The event showcased the determination and sportsmanship of the teams, with the Red team demonstrating exceptional fighting spirit, while the Black team excelled with their teamwork and competitive drive.
Despite not progressing beyond the pool games, the Red team displayed unwavering spirit in each of their matches. Their commitment to the game was commendable, as they played with remarkable camaraderie, supporting and respecting their teammates and opposition throughout the day. The Red team’s performance showcased their resilience and determination to give their best on the field, regardless of the outcome.
The Black team emerged as the standout performers of the gala day, triumphing in all their pool games and securing a dominant victory in the semi-final against Wadalba High. Notably, the Black team achieved an impressive feat by not allowing any points to be scored against them throughout the day. Their success can be attributed to their exceptional teamwork and their collective desire to improve as individual players. The Black team’s outstanding performance has earned them a place in the Central Coast Finals scheduled for late June.
The success of both teams at the Under 13 Rugby League Gala Day would not have been possible without the guidance and support of the “Dream Team” support staff, consisting of Year 12 students Sean Bullen, Cooper McBride, and Malachi Smith. As players in the Schools Open League Team, Sean, Cooper and Malachi, in a special touch, presented the boys with their jerseys at the beginning of the day. Their encouragement and assistance throughout the day significantly contributed to the boys’ performance.
It was a pleasure watching the boys represent the College on the rugby league field for the first time in the “Black and Red”.
Further information about the upcoming final will be shared with the boys closer to the event taking place.