CHAMPIONS: The new premiers - the Whitsunday under-14 Sea Eagles.
CHAMPIONS: The new premiers - the Whitsunday under-14 Sea Eagles.

Glory, glory for Sea Eagles

AUSSIE RULES: The Whitsunday Sea Eagles under-14s are the 2016 premiers after claiming a solid seven point victory over North Mackay Saints on Saturday.

The Harrup Park match was a a repeat of last year's under-13s grand final, which was also won by the Sea Eagles.

In similar circumstances to last year it was a very close and physical encounter with neither team able to have dominant control of the game, with only one point scored in the first quarter.

With an enormous amount of hard work the Sea Eagles were able to get their noses in front by half-time with a 20-6 lead.

Fortunately they were able to hold back the fast-finishing efforts of the Saints and take out the game 5.3.33 to 4.2.26 and claim back-to-back premierships.

Jayden Clark was on target with the boot as he claimed four goals in a dominant performance in front of goal.

Although there were some outstanding performances on the day, Sea Eagles coaches say the best on the ground was the entire Sea Eagles U14s team.

The Whitsunday under-14 Sea Eagles out-leaped their opponents.
The Whitsunday under-14 Sea Eagles out-leaped their opponents.

Under-17s

It wasn't the only Sea Eagles final on the day as the under-17s also played North Mackay Saints in the grand final.

The Sea Eagles were coming off two previous wins but were no match for the Saints as they suffered a heavy loss.

Going into the match the boys have been very unpredictable all season and knew that anything could happen on the big day.

The Saints came out firing with a few quick goals and the Sea Eagles never recovered.

Trailing at every quarter, the Sea Eagles ultimately went down 12.9.81 to 3.2.20.

While it was not the result they wanted the club would like to say that every player should be very proud of what they have achieved.


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