Jessica Palmer Shield

2017 06 06 jessica palmer sheild web 01Primary Girls Touch Football Competition - On Tuesday 6 June Pacific Hills Christian School entered the Jessica Palmer Shield competition for the first time with a Senior Girls team (Year 5 & 6) and a Junior Girls team (Year 3 & 4). This competition is run by the NRL and North Sydney Bears to allow girls to play a non-tackle version of Rugby League. It is open to all schools in the greater North Sydney region and is held at Montview Reserve in Hornsby Heights.

The Junior Girls team played pool games against teams from Cherrybrook and Galston winning 3 games and drawing 1 game. This was enough to progress to the Semi-Finals. The girls played really well winning 2 nil and went through to the Grand Final. In a close game, 1 try was enough for them to hold on and win the day.

The girls played in a great spirit, encouraging each other and improving as the day went on. A special mention must go to Grace Steinwede who dominated the opposition scoring 9 of the 15 tries the team scored throughout the day. All of the girls defended impressively only allowing 1 try against them all day. Congratulations girls and well done!

Junior Team:
Madison Bloom, Sophie Bowden, Isla Castle, Tahlia Geelan, Lily Kilmurray, Zoe Kingston, Tatiana Kriaris, Zara Le Hoang, Zoe Le Hoang, Lucy Silk and Grace Steinwede.

The Senior Girls team were placed in a strong pool and won 2 games convincingly (5-0 and 3-0). They had a draw against the Willoughby 2 team (1-1) which placed us at the top of our pool. The girls were fantastic in defence and their accurate kicking skills allowed them to score a couple of excellent tries. The girls were excited and nervous heading in to the Semi-Finals but kept their composure to win 2-1 against Cherrybrook.

In the Grand Final, we came up against St Thomas and every team member played with commitment and enthusiasm which led to an outstanding attacking and defensive game. The girls were exhausted at the end of the game but they confidently won 3-1. A huge congratulations to all of the girls in the team. It was a privilege to coach a group of girls who were keen to listen and learn, who showed enthusiasm and were supportive of each other. Well done girls!

Senior Team:
Eloise Bingham, Millicent Brown, Anna Budinsky, Emily Crawford, Laura Crawford, Michelle Leung
Jordan Meddings, Ilana Pugliese, Abbey Richards and Sienna Tucci.

Mr Cox & Miss Pearce

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