COL­LEGE LEAGUE CHAMPS BRING HOME SILVERWARE

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Vera Ber­tola

CHIFLEY Col­lege Mt Druitt Cam­pus’s all-con­quer­ing un­der-16 rugby league team has swept aside all ri­vals this year in a mighty dis­play of tal­ent and team­work.

Af­ter win­ning all com­pe­ti­tions in their path, the boys are eye­ing off next week’s Brad Fit­tler Cup – their fi­nal chal­lenge this year – to bring the fi­nal piece of league silverware on of­fer back to the school.

Coach Mitchell Peachey said although the Chifley team had dom­i­nated their peers this year, the boys still dis­played a strong sense of sports­man­ship and hu­mil­ity.

“They know they are good, but they never rub it in the face of the op­po­si­tion,” Pearce said. “They are a good bunch of boys ... and hum­ble. They’re typ­i­cal boys but re­spect­ful.”

The play­ers kicked off the sea­son with a win in the Pan­thers Cup which qual­i­fied them for the elite NSW All-Schools tour­na­ment.

They de­feated Red Bend Col­lege, from Forbes, 16-6 in the All-Schools fi­nal to ar­guably lay claim to the best un­der-16 school­boy play­ers in NSW. The Chifley boys also swept through the Mark Geyer Cup and fol­lowed it up with a re­cent win in the nine-a-side tour­na­ment.

Next week’s Brad Fit­tler Cup will test them against teams from Camp­bell­town, Pen­rith, Can­ter­bury and Par­ra­matta.

Peachey said the Chifley boys loved their rugby league.

“They live it and breathe it,” he said.

“For them to be able to do some­thing they love do­ing and be so suc­cess­ful — it’s good for them and the whole school.”

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