Mossman 7’s a hit
SCHOOL colours flashed by and crowds cheered as several schools fought for glory at the Mossman 7s on Tuesday.
Moving the tournament from the previous Thursday to avoid the heavy rains paid off with a sunny day and perfect conditions for great rugby and fast paced netball, according to principal Deborah Kachel.
“It was a very successful day, it was unfortunate that we had to postpone from the week before because of the weather,” she said.
“But still quite a few teams turned up not as many as the week before very successful, everybody that came seemed to have a really good day.”
In rugby league the Mossman High School U14 team managed to scrape through by one try to win the grand final against Trinity Bay six tries to five.
Head of sport Greg Hamilton is proud of the U14 boys who went into the grand finals as the underdogs.
“I’m being biased but I loved it when our U14 team won because they actually finished 3rd, had to play the second team and beat them to get into the grand finals,” he said.
“To come from third place to win back to back in the finals to take it out, what an achievement.”
The U16 team were strong but only half the size and width of a couple teams in the tournament and were eliminated in the quarter finals by Trinity Beach who went on to win the tournament.
There were a couple of knock outs and one broken arm and a few triumphant faces to finish the rugby side of the Mossman 7s.
Both of the Mossman High School’s netball teams fought valiantly but were unfortunately eliminated from the tournament right at the very end.
The U16 team were eliminated in the qualifying round to Woree and U14 were defeated in their grand final to Trinity Beach, 10 tries to six.
The eighth Mossman 7s finished with the winners of the tournament receiving perpetual shields for the team and medals for the players and there were also awards for player of the carnival for each division of each sport.
Winners are grinners: the U14 Mossman team