Wy­att Cup kicks off fe­male footy

Comment News (Gosnells) - - Sport -

SOUTH­ERN River Col­lege and Yule Brook Col­lege were among eight teams who com­peted in the in­au­gu­ral Ken Wy­att Cup at Har­mony Fields on Fri­day.

Named af­ter the Fed­eral Mem­ber for Hasluck and sup­ported by the Wir­rpanda Foun­da­tion, the tour­na­ment was open to fe­male foot­ballers in years 7-10.

Gov­er­nor Stir­ling High School pre­vailed in the grand fi­nal, claim­ing a well-de­served 32-6 vic­tory over Clon­tarf Abo­rig­i­nal School af­ter go­ing un­de­feated through­out the tour­na­ment.

In ad­di­tion to the foot­ball car­ni­val, stu­dents also had the op­por­tu­nity to meet lo­cal women in the work­force and watch pre­sen­ta­tions dis­cussing po­ten­tial job op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal women.

Mr Wy­att said he was ex­tremely proud to cham­pion this event and to be a part of en­cour­ag­ing and em­pow­er­ing young women to pur­sue their ca­reer goals.

“The Ken Wy­att Cup is not only pro­vid­ing a path­way for young women to suc­ceed as ath­letes, it is also, through the em­ploy­ment pre­sen­ta­tions, en­cour­ag­ing Gov­er­nor Stir­ling High School’s Aimee His­cock and Hope Parata-Kingi with Ken Wy­att.

them that they can achieve any­thing they set their mind to,” he said.

Wir­rpanda Foun­da­tion di­rec­tor David Wir­rpanda said the es­tab­lish­ment of the Ken Wy­att Cup will pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant as­pi­ra­tion and op­por­tu­ni­ties for Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der girls.

“We are cur­rently work­ing with the girls at grass­roots level in our Deadly Sista Girlz pro­gram to go to school and make healthy life­style choices,” he said.

Sport­ing path­ways would re­in­force the work foun­da­tion men­tors were do­ing, he said.

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