Kolora-Noorat wins 17.5 and under 2017 WDFNL football grand final

Power play: WDFNL grand final under 17.5 premiership football team Kolora-Noorat. Picture: Christine Ansorge
Power play: WDFNL grand final under 17.5 premiership football team Kolora-Noorat. Picture: Christine Ansorge

KOLORA-NOORAT capped off a near-faultless under 17.5s season with a convincing grand final win over Nirranda at Reid Oval on Saturday.

The Power were too strong for the Blues, winning 13.5 (83) to 6.9 (45).

While Nirranda had come all the way from the elimination final, Kolora-Noorat had finished the season with just one loss; a two-point defeat in round seven.

The Power laid the foundations for their grand final win in the first quarter, kicking six goals to the Blues' two, to lead by 22 points at quarter-time.

The margin drifted out to 38 points by the final siren as the Power claimed their first premiership in this age group since 2005.

The best-on-ground medal went to Nirranda play-maker Reagan Nutting.

Kolora-Noorat coach Paddy Glennen said “pressure” was the key for his young side.

“We spoke about it earlier in the week and I felt we really kept the pressure throughout the game,” he said.

“We converted early and all the team played really hard.”

Glennen said the win was for more than just the under 17.5 team.

“It’s terrific for the whole community,” he said.

Winner: Nirranda's Reagan Nutting won best on ground in the under 17.5 grand final. Picture: Christine Ansorge

Winner: Nirranda's Reagan Nutting won best on ground in the under 17.5 grand final. Picture: Christine Ansorge