Our Year 7 football teams participated in the ACC Carnival, with our Marist girls being particularly successful.
The year 7 Mercy team consisted of many girls who had not played competitive football before, but their football abilities improved out of sight throughout the day and they began putting up a good fight against the other teams.
It was a great day had by all and we ended up fifth out of six teams, however the team spirit and personal achievements were the highlights of the day.
The Marist girls played extremely well all day going through the day undefeated.
The first game against Grammar was a struggle in rainy conditions, while in the third game against Mother Teresa Catholic College we gave them a few players each half to even up the numbers due to their injuries.
The fifth game against the also-undefeated Mandurah Catholic College was a ‘grand final’ and the girls played with plenty of energy.
BCC was two goals down at half time but with the wind advantage, we took the lead back shortly after.
Mandurah snagged a late goal and had a chance for another, before we went down the field and kicked a goal that produced a one-point win after the score had been checked – 4.2 (26) to 4.1 (25).
The team had solid contributors all over the field and consistent standouts over the course of the day were Daisy Rigby, Abbie Field, Sophie Oliver, Lily Ratcliffe and Tahnee Parsons.
The girls then travelled to Perth this week and won the first game 26-12 against La Salle but unfortunately had a four point loss to St Norbert’s in the ‘grand final’.
Our boys teams performed well at the carnival – finishing in second (Mercy) and third (Marist) out of the six teams.
They were only beaten by Mandurah Catholic College, who were undefeated throughout the day.
Mercy won a thrilling match between the two campuses in difficult conditions and the margin was just a single point (9-8).
The teams both recorded strong wins Bunbury Cathedral Grammar, Mother Teresa Catholic College and Mackillop, with all three teams unable to score a goal against the Marist boys.
Significant improvement to the team work and standard of play throughout the day were highlights for the Mercy boys.