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Footy team’s a knockout

IT’S A KNOCKOUT: The Blakebrook Public School team that won the NSW PSSSA Small Schools Soccer knockout last year. They came fourth at the knockout this year.
IT’S A KNOCKOUT: The Blakebrook Public School team that won the NSW PSSSA Small Schools Soccer knockout last year. They came fourth at the knockout this year.

RESIDENTS of Old Bonalbo are delighted that their school's touch footy team finished sixth in the state at the NSW PSSA Touch Football Small Schools State Knockout Finals in Sydney.

Principal and coach, Michael Gray said everyone involved enjoyed the experience

"Unfortunately, our first game was against Nangus Public School, the team that went on to be named State Champions," Mr Gray said.

"Nangus really was a brilliant opponent and we lost, but came back in the second round, winning 4-3 over Wallabadah.

"We immediately had to play another game; our players were pretty tired. Admittedly we lost that 10-5 but they played so well. I'm so proud of them.

"And you know what - there's always next year.

This was a wonderful experience for them and, as I said before, I'm so proud of them."

Meanwhile, Blakebrook Public School finished third in the finals of the NSW PSSA Small Schools Soccer Knockouts at Moorebank.

Principal and coach, Allan Duroux said his team were hopeful of going back-to-back after winning it last year.

They had a 1-0 win to Smithtown in a very tight game before a 3-1 loss against Barrington Public School.

"We went in as defending champions but finished a very creditable fourth," Duroux said.

Topics:  touch football



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