Breakers celebrate one of the most successful seasons in SCAFL history

The Bermagui Breakers' four premiership cups. Photo: Phil Summerfield.

The Bermagui Breakers' four premiership cups. Photo: Phil Summerfield.

The Bermagui Breakers completed one of the most successful SCAFL seasons in recent memory on Saturday by winning four premierships on grand-final day in Merimbula.

The Breakers won the under 12s, under 14s, reserve grade, and women's grand finals to beat Pambula's haul of three premierships in the 2017 season.

Bermagui's only grade to not win the premiership this season, the under 16s, fell in last weekend's preliminary final.

The under 12s started the day in perfect fashion with a 2.5 (17) to 1.0 (6) win over the Merimbula Diggers. Edoardo Cementon and Flynn Kelly were the Breakers' goal kickers.

The under 14s followed suit with a 9.13 (67) to 4.3 (27) win over the Pambula Panthers. Byron Lonsdale-Patten kicked three goals in the win, while Raymond Campbell chipped in with two.

The reserves jumped the Merimbula Diggers with four unanswered goals in the first quarter, but the Diggers played their way back in the second with four goals of their own.

The match became an arm wrestle from that point, but the Breakers did enough to win 6.6 (42) to 6.2 (38).

Nickolas and Paul Lazzaro were the main focal points for Bermagui, kicking three and two goals respectively.

The women backed that up with another tight final, as they held off the fast-finishing Tathra Sea Eagles 5.4 (34) to 5.2 (32).

The Sea Eagles kicked the only two goals of the last quarter, but couldn't find a match-winning third.

Possibly the most amazing stat from Bermagui's day was the fact that only the under 12s entered the finals series as minor premiers.

Club president Phil Summerfield said it was a special day not only for the club, but the town of Bermagui.

"No team has won four premierships in one season like that, and no team has won the club championship without a senior side," he said. "It's pretty history-making for our town."

Summerfield hopes this season will springboard the club to senior success down the track.

"We try to be inclusive, and make people feel wanted and a part of the club," he said. "We've changed the culture and the fabric of our whole club, and it's more of a family club now.

"We're probably a couple of years off having a competitive senior team, but we'll be a force to be reckoned with in the future if our young guys stick around."

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