THE Narooma Public School (NPS) girls’ soccer team have kicked their way to the state semi-finals in a great show of skill and determination.
The girls played Murrumburrah Public School at Murrumburrah on Tuesday in a tough, physical game and won 1-0.
The result means the girls are now one of four teams left in the knockout competition out of 394 that kicked off the season.
The girls will play in a semi-final knockout in Newcastle on October 15.
The last four teams will compete against each other over two games. The two teams who win, will play off against each other for first and second and the two losing teams play off against each other for third and fourth.
Regardless of the result the girls are one of the best primary school girls’ soccer teams in the state and should be particularly proud.
“The girls are a great bunch of kids, they really are,” Narooma Public School teacher Jon Sloan said.
“They are not only talented in sport, they are good natured, funny and intelligent young people.
“It goes without saying how appreciative I am for all the parents have done and given up for their kids to compete in the knockout,” Jon said.
The school is also grateful to Club Narooma because without their support the girls may not have been able to travel and compete. Club Narooma provided the money to stay overnight and help to cover petrol costs.
Club Narooma general manager Tony Casu said, “The club, through all its members, is proud of the amount of local support that we give to the Narooma and District community; over $95,000 during the last year.”
“The NPS girls’ team is another fine example of the fighting spirit that the Narooma community shows.
“Time after time, these girls have beaten the odds against all the larger schools in the state to get to the semi-finals, and have shown why they are our future leaders.
“What a great example these girls have set for both their school and community, and are very deserving of our support.
“Good luck girls, we are all very proud of your achievements,” Mr Casu said.