Congratulations to all the team’s who made their respective grades Grand Finals played today. There can only be one winner and results were:
Under 18 Open Grand Final: Otahuhu Leopards: 24 Manurewa Marlins: 14 Under 20 Open Grand Final:
Marist Saints: 32 Otara Scorpions: 24 Premier 2 Bowl Grand Final: Kaipara Lancers: 38 Hibiscus Coast Raiders: 24 Premier 2 Pennant Grand Final: Bay Roskill God Squad: 30 Manukau Aiga: 26 Premier 2 Championship Grand Final: Richmond Tokes: 22 Mt Albert Lions: 16 Open Age Restricted Grand Final: Papakura Sea Eagles: 20 Howick Hornets: 16
The football season is not yet over with the OAR, Premier 2, U/20, U/18 and U/16 Regional North v South Representative programme starting next weekend. Check the website on Monday for this weeks draw.
Restricted football is an important part of our game. Auckland is the only District in New Zealand that offers this playing opportunity. One of the key focus areas of the Auckland Rugby League this year has been to review current restricted football grades and weights benchmarking against other similar sports codes. As a result the Review sub-committee has formulated some recommendations and is now seeking feedback from clubs, members, players and interested stakeholders. It is your opportunity to submit feedback or make alternative recommendations. To view the proposal or find out how you can make a submssion click the attached link: Restricted Grades and Weight Review Submissions close on Friday 24 August.
The 2013 Fox Memorial is again a 10 team premiership. The 2012 teams that finish 1 to 9 at the conclusion of this weekends round play automatcially qualify for the 2013 Fox Memorial. The team that finishes in 10th place is relegated to the 2013 Sharman Cup and is replaced by the winner of the 2012 Sharman Cup.
SAS Sharman Cup:
The 2013 Sharman Cup is again a 10 team premiership. The 2012 teams that finish 1 to 9 at the conclusion of this weekends round play automatically qualify for the 2013 Sharman Cup. The team that finishes in 10th place is relegated to the 2013 Phelan Shield and is replsced by the winner of the 2012 Phelan Shield provided the winner meets the on and off field participation criteria for entry.
Mandron Masonry Phelan Shield:
2013 participation numbers in this Premiership are determined on application. The winner of the 2012 Phelan Shield earns the right to be promoted to the 2013 Sharman Cup provided the winner meets the on and off field participation criteria for entry.
The Premier 2, OAR, U/20, U/18 and U/16 Northern and Southern Regional Representative teams will be announced and published later this week. The release will also be published on the ARL’s website and Facebook page. The 3 match series commences in September at the conclusion of club competition.