Football: Booragoon Junior Football Club Year 8 sides face off in derby grand final

East Fremantle District Year 8 grand final winners Booragoon Blues.
East Fremantle District Year 8 runners-up Booragoon Whites.
East Fremantle District Year 8 grand final winners Booragoon Blues. East Fremantle District Year 8 runners-up Booragoon Whites.

ON Saturday two Booragoon Junior Football Club Year 8 teams faced off in what may have been the only derby grand final in Australia.

In a pulsating, high-quality game Booragoon Blues overcame Booragoon Whites 4.4 (28) to 3.5 (23).

Whites had control of the ball in the first half but could not convert possession into points.

In a back and forth final quarter that saw three lead changes, Whites kicked three quick goals to get their noses in front before Blues scored in the final minutes through best-on-ground Sam Grattidge to snatch the win and claim the East Fremantle District Year 8 flag.

Established in 1970, Booragoon JFC has a proud history of developing AFL calibre talent including current players Elliot Yeo, Patrick Cripps, Sam Menegola and Jon Griffin.

Club president Anthony Doig said the derby grand final was a fantastic way to cap off a great season that brought growth across all age groups, notably in the new domain of girls’ football.