Rip­per end to a sea­son

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

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.

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