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