Moss­man 7’s a hit

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

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

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