THE Bomaderry Tigers and Bay and Basin Bombers have taken out their respective AFL South Coast Shoalhaven junior premierships, during Sunday’s grand finals at Artie Smith Oval.
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The Tigers, who claimed the under 13s title, were too good for the Batemans Bay Seahawks on the decider, winning 7.11-53 to 3.4-22 – led by best on ground winner Charlie Dunn.
Bomaderry’s side, coached by Paul Richards, included Samuel Huntly, Jack Lunn, Thomas Richards, Dylan Johnstone, Daniel Morrison, Lachlan Almond, Oscar Tunner-Roberts, Hayden Batson, Hadrian Chorlton, Evan Larkins, Samuel Phillips, Izac Maher, Keanu Clarke, Charlie Dunn, Jack Stevens, Beau McKenzie, Brynn Carlie, Oliver Edwards, Fox Scanlon and Sebastian Vaughan.
While the Bombers, who took out the under 11s title, smashed the Seahawks 8.16-64 to 1.2-8 – with Basin’s Jed Snelling claiming the best on ground award.
The side, coached by Justin Goyne and Nathan Malmborg, contains Jake Griggs, Aydin Gouin, Taj Malmborg, Riley Anthes, Oliver Driscoll, Jethro Snelling, Cooper Malmborg, Elliot Choat, Marlin McLaren, Max Sim, Joshua Henry, Ariana Missingham, Ryan Pham, Rylan Bracken, Max Vaughan, Darcy Hammond, Drai Cowan and Zac Johnson.
During the match, the Bombers wore yellow armbands to highlight suicide prevention awareness.
The day also saw a number of awards presented, with Bombers’ Lana Malmborg taking out volunteer of the year award, while Ulladulla’s Brayden Atkins (under 13s), Bomaderry’s James Phillips (under 15s) and Bomaderry’s Ryan Kelly (under 17s) were awarded best Shoalhaven players at the junior representative carnival.
As well as though awards, Basin’s Oliver Driscoll took out the under 11s best and fairest, ahead of Shoalhaven Giants Lily Milner, while Bomaderry’s Evan Larkins won the under 13s award, from Ulladulla’s Melanie Staunton.
AFL South Coast’s John Dyball and Matthew Graham, as well as AFL’s state manager government relations, infrastructure and diversity Anthony Brooks were on hand to present the awards.
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