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JSR Go Back to Back in the Lions District Girls Dockers Cup Carnival

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:43 PM

On Wednesday June 6th The Subiaco District held its 2018 Girl’s Dockers Cup Lightning Carnival at Kingsley Park. After a successful competition in 2017, not even the weather forecast deterred the girls from coming out and getting their fill of footy.

This year the competition grew from 6 schools to 8. JSR were back as reigning champions, Warwick and Servite also returned with both schools putting up a strong showing. St. Stephens Duncraig were also there in fine form with 3 teams competing, whilst West Perth District school Belridge SHS also took part in the Subiaco Competition for their first ever attendance at a girl’s football carnival.

The Carnival was played in great spirit, each team fought hard for the ball, demonstrated some excellent skills, and most importantly all competed with a smile. Teachers also had a blast as they got to see their teams exhibit everything they have been learning over the past 6 weeks in sport sessions. JSR teacher and Subiaco Women’s Youth coach Dave Traynor commented. “it was a great carnival, and it was great seeing all the girls there having a good time and playing footy. I was blown away by some of the talent on display. I hope I get the opportunity to coach them when they become eligible for Rogers Cup Football.”

The teams battled out over 6 rounds. The top team in each pool then went on to play in a grand-final. JSR progressed through from Pool A after edging out Servite in the last group game, whilst Warwick and Belridge also battled it out in pool B for a place in the final. In the end JSR and Warwick battled out in a final which saw the 2017 winners JSR once again crowned as premiers, and will progress on to the metro wide knockout stages of the competition. The District congratulates Charlie Thomas from JSR for being selected by the umpires as the carnivals Fairest & Best.

District Development Officer Matt Debarro had this to say. “I was so happy with how the Carnival went. The weather held out for us and the turnout of schools was a step up from last year. I think what impressed me most was the girls desire for more football. The term 2 carnival was so successful, we will look to run another one in term 4.”

With the rapid growth of female football at community club level within the Subiaco District it is no surprise to see the school female football competitions also gaining traction. The future of female football is certainly looking bright and set to be filled with excitement and talent.