Honours Split in Girls' Footy Derby

Two teams of girls enjoyed great games of competitive football against Geelong Grammar School after school on Tuesday 14 August. The large crowd of parent and student spectators at GGS were treated to a high standard of play, and all players enjoyed the experience.

In previous years, The Geelong College and Geelong Grammar School have only played one Year 12 Girls' fixture. However this year the afternoon was expanded to include a Years 10-11 game. The Year 12s narrowly lost (Best Player Award went to Nyah Burrell), while the Years 10-11s won convincingly (Best Player Award to Stephanie Williams).

The afternoon was also a time to raise awareness of two major organisations, the McGrath Foundation (breast cancer) and Ocean Mind (surfing for those with mental health issues). Money was raised at a BBQ and through the sale of pink socks worn by the players.

Thanks to Mark Brown (Trainer), Emily Caleo, Wendy Sinnott, Dan Clifford, Tom Hodge, Simon Young, Matthew Taylor, Ryan Bell and Brent Cook for their assistance on the day, and to those who helped in the lead-up. Our thanks also to those who braved the cool afternoon to watch and support the girls. 

Mark Cheatley
Director of Sport

Photos: Year 12 game - Richard Kumnick Photo Play, Years 10-11 game - Wendy Sinnott

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