Over 500 girls took to the field at North Turramurra Recreation Area on Wednesday and Thursday this week for the second NSFA Skellern Cup.
This year’s edition saw a total of eighteen schools from across the NSFA region (covering the Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai. Willoughby, North Sydney and Lane Cove LGAs) and a total of 43 teams from years 3 through 6 enjoying their football!
“This number of teams is a remarkable increase upon the 25 teams that attended the inaugural Skellern Cup last year,” commented Ed Ferguson, Tournament Organiser and NSFA Community Football Manager.
“All the schools have really got behind the tournament and it’s been great to see plenty of new football players giving their all alongside the experienced ones.”
Once again, the competition trophies, one for junior teams (years 3 and 4) and one for senior teams (years 5 and 6), were awarded on a broad list of criteria that included positive encouragement of each other and opposition and exhibiting school spirit and good sportsmanship.
The Junior Cup was awarded to Pymble Public School on Wednesday and the Senior Cup was awarded to Ravenswood on Thursday.
Special thanks to Jennifer Anderson, Mayor of Ku-ring-gai, for participating in the trophy presentation on Wednesday as well as Young Matildas representatives Jada Whyman and Taylor Ray for attending the tournament and bringing plenty of smiles to faces!
The NSFA Skellern Cup is named after Amanda and Kimberley Skellern, twin sisters who have played for Northern Tigers FC, the NSFA representative football club, for the past ten years and started their football careers with local club West Pymble FC.
Referees for the tournament were provided by XLR8 Player Development, while representatives from Football NSW were also present running mini-games for the girls in between their matches.
Full list of attending schools:
- Artarmon Public School
- Castle Cove Public School
- Chatswood Public School
- Gordon East Public School
- Gordon West Public School
- Hornsby Heights Public School
- Hornsby North Public School
- Neutral Bay Public School
- Mount Colah Public School
- Pymble Public School
- Ravenswood School for Girls
- Roseville Public School
- St Ives North Public School
- St Thomas Catholic Primary School – Willoughby
- Turramurra Public School
- Wahroonga Prepatory School
- Wideview Public School
- West Pymble Public School