THE Bendigo Bank Southern Gippsland competition experienced success at this year’s junior championships at Sale on the weekend with three teams in grand finals.
Following two days of round robin competition last week the top two teams in each age group returned to Sale Recreation Reserve on Sunday to contest the finals.
The Under 12 team won their grand final by two points in a thriller against an undefeated Warragul and District Junior Football League side.
The final score was Southern Gippsland 2.8 20 to Warragul and District 2.6 18.
Southern Gippsland’s better players were; Parker Heatly, Trevor Braid, Archer Reid, Jai Williamson, James Lewis and Jarvis Harvey.
Southern Gippsland and Wonthaggi Power player Trevor Braid was judged best on ground in the grand final by the umpires whilst Warragul and District’s Patrick Ireland was the player of the carnival.
In the under 14 grand final Central Gippsland Junior Football League defeated Southern Gippsland by 35 points.
The final score was Central Gippsland 9.8 62 to Southern Gippsland 4.3 27.
The umpires judged Jacob Carnes from Central Gippsland best on the ground.
Better players for Southern Gippsland were Brodie Mabilia, Jay C Walker, Will Taylor-Eagles, Mungo Charles, Max Walton and Lachlan Rathjen.
And In the inaugural Youth Girls competition, the Traralgon Toyota Gippsland Youth Girls defeated the Bendigo Bank Southern Gippsland Youth Girls by 10 points.
The final score Gippsland Youth Girls 2.7 19 to Southern Gippsland Youth Girls 1.3 9.
Southern Gippsland and Phillip Island player Makeisha Muller was one of three girls who received player of the carnival honours.
Southern Gippsland the junior champs