History beckons for Grand Final victors

Will Port Macquarie win back-to-back titles on Saturday or will the Byron Bay Magpies spoil the party? Either way it will be a black and white victory in the 2023 AFL North Cast Men's Grand Final.

HISTORY will be made on Grand Final Day at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium on Saturday.

In the women’s Grand Final which starts at 12.10pm, either Northern Beaches or the Coffs Breakers will become the first club to win a second AFL North Coast women’s premiership.

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This will be third Grand Final in a row where it is the Blues playing against the Breakers. Last year it was the Blues who prevailed in extremely wet conditions while in 2020 it was the Breakers who won.

In 2021 the two teams were on top of the ladder before a COVID lockdown just as the finals were starting saw the season brought to a premature end.

It seems fitting that the two teams will meet again for a tie-breaker and a chance to become the League’s first two-time winner.

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Cassidy Ronalds gets a kick away for the Coffs Breakers despite the pressure from Northern Beaches opponent Emma Pitomaki during the 2022 Women’s Grand Final. Photo: Brad Greenshields

Magpies all around in Men’s decider

The Men’s Grand Final will see the reigning premier Port Macquarie try to defend its crown against the new boys on the block, the Byron Bay Magpies.

The pair met just a fortnight ago in the Qualifying Final and at three-quarter time in that match, the difference between the two teams was just six points.

Seeing as Google Maps says that it’s a four hour drive between the home grounds of the two teams, it’s no surprise that it was the home team who recorded comfortable victories when the Magpies met each other on enemy territory this season.

Byron Bay has led the competition from the first day of the season but Port Macquarie, just as they did 12 months ago, has been finding its best for mat the right stage of the year.

It’s a toss up who the victor will be but one thing is for sure, the Magpies will be the winner.

Reserves decider no second best

NAMBUCCA Valley is a warm favourite to win the Reserves Grand Final but Port Macquarie isn’t concerned about the odds.

The pair met in the first week of the finals and the Magpies pushed Nambucca Valley. The scores were level at half time and the final margin only ended up being 13 points.

Aaron Clarke’s godlkicking will be integral too Nambucca Valley’s chances of winning the Reserves Grand Final on Saturday.

Saints and Breakers boys play it again

FOR the second year in a row it will be Sawtell/Toormina and the Coffs Harbour Breakers meeting in the Under 18s Grand Final.

Last year it was the Breakers who prevailed bit in 2023 the two teams have met four times with the Saints winning the last three meetings.


Saturday, September 2 at C.ex Coffs International Stadium

10:00 am – Under 18: Sawtell/Toormina Saints vs. Coffs Harbour Breakers

12:10 pm – Women: Northern Beaches Blues vs. Coffs Harbour Breakers

2:00 pm – Reserves: Nambucca Valley Lions vs. Port Macquarie Magpies

4:00 pm – Seniors: Byron Bay Magpies v Port Macquarie Magpies