READY TO ROAR: Wests Panthers have enjoyed a great 2015 season with teams in the Under-11 to U15 grand finals. Tyson Douglas, Dyirun Johnson, Riley Kearton, Harrison Brough, Lachlan Patterson, Joel Baldwin, Brendan Grills, Flynn Purkis and Nate Johnson. Photo: Ben Turnbull / NewsMail
READY TO ROAR: Wests Panthers have enjoyed a great 2015 season with teams in the Under-11 to U15 grand finals. Tyson Douglas, Dyirun Johnson, Riley Kearton, Harrison Brough, Lachlan Patterson, Joel Baldwin, Brendan Grills, Flynn Purkis and Nate Johnson. Photo: Ben Turnbull / NewsMail Ben Turnbull

Panthers are on the prowl when it counts

ORGANISING one junior team to play in a grand final is hard but imagine getting five ready - that is the scary reality at Wests after a long season in the Bundaberg Junior Rugby League.

The Panthers have been on the prowl in 2015 and have claimed plenty of prey on their way to contesting five of the six boy's grand finals on Saturday.

Wests have teams in the Under-11s to U15s, and after finishing minor premiers in those age groups go into the season deciders as favourites.

There has been little focus on winning this season and Wests Panthers junior president Craig Brough said all he wanted the boys to do was play rugby league, and when they were having fun winning was a by product.

As the players put the final touches on their preparation there were plenty of smiles and from the outside they all looked to be enjoying the most exciting week of their young lives.

Whether the team win or lose this weekend won't matter to Brough, although he would love to see a few trophies brought back to the Panthers' den.

It has been non-stop work for Brough in 2015 to get to this point of the season but he said the long year had been an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

Games start at 8.30am on fields two and three at Salter Oval with U7 and U10 games while action starts at 9.30am on field on with the U11 grand final between Wests and Easts.

Wests take on Brothers (U12 and U15), Waves Tigers (U13) and Burrum (U14) in the other age groups.



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