GRAND FINAL ACTION: Premiers crowned in junior football
FOOTBALL: Foodworks and Urban Mist were evenly matched throughout the season with each scoring wins over the other, but it was Urban Mist that achieved the ultimate win yesterday in the Warwick junior football premier grand final.
Urban Mist beat Foodworks with a final margin of three goals to two.
The premiers led their opponent for the entire match and went into halftime leading one goal to nil.
Urban Mist coach Brett Spies said the team had played with no substitutes all year and still managed to come out with the win.
"Our teamwork is exceptional, that's what won us the game," he said.
Spies said key players in the grand final performance were Mark Skinner, Tristan Shortan, Tyson Spies and Ryan and Lachlan Boal.
"They were basically the leadership for the younger kids, when they did things wrong they pulled in as a team," Spies said.
Three of the Urban Mist players who joined the team started the season with little experience, but all the players' skills have developed well throughout the season.
Spies, who has coached in five under-16 grand finals and is celebrating his first win, said he not only focused on physical skills, but also life skills during training.
This includes exercise and team bonding.
"I like to teach them skills they can take off the field as well," he said.
Foodworks coach Brendan Ryan said his team had a rough start to the season but managed to work their way into the top spot on the ladder by the end of the fixture.
"We lost our first four games and then we started to get it together and they started to get to know each other, away we went," he said.
Ryan said all teams had engaged in close competition throughout the season.
"The other two teams involved beat us at some stage during the year so it was evenly matched and anyone could have made it to the final," he said.