MONSTER GALLERY: Gladstone juniors put on a great show
RUGBY LEAGUE: Jubilant Wallabys under-14 coach Trevor McGrath said his team never gave up after a come-from-behind grand final win against Gladstone Valleys.
Wallabys' Kyle Whittingham touched down a try to put his team ahead and his team held on to win 26-22.
It was all Valleys in the first half and Wallabys were left wanting as the Valleys players ran in waves to get to the break 16-4 ahead.
"Mate, just pure heart these boys have got," a jubilant and relieved McGrath said immediately after the match.
"We came out as underdogs and finally won a grand final after a couple years of trying."
McGrath said the players' intensity lifted and the defence stood up in the second half.
Wallabys' Ethan Kozloff was player of the match for his team while Bailey Smith got best player for Valleys.
It was better news for Valleys' U15 team. Ryan O'Connell, Moi Saumalu and Jackson Warde scored two tries apiece in a 44-28 win against Brothers.
Maximus Patullo was best for the winners while Jason Stanhope was MVP for Brothers.
Gladstone Valleys' Tyler Peckham-Harris produced a best-afield five tries and a conversion to help his team to a 50-20 win over Brothers in the U13 decider.
Valleys led 10-4 at half-time but powered away to put the game beyond doubt in the second. David Crapp (one try) was best for Brothers.
Three tries to Dylan Streeter guided Calliope Roosters to the U12 title against Brothers. Roosters won 36-18.