On Wednesday 5 August, 50 students travelled down to Hay Park, Bunbury last week for the Year 10 Eagles Schoolboys Cup and the Year 10 Girls Fremantle Dockers Cup competing for superiority amongst a number of schools in the South West Division.
Year 10 Eagles Schoolboys Cup Results:
Game 1: Mandurah CC 46 Defeated St Mary MacKillop 0
Game 2: Bunbury CC 53 Defeated St Mary MacKillop 24
Game 3: St Mary MacKillop 29 Lost to Our Lady of Mercy College 53
It must be said, that although the boys unfortunately did not come away with a win at the carnival, to observe the backs, midfielders and forwards continually develop their roles selflessly, providing opportunity for their team to compete in all contests was very pleasing to see in what was to be an extremely competitive competition. At no stage did the team give up and every game was engaged with competitiveness and a high level of sportsmanship. The manner in which the boys conducted themselves was duly noted from the umpires and staff from participating schools. An excellent team effort, however there are a few boys who delivered standout performances and deserve a mention.
Best Defenders: Luke Hopkins and Liam Hacquoil
Best in Midfield: Alex Cooke, Finn Barrett-Lennard and Zac Beers
Best Forwards: Mathew Burgess and Sam Patton
Year 10 Girls Fremantle Dockers Cup Results:
Game 1: Mandurah CC 26 Defeated St Mary MacKillop 8
Game 2: Bunbury CC 46 Defeated St Mary MacKillop 13
Game 3: St Mary MacKillop 36 Defeated Our Lady of Mercy College 15
I have to say that I was really impressed with the showcase of skills on display in all games which also proved to be extremely competitive and challenging games of football.
Captain Kaitlyn Taylor led the team from the backline with her explosiveness from the packs and aggression at the football (could not ask anymore from the captain). Sofia Prestipino, Evie Campbell and Ella Wright were also outstanding at half-back, with intercept marking, powerful spoiling and tackling. From the fullback line, Sally Conroy, Dakota Nelmes and Mischa Quadrio provided stability and were determined to let nothing get past them, often rebounding and driving the ball back up to the midfield.
Asha Hughes, Ashleigh Webster and Raa Packer proved to be dangerous up forward applying pressure and strong marking contests; and Abby Hodge and Imogen Tolley were always there to crumb the ball and convert on the scoreboard.
On-ballers Felicity Watson, Cate Williamson and Sienna Beard were outstanding with their run, drive and handball through the middle of the ground and on one occasion delivered a kick to Matilda Sheridan-Dillon who took a fantastic mark in the forward line.
Martha Maisey, Annalise Cook and Tameaka Smith provided plenty of run on the wings often setting up play for the forward line and were very well supported by Jordie Harcombe and Ruby Simonetti who rucked tirelessly all day and receiving plenty of the ball in the process.
Well done girls on an excellent team performance. There were also some standout performances throughout all of the games that deserve a mention.
Best Defenders: Kaitlyn Taylor and Sofia Prestipino
Best in Midfield: Cate Williamson, Ruby Simonetti, Felicity Watson
Best Forwards: Asha Hughes and Raa Packer
Lastly, I would like to offer my thanks to Mr Ben Horrocks and Ms Amy Hammond who attended the Year 10 Football Carnival with our students to assist with coaching and facilitated organisation for the day’s activities.
Head of Sport
Head of Sport