Open’s BBSSSA Football
On 22 May the open’s football team travelled down to Cromer Park Manly to compete in the Broken Bay gala day.

The day started well with a 2-0 win over MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale. After a very short thirty-minute break, we kicked off our second game against Mater Maria, Warriewood. After conceding an early goal against the run of play our team lost structure and composure, with the game finishing in a 1-0 loss.

There was still hope of making the semi-finals if we won our third game. Mr Griffin rallied the boys together and provided some insightful tactical and motivational instructions that had a huge effect on our playing style resulting in a 1-0 win over St Paul’s, Manly.

Possible and probable teams were announced for the selection of a Broken Bay squad. Congratulations to Anthony Sparacino, Matthew Buettner, Sasha Kuzevski, Will Hamilton and Josh Walsh who were successful in making this squad. Congratulations also to Noah Ajala, Cayleb Murray and Josh Ferragamo for being recognised, but unfortunately missing out on the final selection.

Following this selection, we went on to play the semi-final against St Aloysius College, Milsons Pt. After a tense hardly contested match, the result ended 0-0, which saw us head into our first penalty shootout the school has participated in for this event. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in this, losing 4-2.

Although the final result was a little disappointing, the team must be congratulated on the committed and proud manner in which they represented St Edward’s College.  I would like to thank the coaching staff of Mr Griffin, Mr Bonnici, and Mr Bell for their guidance and support in training and on the day.

Anthony Sparacino
Opens Football Team Captain.