Grand Finals Arrive

The 2014 finals season is well and truly upon us with the a number of junior Grand Finals already played. This weekend will see the seniors have their first taste of Grand Final action with the Second and Third Division Sunday competitions reaching their final chapter.

The appointments for these fixtures have now been released and the Association congratulates all members appointed to officiate. Sunday will see two Grand Final debutantes in the respective top grades, with Luke Burton appointed to take control of the A2 Final. Luke is no stranger to Grand Final football, having last year presided over the A Reserve Division One Grand Final and the A3 Grand Final the year prior. Meanwhile, Tom Stindl will referee his first A Grade Grand Final when he takes the field for the A3 match. This is a great achievement for Tom who has had a sensational year at both district and junior representative level.

As a result of these appointments, Luke will receive the Ray Steele Memorial Trophy and Tom will receive the Don Courts Award. Don officiated in three A Grade Division One Grand Finals, including the first ever in the Penrith District in 1967 The other two immediately followed in 1968 and 69. His A Grade number is therefore 1. Ray was the referee for the 1995 A Grade Division One Grand Final and his number is 17. Both Don and Ray are Life Members of Our Association. These awards will be presented to Luke and Tom at the Life Members and Presentation Evening on 04 October 2014.

The full list of appointments for this weekends Sunday Grand Final fixtures are below. All of these games will be played at the Kingsway in St Marys.

16/3 - Hawkesbury City v Glenmore Park - Referee: L.Packer - Touch Judges: K.Todd / C.Robinson - In Goal Judges: W.Pagett / B.Peters

16/2 - Emu Plains v Blacktown City - Referee: K.Wood - Touch Judges: W.Jury / J.Seeds - In Goal Judges: W.Catlin / C.Mallard

17/3 - Western City Tigers v Katoomba - Referee: C.Potts - Touch Judges: B.Shepherd / R.Harwood - In Goal Judges: K.Todd / C.Robinson

17/2 - Doonside v Colyton Mt Druitt - Referee: J.Nematalla - Touch Judges: T.Walker / B.Woods - In Goal Judges: J.Peterson / C.Mallard

19/2 - Cambridge Park v Hawkesbury City - Referee: J.Burton - Touch Judges: D.Ford / J.Mizzi - In Goal Judges: J.Seeds / J.Peterson

A/3 - Hawkesbury City v Penrith Waratahs - Referee: T.Stindl - Touch Judges: A.Fitzgerald / J.Savage - In Goal Judges: W.Pagett / B.Peters

A/2 - Quakers Hill v Cambridge Park - Referee: L.Burton - Touch Judges: C.Fitzgerald / R.Bailey - In Goal Judges: T.Walker / B.Woods