Thirroul JFC completed a successful season for graded juniors with four teams winning grand finals on the weekend and the U16.2 team being runners-up.
The U17.1 and U16.1 teams both added Grand Champions medals to the ones they received for being League Champions at the end of the regular season, while the U12.3 and U14.2 teams also won their grand finals at Unanderra Oval.
It was a particularly impressive effort by the U14.2 team as they had finished fourth at the end of the regular season and had to back up from an extra time win in Kiama last Tuesday night to qualify for the grand final against the previously undefeated Albion Park on Saturday.
Lachlan Kay scored from long range in the first half and Noah Biddulph found the back of the net in the second half to clinch a well deserved victory for the team, which is coached by Marcus Aukland and Seamus Macken-Walsh, and managed by Toni Dobbs.
The 12.3 team had earlier in the day overcome Helensburgh 1-0 to secure a hard fought win after qualifying for the grand final from third place, via a penalty shoot-out against Balgownie the previous weekend and a 2-0 win over Dapto in the opening round of the finals series.
The U17.1 team concluded a great weekend of junior grand final action for the club when they hung on with 10 players for the final 12 minutes to beat Coledale 2-1 in extra time on Sunday.
Callum Oliver netted both of Thirroul's goals, scoring in the first half to put the side ahead 1-0 at the break and securing the win in extra time after Coledale had levelled to ensure a gripping finish to a game which was played in great spirit as many players had mates in the opposition.
The win was the culmination of four years of hard work by the boys with coach Craig Smith, manager Paul Thorndyke and trainer Darren Morgan.
Both Under 16s teams also improved on their performances in previous seasons, with the U16.1s winning a third consecutive grand final under the guidance of Michael Grew, Lawrie Baker and Ian Picton to claim both trophies for the first time.
The U16.1 team bounced back from a penalty shoot-out defeat to Unanderra in the opening weekend of the finals and extra-time win over South Coast United to qualify for the grand final with a 2-1 win over Unanderra in a high quality decider on Friday night.
The U16.2 team also played strongly but went down to Balgownie 3-1 in another hard fought game between these two sides which was played just three days after Thirroul had beaten Port Kembla in Kiama on Tuesday night to qualify for the grand final.
Congratulations to U16.2 coach Damian McGlinn, manager Jason Darcy and all of the players for their performance with the team this season, after falling short of a place in the finals last year.
Thirroul JFC would like to thank all coaches, managers, players and parents of the club's 17 graded junior teams and 27 Mini Roos teams for their time and effort this season and hope to see everyone back in 2017.