Junior State Cup wrap: Rocky's run continues and more
THE biggest Queensland Touch Junior State Cup in the event's 22-year history has drawn to a close.
The event attracted 220 teams from 29 associations across the state.
The third and final day was highlighted by grand finals in all 10 competitions, in which Rockhampton, Gold Coast and Brisbane continued their domination and Coomera finally broke through.
Joint overall champions were named for the first time in the event's history, as Rockhampton and Gold Coast shared the Eggers/Mowles Affiliate Championship.
Coomera Blue's under-10s crashed out in quarter and semi finals at previous Junior State Cups, and other competitions throughout the year.
The side met the powerhouse Gold Coast outfit, which had won many of the events in which Coomera had fallen short.
Today's result was on Coomera's side however, as they broke through for a 5-3 win in the decider.
Rockhampton, Gold Coast and Brisbane Metro all won three grades each.
Gold Coast claimed the 14 Boys, 14 Girls and 18 Girls titles, the latter coming against a Bilambil outfit intent on finishing its Junior State Cup career with a win.
While Bilambil rallied, Gold Coast proved to be too strong as they ran out 7-5 winners.
Bilambil's Olivia Attenborough-Doyle thanked association president Mick Kennedy for allowing the girls to compete for the purple-clad side (they had previously represented South Tweed), and praised coach Les Watego for his commitment to the team.
Brisbane claimed the 10 Boys, 10 Girls and 16 Girls titles, the latter a tight 6-5 win over Palm Beach.
Rockhampton claimed the 12 Girls title, and continued its domination of the 16 Boys and 18 Boys competitions.
The Central Queenslanders held off a fast-starting Redlands Touch Association in both grades.
It was the Redbacks' third consecutive 18 Boys title and their fourth 16 Boys success.
10 Boys: BMTA Red 4 def Coomera Blue 3
10 Girls: BMTA Red 3 def Rockhampton Red 0
12 Boys: Coomera Blue 5 def Gold Coast 3
12 Girls: Rockhampton Red 7 def Toowoomba White 5
14 Boys: Gold Coast 4 def Rockhampton Red 3
14 Girls: Gold Coast 4 def BMTA Red 1
16 Boys: Rockhampton 7 def Redlands Red 6
16 Girls: BMTA Red 6 def Palm Beach 5
18 Boys: Rockhampton 5 def Redlands 3
18 Girls: Gold Coast 7 def Bilambil 5
Kerry Norman Award: Melia Larkin (Caboolture)
Scott Notley Award: Blake Moore
Small Champion Affiliate: Gympie
Medium Champion Affiliate: Coomera
Eggers/Mowles Champion Affiliate: Rockhampton/Gold Coast