North Adelaide has reigned supreme at the 2019 SANFL U15 Intrastate Championships, winning Grand Finals in the Metropolitan and Country Divisions at Thebarton Oval on Friday.
In a thrilling contest to decide the Country champion, the Roosters held on to defeat South Adelaide by just one point after trailing by three points at the final change.
Despite scoring one less goal than the Panthers, North had six more scoring shots which proved enough to get over the line for its first Country crown since 2013.
It was a much more comfortable victory for the Roosters in the Metro title-decider, with the red-and-whites accounting for Norwood by 32 points.
Holding the Redlegs goalless in the first term, North continued to extend its margin throughout the encounter to snare its first Metro flag since 2012.
The best teenage footballers from across South Australia will put their skills on display in the 2019 SANFL U15 Intrastate Championships to be held across metropolitan Adelaide this week.
South Adelaide (Country) and Norwood (Metro) will be looking to defend their Under-15 crowns from Tuesday July 16 to Thursday July 18 in the qualifying matches ahead of the Grand Finals to be played at Thebarton Oval on Friday July 19.
Each non-AFL aligned SANFL club will field a team selected from their Country and Metropolitan zones in the Under-15 competition, with the teams split into two divisions:
Glenelg defended its crown in the Under-17 Youth Championships, winning all three of its matches to sit comfortably on top of the table with a percentage in excess of 330.
The Tigers needed to defeat the Double Blues in the final encounter on Thursday, which they did to the tune of 57 points to win the Crows Division.
In the Power Division, Woodville-West Torrens edged out West Adelaide for the title on percentage.
Both teams finished with a 2-1 win-loss record, with the Eagles have a percentage of 129.3% to the Bloods’ 106.9%.
Glenelg and South Adelaide will be determined to repeat their success of 2018 in the Under-17 divisions of the SANFL State Championships to also be held throughout Week 2 of the School Holidays.
With no Grand Final contested for the Under-17 Youth competition, the top-placed clubs in each division – Crows and Power – will be declared champions.