Uni-Mowbray Football Club triumphed last weekend when both the firsts and seconds teams won their grand final games.
Playing in the Northern Tasmanian Football Association’s division two, the Eagles firsts won against Old Scotch by 11 points at Aurora Stadium.
The Eagles seconds won against St Pats by 47 points.
Several years ago the University team merged with Mowbray to create one club, now based at the new sports clubrooms at the Newnham campus.
Fifteen UTAS students play across the two teams, with students studying degrees such as Bachelor of Human Movement, Bachelor of Education and Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning.
Most of the students play for the firsts team, captained by final year student Alex Hartley. His brother Tom Hartley, training to be a teacher, is also on the team.
In Saturday’s firsts’ match Old Scotch were favourites to win and in the first quarter played as if the game would be a walk-over.
But Uni-Mowbray picked up in the second quarter after some on-field changes and in the third quarter kicked seven goals to two to go on to win.
The seconds’ match was even for the first half but the Eagles took control over the Saints in the second. Bachelor of Commerce graduate Daniel Pickersgill kicked three goals to be the Eagles’ best forward.
Caption: Uni-Mowbray’s Tom Hartley spoils the ball away from Old Scotch’s Adrian Smith in the Eagles VS Thistles grand final. (Photo courtesy Examiner newspaper.)