Student skills on show in cup action
Schools across the Pilbara swooped into Port Hedland for the V Swans Hedland Cup to compete in a three-day competition
Hosted by Hedland Senior High School, the three-day football and netball carnival drew children from Newman Senior High School, Karratha Senior High School, St Luke’s College and Tom Price Senior High School to the town.
With two divisions on offer, Year 7, 8, 8 and 10 students had the opportunity to test their skills, which they had been working on within the Shooting Goals and Kicking Goals programs at V Swans.
V Swans active education development manager Shane Beros said the event was a huge success.
“I think the way the Year 9s and 10s in all schools on the field and courts all performed was really good,” Mr Beros said.
“It was a great atmosphere over the week.
“It was good to see the older students step up.
“All the kids really used the opportunity to not only put their practice into action, but catch up with friends they don’t often get to see, being so far away from each other in the Pilbara.”
The carnival was also a great opportunity for Hedland Senior High School Upper School Certificate II Sport Coaching students to coach and umpire the Hedland sides.
Both Hedland football teams made it through to the finals, with the Year 9 and 10s taking home a shield in their division.
The Year 9 and 10s Shooting Goals Netball team went through their division undefeated to claim the cup.