Port Power break decade long Grand Final drought

Port Power busts through their banner and onto the field.
Port Power busts through their banner and onto the field.


SPRING turned on a beauty for Port Stephens Power at the AFL Hunter Juniors Grand Final at Tulkaba Park, Teralba on Sunday.

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The boys from U/11’s Black are the first stand alone team for Port Power to play in the Grand Final in over a decade.

They charged through their banner and onto the oval to take on an undefeated Warners Bay side.

The boys fought hard the whole game with hunger for the win, but unfortunately Warners Bay were too strong and took the win.

The final score saw Warners Bay defeat Port Stephens Power with a final score of 11.9.75 to 3.0.18

Port Stephens Power President Mel Nelson told News Of The Area, “I could not be prouder of our boys, the buzz and excitement flowing through the club the last few weeks is because of the fantastic footy these boys have played this season.”

“The premiership may not be theirs, but they are all still winners for representing their club at the Grand Final level.”
“Well done boys, we love you all,” she said.

Simone Higgins, mother of Cooper from the U/11’s team, told News Of The Area, “We are all so proud to be part of this awesome club.”

“To see so many families there on Father’s Day supporting the boys was truly amazing.”

“Our club is definitely not the biggest but we have have the most spirit,” she said.

The crowd turn out to support the Port Stephens Power club was admirable, and the U/11’s team were certainly spurred on and encouraged by the spectators.

Mel Nelson said, “To the members of our club that come out to show your support for the boys, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

“It is this support and passion for all aspects of our club that you all have that make me love our club, our own little family, even more.”

“Thank you all for a wonderful season,” she said.


By Rachael VAUGHAN


The U/11’s grand final team.
The U/11’s grand final team.

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