The senior Byron Bay AFL sides have given themselves the chance of double premiership wins this Saturday when the season comes to a head at the Cavanbah Sports Centre.
The firsts cemented their favourite status to take the flag with a strong win over the Ballina Bombers, 18.6-114 –4.7-31, in a semifinal played two weeks ago.
In this Saturday’s grandfinal the Byron Magpies will battle ‘arch rivals’ Tweed Coast Tigers, after the northern team pulled off an upset win and beat the Bombers 8.12-60–9.2-56 on the weekend, club president Michael Young said.
But the Ballina reserve-grade side has prevailed and will get their chance to win the flag when they take on the Magpies reserve in Saturday’s curtain raiser.
The Magpies and the Cavanbah Centre will also be hosting the women’s grandfinal between Ballina and Lismore.
Both the Magpies’ teams won the last premierships in their respective grades.
‘The club isn’t confident [of winning back-to-back twin premierships] but we are really excited. We have put in truck loads of work making sure we are prepared,’ Michael said.
‘We encourage the local community to come down and support their local teams. If you barrack for Byron wear black and white to show your support,’ he said.
Saturday September 9:
Reserves: Byron Bay v Ballina – 10.15am
Womens: Lismore v Ballina – 12.15pm
Seniors: Byron Bay v Tweed – 2.15pm