Unrivalled School Footy

Friday, June 13, 2014

Itís a long and rich history that is unrivalled in school boy AFL in NSW. The Carroll Cup competition continues to be the pinnacle of sporting competitions for high school students in the Wagga Wagga High Schools Sports Association.

The Carroll Cup Final is contested on Robertson Oval, Wagga Wagga and offers students the unique experience of playing under lights in front of a crowd upwards of 1500 fellow school mates and members of the community. The Carroll Cup is the open school boyís competition contested amongst the 6 schools in the Wagga Wagga region. Itís a competition that has been dominated by the Catholic Schools with Mater Dei and Kildare contesting the 2014 Carroll Cup. The Riverina Anglican College in 2013 ended a 32 year dominance of the competition held by Trinity, Mater Dei and Kildare but where unable to replicate their 2013 achievement bowing out in the semi finals. They did prove too strong for Wagga High in the play off for third.

Many good judges consider the Carroll Cup grand final as the one game of the year in Wagga Wagga not to be missed. The Finals Day offers a full program commencing at 2.30pm with the Currie Cup (U/14s) contested between Mater Dei and Kildare. Kildare walked away convincing winners. As the afternoon turned to evening with the Kelly Cup final (Primary School Yrs 5/6). A tough fought contest between Henschke and Kooringal Public Schools. Henschke provided to dominant for the opposition and took out a 14 point win.

The main game the Carroll Cup started fast and furious from the first siren. With school boy pride on the line between local rivals it was always going to be the way. Mater Dei provided too strong and where able to comfortably control the contest pushing out to a 10 goal win to hold the bragging rights for the next 12 months. 

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