Djarrak Football Club supporters celebrated finals glory with both the Women’s and Men’s teams winning their respective Grand Finals in fine conditions at Yirrkala Oval on Saturday. The club won the first Gove AFL Premiership contested in 1975 and the Women’s team wrote themselves into the history books by winning the first Gove AFLW Premiership by virtue of a dominant display of accountable football to beat a tough Gopu Football Club by 9.11 65 – 5.9 39.
In the men’s final that started at 3:30pm, the Djarrak FC side faced a late onslaught with a desperate Gopu FC taking the lead with 5 minutes to remain. Matthew Campbell, named Best on Ground, claimed a late intercept from the defensive zone to repel a Gopu raid and the following passage of play into the Djarrak forward line allowed the Brown and Gold Army to raise the pressure. Lee Mununggurr played the role of the hero as he calmly slotted an angled shot to take the final score to an 11.6 72 – 9.12 66 victory.