2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 1 Grand Final – Hahndorf v Uraidla

The last day on the 2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League calendar was a cracker. The sun was shining, and a huge crowd descended upon Lobethal Oval to see a full day of local footy at its best.

From the Mini Colts right up to the B Grade, Uraidla swept the finals. However, the tide turned when the A-Graders hit the ground. From the get go, the Magpies showed why they were the team to beat during the 2018 Div 1 A Grade season. Whilst Uraidla did their best to try and contain a rampant Hahndorf, Pine Avenue’s finest were unstoppable. The Pies got home by a comfortable 47 points (13.15 vs 6.10), but the Demons certainly did not disgrace themselves. Have a listen for yourself.

Congratulations to both teams for a great 2018, as well as Hahndorf’s Dylan Madsen for taking out the Best On Ground medal.

2018 Div 2 A Grade Grand Final – Highlights

We’re excited to secure the services of Akaroy Films to shoot the 2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Div 1 and Div 2 A Grade grand finals. Roy has been making films for years, and a sample of his work can be found at the akaroyfilms channel on YouTube.

The Div 2 A Grade Grand Final between Kersbrook and Ironbank will be available soon. In the meantime, Roy has shared a few highlights from the match.  If the footage looks a bit squished, go into full screen mode or click here to watch the video in a new tab.

Check out the hillsfooty.com Facebook page for more great footage.

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 2 Grand Final – Kersbrook v Ironbank

Well … the end of the 2018 HFL Division 2 A Grade season finished the same way it started: Ironbank playing against Kersbrook. However, a couple of things were different: the weather and the result.

The Dream Maker, along with a strong crowd of an estimated 2,500 or so fans, made its way to Callington Oval to see the final chapter in the 2018 HFL Division 2 season. Kersbrook had a strong and consistent season, being defeated only once in the minor round … by Ironbank in Round 10. The Thunderers also had a great year on the field, but they went into the Grand Final as underdogs against the apparently unstoppable Brookers.

From the get go, Ironbank had the ascendency, drawing first blood on the scoreboard. Whilst Kersbrook challenged Ironbank’s lead several times, the Thunderers held firm and eventually emerged victorious with a convincing 28 point margin.

Congratulations to Ironbank for breaking their 19 year premiership drought, Kersbrook for their classy performance throughout the whole of the 2018 season and Ironbank’s Elijah Ware for taking out the Peter Page Medal. We also must mention Marnie Bennett’s stirring rendition of Advance Australia Fair, as she helped set the tone for a superb day of local footy at its best.

As well as listening to the game, Roy from Hills Footy Flicks will be putting a video out soon. In the meantime, check out facebook.com/hillsfooty for live streamed footage of the dying minutes of this match, along with the medal presentation to a deserving Ironbank. Thanks to the HFL’s Facebook page for the pic.

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 1 1st Semi Final – Mount Barker v Blackwood

2018 Mortgage Choice Hills Football League Division 1 Elimination Final – Mount Barker v Blackwood. Live from Uraidla Oval, Sunday 9 September 2018 @ 2pm. The Dream Maker pulled up to the picturesque Uraidla Oval for the Div 1 Elimination clash between Mount Barker and Blackwood.

The 2017 Div 1 Premiers have been consistent performers all year, and it’s this consistency that’s held them in good stead. With fewer than two goals in the final scoreline, the Barker Roos bowed out of the 2018 comp after showing a lot of class this season, and with high hopes for 2019. Will Blackwood meet Hahndorf in the Grand Final? Only time will tell. Thanks to one of the Barker Roos’ excellent resident photographers (either Aussie or Dani, I’m not sure which – Colonel) for this action shot of two great teams in mid-flight.

Meanwhile, back at the Dream Maker … The Colonel turned his back for five minutes and the tech oven managed to somehow cook itself. Regrettably, none of the audio call is available. Video will be available soon, however it’ll be like one of those old-timey silent films. Watch this space.