State hon­ours for pro­gram’s top stu­dents

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph Sport -

Four Safety Bay Senior High School Spe­cial­ist Foot­ball Pro­gram stu­dents will rep­re­sent Western Aus­tralia at the 10th an­nual School Sports Aus­tralia Pa­cific School Games in Ade­laide later this year.

Year 7 broth­ers Kane and Taj Mut­ton will rep­re­sent WA in the 12 Years and Un­der Boys’ Di­vi­sion while Year 12 stu­dent Cas­sidy Moyle and Year 11 stu­dent Grace Smith will be part of the WA 18 Years and Un­der Girls’ squad.

Taj who pre­dom­i­nately plays left wing and striker/mid­fielder Kane found out they had a spot on the State team af­ter a se­ries of tri­als.

They were two of 15 play­ers elected from a pool of 125 stu­dents.

“We used to love kick­ing the ball around with dad when we were younger, so we de­cided to start play­ing,” Taj said.

Cas­sidy who has been in the spe­cial­ist pro­gram since she was eight said she was ex­cited to be part of the team.

She is also hop­ing to pur­sue foot­ball fur­ther and is look­ing at op­por­tu­ni­ties to go to col­lege in the US.

“I am re­ally thank­ful for the coaches I have had dur­ing my time at Safety Bay who have given me many dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives on foot­ball,” she said.

Grace said she was also ex­cited to be play­ing in the Pa­cific School Games from De­cem­ber 2 to 9.

“I am al­ways look­ing for more ex­pe­ri­ence to help im­prove my play­ing,” she said.

Picture: Safety Bay Senior High School

Cas­sidy Moyle, Taj Mut­ton, Grace Smith and Kane Mut­ton will rep­re­sent WA at the School Sport Aus­tralia Pa­cific School Games in Ade­laide in De­cem­ber.

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