On Friday, 5 May, students from Years 4 and 5 participated in the annual Northern Catholic Schools Soccer Carnival, held at Mofflin Reserve, Elizabeth Vale.
The ‘come and try’ carnival is designed for players of all abilities. Teams are organised into boys and girls with experienced and novice divisions.
St Columba College had over 100 participants on the day. In the boy’s competition, the College had four experienced and one novice team with the girl’s competing with three teams.
Players were greeted with fantastic weather for the event and the shade tents set up by the St Columba College groundsman were put to good use.
All teams played four games over the day against St Augustine’s Parish School, Catherine McAuley School, Our Lady of Hope, St Brigid’s Catholic School and St Thomas Moore School.
All the girl’s teams were very successful winning the majority of their games over the day. With one of the best results being an 11-0 win.
The boy’s teams all played very well and won most of their games. St Augustine’s Parish School provided the most challenging competition on the day with their players matching St Columba College's exceptional team work, skills and finesse.
It was great to see remarkable sportsmanship from all players during and after the games. All teams congratulated each other by shaking hands on a game well played.
Thank you to the parents, teachers and Year 10 students who coached or managed a team and umpired during the day.
Mr Tristan Lorensini R-5 Physical Education Teacher