Last week, sixteen Port Lincoln High School SAASTA students travelled to Adelaide to participate in the annual Power Cup carnival. This initiative sees schools from across the state compete against each other in a round-robin football competition. The event is not confined to football however, with cultural and career workshops also on offer.
Our students competed at a very high level throughout the duration of the competition; both our male and female teams were extremely successful. The boy’s team went through the competition undefeated, whilst the girl’s team (who combined with Riverland due to numbers) only lost one game. The Power Cup is judged not only on footballing ability however, but also attendance and academic achievement.
Our boys were adjudged Team of the Carnival and with all other aspects accounted for, placed third overall in the Power Cup. The Riverland team that our girls joined were one of the two finalists due to their exceptional attendance and academic achievement. As a consequence, our girls received the honour of joining them on the Adelaide Oval and competing for the Cup, ultimately coming away victorious.
In conjunction with their excellent football skills, our students need to be commended for their ability to demonstrate exceptional teamwork, leadership and fair play. Furthermore, the students showed their cultural understanding by participating in a cultural dance on the Adelaide Oval prior to last Saturday night’s Port Adelaide vs. Geelong game.
~ Mr Boyd West (PLHS SAASTA Coordinator)