Breakers young guns win swimmingly

Photo: Brad Greenshields

THE Coffs Breakers handled the slippery conditions better than their cross town rivals to win the Under-17s premiership.

After 50mm of rain fell the night before the grand final between the Breakers and Sawtell/Toormina, both sides were faced with surface water and a wet footy to contend with.

It was the Breakers’ ability to be able to gain and maintain territory with long kicking that proved the difference between the two teams.

After a fairly even first quarter the Breakers stamped their authority on the contest with three unanswered goals built on a superior clearance rate.

The Coffs Breakers under-17s with the spoils of victory. Photo: Brad Greenshields


COFFS BREAKERS 1.1 4.4 5.5 5.7 (37)

SAWTELL/TOORMINA 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 (3)

Goals – Break: Campbell Forster 2, Hunter Jefferies, Beau Guthrie, Riley Dagger. Saw: Nil.

Nathan Harris Medal (Best on Ground): Jai Bowd – Sawtell/Toormina.


Click here to watch a full replay of the match on YouTube via Kyle Hands Media

Jai Bowd was awarded the Nathan Harris Medal for being the best player on the ground in the Under-17s Grand Final. Photo: Brad Greenshields