Wyatt Cup kicks off female footy
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.