Tackle Box were the inaugural premiers of the mixed division. Led by Kristin Gibbs, Tackle Box were the benchmark all season, posting no losses. If anyone was going to give them a run for their money, the very impressive Melbourne Sharks were the team to pull it off. Despite entering the season late, the Sharks made a quick impression on the competition and it did not take them long to pick up the rules and get into some form.
The Grand Final lived up to its expectations and the match was extremely close. Tackle Box were in the lead for most of the game but the Sharks came home strong. All the momentum was going The Sharks way but it was the experience of Tackle Box that proved too much for the Sharks in the end.
We could not have asked for a more impressive Final in the mens comp. Despite the wet conditions, the ball play in this game was of an extremely high level. The Randoms and the Melbourne Rabble were tit for tat all game, and were all tied up at 3-3 at the final bell. Into golden point we went but it did not take long for the Randoms to edge the Rabbles with a brilliant try off a grubber.
The Mens division was very competitive this season and we look forward to welcoming more teams to this division next season.
A very deserving winner of the Wildcard draw goes to Touchy McTouchFace. It was their final game’s For and Against that made all the difference, edging out Touch Troopers to take the $100 prize. Sophie and her team were certainly the brightest bunch on the park all season and it was clear these guys knew how to have fun on the field. I’m sure they’ll be back bigger and better next season after coming so close to making the grand final.
End of Season Party and Bar Tab Competition
We are extremely excited to host our first End of Season Party on Saturday 13 May at the Imperial Bourke Street. There will be a generous bar tab and some nibbles, so have a drink on us and celebrate the season with your team mates (and your opponents =)). The RSVP date for our End of Season Party is this Friday 5 May – notify your captain if you’re interested in attending. There’s an event on Facebook also so let everyone know that you’re coming along!
We are running a Facebook competition and will be posting everyone’s team photos over the next few days. The team with the MOST likes by COB Thursday 11 May will win an additional $100 bar tab at our end of season party.
Winter Season Registration and Early Bird
Just a reminder that our Winter season kicks off on Monday May 22. Don’t miss out on the Early Bird discount which closes on Friday week (May 12). Visit www.trlmelbourne.com.au/register for more details.
That’s a Wrap! Thanks for being a part of our first ever season in Melbourne and see you all back in a few weeks.