On Friday the 20th of October our year 8 and 9 football girls competed in the Dockers Cup. This was the first time the college has fielded teams which took on Coondanup, Tranby, Pinjarra, JTC and two MCC teams.
Story by Sam Mainwaring:
We arrived at Rushton Park with the girls visibly excited, they proudly paraded their football uniforms around and some even had their mouthguards already in.
The year 9’s were up first against Pinjarra. It was an interesting first half with both teams adjusting to the rules and contact. When our girls had the opportunity to tackle they definitely made the most of it, throwing their bodies at the ball carrier and taking them to the ground with a grin while doing so. I looked to my assistant coaches in Nel Baxter and Kaitlyn Hayes as the half time siren sounded, with the score locked at 0-0. We all had the same looks on our faces, this could be a long day.
The second half was much the same until Pinjarra scored what was surely the most celebrated point of all time, the crowd and players were going wild. It was uphill from here for our girls as we were not able to use our kicking skills into the wind to clear the ball from our defence. It was good for the girls to get their first game of the carnival and for many the first game of their life under the belt.