Royals in historic first title triumph
Chapman Valley 14s took out their first-ever premiership win on Saturday, thrashing Brigades by 55 points.
The final score was the Royals 13.12 (90) to the Hawks 5.5 (35).
Royals coach Adrian Bartlett said it was a satisfying season, going through undefeated and taking out a premiership.
“We’ve lost the last two Grand Finals, so it’s definitely third time lucky,” he said.
“I’m happy for the boys who did the work and rewarded themselves all season. It was a real team effort.”
There were a couple of goals between the teams at half-time but the Royals kicked six in the third quarter and kept the Hawks goalless.
“The third quarter we pushed hard and made the break,” Bartlett said.
“It was a hard game — Brigades have pushed us all season but it was what a grand final should’ve been.
“We were just a bit smarter and cleaner with the ball and got results.
“Our basic skills on the day were better.
“We found targets, were a bit more composed and our good players played well, so it was a real team effort.”
Royals’ Richard Bartlett won best on ground, kicking four goals from the middle.
Ruckman Xavier Wright won the East Fremantle player award.
“The boys worked hard all season,” Bartlett said.
“We had injuries and people pull out but we came together and rewarded ourselves after a hard-fought season.”
The 2017 Great Northern Junior Football League 14s grand final winners, Chapman Valley.
The Chapman Valley 14s celebrate their first premiership win.
Brigades’ Jed Hagan spoils Royals’ Richard Bartlett.
Royals’ Andrew Randall and Brigades Graham Sandy.