Tick it off, the AFL Queensland Flash Footy Tournament edition 1 has been run and won, and Yeronga have done the double.
Two hundred and twenty players and 18 teams graced Bond University on Saturday, where 36 games were played, and three champions were crowned.
The pink and black uniforms of the Yeronga Devils were the standout of the day, taking out Division 1 and 2.
Yeronga’s Division 1 team went through the entire day unblemished. They were superb in the grand final against Zillmere, and will take a rich vein of form into the QWAFL season this year.
Despite suffering a loss to Zillmere early in the day, Yeronga’s Division 2 team turned their fortunes around when finals hit to run away with the title over Coolangatta-Tweed.
After a slow start, UQ changed things up when it came to the Division 3 finals, and it paid dividends.
They controlled the 20-minute contest against Wilston Grange to take some silverware back to Field 9.
It wasn’t all about the winners though. Aspley took to the field for the first time in women’s competition, and looked immediately at home.
They narrowly went down to Coolangatta-Tweed in the Division 2 prelim, but took a big step forward in their 2016 preparations.
Maroochydore also entered the fold, competing in Division 2.
With the majority of the team moving up from the Under 17’s Youth Girls competition in 2015, they played some terrific football throughout the day, and will only get better as 2016 progresses.
The standard of footy was very good, and the all new format left people impressed. Flash Footy was a definite success.
By Andrew Wiles