Academies bat­tle it out

Great Southern Herald - - Sport - Sjanna San­dalova

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.

Pic­tures: Sjanna San­dalova

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.

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