|Coach||Scott Giles||Trainer||Michele Weckmann|
|Runner||Anthony Montenaro||Team Mgr||Vikki Moloney|
|Captains : James Moloney and Ryan Heath|
|Teams||1st Q.||2nd Q.||3rd Q.||4th Q.|
|Goalkickers : Montenaro 2, Tedde 1, Gibbins 1.|
On Sunday 22nd August a fine day greeted the Beaumaris South Under 11s for their Grand Final clash with Murrumbeena Gold. Both teams were worthy GF participants yet had entirely different paths to the big stage. Beauy had finished the home and away season in 2nd place and impressively beat top side Caulfield in the 2nd Semi to advance straight through to the GF and earn the week off. Murrumbeena finished 4th on the home and away ladder and then proceeded to win all their finals in convincing fashion to progress through to the GF in great form. In the last home and away meeting between these combatants, scores were level at 3 quarter time indicating this would indeed be a corker of a GF contest and would come down to who would rise to occasion on the day.
It was apparent given the dewy conditions this was not going to be a day for pretty football. As the first quarter unfolded the game quickly became embroiled in ahard fought arm wrestle to advance the ball forward inch by inch through a constant series of hard physical contests. This would become the pattern for the entire day. The Beauy boys adapted quickly to this style of play as they pride themselves on playing selfless TEAM oriented football fundamentally based on being first to and then winning the contested ball and looking after each other with blocks and shepards. However, what surprised all who witnessed this contest was the relentless determination that the Beauy boys applied for every minute and every contest of this game. This was reflected in the final score line being Beauy 5.12.42 to Murrumbeena 0.4.4.
Every boy played their roles to perfection and in fact most observers commented they had left their best game of the year until last with this near perfect display. The backline were faultless in not allowing a goal through all day. Every time they looked under siege they did not panic and found a away to shut down the opposition thrusts forward. The midfielders worked hard to cover the big Moorleigh Reserve ground by pushing back to help the backline when they were not driving the ball forward themselves. The forwards not only scored 5 hard fought goals with a wet heavy ball but also worked tirelessly on their defensive efforts to not let the ball out easily from our forward line. The game was played in great sportsman like spirit bringing credit to both clubs and both teams acknowledged each other with humility and mutual respect at the games end.
This was the first premiership for this TEAM and was a wonderful credit and reward to all the boys. The coaches, team manager, parents and supporters who had watched this group evolve also deserve a special mention for their contributions.