FAM­ILY’S GRAND GLORY

Three grand fi­nal wins per fam­ily

Maroochy Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Kawana Park Ea­gles Ju­nior Aus­tralian Foot­ball Club is cel­e­brat­ing what it be­lieves is a his­tor­i­cal first for the club.

Six si­b­lings, from two sep­a­rate fam­i­lies, have taken home three premier­ship flags.

Wid­di­combe broth­ers Fynn, Noah, and Nedd joined broth­ers Max, Sa­muel and Tommy Pekaj to take home the divi­sion one premier­ship cups for the Un­der-12, Un­der -14 and Un­der-16 boys.

It was a mon­u­men­tal day for the Kawana Park Ea­gles, who were al­ready vic­to­ri­ous with the Un­der-17 girls win­ning their grand fi­nal 36 hours ear­lier.

U16 premier­ship coach Doug Stu­art said he be­lieved the feat of three wins in three di­vi­sions in two fam­i­lies had never been done be­fore.

“To have three broth­ers win pre­mier­ships across three di­vi­sions is an awe­some achieve­ment, let alone six broth­ers over two fam­i­lies,” Mr Stu­art said.

Kawana Park Ea­gles pres­i­dent Mark Vagg said it was a great re­ward for a ju­nior foot­ball club which fo­cuses on grass­roots player de­vel­op­ment and strong fam­ily in­volve­ment.

“Four pre­mier­ships out of five grand fi­nal ap­pear­ances in one sea­son is pretty im­pres­sive for a club play­ing

❝ Four pre­mier­ships out of five grand fi­nal ap­pear­ances in one sea­son is pretty im­pres­sive.

— Mark Vagg

out of a school oval,” Mr Vagg said.

Noah Wid­di­combe, 14, said it was a “cool feel­ing” to share the grand fi­nal vic­to­ries with his broth­ers and team mates.

In the U16s, Kawana Park Ea­gles de­feated Ma­roochy­dore Green 81-33.

Noosa Tigers went down to Kawana, 30 to 51, in the U14s.

In the U12s, the Ea­gles de­feated Ma­roochy­dore 53-25.

PHOTO: WAR­REN LY­NAM

WIN­NING FAM­I­LIES: The Pekaj broth­ers (rear) Max, 15, Sa­mual, 14, and Tommy, 12, with the Wid­di­combe broth­ers (front) Flynn,16, Noah, 14, and Nedd, 11 show­ing off their premier­ship cups.

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