Murringo Public School’s winning Public Small School’s Association (PSSA) state touch football team are celebrating once again after being awarded Sports team of the Year at the Young Sports Advisory Committee 2017 Awards night last Saturday.
Students from Murringo Public School, their families and friends all made the trip to Young on Saturday night to attend the awards at Young Golf Club.
The student’s were all decked out proudly in their school uniforms and looked very smart when they were called up to receive their certificate for being nominated.
The group were heavily cheered on by the audience as they were announced the winners, beating out Young Cherrypickers teams, Young Swimming Club, League Tag teams as well as many others for the much coveted and revered award.
The Murringo Public School team played in the state title which was held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Moorebank in Sydney where the team played three games.
In the quarter finals Murringo played 2015 defending champions, Captains Flat, before taking on Burrumbuttock in the semi final.
In the grand final they played Bob’s Farm Public School.
The Murringo team consisted of year three to year six students and managed to win a very tough first game 10-9.
“It was really tough, they had to dig really deep for that,” Murringo Public School principal Kaylene Neville said.
The wins for the team continued in their match against Burrumbuttock when they ran out as the winners, 6-4.
“The kids were pretty tired after their first game but that game was a little bit easier, it was a slower game because both teams were pretty tired,” Ms Neville said.
“They had to dig deep in defence to hold on.”
The rain had well and truly started come grand final time, and despite slippery play Murringo ran out winners, 12-6.
“At least six of the 10 students scored in that game,” Ms Neville said.
“It was a well-shared win.”
Ms Neville said the students were elated at the outcome of their first year in the competition which saw them presented gold medals and a shield for their efforts.
“The kids were elated,” she said.
“The sportsmanship was just beautiful between the kids – the older ones ran the training sessions, positions and encouraged the little ones.
“Everyone got a good go and that was beautiful to watch, their teamwork was the highlight of the day.
“It’s the first time we’ve ever been in the comp so we were thrilled.”
“It was a lovely way to cap off a really well-rounded term,” Ms Neville said.