Local Grand Final Weekend Lives Up To The Hype

September 25, 2023 1:17 pm in by
Photo Credit: Adam Connelly // ARN

All three local grand finals came down to the wire on a picturesque day across our regions. Read all about the action here:


Nairne Bremer are Hills Division One Premiers for the first time after a stirring 12 point win over Hahndorf in Saturday’s grand final at Lobethal.

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The two best sides all year put on a thrilling show for the year’s finale, with the Rams kicking away early in the fourth quarter to claim the 12.16 88 to 11.10 76 victory.

Dylan Whimpress was named best afield after an impressive performance.

It was just the second time Nairne had beaten Hahndorf in 69 years.

The Hahndorf reserves added to the Pies trophy cabinet earlier in the day however, thanks to a equalling thrilling 11 point win (7.12 54 to 6.7 43) over Blackwood.


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Jervois have claimed their third River Murray A grade flag in four years, following a stunning comeback to beat Mypolonga in Saturday’s grade final in Murray Bridge.

The Tigers looked as if their fairytale run to the decider from fifth was going to end in glory after leading by 29 points late in the second, however a persistent Bluds side gradually worked their way back to snatch the title with a 10.13 73 to 8.16 64 win.

Peter Zarantonello was named the Cybulka medalist for his best on ground performance.

Imperial claimed the reserves flag in a thriller of their own earlier in the day, beating Jervois by 2 points (6.9 45 to 6.7 43).


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A dominant final quarter has helped McLaren Districts to their second straight A Grade premiership in the Great Southern on Saturday.

With just two points separating them and Willunga at the final break, the Eagles kicked four unanswered goals to run away by 27 points (12.12 84 to 8.9 57).

Stuart Green was named best on ground for his pivotal performance.

It was better news for Willunga in the reserves grand final, with their B’s beating McLaren Districts by 22 points (8.9 57 to 5.9 39).