Valleys celebrate their Under 16 grand final win.

Last Saturday saw the end to the Toowoomba Junior Rugby League season with some quality grand final games.

The day was forecast to be cold and rainy and unfortunately it ended up that way after the sunshine and great conditions for the first four games. 

Congratulations to all the teams that took away the silverware and the coaching staff for getting all the kids there. It has been a great season for the local league and we hope it continues into 2016.

We would also like to thank our referees and touch judges for doing a great job on Saturday. Also thanks to the referee coordinators Terry Phillips and Bill Rushton and mentors Peter Tozer, Rex Little, Bill Mitchell and Glen Richardson from the NRL referees for turning up to give the boys support for the day.

In a touching gesture, the Gatton players and some supporters released purple balloons after a minute silence to pay tribute to their recent loss of Gatton teenager Jayde Kendall, before the kick-off of the U13/14 Dev Cup game. We give our sincere condolences to Jayde’s family and friends during this sad time.

The under 16’s game was a tough encounter and the score line didn’t reflect on the type of game it was. Both sides dug deep in the wet conditions and can all be very proud of themselves. Valleys played out of their skins and were deserved winners of the U16 flag.

The TJRL would like to congratulate all the under 16’s from every club for playing junior footy and wish them all the best in their future endeavours and hope they decide to go on to play senior footy for their respective clubs.

On behalf of the Toowoomba Junior Rugby League, I would also like to sincerely thank our President Jackie Stephson for her years of dedication to junior league. She has spent countless hours to keep our league strong over the past 10 years whether it be as President, Secretary, Treasurer or tour host of rep sides. Jackie has decided to step down as President but still be involved helping with rep administration. Best wishes to you Jackie and we know we will see you around at footy in years to come.

This year we also presented Best and Fairest awards to players in the U13 – U16 age groups. Congratulations goes to:

Under 13 Mitch Lorenz - Valleys

Under 14 Tristan Powell - Souths

Under 15 Liam Short - Pittsworth

Under 16 James Robinson - Gatton

The day was expertly hosted by the Pittsworth crew who did a great job and a big thank you to Dan and Kev for doing the broadcasting all day.

The results are:

Under 11

Brothers 12 (Tries Joseph Currie, Riley Wockner, Goals Riley Madden, Riley Wockner) Def Highfields 6 (Kade Warren try and goal) Best and Fairest player:

Under 12

Highfields 24 (Tries Chad Lebsanft 2, Brock Bishop-Kinlyside, Blake Cesari, Goals Lachlan Davis, Chad Lebsanft, George Pola, Blake Cesari) Def Souths 10 (tries Nathan Kleidon, Bilal Danine)

Under 11/12 Dev Cup

Gatton 16 (Tries Matthew Brooking, Lincoln Morgan, Ryan Sanderson, Goals Chayse Hoger, Baile Price) Def Highfields 4 (Try Dulamai Wightman)

Under 13

Souths 42 (Tries Edward Witherspoon 2, George Ryan, Mitchell Knauth 4, Braith Ashurst, Goals Kai Williamson-Duggan 5) Def Pittsworth 20 (Stewart Free, Ethan Sherdan, Pat McGinn 2, goals Mitchell Lindenmayer, David Woodbridge)

Under 14

Souths 30 (Tries Brandon Trost, Reece Liston, Corey Wright 2, Connor Williams 2, Goals Jordan Lipp 2, Connor Williams) Def Dalby (Tries Henry Abdul-Rahman, David Rongo, Goals James Heinrich 2)

Under 13/14 Dev Cup

Gatton 22 (Tries Nathan Tomlinson 4, Goals Benjamin Hyland 2) Def Highfields 4 (try Samuel Elara)

Under 15

Valleys 24 (Tries Koby Cubby, Christopher Chalmers, Brock Diment 3, Goals Koby Cubby 2) Def Souths 13 (Tries Cory Paix, Leslie Hartvigsen, Goals & Field goal Cory Paix)

Under 16

Valleys 36 (Tries Denzel Burns, Nathan Rogers, Alex Brown, Ryan Betros, Jack Murphy, Patrick O’Callaghan, Goals Kurt Squires 6) Def Pittsworth 20 (Lachlan Perry, Peter Derome, Goal Dom Salomon)