Towns and Railways win Great Northern Junior Football League boys’ grand finals

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Under—16s grand final action.
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Towns and Railways shared the spoils in the Great Northern Junior Football League boys’ grand finals on Saturday.

Towns beat Railways Blue in the under-14s, 8.6 (54) to 3.7 (25).

Railways then beat Towns in the under-16s, 11.18 (84) to 5.5 (35).

WA Football Commission Mid West development officer Grady Tomelty said the games were a good way to bring the boys’ season to a close and the league was looking forward to the girls’ decider next Saturday, a curtain-raiser for the Great Northern Women’s Football League grand final.

“It was a great day with a good crowd and good atmosphere,” Tomelty said.

“It was great to see both clubs come away with the choccies.”

Campbell Wood was best on ground in the under-16s as well as best and fairest. Railways’ Sonny Arangio was the highest scorer for the season, kicking 66 goals.

Timothy George collected the most best votes for the season, ahead of Jack Campbell and Kodi Giltrow.

Towns’ Jack Annison was best and fairest in the under-14s final, ahead of Chapman Valley Black’s Steven Carnamah.

Railways Blue’s Sheldon Nelly was top goalscorer for the season, with 43. Railways White’s Gus Osborne collected the most best votes for the season, ahead of Railways Blue’s Jye Zimmerman and Railways White’s Eli Grigsby.

Railways’ James Gardiner was the Chris Mainwaring Junior Footballer of the Year.

In the colts, Towns beat Brigades in the preliminary final on Sunday.

The Bulldogs beat the Hawks 9.8 (62) to 4.4 (28).

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