Over 350 students from the Nepean region came together last Friday to compete for a place in Wanderers Schools Cup Finals.
It was an exciting way to end the week for the nine schools that traveled to Jamison Park in Penrith to participate in the first regional round of the tournament.
With only one team per division guaranteed to progress to the finals, schools were set-up for a fun and competitive gala day in the Nepean region.
Due to high demand this year, a primary girls division was created for the Nepean regional round - a first, splitting from the mixed division in previous years of the Cup.
Many thanks must be given to Penrith FC who supplied the goals, nets and a ran a BBQ on the day. Along with Nepean Referee Group and qualified referees from SEDA College who were on hand to ensure that the games ran smoothly and were played in the true spirit of the Cup.
The afternoon saw the finals of the Nepean round take place with teams at the top of each group battling it out in the semi-finals for a place in the regional final.
The boys secondary division went to penalties as Katoomba and Blaxland High School were forced to step up to find out their fate. A miss by Katoomba proved costly with Blaxland progressing to the Schools Cup Finals.
Blaxland’s celebrations continued with their girls secondary team also qualifying for the Finals.
The boys primary division final between York and Ellison Public School was a tightly contested match with both schools finishing at the top of their competitive groups. In the end, it was York who progressed to the finals after an entertaining match between the two.
Whilst the girls primary division saw Penrith Public School go head-to-head with Ellison. Penrith came out on top to be Nepean’s first-ever girls primary school division winners.
The winners will now have to wait to find out the winners from the other regional rounds before battling it out in the Schools Cup Finals later this year.
The winners will now have to wait to find out the winners from the other regions before battling it out in the Schools Cup Finals later this year.
Schools that participated:
Blaxland High School
Katoomba High School
Jamieson High School
York Public School
Ellison Public School
Springwood Public School
Penrith Public School
Wallacia Public School
Braddock Public School