HOLY Family’s Year 5-6 girls’ Australian rules side will test itself against the best in the state in August after qualifying for the finals of the annual Paul Kelly Cup.
The Kelso school has enjoyed a successful 2017 campaign thus far, sweeping all teams before them at the Western Region level and then the Sydney West Region tournament to advance to the state finals at the SCG.
It is the second year in succession that Holy Family has reached this stage and the current crop of players will be looking to go one better than 2014 when the school finish as runners-up.
“Our AFL girls have an excellent skills set and their kick-pass ability is of a very high standard. The girls will represent Holy Family with pride," school principal Kevin Arrow said. “Training at lunch times has been regular and the girls are keen to do well as many of them were in the 2014 runner-up team.”
Holy Family will be one of eight teams in action at the August 17 finals. The side will play pool games against Radford College, a South Coast school team and Hay Public School.