Blues are chasing success across grades

South Wagga captain Joel Robinson
South Wagga captain Joel Robinson

South Wagga captain Joel Robinson is looking to cap off a big grand final weekend for the club with a long-awaited premiership.

The Blues are searching for their first title in seven years when they face Wagga City at Robertson Oval this weekend.

They’ve been beaten in three grand finals since the 2009-10 premiership win, including two of the past three seasons.

The losses include a 25-run defeat to the Cats in 2013-14.

After missing out on the finals all together 12 months ago, Robinson believes they team have done well to fight back and book another grand final berth.

“Everyone is pretty excited and pretty keen,” Robinson said. “We were pretty disappointed to miss out on the finals, which was the first time in many a year.

“We have worked pretty hard this year to make sure we are in a position now to play well this weekend.

“If we can do that hopefully we can come away with the win.”

South Wagga have won both meetings between the two clubs this season.

However there was little between the two the last they met when two weeks before the finals.

The Blues scored a seven-run win on that occasion.

South Wagga are in the running for seven titles across the senior and junior grand finals this week, including in all four senior grades.

Robinson believes it a fantastic effort by the club championship winners.

"It’s been a really successful year for the club, both in juniors and seniors," he said.

“We had every side from under 11s to first grade playing finals this year so things are looking bright for the future and it will be a big day for everyone involved. “