Cairns juniors celebrate season with great GF games

It was a great day of rugby league on Saturday, September 1 at Jones Park in Cairns with the staging of the Cairns District Junior Rugby League grand finals.

Games were played from the Under 13 to Under 17 age groups with quality displays both on and off the field.

The time honoured tradition of recognising the season's achievements and contributions by dedicated volunteers was also upheld, making for a positive event.

Most Promising Referee 2018 Kieran Withers.
Most Promising Referee 2018 Kieran Withers.

In the Under 13 age group, the Kangaroos defeated Mareeba 24-12, with Noah Casley (Kangaroos) winning the Player of the Final award.

Edmonton were victorious over the Kangaroos in the Under 14 final with Cassius Wallis (Edmonton) named player of the final.

Ivanhoes defeated Cairns Brothers in the Under 15 decider with Kostas Verevis from the premiers being declared the best on field.

Cairns Brothers were victorious in both the Under 16 and Under 17 finals - but not by much, claiming their titles in close games.

Brothers were able to hold out Edmonton 26-22 in the Under 16 final; and in another four-point game, claimed the Under 17 result over Southern Suburbs 24-20.

In the Under 16 game Tyrell Anton (Cairns Brothers) was named Player of the final, while Best Back was awarded to Alastair Molony of the defeated Southern Suburbs and Best Forward was given to Heilum Luki of Brothers in the Under 17 game.

Perpetual Award Winners 2018

Jack & Irene Seary Memorial Trophy CDJRL Most Promising Referee of the Year: Kieran Withers
J & H.E Jones Family Trophy CDJRL Representative Player of the Year: Bryce Moll (Edmonton)
Kerry Stitt Memorial Trophy (team scoring most points during the season): Kangaroos Under 14
CDJRL Volunteer of the Year: Destiny Hogan (Edmonton)
Jones Park BOM Volunteer of the Year: Kate Benson (Ivanhoes)

Main Image: the Under 17 winners Cairns Brothers