Schools clash for Cup title
Kids face off in massive contest
MORE than 500 aspiring football stars descended on Whalan Reserve for the Western Sydney Wanderers Schools Cup last week.
Now in its third year, the competition sees schools from across Western Sydney battle it out to be the “best in the west”.
The girls from Rooty Hill Public School put up a good fight, beating St Agnes Catholic School (Rooty Hill) 1-0 to head to the final round of competition.
Unfortunately the girls just missed out, losing to St Columbas Catholic School (Springwood) on points difference.
Local primary schools Blackwell Public School and Our Lady of the Rosary also competed, but were unable to secure a spot in the finals.
In the boys’ division Plumpton, Rooty Hill and St Clair public schools all fought strongly but failed to secure a spot in the finals.
Wanderers community engagement manager Josh Hunter said the day was a huge success.
“We’re very happy with the Blacktown qualifying round of the Wanderers
We received a lot of positive feedback and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves Josh Hunter
Schools Cup,” Hunter said.
“The day saw almost 500 kids playing, with six fields in constant use throughout the day, including 12 schools who hadn’t participated in the competition before.
“We received a lot of positive feedback and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves: from the players and teaches to the coaches and referees.”
Rooty Hill Public School celebrates its win over St Agnes Catholic School.