Rugby League began in Crookwell in 1920 and this weekend with be the first ever ‘first grade’ grand final on home soil.
The big ticket item this weekend is the Grand Final of the George Tooke with the Crookwell Green Devils against Harden Hawks.
They will face-off at the Memorial Oval from 2.45pm on Saturday.
Crookwell hasn’t hosted a grand final like this ever and the last grand final Crookwell’s George Tooke side played in was in 2006 at Siefert Oval.
Harden are bringing teams in all three grades.
The Harden Hawkettes v Bungendore Tigerettes in the league tag grand final at 1.30pm.
In the Youth League grand final Harden Hawks v North Canberra Bears at 12pm.
The afternoon will commence at 12pm and will be fully catered.
The afternoon will be energetic and loud with the Devils team, although missing a few key player, will be in full numbers.
Presentations will be at the grounds and celebrations will follow at the club post game.
The whole community is invited to get behind our League players this Saturday and hopefully they can follow the Union to keep the grand final winnings at home.
With the finals done and dusted preparations are under way for a weekend of grand finals and a much anticipated Gala Day.
The B Grade grand final will be kicking off on Saturday at 9am between Blue and Black. Due to prior commitments with both teams it has been agreed that the A grade grand final between Grey and Green will be played on Sunday at 9am. Come along on both days and give these teams your support.
The Gala Day activities will commence at 9am on Saturday(including D graders). The day promises to be action packed and fun filled with quick round robin games of soccer played in all grades as well as a jumping castle for C and D grade players and bubble soccer for A and B grade players.
A free sausage sizzle for the kids will replenish their energy levels after activities conclude. Presentation of trophies will take place after Gala Day activities.
The committee would like to thank our sponsors IGA, Davies Newasagency, DB Engineering and Fabrication and McGeechans for their generosity in supporting a wonderful sport and great competition for our kids. There are many parents who volunteer their time each week to support our game. No matter how small or large your contribution, without it this competition would not run, so a big thank you to all of you.
A very tight game was played between Red and Green with Green just managing to edge out Red with 4 goals to 3. Sam McGregor was outstanding scoring 3 goals and Jacob Griffiths 1 for Green. Mitchell Lyons, Kimberly Allport and Hanna Shipton all found the net for Red. The skills and sportsmanship seen in this game was of a high standard and sets the scene for a fantastic grand final.
The friendly game was played between Grey and Blue. A lot of fun was had in this game and it was great to see the kids able to put the competitiveness aside and just enjoy themselves kicking the ball around.
A hard fought game played out between Black and Green. Charlie Cramp managed to score the only goal of the match for Black. They were very strong in defence and managed to keep Green scoreless even though there were many great attempts by Green to break through.
The friendly games in B grade seen Blue defeat Orange 5-0 and Maroon defeat Red 5-1.
No finals are played in C grade but that didn’t stop the kids playing their best. Seven seemed to be the number of the day in C grade with Maroon defeating Orange 7-1 and Red defeating Blue 7-3.
Thursday 31-8 -17 Winter Bowls
J Croker N Anderson def L Evans C Picker.
E Pace J Stephenson def S McIntosh D Kennedy.
I Roche W Hewitt def J Campbell J O'Brien.
Spider winner; D Kennedy
Competition winner; E Pace and J Stephenson.
The competition played over the winter months was won by D Kennedy 41 closely followed by J Croker 39 with W Hewitt coming in third with 36.
Tuesday September 5; No bowls played due to inclement weather.
Members are reminded of the Street Stall Saturday September 9.
Afternoon tea roster; 12 - 14 September; L Evans D Branson J Stephenson
Draw for Grand Finals
Kialla v Golf Club (D Haynes, M Laverty) Control Committee
Schooies v Vets ( D Haynes, M Smith) Control Committee
AGM September 18 CWL RSL Club 7pm.
Presentation Night September 23 At the Crookwell RSL Club
If you are not involved with sports then there is a whole lot of everything coming up to put on your calendar between now and Christmas.
Tommorrow: 8th September, CWA Rooms 10-11:30 Morning Tea and meet new settlers from "The Changing Face of Families in the Bush".
9 - Gunning Fireworks Festival Gunning Showgrounds
9 - Rotary Car Boot Sale and Men’s Shed Garage sale
16 - Wellbeing and Self Realisation Retreat Willowtree Sculpture Garden
23 - Cooking with herbs at Crystalbrook Lavender Farm
7, 8 - Strings in Spring at Crystalbrook - Laggan
7, 8 - Crookwell Vintage Squash Tournament
14 - Music at sunset at Willowtree - Laggan
21 - Uniting Church Fete - Greendale
21 - Women’s wellbeing retreat at Willowtree - Laggan
21 - Night Garden Frolic at Crystalbrook - Laggan
22 - Crookwell Rotary Swap Meet
27-29 - Mary Gilmore Festival at Crookwell Showgrounds
28 - Bigga Golf Club car and bike show
3, 5, 9, 11 - CADS production ‘Outback Deb Ball’
4, 5 - Southern NSW Team Sorting at Taralga
4 - Uniting Church Gunning flower show