Juniors fight out close contests on SCAFL grand final day

Contest: Figtree's Jacob Hosking attempts a clearing kick in Sunday's grand final. Picture: Sylvia Liber.
Contest: Figtree's Jacob Hosking attempts a clearing kick in Sunday's grand final. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

Shellharbour have reversed a major semi-final defeat to take out the AFL South Coast Illawarra under 13 grand final. 

The Swans suffered a 50-44 defeat to Figtree a fortnight ago, but set up a rematch after powering past Kiama in the preliminary final.

This time it was Shellharbour who took home the victory, claiming a 34-24 win. 

Figtree’s under 13s may have fallen, but the club’s under 11s reigned supreme, outplaying Albion Park to claim a 46-30 win. 

It was Northern Districts who dominated the older age groups, with the Tigers taking home both the under 15 and under 17 premierships. 

Heavy favourites coming into the match, the under 15s outplayed Kiama to claim a 55-33 victory. 

While the under 15s were favourites, the under 17s entered their grand final with Batemans Bay as underdogs, having finished the season in third. That was no hindrance, however, with the Tigers upsetting their more fancied rivals by six points, 53-47. 

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