Nambucca Strikers Red and Blue face off in the Girls Under 14s Division Two Grand Final Nambucca Valley Sport Property/Sports/Opinion - popup ad Sport by News Of The Area - Modern Media - September 29, 2023 Nambucca Red and Nambucca Blue played in the Girls Under 14s Division Two Grand Final. Photo: D Wigley. TWO Nambucca Strikers teams faced off in a thrilling showdown during the Under-14s Division Two Grand Final at C.ex Coffs International Stadium. Ultimately, it was Nambucca Red who emerged victorious, narrowly edging out their counterparts, Nambucca Blue, with a final score of 2-1 in a closely contested match filled with end-to-end football action. On the touchline, Nambucca Strikers coaching coordinator Rhys Jones shared his insights on the game. “In challenging hot conditions, both teams displayed excellent ball movement and were full of energy. Early attempts at goal from both sides were thwarted by solid defending and skilled goalkeeping,” said the 2023 Clubperson of the Year. “Nambucca Red took the early lead through some relentless pressure. “The Blue team from Nambucca didn’t lay down however and quickly equalised with one minute to go before halftime. “Both coaches urged their players during the break to really concentrate on what they have been working on all year, and keeping their chargers well hydrated in the heat. “The second half proved just as tight as the first with both teams not giving an inch, the game was a real arm wrestle when mid through the second half Nambucca Red scored what turned out to be the winner,” Jones said. This victory capped off a remarkable season for Nambucca Red, who clinched the league title by a narrow three-point margin over their rivals, Nambucca Blue. It was an exceptional year for first-year coach Mel Jarrett, who couldn’t be prouder of her team’s hard work and dedication. While there had to be both a winner and a loser, both teams celebrated the success of the Nambucca teams in the grand final, marking a historic day for the football club. Coaching coordinator Rhys Jones reflected on a triumphant season at the football club, with the Under 14 Girls emerging as the standout performers.. “Great result for the team which has trained hard all year and has trained hard for this day. “First year coach Mel Jarrett was full of praise. “While the gutsy Blue team should not be disappointed with the result as they fought hard and pushed their opposition not only in this game but throughout the season. “So a great season comes to an end with success in the under 14s second division with winners and runners up in both premiership and the grand Final. “Here is to a restful summer and eagerly awaiting next season,” Jones said. By David WIGLEY Nambucca Red were crowned Grand Final winners. Photo: D Wigley. Nambucca Red and Blue celebrated a great day for the football club and the town. Photo: D Wigley.