The Adelaide Football Club's McLeod Challenge Program

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The McLeod Challenge is a round robin competition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and boys in years eight and nine.

The Challenge is aimed at providing all participants with an enjoyable inter-school competition that builds relationships, facilitates teamwork and develops communication and leadership skills.

Two weeks ago the Adelaide Football Club held the Metropolitan McLeod Challenge at Max Basheer Reserve - with 200 Indigenous student participants and 20 SA schools involved.

The four finalists then played off in the McLeod Challenge Grand Final as a curtain raiser to the Crows v Suns on the AFL Indigenous Round.

The McLeod Challenge participants were also involved in the Indigenous Round prematch entertainment with Ellie Lovegrove and joined the Guard of Honour as the AFC players entered the stadium.

In the end, the McLeod Challenge winners were the All Star boys and the Wiltja Residential girls.

The final scores were as follows:

For the boys:
All Stars 6. 5. 41 def Rostrevor/Immanuel College 3. 5. 23

Best On Ground was Isiah Glancey

For the girls:
Wiltja Residential 15. 10. 100 defeated All Stars 7. 2. 44

Best On Ground was Lynda Scrutton-Turner

We would like to thank Beach Energy our sponsors of the McLeod Challenge.

'Thankyou Andrew & Rachael for allowing Immanuel College students to participate. They had a great day and come to see me as soon as they arrived back to tell me they were in the finals - they were SO excited. Well done for organising such an enjoyable and successful event' (Sally Eckert, Immanuel College).

'I just wanted to thank both you and Andrew for another Awesome Day for the kids. They all enjoyed it and the year 8's are already looking forward to attending next years Challenge if it happens again' (Isobell Koolmatrie, Meningie Area School).

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