Byron Bay Public School’s champion AFL team.
Byron Bay Public School’s champion AFL team.

Byron Bay AFL champions

Byron Bay Public School’s AFL team are the North Coast PSSA champions after beating Tacking Point Public School at Coffs Harbour, putting the team in the top eight in the State.

 Playing against the wind, Byron Bay scored first with a point and then a goal answered by Tacking Point scoring a goal in the last minutes of the first quarter. The second quarter saw Byron Bay using the wind well to score 2 goals, 2 behinds to Tacking Point’s 1 behind.

 The third quarter saw Tacking Point’s players combining well to achieve 4 goals, 1 behind, with Byron Bay working hard to score a further goal.

With Tacking Point leading by 5 points going into the last quarter, all players put in a spirited performance. 

 Byron Bay managed to score a point, then with just three minutes remaining Joe Beckers took a defiant mark, about 20 metres from goal and with a straight kick put Byron Bay in the lead.

Despite continued pressure from Tacking Point, that was the last score of the game and Byron Bay came away with a thrilling 2-point win.

The team’s next game is a home game against Greta Public School from the Singleton area, in about two weeks.

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