There will be plenty of exciting footy action in the Eacham Junior Rugby League grand finals this Saturday, with Ravenshoe District Junior Rugby League hosting the big event at their grounds.
Atherton is well represented with teams in Under 14 and Under 16 finals and a battle of two Atherton teams in the Under 12 grand final.
The full day will get underway at 9am on the main field with round robin games of Under 6, Under 7 and Under 8 teams followed by presentations.
At 10am, Under 9 teams round robin games will be played before presentations.
The Under 10 round robin games start at 11am, followed by presentations.
On a representative level, Eacham Panthers hosted the inaugural North Queensland Country Junior Championships in May where North Queensland teams were selected from Eacham, Innisfail, Mount Isa and Cape Torres leagues.
Ravenshoe junior Clayton Dalgety was named Under 16 player of the carnival and recipient of the Francis Mosby Medal.
Jackson Fahlstrom and Jhidan Dikes from Atherton were both named in the Under 14 North Queensland Marlins team.
Djerome Mooka-Salam from Ravenshoe and Luke Misener from Atherton were named in the Under 15 Merit team with Misener also being awarded Under 15 player of the carnival.
Keyarn Porter from Malanda gained selection in Under 16 team while Hannah Geary was named in the Under 16 girls team.
Eacham Junior Rugby League continues to be a leader in the development of women's rugby league through the great work done by Nicole Turner and Bec Mason.
The same can be said for Dennis Hamilton who has done a quality job mentoring the next generation of up and coming referees in his role as referees coordinator.
Eacham Junior Rugby League is looking forward to 2020 as the season is shaping up to be even bigger and better with positive changes coming into the game.
Eacham Junior Rugby League development clinics will be held at Atherton on October 13, Malanda on November 10 and Ravenshoe on December 8 with all registered players and coaches welcome to attend.
The Under 12 grand final between Atherton Red v Atherton Blue will kick off at 12.30pm and presentations will be held after the game.
At 1.30pm the Under 14 grand final will take place between Malanda v Atherton followed by presentations.
The day will conclude with the Under 16 grand final between Malanda v Atherton at 2.45pm with presentations to follow.
Under 12 Grand final team lists
Coach: Brendan Clark
Trainers: Kyle Lang, Paul Pensini and Kirk Triantafyllou
Coach: Jesse Howe
Trainers: Shannon Harrop, Lauren Andrews, Pompey Pezzelato and Damien Ross
Under 14 Grand Final team lists
Coach: Shane Solinas
Trainers: Kim Mastin, Melissa Burns, Alisha English and Dean Coutts
Coach: Barry Dikes
Trainers: Shannon Harrop, Peta Taske and Brett McLaren
Under 16 Grand Final team lists
Coach: Phillip Cuda
Trainers: Kim Mastin, Alisha English, Tom English and Dean Coutts
Coach: Daryl Simms
Trainers: Kyle Lang, Lauren Andrews and Barry Dikes
Main image: Jackson Fahlstrom from Eacham Junior Rugby League was a 2019 representative player in Under 14 North Queensland Marlins team. Photo: Darryl Day.