For others, like Shellharbour’s under 15 division one girls soccer and Univeristy’s first XV junior rugby union, it was time to enjoy being 2018 champions with friends and family.
So too for Gerringong’s under 13 rugby league and Figtree under 11 junior Australian football teams,