The mighty Moree Boomerangs Rugby League Football Club are hoping to make history this Sunday, September 2 when they host the Tooheys Group 19 grand finals at their home ground in Moree.
The club boasts an impressive three teams contesting for the championship in all three men’s divisions – under 18’s, reserve grade and A grade.
It has been another extremely successful season for the club after retaining the Group 19 Club Championship trophy for the best performed club in the regular season and then having all four teams make the finals.
While each of the men’s teams finished minor premiers, club coach Chris Binge said nothing would be sweeter than to convert those minor premierships into grand final wins come Sunday afternoon.
“We have put in a tremendous effort this season both on and off the paddock and while I believe we deserve to win Sunday due to all the effort the boys have put in since November last year, it won’t be just handed to us, we need to work hard this week and bring our best Sunday,” Binge said.
Whilst the Boomerangs have had three teams contest grand finals previously, the most recent being in 2013, they have never been able to convert all three into premierships.
Club president Mitch Johnson said he is hopeful that this will be their year.
“There is a good feeling around the club and the community at the moment and we have been building toward something special this season,” he said.
“I’m hoping this weekend we can take out all three and create another chapter in the history of our great club.”
There are so many great stories around the club this year from a number of father and sons getting the opportunity to play on the same team, to the five Porter brothers all playing in the grand finals this weekend and then you have Bruce Smith who is playing in his eighth grand final in a row, having won the past seven.
All the grand final action will kick off at 10am on Sunday, September 2 with Inverell to take on Glen Innes in the ladies league tag. The Boomerangs under 18s will then face off against Tingha, followed by Boomerangs and Narwon in reserve grade. Finally, the A grade fixture between the Boomerangs and Glen Innes is set to get underway at 2.30pm.
Johnson encourages the Moree community and Boomerangs supporters to come on down to Burt Jovanovich Oval to cheer on the mighty Rangs.
“It should be a great day on Sunday and we are hoping to get our huge supporter base to the games to cheer us on,” he said.