St Mary’s Reclaim the Don Green Cup
WELLINGTON’S St Mary’s Catholic School has reclaimed the Don Green Local Derby Cup.
“It is the first time The Wolf Pack has held the Cup since 2015, so the result was a welcome surprise,” Sports Coordinator Alistaire Thompson told
The Don Green Local Derby Cup is a Touch Football comp between St Mary’s and Wellington High. Girls’ and boys’ matches are played and scores tallied. The school with the most points wins The Don.
“With a win each for both schools the result was decided on points scored. St Mary’s won 119,” Al continued.
The first match was between the school’s girls’ teams. Both played very fast running touch and competed on every play. As the time went by St Mary’s took control of the game, winning 8-0, with NSW rep Lilly Clarke scoring a treble. Emily Smith and Bonni Sheridan crossed for doubles and Natayah Misepo-kelly capped a great win for the smaller school.
“The second match saw the boys jump out of the gates hard and fast, both teams crossing for some great tries. At the halfway point it was 3-3 until Wellington High lifted gears and St Marys were unable to stay with them. The fast finishing home side ran out convincing winners, 9-3.”
NSW Touch Life Member Don Green was on hand after the game to present the famous trophy in its 10th year.
“Don was very impressed with the standard and hopes the sport continues to flourish in both schools and with Wellington Touch,” Alistaire reported.
Emily Smith and Lian Byrnes received the cherished trophy from the donor.
The annual challenge between the schools topped off a great month for Wellington sport. The Wellington Redbacks rugby, Cowboys first and reserve grade league teams as well as soccer and basketball teams have all won titles in recent weeks.
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Emily Smith and Liam Byrnes receive the Trophy.