The Under 12 Girls NAB Lightning Carnival at Chisholm Reserve in Sandringham was buzzing with life and colour on Saturday.
Aside from the spirited action on the field, there was plenty happening off it, with ‘Tent City’ – a group of marquees set up by each club – the place to be.
11 clubs fielded 12 teams across three different groups and the winners of each group are listed below.
NAB’s valuable involvement included giveaways to the girls and providing the chance to win signed memorabilia.
The Melbourne Football Club also provided great support, with the coach of each winning team presented with a ‘Melbourne FC Inner Sanctum Experience Pack’ to award to the player who displayed the best teamwork and leadership over the course of the season.
Special appearances were made by Glen Eira City Council Mayor Jamie Hyams, Bayside City Council Mayor Louise Cooper-Shaw and Bayside City Councillor Felicity Frederico.
An Under 10 Girls match between East Sandringham and St Peters provided the curtain raiser to the Under 12 Lightning Carnival.
Under 12 Girls NAB Lightning Carnival winners:
Barassi Group – St Pauls
Green Group – East Malvern
Lyon Group – Hampton Rovers
The SMJFL would like to thank all its valued sponsors for their support, as well as everyone who attended on the day for making this event so successful!