Maitland Area School

Maitland | Yorke Peninsula | South Australia


On the 16th of May “The Screaming Eagles” went to Adelaide for the Aboriginal Power Cup. The team is a combined team and has students from four different schools that meet up at Maitland Area School every Tuesday. The team consist of Kirsty Weetra, Kiara Miller, Kiyanne Sansbury, Lynette Wilson, April Wilson and Nicole Walker from Maitland. Willis Daveson, Teekah Chantrill, Tianna Sansbury and myself (Kayla Masters) from Moonta. Stacey Pratt and Sam Power from Ardrossan and Mikey Aplin from Kadina. 


On Thursday the 17th of May we had our first day at APC, we all got given the guernseys we designed, a pair of shorts, socks and a pair of boots and headed to the change rooms to change. As we only had three boys they joined the Port Pirie Secondary School boys team and played with them. There were 17 schools involved in the Power Cup and most schools had two teams. We played four games on the Thursday the girls came out with a victory in our last game against Le Fevre High. After that we headed back to Adelaide Shores Caravan Park and got ready to go out for tea at the Lakes Hotel with the Cooper Pedy Mob. We had a fun night chatting about how we played and what each other’s interests were. We had sundaes for dessert then headed back to the caravan park for some well needed rest. 


Friday was another busy day as we underwent our last three games including semi-finals and a range of different workshops on road safety, Uni options, comedy and career. We also practiced our cultural dance. For a special treat after all our hard work all the teams had a pasta tea at Port Club while watching a comedian’ Sean Choolburra’. Our team then headed to the caravan park to get washed up to go to the movies. 


Saturday we all rose early to head to AAMI Stadium for our official breakfast. We all enjoyed ourselves at the official breakfast even getting some pictures with some Port Power players. We all watched the Aboriginal Power Cup finals between Murray Bridge and Salisbury. The final treat for us all was watching Port Power verse the Kangaroos and winning the game in the final seconds.  Our camp ended with us heading home on the bus talking, laughing, and singing to each other. Thank yous...We would like to thank Miss McPharlin, Kev Dyson and Sonya Rankine for being there for us and all the parents and mentors that came along to support us.

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