“On this day in September” – 10 September
Our look at 10 September through the years starts way back in 1983, which was just the second season of the North Coast League. All up we take in three Senior Grand Finals and three Senior Presentation Nights.
1983 SENIOR GRAND FINALS
The North Coast League was in just its second season of existence, but Woolgoolga Blues were already building a dynasty going back to back to claim the first two Senior Premierships. The start of lower grade competitions saw South Coffs claim its first flags in the North Coast League.
Seniors: Woolgoolga Blues 18.18 (126) def South Coffs 6.10 (46)
Reserves: South Coffs claimed the Premiership in its inaugural season, starting a run of seven in a row.
Under 18: Another grade in its first year, another Premiership for South Coffs as it started a run of six in a row.
1988 SENIOR GRAND FINALS
Another Senior Premiership for the Woolgoolga Blues in a high scoring thriller, making it five in the League’s first seven seasons.
Seniors: Woolgoolga Blues 16.15 (111) def South Coffs 16.9 (105)
Reserves: South Coffs make it six in a row and are still the only club to lift the Reserve Grade cup.
Under 18: Just like Reserves, South Coffs run extends to five in a row and are the only club to have won this grade.
1994 SENIOR GRAND FINALS
North Coffs Kangaroos win their second Senior flag, and first since 1990.
Seniors: North Coffs Kangaroos 12.17 (89) def Woolgoolga Blues 7.8 (50)
Reserve Grade and Under 18 were not played in this season.
2005 SENIOR PRESENTATION NIGHT
Chris Martens (Port) claims the Best and Fairest Medal for the League.
2011 SENIOR PRESENTATION NIGHT
Dan Zacek (Grafton) adds the Best and Fairest Medal to the Premiership that was won by the Tigers the week earlier.
2016 SENIOR PRESENTATION NIGHT
Fraser Duryea (Breakers) caps a remarkable individual season when he claims the Best & Fairest Medal.
Lachlan Draper-Bell (Sawtell) is the Best and Fairest in Reserve Grade.
The Under 18 award is shared by two young guns from Port – Liam Dunlop and Kobe McClure.
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