Karratha Dockers Cup inspires footy fever

Alicia PereraPilbara News
Tambrey Primary student Cerys English, 11, brings the ball forward under pressure from the Wickham Primary team.
Camera IconTambrey Primary student Cerys English, 11, brings the ball forward under pressure from the Wickham Primary team. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

Football fever hit Karratha’s primary school students last Thursday as they laced up their footy boots for a shot at triumph at the Freo Dockers Cup.

About 250 students from eight schools from across the City of Karratha area attended the annual interschool football carnival, organised by Baynton West Primary and hosted at its adjoining park oval, in its fifth year. In the grand final, Baynton West Primary School were the boys’ premiership-winning team after defeating the Millars Well side 14-2.

The girls’ competition was won by Tambrey Primary School, which defeated St Paul’s in a tight grand final, in which only one point was scored.

Roebourne District High School student Trey Newland, 11, breaks away in a game against Baynton West Primary.
Camera IconRoebourne District High School student Trey Newland, 11, breaks away in a game against Baynton West Primary. Credit: Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

Wickham Primary’s School’s Cassidy Body and Baynton West Primary student Isaiah Steven were awarded fairest and best in the girls’ and boys’ divisions respectively. Event organiser and Bayton West Primary physical education specialist Kelly Langlands said it had been a successful day involving good football skills and sportsmanship from all teams.

She said the carnival was a hit every year because it let students showcase their football skills against their peers.

“All students love the football — girls and boys — and love the opportunity to play against all the schools in the area,” she said.

“They train hard with their team then come to the carnival to put those skills into practice.”

The Dockers Cup is usually held in the first term of school, but was re-scheduled for Term 2 this year due to the late high temperatures this year.

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