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Dockers Cup Dominance From MCC But Little Sister Takes Bragging RightsPosted in MCC Sports,Sport on Monday, 6 November, 2017

 

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Off the back of Year 7 Dockers Cup success in 2017, Mandurah Catholic College’s Year 8 and 9 teams competed in their age group’s Dockers Cup recently to try and replicate that championship winning feeling.

Eight teams arrived to test their ability and see who would lay claim to the best Year 8/9 Girls’ Football team in the region. Teams represented Comet Bay, Coodanup, Tranby, Pinjarra and JTC, with each team getting three opportunities to play and lay their claim to the final.

The day started strongly for both our Year 8 and 9 teams with the girls scoring regularly and shutting out their opposition on the scoreboard. MCC’s first two games were characterised by heavy wins, with the only blemish being some wayward kicking from the Year 9s who kicked 1.11 in their second hit-out. The Year 8 team found some strong opposition from Pinjarra in their last group game, with the first half being scoreless for a long stretch before running out four goal victors. On the other hand, the Year 9s had no trouble disposing of all three opposition teams, letting in a total of one point (yes, one point) in all three match-ups.

These impressive results led to both MCC teams topping their division and an all-MCC final. Big sister came up against little sister in a no-holds-barred match to determine the best team in the Peel region.

The quality of football shown in the final was nothing short of spectacular with both teams sensing the importance of the occasion and played like their lives depended on the result. Half-time saw the game tied at 1.1 (7), with neither team giving an inch. The second half started in the same vein in a game to see who would blink first. Ultimately, it would be the Year 8s who surged ahead and they ran out 20-point winners and Dockers Cup Champs for 2017.

Unsurprisingly many girls found themselves being recruited by scouts throughout the day, but here’s my top three for both teams:

Year 9

  1. Jaide Britton – Fearless and relentless. The girl just doesn’t quit, hence why she succeeds.
  2. Abi Thayer – Hit so hard that the opposition shook in their boots. Not only did the hard stuff, but on countless occasions ran the ball and followed it with penetrating kicking.
  3. Jasmin Muir – The athletic ruck woman gave first use to other midfielders while finding plenty of the ball herself. Was solid all day.

Year 8

  1. Courtney Rowley – Looks like a natural footballer with her silky skills, but don’t let that fool you. She is hard as nails as well and was one of the best for the 8’s in the Grand Final.
  2. Bethlyn Pasco – You don’t hear much from Bethlyn because she lets her football do the talking. Skillful and was responsible for many scoring opportunities. Another standout in the Grand Final.
  3. Elissa Cates – Provided a strong focal point in the MCC forward line and looked a cut above most of her opponents. Looked dangerous every time she got near the ball.

Even though players win games, thanks must go to Mrs Sue Cocivera and Mrs Rubyann McCarthy for coaching the teams throughout the day.

With the MCC Girls finishing 1st and 2nd in the Year 8/9 competition, combined with being the State Champions at Year 7 level, the College is blessed with some great female football talent. Based on these results there are some exciting times ahead for Girls’ Football. Watch this space…

Mr Danny Chartres
Inter-School Sports Coordinator