Kids’ ‘heart, effort’ praised
Students from Hedland have matched their skills against Kimberley kids in football and netball for the annual Broome Cup.
Hedland Senior High School students from Years 7 to 9 in the Kicking Goals and Shooting Goals programs made the six-hour bus trip to Broome this month.
Chosen for their passion for netball and football, attendance, good behaviour and high work ethic in class, 39 students made the trip to match wits with their Broome Senior High School and St Mary’s College counterparts.
Year 7 teacher Dylan Goodall said the trip was a fantastic experience for all the students involved, despite losing against BSHS in the football.
“There was a lot of heart and effort shown by all the kids involved, we’re all really proud them and how they all stepped up,” he said.
“One of the highlights of the day would have to be when our best players combined forces with St Mary’s best players to take on Broome Senior High School in the grand final . . . their sportsmanship was simply commendable.”
Chloe Glasson and Nini Pangestu were named by the competition umpires as Hedland best and fairest in the netball competition.
Verinia Bin Saad, Azanii Deegan and Taylah Edwards were commended for assisting in coaching and umpiring as part of their Certificate II in Sports Recreation.
“While Broome Senior High School took out the top two spots, our two teams finished in third and fifth position which is really commendable considering their opposition,” teacher Jessica Van Den Eynde said.
“All the girls were brilliant, I couldn’t fault them from their skills and attitude on and off the court.”