Stu­dents kick to Coast

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

THE Mareeba com­mu­nity has pulled to­gether to help send Mareeba fut­sal play­ers to the Gold Coast.

Six­teen play­ers from Mareeba State School and stu­dents from Mareeba State High School will travel to the glit­ter strip on Oc­to­ber 16 to com­pete in the FAF Na­tional Fut­sal Cham­pi­onships.

Mareeba State School teacher aide Ron­nie Le­po­rati said the com­mu­nity had re­ally got­ten be­hind the boys and girls who will be go­ing away.

“It will be a good ex­pe­ri­ence for them and hope­fully they will want to play fut­sal for an out­side team,” he said.

“If your school wins the tour­na­ment, on the Gold Coast, they will be in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in a tour­na­ment over­seas.”

Mr Le­po­rati said he had been or­gan­is­ing games each day at lunch for the past five years so the kids had a chance to prac­tise.

He said he was grate­ful to Apels Solic­i­tors and Mareeba Lions Club for do­nat­ing money for stu­dents to travel and the school has also raised a fair bit of their own money by do­ing car washes in Mareeba.

Aus­tralian Par­a­lympic gold medal­ist Heath David­son at Mareeba’s Run and Roll event.

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