WINNERS: Katelyn Grimmet and Sherentai Hippi from Woodenbong Central School were part of the winning NSW Schoolgirl Futsal team.
WINNERS: Katelyn Grimmet and Sherentai Hippi from Woodenbong Central School were part of the winning NSW Schoolgirl Futsal team. Woodenbong Central School

Woodenbong girls part of winning NSW futsal team

TWO players from Woodenbong Central School have helped NSW win the 16 Years Girls National Schools Futsal Tournament in Victoria.

Defender Kaitlyn Grimmett said following matches at Byron Bay, she, along with Sherentai Hippi, Caitlin Guagliardo, and Devansh Karia were selected into the Far Northern NSW side to contest the championships.

"Sherentai and I played in the 16s at Ballarat, while Caitlin and Devansh played in the 14s at Bendigo," Katelyn said.

"We went on to defeat Queensland City 7-2 in our grand final, which we were pretty happy with, considering this was our first time at this level."

Teacher, Doug Gardiner said that it was a big moment for Sherentai with her family in the audience to hear her named the Australian All Stars goalie.

"They were proud of her efforts in the tournament and hearing her name called out like that was just icing on the cake," he said.

"Although there is no direct follow-on at this stage, the accolade means that Sherentai will be in the mix for when teams are named to tour overseas."

Caitlin Guagliardo said that unfortunately, the news was not so great for the 14s.

"Both boys' and girls' teams made the major semis but that was as far as we went," she said, "but it was a great experience; so much fun."

Devansh played at All Schools level last year when he attended school in Brisbane and expressed his satisfaction that his team had played well.



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