Stu­dents en­joy day of friendly in­ter­school com­pe­ti­tion

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

Friendly com­pe­ti­tion and sports­man­ship were on equal dis­play at the Kar­ratha schools Freo Dock­ers Cup in­ter­school foot­ball car­ni­val last Thurs­day.

Baynton West Pri­mary School hosted this year’s tour­na­ment, now in its third year, on their ad­join­ing park oval.

The com­pe­ti­tion pit­ted seven boys’ teams and six girls’ teams from Baynton West, Mil­lars Well, Pegs Creek, Tam­brey, Kar­ratha, St Paul’s and Wick­ham pri­mary schools against each other in a light­ning car­ni­val for­mat, with win­ners de­cided by high­est over­all points.

Baynton West and Mil­lars Well dom­i­nated both com­pe­ti­tions.

Both their girls’ teams were un­de­feated un­til their fi­nal game against each other, in which Baynton West got the edge, mak­ing them back-to-back pre­miers.

Coach Kayla Cross said they had played hard on be­half of de­part­ing PE teacher Court­ney Jones, who was the orig­i­nal or­gan­iser of the car­ni­val.

Mil­lars Well boys turned the ta­bles on their ri­vals and man­aged to trump Baynton in their com­pe­ti­tion, while Kar­ratha Pri­mary School were also stand-outs.

Mr Jones said the car­ni­val had been build­ing ev­ery year and this was the big­gest yet.

He said he was glad to see teams help­ing each other out and so many vol­un­teers con­tribut­ing on the day.

“There’s been fan­tas­tic be­hav­iour, sports­man­ship, fair play — it’s all been per­fect so far,” he said.

The car­ni­val fin­ished with pre­sen­ta­tions when the win­ning teams were an­nounced and each coach chose a team best player.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

A Baynton West player de­fends a kick from St Paul’s.

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