world cup soccer Bulahdelah Central School 2018

Matthew Barry takes on the ball.
Matthew Barry takes on the ball.

Bulahdelah Central School held its annual world cup soccer day recently. The event was organised and run by the Year 11 sport, leisure and recreation class.

Eighty students from Years 7 to 12 were put into eight teams representing Italy, Ghana, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Liberia and Croatia. 

Teams played a round-robin competition and knockout finals until a winning team was decided.

After some very close games, Brazil and Portugal made it through to the final.

In a hard fought and dramatic game, Brazil emerged victorious after a tense penalty shoot-out.

Students in the Brazilian team were, Kynan Barclay, Hunter Bramble, Guy Armstrong, Blake Richardson, Seleana Murphy, Brooke Towers, Bella McNamee, Harry Cole and Sophia Stubbs.  

Each of these players received a soccer ball as a reward for winning the event.

Balls were also presented to the best and fairest players on the day: Georgia McKillop-Davies, Tyler Manefield, Bailey Middleton, Maddison Hurtado. 

Congratulations to these players and to all the students who competed with such enthusiasm and effort throughout the day.