Ballina Seagulls win back-to-back flags

It was back-to-back wins for the Ballina Seagulls on Sunday. Photo Eve Jeffery.

The grand final of the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League started with a huge push from underdogs the Byron Bay Red Devil’s yesterday at Kingsford Smith Park in Ballina, but the lads seemed to use all their steam up in one puff and the opening try proved to be the beginning of the end.

The A-Grade players from the Ballina Seagulls and the Devils stood for Suzie Teys’ national anthem, which again proved to be Ballina’s secret weapon.

Suzie sang for the Gulls when they won the premiership 20 years ago and she was lucky for the lads last year – before the match she said that the pressure was on to sing up a winning song for Ballina again.

Her voice rang true as the Seagulls won a history making back-to-back premiership in a 17-6 win against their northern neighbours.

~ Photo gallery Eve Jeffery

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