Students shine in different codes
The annual V Swans Cup saw students from Hedland, Karratha, Newman and Tom Price descend on Kevin Scott Oval and the Faye Gladstone Netball courts last week.
The V Swans Cup is an opportunity for students in Years 8-10 from Pilbara schools to compete in football and netball.
The tournament is in its fifth year and usually sees an even spread of schools winning shields across two age groups and, in the netball, two divisions.
V Swans Hedland regional manager Tracey Swami said the organisation co-ordinated and managed the carnival every year, taking the load off the various high school teachers.
“Hedland is a pretty central town so makes it easy for all the schools to access,” she said.
“It’s a great competition because the footballers go over to support the netballers and vice-versa, so there’s a lot of school pride in it.”
Schools put their best teams forward, but for Hedland students, there is no playing if they’re not doing the right thing in class.
“We hold a trial for the teams but also take their attendance and behaviour at school into account,” Swami said.
“If kids are missing too much school, they miss out on the carnival.” This year, St Luke’s and Karratha High School each won a football and netball shield, with Hedland and Tom Price snagging the two other netball shields.
Football Year 7/8 — St Luke’s College
Football Year 9/10 — Karratha Senior High School
Netball Year 7/8 Division 1 — Karratha Senior High School
Netball Year 7/8 Division 2 — St Luke’s College
Netball Year 9/10 Division 1 — Hedland Senior High School
Netball Year 9/10 Division 2 — Tom Price Senior High School
Football Most Valuable Players
HSHS — Taj Brittain
KSHS — Harvey Navales
NSHS — Blair Avery
SLC — Finnlay Simpson
HSHS — Hamish Thomas
KSHS — Brayden Fawcett
NSHS — Quinn Jerry
SLC — Jai Jefferies
Netball Most Valuable Players
Year 7/8 Division 1
HSHS — Rani Ramsay
KSHS — Dion Harris
NSHS — Mikeala Leger
SLC — Charli Salmon
Year 7/8 Division 2
HSHS — Talitha Borch
KSHS — Jinissa Kranendonk
NSHS — Stella Wade
SLC — Astyn Wigley
TPSHS — Lani Stoney
Year 9/10 Division 1
HSHS — Tyona Tullock
KSHS — Jennadell Long
NSHS — Leah McDonnelk
SLC — Alycia Buenaflor
TPSHS — Kaia Rau
Year 9/10 Division 2
HSHS — Merina Ndewere
KSHS — Lena Bourke
NSHS — Ayva Bakes
SLC — Bella Ugiagbe
TPSHS — Jaimie Bravington
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