Captain Alex Cutmore and coach Jason Wright with the AFL Darling Downs first-division trophy. Photo Gerard Walsh / Warwick Daily News
Captain Alex Cutmore and coach Jason Wright with the AFL Darling Downs first-division trophy. Photo Gerard Walsh / Warwick Daily News Gerard Walsh

Cutmore takes Redbacks to victory in grand final

REDBACKS captain Alex Cutmore led his side to victory when the Warwick Redbacks beat USQ Cougars 10.18. (73) to 9.7. (61) in the AFL Darling Downs first-division grand final on Saturday.

Coach Jason Wright had played in three first-division grand final losses by the Redbacks and Cutmore one when they ran on to the field on Saturday at Rockville Oval.

At the presentations after the game, Cutmore started with major sponsors Warwick Credit Union and then said the win was for everyone who had been involved with the club in the past 17 years.

"I thank those who ran water and messages at games, those who organised training, ran the canteen," he said.

For Cutmore, this was a win for everyone involved with the Redbacks.

One of the players from past grand finals Andrew Thornberry travelled from Singleton in New South Wales with his family for a bit of history and wasn't disappointed.

Coach Wright said the club set a goal at the start of the season to right where they had failed for the past 16 years to win their first first-division premiership.

"Barks (assistant coach Nick Barker) came into it, we worked on getting the right players in the right positions and to build our depth, well done boys," he said.

Adam Stevenson won player of the final.



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