“On this day in September” – 27 September

In this last edition of our “On this day in September” series we take the shortest possible stroll down memory lane, going back to the Grand Finals of 2020.

Under 11: Port Macquarie Flyers 10.10 (70) def Coffs Harbour Breakers 4.9 (33)
Best on Ground: Tobie Quinn (Flyers) & Anna Crawley (Breakers)
Rising Star: Zane Guthrie (Breakers)
B&F (joint winners): Tobie Quinn (Flyers) & Brenton Mance (Bombers)

Under 13: Nambucca Valley Lions 9.13 (67) def Port Macquarie Swoopers 2.6 (18)
Best on Ground: Will Devereaux (Lions) & Isaac Luke (Swoopers)
Rising Star: Isaac Luke (Swoopers)
B&F (joint winners): Wilson Baade (Lions), Lincoln Proctor (Port), & Tane Skinner (Sawtell)

Youth Girls: Bellingen Bulldogs 8.7 (55) def Sawtell Toormina Saints 2.5 (17)
Best on Ground: Teneika Coltman (Bellingen) & Lilli-Yana Moody (Sawtell)
Rising Star: Deja Barlow (Bellingen)
B&F Runner-Up: Mackenzie Bagnall (Grafton)
B&F – Nikki Wallace Medal: Poppy Johnston (Sawtell)

Under 15: Coffs Harbour Breakers 7.8 (50) def Port Macquarie Magpies 6.10 (46)
Best on Ground:
Rising Star: Oscar McKenzie (Breakers) & Cedar Barry (Port)
B&F (joint winners): Beau Guthrie (Breakers), Ned O’Neill (Grafton), & Oscar McKenzie (Breakers)

The Senior Grand Finals of 2020 were actually played in October (10th) but we were n’t going to miss an opportunity to acknowledge those too!

Under 17: Sawtell Toormina Saints 14.12 (96) def Grafton Tigers 4.4 (28)
Best on Ground – Nathan Harris Medal: Angus Anderson (Sawtell)
B&F: Angus Anderson (Sawtell)

Reserve Grade: Nambucca Valley Lions 9.9 (63) def Coffs Harbour Breakers 3.2 (20)
Best on Ground: Aaron Clarke (Lions)
B&F: Jake Hare (Lions)

Women: Coffs Harbour Breakers 6.4 (40) def Northern Beaches Blues 3.0 (18)
Best on Ground: Emily Conlan (Breakers)
B&F: Cassidy Ronalds (Breakers)

Seniors: Grafton Tigers 8.10 (58) def Sawtell Toormina Saints 2.8 (20)
Best on Ground – Woodlock Medal: Aaron Ashby (Grafton)
B&F – Brian Saville Medal: Luke Stanford (Grafton)

To see more details of the AFL North Coast timeline over the past 40 seasons and beyond, please click here.