Students display impressive skills at inter-school carnival

David SalvaireSound Telegraph
Safety Bay High School students Taleisha Slater, 15, Theo Wood, 15, and William Higginson, 15.
Camera IconSafety Bay High School students Taleisha Slater, 15, Theo Wood, 15, and William Higginson, 15. Credit: Rockingham Area School Sport Association

Nearly 400 students from 12 Rockingham primary schools came together recently to test their soccer skills at the annual inter-school carnival.

The Rockingham Area School Sport Association held the event across two venues, Safety Bay High School and Warnbro Strikers Soccer Club, with two divisions separating smaller and larger schools into Black and Red.

Students from Years 4, 5 and 6 battled it out on Friday, April 28 with Rockingham Beach Primary School taking out the Red division, while Cooloongup Primary School was named Black division winners.

Safety Bay High School specialist soccer teacher Scott Halpin said the day was a wonderful success with staff and Year 10 students helping officiate the many games.

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“There was some amazing talent here and Rockingham is blessed with some great budding players,” he said.

“It was unbelievable to see the Safety Bay students in such great leadership roles and behaving so professionally.”

Mr Halpin said that as well as serving the local football community, the carnival also raised awareness of the opportunities available and the forthcoming trials to join the Safety Bay Senior High School Specialist Football Program.

The program has proved a fertile breeding ground for national soccer talent with former students including Perth Glory recruit Jamal Reiners.

Students from Safety Bay Primary School recently dropped in on a Perth Glory training session to pay Reiners a visit.

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