FUTURE AFL STARS: Champions of the future are playing in the Northern Rivers junior AFL grand finals on Sunday,
FUTURE AFL STARS: Champions of the future are playing in the Northern Rivers junior AFL grand finals on Sunday, Supplied

Junior footy preview predicts classy games at finals

SUPER Sunday will see young footy players shine when they put their heart into helping their team boot as many goals as they can through the big sticks and claim the premiership on Sunday.

The Northern Star spoke with AFL Northern Rivers Juniors- Competition Administrator to get his predictions for the games.

Jacob McPherson

U12's Byron bay Magpies V Tweed Tigers

The U12's kick off what should be a fantastic day of AFL in the Northern Rivers, The Magpies will head into the grand final fresh after a week off and will no doubt be starting favourites for the game, They have Played some fantastic football this year And will be Primed for the big game, The Tigers bounced back last week with a scintillating first half of football there pace through the midfield and ball use from half back was a clear stand out, if they can find that form for 4qtrs of footy we will be in for a real treat.

Key Player Byron - Charlie Elliott

Key Player Tweed - Archer Goodlet

Prediction = Byron bay by 19points.

U15's Girls - Murwillumbah Vulcans v Lismore Swans

The two top teams come together for a Semi Final rematch in the u15's girls Grand Final.

The game will showcase two contrasting styles with Murwillumbah playing an attacking brand of football proving extremely dangerous in front of goal, while The Lismore team will be ramping up there physicality and be looking to dominate around the contests as they have done all year.

Key Player Murwillumbah - Ciarn Larrescy

Key Player Lismore - Zoe oreilly

Prediction = Murwillumbah by 8points.

U14's Boys Byron Bay Magpies v Murwillumbah Vulcans

The two heavyweights of the competition take centre stage in what will be a fierce contest in the U14's.

Byron Bay shocked many when they dominated Murwillumbah for 4qtrs in the Semi finals however internally no one was surprised as they have been ever confident that they have the tools to dismantle any team when playing their best, ball movement and ability to retain possession will again be key to securing a win over there close rivals on the biggest stage.

Murwillumbah will no doubt be looking to make amends from what happened Semi Final week, they are a class team who are well drilled and rarely are beaten. They have weapons all over the field that if given the chance will take the game away from you. Look for them to come out all guns blazing.

Key Players Byron Bay - Diesel Drury

Key Players Murwillumbah - Jed foggo

Prediction - Murwillumbah by 4 points

Sunday September 10 - Grand Finals at Fripp Oval, Ballina

9.00am - U12's - Byron Bay v Tweed

10.30am - U12's Presentations

10.45am - U15's Girls - Murwillumbah v Lismore

12.15pm - U15's Girls Presentations

12.15pm - Suns Super Stars - Combined game, GC Suns Giveaways and inflatable goals!!

1.00pm - U14's - Byron Bay v Murwillumbah

2.30pm - U14's Presentations



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