Singleton win local final of Paul Kelly Cup

Two primary AFL teams from St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton have won the local final for the Paul Kelly Cup.

The Paul Kelly Cup is the largest AFL primary school competition for students in Years 5 and 6 across NSW and the ACT.

Schools can enter with teams of 12 players, who compete in round robin carnivals within their local area.

The matches are played on smaller fields and use the modified 12-a-side rules to help those who are new to the game to enjoy their experience.

The teams who win their local rounds progress to a regional final and then a state final where sides from both NSW and ACT will battle it out to be named the Paul Kelly Cup winners.

The school entered both a boys and girls team into the final, with both teams playing outstanding games of football to win against their opponents, Singleton Heights.

The girls took out their game winning 133-0, while the boys won 84-6.

“It was great to see that all of the hard work and training at lunchtimes had paid off,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, Teacher at St Catherine’s and coach of the two teams.

Both teams will now progress to the Hunter Finals in Newcastle on June 7 where they will each play three matches in a round robin format.

Congratulations to all students.

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