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Year 9 Football Lightning Premiership

Once the early drizzle cleared, the seven Home Room Teams were all primed to battle it out at DW Lucas Reserve for bragging rights as the best football Home Room in Year 9 for 2013.

After the preliminary rounds were completed, 9 Roland confirmed their status as “hot favourites” for the premiership with two very convincing wins. They were joined by 9 Benilde as the only undefeated team heading into the knockout semi finals.

Both teams cruised through their semi final matches to set up a blockbuster Grand Final between 9 Roland and Mr Alexander and 9 Benilde and Mr Fleming. In a highly skilled and free flowing contest, Benilde belied their underdog tag with a determined first half effort and only trailed by a goal at half time.

In the second half, the great depth and talent of Roland proved insurmountable for the Benilde boys and Mr Alexander’s well drilled machine dominated the latter part of the match to record a much deserved 17 point victory.

There were many fine players from both teams in the Grand Final and Harry Bowen of 9 Roland was judged as Best on the Ground and received the prestigious Tom Murphy Medal.

All Year 9 students who participated can be very proud of their enthusiastic and spirited approach towards this much anticipated event on the De La Salle Calendar.

The students listed below were nominated by their Home Room Teachers as the Most Valuable Players for their respective Home Room Teams:

9 Benilde – Sam Michael

9 Dunstan – Nick Leontaritis

9 Hegarty – Tom Deftereos

9 Miguel – Charlie Joseph

9 Roland – Liam Murphy

9 Solomon – James Greaves

9 Vincent – Jack Squires

Certificates will be awarded to these MVPs at the next Tiverton Campus Assembly.

The final ladder for the day was:

Premiers – Roland

Runners Up – Benilde

3rd – Dunstan

4th – Hegarty

5th – Vincent

6th – Solomon

7th — Miguel

Congratulations to 9 Roland and Mr Alexander – 2013 Football Champions of Year 9!

Footy Fever continues at De La this Friday, 2 August at DW Lucas Reserve as our Year 7 students will enjoy their first taste of Home Room Lightning Premiership Football.


Peter Harte
Director of Sport 


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