Rebels dominant in junior league finals
THE South Grafton Rebels dominated this year's junior rugby league grand finals with two sides taking home the top trophy.
Three out of four of the competitive sides made the finals played at Lennox Head, a feat for such a small club.
The 10s, 11s and 13s played respectively on the day and won two out of the three Grand finals at Lennox Head.
The red and white was seen all around the ground with lots of parents and spectators making the trek.
Rebels Under-10s went into the Grand Final just like any other game they've played throughout the season. Their skills and talents were on show as they dominated Lennox Head throughout the entire game.
They showcased many set moves, were aggressive in attack and defended well. All players lifted and were all eager to take the opposition on. They were rewarded with their efforts with a win of 34 to 18.
The Under-10s have had an unbelievable year, taking out the minor and major premiers and being undefeated for the 2013 Season.
Congratulations on a stellar year for the players, coach (Rod Gallagher) and team managers (Brett Watson and Peter Gallagher).
Under-11s was a replay of last year's grand final with South Grafton Rebels turning the tables on Northern United, beating them in extra time 12 to 6.
The hard-fought game saw Northern United score early and they held 6-0 lead until the final two minutes of the game, where South Grafton Rebels scored a try and kicked a goal to level the scores and send the game into extra time.
The Rebels scored the winning try in the last 30 seconds of extra time to win the game.
Such a fabulous effort by all the players in the team which consisted of five under-10 players who backed up during the season and sealed two premierships in one day.
Congratulations to the coach (Terry Slis) and his manager (Phil Orchard) on a successful footy season.
The Rebels started nervously allowing Ballina to seize the opportunity scoring three tries in the first half. But after a talk at half time with their coach (Ronny Gordon) the boys lifted and never gave up until the end.
They scored some great tries but unfortunately fell short by losing the game 20-30. Bad luck boys, stick together and you'll give the competition a shake again next year.
Thanks to the parents and their families for their support. All the Rebels juniors and their families are invited to the presentation day this Saturday at 10.30am.