Gympie Cats AFL Club hosted the Sunshine Coast Division 3 grand final between Nambour and Bribie Island at the weekend. Nambour won the premiership, adding to its minor premiership win.
Gympie Cats AFL Club hosted the Sunshine Coast Division 3 grand final between Nambour and Bribie Island at the weekend. Nambour won the premiership, adding to its minor premiership win. David Crossley

Bribie Island flattened by Nambour

NAMBOUR steamrolled Bribie Island in Gympie at the weekend to claim the Sunshine Coast Division 3 premiership title.

Storming the Six Mile Oval as minor premiers, Nambour added the premiership silverware to its trophy cabinet with nothing short of a polished performance.

Nambour won the encounter with a gaping score line at full time 17.27 (129) to 10.9 (69).

Bribie Island was hopeful of its chances ahead of the final as the only team to notch a win against Nambour.

It was a major plank in the side’s claim on the premiership, but there was no skirting Nambour’s ability to perform when it counts the most and under pressure.

The minor premiers and favourites didn’t skip a beat, firing on all cylinders to streak to victory.

Nambour was solid across the entire length of the field, moving the ball with ease and drawing on solid technique to avoid Bribie Island’s early attempts to make inroads into the game.

Hosting the final of the Division 3 competition for the second time in a row, the Gympie AFL Club was again given the honour.

Winning twice on Gympie turf in finals footy means Six Mile Oval is starting to become a second home to Nambour.

Club president Glen Warren said prior to the big game it was a “big privilege” and showed the faith competition organisers had in Gympie as a venue.

Club members were out in force Friday preparing the field and grounds for the final.

A strong crowd lined the fields, comprised of Gympie AFL fans and supporters of the two teams contesting the final.

AFL continued at the weekend with a host of junior games played, featuring a cross-section of Gympie’s emerging young talent.

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