Albany Junior Soccer Association has completed another successful country week campaign, reaching three grand finals and coming away with a title. The region also had two players named fairest and best in their respective divisions and a local official claimed the inaugural referee of the tournament award. The annual week-long competition was played at Kingsway Reserve in Perth and wrapped up on September 30 with 10 teams representing the AJSA. The under-15 boys were the stand-out as they reached the final against Karratha and then produced a terrific performance to claim the silverware on Friday. In the under-15 Risdon division Albany were emphatic 7-1 winners on the opening day over Leeuwin Naturaliste before losing 1-0 to Geraldton later that day. On Tuesday Albany beat Country Coastal 2-1 but then went down 4-1 to Karratha and followed that up with a 2-2 draw with Leeuwin Naturaliste and then had a 1-0 loss to Geraldton. Albany won their final two matches in the lead-up to the final beating Country Coastal 2-0 and then Karratha 3-0. In the decider Sam Jeffery and Bank Corser both found the back of the net to help Albany claim the title with a 2-0 win. Albany finished runners-up in the under-14 girls Kerr division after going through the qualifiers undefeated. They recorded seven wins and one draw in the first four days of competition but suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Leeuwin Naturaliste in the final on Friday. In the under-17 girls McCallum division Albany finished runners-up after a 1-0 loss to Country Coastal in the final. Country Coastal won two of their three previous encounters in the week but Albany took some momentum into the decider after a 3-1 triumph over their opponent on Wednesday. Albany won two of their eight matches in the under-17 boys Sainsbury division and they also had two wins in the under-15 boys Kruse division. In the under-13 boys Mooy division Albany had one win across the week while in the under-13 Milligan division they won seven of their nine matches but missed the final. Albany went winless in the under-12 girls Foord division, the under-11 boys had three wins in the Jedinak division and the under-11 boys were winless in the Cahill division. In the country week awards, talented Albany’s Lumeah Masih and Libby Morris won top honours. Masih was crowned fairest-and-best player in the under-14 girls Kerr division. Morris claimed the fairest-and-best award in the under-17 girls McCallum division. Albany’s Samuel Osborne was runner-up fairest and best in the under-11 boys Cahill division, Jaxon Karaman was a joint runner-up in the under-13 boys Milligan division, and Rhys Butler was runner-up in the under-15 boys Risdon division. To cap the week Albany’s Malcolm Van Burgel was named inaugural referee of the tournament.