NOUMEA TOPS ALL SCHOOLS
NOUMEA Public School, at Shalvey, is home to some of the best young footballers in the state after taking out the NSW All Schools Cup last week.
Taking on teams from the Central Coast, Cronulla and everyone in between, the school’s under-10 side showed its dominance in the round robin event at Whalan Reserve last Monday.
Eight teams battled it out for the title, playing six games over the one day.
Noumea Public School assistant principal Marc Lewis said the boys played four games to qualify for the finals.
“The boys came up against strong teams,” he said. “They finished second in their pool and qualified for the semi-final where they were matched up against Denman Public School.
“The boys defeated Denman 22-10, setting up a rematch against St Pats, Macksville, in the grand final at St Marys Leagues Stadium.”
Despite very wet conditions, the boys fought hard to claim a 16-12 victory and to be crowned the All Schools champions.
Adding to the school’s success, player Junior Fagalele was voted as the player of the tournament.
Mr Lewis said the whole team worked really hard and deserved the win.
“We started training for this last term after qualifying for the Panthers Trophy,” he said.
“Most of the boys play outside of school as well as training at school – they are a really good bunch of kids and were ecstatic to win.”
Mr Lewis thanked all the families who supported the team on the day.
Noumea Public School’s winning NSW All Schools Cup squad.