Kar­ratha cleans up at Cup

Pilbara News - - Education - Ali­cia Per­era

Kar­ratha Clon­tarf Academy has added a new tro­phy to its col­lec­tion af­ter its Years 7-9 stu­dents tri­umphed in the West Kim­ber­ley Cup Football Car­ni­val in Broome.

A group of 26 stu­dents from the in­dige­nous boys’ en­gage­ment academy based at Kar­ratha Se­nior High School re­cently spent a week play­ing against other Clon­tarf teams from Broome, Derby, Halls Creek, Ku­nunurra and Fitzroy and at­tend­ing ed­u­ca­tional and train­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Kar­ratha boys went through their five football games un­de­feated and won their grand fi­nal against Halls Creek by two points in hot and hu­mid weather.

The car­ni­val in­cluded a Clos­ing the Gap expo, a visit to an aged-care home and dis­cus­sions about healthy lifestyles and well­be­ing.

There were sev­eral Kar­ratha all-star play­ers in the fi­nal, in­clud­ing Clon­tarf Spirit Award win­ner Jack Ingram who kept run­ning wa­ter for the team af­ter rolling his an­kle on-field.

Kar­ratha Clon­tarf Academy di­rec­tor Bradley Cox said he was pleased with all of the boys’ ef­forts.

“We’re re­ally proud of the boys and the way they be­haved on the whole trip,” he said.

“It’s not about win­ning, but it is nice to have some sil­ver­ware.

“It’s our first footy tro­phy in five years. We’re start­ing to pick up some tro­phies now, which is good.”

Kar­ratha Clon­tarf Years 1012 stu­dents will head to Derby in May for an­other West Kim­ber­ley Cup car­ni­val.

Pic­ture: Kar­ratha Clon­tarf Academy

The Kar­ratha Clon­tarf Academy Years 7-9 football team with their Broome Cup shield.

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