For the first time in a decade the Northern Beaches were represented in the AFL finals.
For the first time in a decade the Northern Beaches were represented in the AFL finals. Contributed

Top effort put in by the Blue boys in final

FOR the first time in a decade the Northern Beaches were represented by a strong team in the AFL finals and came so close to landing the premiership.

The under-11 team finished the regular season on top as minor premiers and last weekend competed against the Port Macquarie Magpies in the grand finals.

Leading the whole game, the Northern Beaches Blues were defeated only seconds before the final siren by one point.

"All our players put in their all, it was a great effort and they tried really hard,” club president Craig Christie said.

"I'm really proud of their efforts, this is only the second year the under-11 team has been running.

"It's been over a decade since we've been in the finals so it was all new for us. It's been a ground breaking year, finishing the season on top and not only playing but winning our first final. We got to the grand final and put in a great effort and were only one point short.

"The boys were really good sports and are a resilient bunch.”

The final score for the game was 26 to 25.

"We have continued our junior and pro Auskick program for boys and girls between the ages of four and 10 and this year also established an under-13 team to join our under-11 team,” Craig said.

The teams will have their presentation day tomorrow.



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