Central Coast Rugby League Under 14’s
The Central Coast tournament was played at Berkeley Vale Oval and before a ball was kicked our team had already suffered a few setbacks: 6 students were unavailable due to injury or illness, meaning that the day was going to be a tough one.

Fortunately, the boys who took the field showed a lot of character to win their first game in emphatic style 38-0, against Gorokan High School.

The next game pitted us against our Catholic ‘rivals’ in MacKillop and knowing that the winner of this game would represent the Central Coast in the Cochrane Cup made it even more important. The tackles were tough and the runs rampaging, as both sides threw everything at each other. After defending our line for a few minutes, we eventually broke the deadlock to score, which resulted in a much more one-sided second-half where St Eddies were the winners 16-0.

The semi-final was played next and, unfortunately, we made some early errors to give the boys from Wadalba an 8-0 lead. After a couple of rousing speeches at half-time, the boys from St Edward’s applied the pressure to bring the match within two points at 8-6. In the last play of the match we crossed the try line only to have the ball stripped out by three players, yet the referee could only call what he saw – which unfortunately wasn’t the strip – meaning that the ruling went against us to give the win to Wadalba.

Our team can hold their heads high as they represented St Edward’s with pride whilst displaying a high level of sportsmanship. We now turn our attentions to the Cochrane Cup where it will hopefully be onwards and upwards!

Thank you for the parent support on the day and also to Mr Speziale, our team manager.

Mr Sullivan (Coach)