State honours for program’s top students
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.
Cassidy Moyle, Taj Mutton, Grace Smith and Kane Mutton will represent WA at the School Sport Australia Pacific School Games in Adelaide in December.