Some outstanding young talent was on show when junior league Grand Finals were run and won at Southern Cross Group Stadium and other local venues on Saturday.
Champions were crowned in all age groups and divisions from under 9’s to under 14’s, with big crowds and plenty of excitement the order of the day.
De La Salle kicked off proceedings at Southern Cross Group Stadium with a win over Gymea in the under 9A’s, with St Joseph’s scoring a thrilling last minute victory over Aquinas in the 14’s Division 1 match in the final game of the day.
The under12A’s match also went down to the wire, with Gymea scoring an extra time Golden Point win to deny Engadine the title. Gymea had come from fourth position after the regular season.
Grand Finals were also contested at Captain Cook Oval and at the Sharks Academy fields at Cronulla High School.
In the senior divisions finals began on Sunday, with preliminary finals to be played this coming weekend and Grand Finals on Sunday, September 4.
See below results for the Junior League Grand Finals.
CAPTAIN COOK OVAL
9C Aquinas Colts 12 v De La Salle 32
9B Engadine 18 v De La Salle 28
10C St Josephs 38 v Sutherland Loftus 6
10B Como 28 v Engadine 12
11C St Josephs 26 v Taren Pt/Kurnell 6
11B De La Salle 10 v Gymea 18
CRONULLA HIGH SCHOOL
12C St Pats/St Josephs 16 v Engadine 0
12B Gymea 18 v Aquinas 12
13Div3 Engadine 26 v Gymea 0
13Div2 Engadine 16 v St Josephs 0
14Div3 Taren Point 22 v Aquinas 14
14Div2 Eng/Bosco/Yarra 8 v Cronulla Caringbah 14
SOUTHERN CROSS STADIUM
9A De la Salle 24 v Gymea 16
10A Aquinas 24 v Sutherland Loftus6
11A De La Salle 10 v Kurnell 18
12A Engadine 6 v Gymea 10
13Div1 Gymea 36 v De la Salle 18
14Div1 Aquinas 16 v St Josephs 20