The Centennial Coal Cup Grand Final was held in Bathurst on Saturday 8 September between the minor premiers, Charles Sturt University - Blue Mungoes (CSU), and two-time defending premiers, the Lithgow Bears.
CSU beat the Bears, 30 – 10, and put a stop to the two-time defending champions making it three years in a row.
Mick Cairney, Centennial’s Western Operations General Manager, was in attendance at the game and thoroughly enjoyed his initiation into the local football scene.
“I am new to the Western area, so this was my first introduction to the local football club, and it was great to see the guys play such a fantastic game,” said Mick Cairney, General Manager Western Operations.
“With CSU the favourites to win, I knew it was going to be a tough run, but the Bears put up a really good fight, especially after half time. Some of the players and officials are also Centennial employees, so I was really happy that I could support them at the game.
“Centennial has been a major sponsor of the cup for over six years, and we are proud to be involved with such talented and enthusiastic clubs. Even though my local finals team went down, it was great to see such a good game and I look forward to next year’s season,” he said.