Reigning premiers up to defend their title tooth and claw

The Lions in the 2019 Grand Final showdown
The Lions in the 2019 Grand Final showdown

The big moment is almost here for the eight teams that will contest the Grand Finals of the Junior AFL Competition. In a season of uncertainty, the only question left to be answered on Sunday is which teams will claim the Premiership in each of the four grades?

This season's modified format see the top two teams from each age group progress straight to the Grand Final.

The Under 13 match sees the defending Premiers - our Nambucca Valley Lions - up against the Port Macquarie Swoopers.

To say the Lions have been a revelation in the junior competition is something of an understatement. This season's Grand Final presents the club with an opportunity to claim its third premiership since it formed just four years ago.

Port Swoopers are the only team to have beaten Nambucca this season and that match was a thriller. From being level at the last break, the Swoopers managed to scrape away with a narrow seven-point win in a match befitting a Grand Final.

The Swoopers' two losses of the season both came against their stablemates, the Port Macquarie Flyers. There's no chance that the Lions will be able to get any intel on those matches!

The Lions in the 2019 Grand Final showdown

The Lions in the 2019 Grand Final showdown

The program for the day is:

9:30am Under 11 - Port Macquarie Magpies v Coffs Harbour Breakers

11:10am Under 13 - Nambucca Valley Lions v Port Macquarie Swoopers

12:50pm Youth Girls - Sawtell Toormina Saints v Bellingen Bulldogs

2:30pm Under 15 - Port Macquarie Magpies v Coffs Harbour Breakers

All matches are at C.ex Coffs International Stadium and are ticketed. Bookings are available through Eventbrite.

The undefeated senior Lions will be taking on the Northern Beaches Blues this Saturday in their last home game for the season. Game starts at 1.20pm, EJ Biffin Oval.

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