Maitland Area School

Maitland | Yorke Peninsula | South Australia

The students and staff were very nervous about the lead up to the Aboriginal Power Cup Carnival as none of us had participated in it before. The carnival consisted of football matches, a formal dinner and career expos.
Our students found the Career Expo quiet useful as they learnt about a few different careers of interest and gave some students a bit of a clear idea of what they would like to do when they leave school.
The Formal dinner was exciting with four awards being presented on the night Our SAASTA group took out two of the awards for Best Team Song and Best Guernsey which Joel Lawrie designed. The students were thrilled to have won the awards. 


The girls’ team were off to a very slow start as they were nervous about tackling, making bad mistakes and the fact that they haven’t played a game of football before. As the carnival went on the girls skills progressed as they got the hang of playing footy. They all played very well and showed some talent winning three out of seven games, but we all had to give some credit to Bianca Borlace who really shined in the last game of footy kicking a massive seven goals.

The boys’ teams did exceptionally well with our SAASTA guys Dylan Walker and Damien Collins joining with the Para West guys to create a fairly strong team. Damien played as a key forward liner and was thrilled to have kicked a goal in one game. Dylan showed his talent in the midfield clearing the ball from the middle a few times.

At the end of the weekend the crew were very tired but were very happy that they had the opportunity to participate in the Power Cup and are already looking forward to next year to have another go at the Aboriginal Power Cup.

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