Academies battle it out
Katanning hosted its biggest basketball challenge yet on Wednesday and Thursday, October 18-19, with more than 10 teams participating.
Academies from Katanning, the Goldfields, Yule Brook, Swan View, Gilmore, Cecil Andrews, Coodanup, Northam, Great Southern, South East and Clontarf gathered at Katanning Leisure Centre for the two-day carnival.
Katanning Academy director Michael Harris said all the boys played with outstanding spirit and sportsmanship.
In the Year 7-8 division, Kalgoorlie Academy came first with 16 points, with Gilmore claiming the runner-up spot with 14 points.
Clontarf Academy won the Year 9-10 division, also with 16 points, and the runner-up went to Yule Brook with 14.
Clontarf Foundation WA south regional manager Michael Lay said the day was not about winning but an opportunity for the students to have fun.
“It’s about making friends, and seeing old friends and trying to build confidence,” he said.
The carnival ended with a fun-filled match between coaches and teachers and the students, with the staff team coming out on top.
Action from the basketball challenge at Katanning Leisure Centre.
More on-court action.
Michael Lay congratulates Tobias Worrigal, of Clontarf Academy.
Michael Lay with Lawrence Ninnyet, of Kalgoorlie Academy.
Coaches and students gather.