Marlins AFL girls win back-to-back premierships

The Nelson Bay Junior AFL under-12 girls side has created club history by becoming back-to-back, undefeated minor and major premiers.

On a windy Sunday morning, the Bay Marlins swept past Warners Bay in a dominant grand-final performance, winning 33-2.

It was the second successive grand-final triumphant for the team of champion girls supported by a dedicated team of coaching staff and parents.

Sarah Gray from the Marlins was voted best on ground.

The club’s under-17 girls also put in red hot effort in their grand-final, only to go down against a very strong Cardiff team, 38-21.

The grand-final appearances capped off a successful season for the junior Marlins – girls and boys.

In the boys competitions, both the under-13s and 17s finished in fourth spot, while the under-15s lost their grand-final to take home the runners-up trophy.

Club secretary Penny Blyth said the club was proud to have six of its eight teams into the semi-finals.

“We are indeed very proud of all our players this year.”