Team drinks in touch final victory
DESIGNATED Drinkers celebrated their second premiership win in a row after a very close game against Jeff's Jokers in the Warwick Touch Association mixed grand finals on Wednesday night.
Spectators were kept on the edge of their seats as the two A-grade teams battled it out in a neck to neck game with Designated Drinkers staying one up the entire match.
Lara Brackin scored the first try for the team which led to their win of 6-5.
Player of the match was awarded to Mick Brackin for his outstanding performance.
Captain Geordie Beckhouse said he felt the team's success is largely due to the players being such a close knit group of family and friends.
"We've been together for five seasons now and really work as a team," he said.
"It was a very tough competition this season so we are even prouder of our victory."
Undefeated all season, the Fuchs' unbeatable form did not let them down in the finals, winning the B-grade competition against the Scots PGC team by 8-6.
Despite being players down the Fuchs held their own with both teams tied at 5-all at half time.
Player of the match, Jaime Abbas scored the winning try in the last minute of the game leading the Fuchs to their one point victory.
A fast paced game for C-grade teams resulted in a draw of seven all at full time.
Going to extra time, the Brew Crew's Dale Coombes scored the last try in the drop off securing their win over No Mercies.
The defeated team however scored a win with player of the match being awarded to Aaron Osborne.
Jackie's Jokers had the only clear win of the finals as they celebrated a 16-8 victory against Ninjas in the D-grade competition.
Despite the eight-point win the game was very competitive and the Jokers said they had the best game of the season with a lot of lucky breaks.
The only female player of the match for the season was received by Jokers player Michelle Rhodes.
The presentations concluded with Jack Hayes receiving the rookie referee of the year award, Toni Cox accepting the referee of the year award and Fiona White recognised for her contribution to the club as registrar.