League Touch 2016 Wrap Up
On Thursday 1st September, Southern Cross Group Stadium hosted the inaugural League Touch Grand Finals and what a night it was! With the stage set, music playing, and flood lights beaming down, we were definitely in for a memorable night.
The first time slot kicked off with some of the best League Touch skills on display in the U9's and U11's Grand Finals. In total, 12 tries were scored across both games with plenty of entertainment on show to the spectators. The U9's Grand Final was a De La Salle club affair with De La Salle Blue triumphant over De La Salle Gold 14-6. The Player of the Final was Ella Sorensen (De La Salle Blue). Next door on the U11's field saw De La Salle Blue take the victory over Aquinas 32-6. In what was a tight first half with the scores locked at 6-6, De La Salle showed why they dominated the competition this season remaining undefeated. The Player of the Final was Demi Bresnahan (De La Salle Blue).
In the U15's Division 2 we saw Como Jannali White fight their way to the Grand Final winning both their Semi-Final and Preliminary Final as the underdogs. However, their opponents in Cronulla Caringbah White proved that their form during the season stayed strong on Grand Final day with the final score card showing Cronulla Caringbah victorious of Como Jannali White 14-0. The Player of the Final was Jasmine Adair (Cronulla Caringbah White).
Up next was the U15's Division 1 Grand Final which was bound to be a cracking game from the start. Taren Point Red and Cronulla Caringbah Black finished 1st and 2nd respectively and their Grand Final game did not disappoint. With only minutes to go Taren Point Red were trailing by 6 points and managed to score a try in the corner making for a difficult conversion attempt. Luckily for Cronulla Caringbah the conversion attempt was unsuccessful and the score remained 10-8 deeming them the winners. The Player of the Final was Ella Barker (Cronulla Caringbah Black).
The Ladies Opens Grand Final saw De La Salle and Como Jannali fight it out in a League Touch 9's format. The 2 teams have rivalled each other all season. However it was the talent from De La Salle that proved too strong with the minor premiers taking out the victory 14-0. The Player of the Final was Kelly Silva (De La Salle).
Thank you to all players, coaches and managers for your support and participation this season. We hope you enjoyed League Touch as much as we enjoyed it! A special thank you to our Ground Manager, Graham, our Referees, Courts, Terrence, Dave, Fred and of course Jason as well as all of the volunteers from the hosting JRL clubs for all of their hard work in helping us run the competition every Sunday morning.
Photos from the night will be available via our Facebook page shortly so stay tuned!