On a cold Saturday morning (16 September), the GPR Super Hoops prevailed to win the Masters Division 4 grand final in conditions best suited for wind surfing.
The game was end to end like watching tennis and the ball was in the air more often than on the ground like aerial pin pong.
The Super Hoops went behind in the first half but evened up the score in the second half and then during the first half of extra time got the goal to put them in front.
From then on it was just a matter of parking the bus, the odd counter attack and waiting for the final whistle.
Well done to the GPR Super Hoops on a history making 2017 season, becoming the first GPR team to claim both the Minor Premiership or League Champions title and Grand Final.
A special congratulations to Rob Allision, who became the first original GPR player to claim two Grand Finals.
Rob was also manager the GPR Super Hoops throughout the year with the assistance of Gavin Stapleton, Nathan Willdig, John Byrom, Matt Bennett and Scott Ellis.
Thanks to the managers of each of Thirroul's All Ages Amateur teams:
Div 1 1st team Thunder AC - Gary Lux and Ryan Davidson.
Div 1 2nd team Thunder DC - James Panteli and Ryan Fairley.
Div 2 1st team GPR Hoops - Leon Mar who is also GPR head of operations and Thirroul fc - Senior Mens Amateur Player Representative, SMAPR.
Div 2 2nd team GPR R's - Morgan McKinnon and Trent Oliver,
Thanks to the supporters during the year at the games, especially Mrs Mar, and back at the Bowlo. Also thanks to Thirroul JFC, Football South Coast and the RMB Community League committee for their support.
Check out the footage on either the Thunder or GPR Facebook pages. Grand Final footage is courtesy of Lin Hampton. Thanks to Lin for attending some other games to get footage.