Season 2016 culminated with Grand Finals for our U13W and U14W teams at Templestowe Reserve on the last Sunday in August. Our U13s were up first, and the tension was palpable. Despite winning comfortably against Bundoora in the 2nd Semi Final everyone knows that Grand Finals are won on the day and this was a tough opponent. After a dour struggle with both sides going goal for goal in the first half Surrey drew away for a 36 point victory – 10.10 vs 4.10. Darcy Eacott was awarded best on ground after a dominant performance in the ruck. Congratulations to Coach Simon and his wonderful team!
Our U14W team had scraped into the finals after a slow start to their season, but improving every week and coming off a hard-fought victory over St Marys in the Preliminary Final their belief was strong. Richmond had been the benchmark all season, and our boys took it up to them from the first bounce. With never much more than a goal in it Surrey couldn’t quite get their noses in front, and unfortunately Richmond pulled away late in the last quarter to win by 21 points – 8.6 (54) vs 11.9 (75). Thanks to Coach Dean, Asst Coach Liam and all of the boys for giving us such a great ride.