Ripper end to a season
THE Manning Rippers Junior Football Club enjoyed a great end to the season with two of its teams claiming premierships.
The Year 7 side defeated Victoria Park 6.4 (40) to 3.3 (21) in the Perth Demons Junior District grand final while the Year 10 side defeated Caversham 15.10 (100) to 1.3 (9) in the grand final of the Barry Cable Division.
It was the third consecutive premiership for the Year 10s after competing with teams across the Swan Districts, Perth and East Perth districts.
Coach Mat Bateman has led the team to their three grand final wins.
“They have a lot of natural talent but it is their ability to work together that makes them special. No one individual is greater than the team and they all clearly live and breathe that philosophy,” he said.
The club re-established its junior sides after folding in the 1990s and now has more than 350 players playing football from the introductory Auskick program through all the groups to the Year 10 level.
The Year 7 side celebrate their premiership after victory against Victoria Park.
The Year 10 side celebrate victory over Caversham to win the Barry Cable Division.