Volume 31 Issue 14 20 May 2022 19 Iyyar 5782

Football News

Kristy Genc – Director of Sports K-12

It has been an exciting few weeks for the Emanuel Football Program. On Friday 6 May, four High School football teams, competed at the CDSSA Football Championships. The day included a round-robin event, where teams played other schools within the association. The Emanuel 15 Years girls team, had a very successful day. This team scored an abundance of goals, finishing the day undefeated and winning the championship. Stand out performers were Sienna Poswell, Gemma Odes and Riley Carr, who were also selected in the CDSSA representative team. 

The Emanuel Boys 1sts performed very well, beating Moriah 1-0 in the opening match of the day and progressing to the Grand Final. Playing a tough opposition in SEDA Sports School, Emanuel lost the final 0-1, after a great effort by all. Congratulations to all the boys on a very positive season and in particular captains Mahley Rosen-Tal and Ethan Berman, and Coby New and Luca Calderon-Havas who were selected in the CDSSA representative team. 

The Emanuel Girls 1sts played exceptionally well at the tournament, winning throughout the pool stage and progressing to the Grand Final. The girls also met SEDA Sports School in the final and held the game to 1-1 until the final minutes, when SEDA scored, in a match that could have gone either way. Congratulations to Eden Levit who was selected in the CDSSA representative team. 

The 16 Years boys team, had a positive day, despite having a number of key players absent on the day. The team came away with a win and a draw, with some pleasing individual performances. A special mention to Shai Farhy and Reece Carr who were selected in the 16 Years CDSSA representative team. 

Last week, the eight students who were selected in the CDSSA Football teams, competed at the AICES Championships at Valentine Park. This competition is well known for the high standard of football, and it was fantastic to see Emanuel well represented in all four teams, as well as coaching staff, with Emanuel coaches Aytek Genc and Jason Romero, coaching both the CDSSA 16 Years Boys and Opens Boys teams at this event. The CDSSA Opens Boys team won the championships and the AICES Championships, and the CDSSA Opens Girls were runners-up at the event. Well done to Eden Levit, Coby New, Luca Calderon-Havas, Sienna Poswell, Gemma Odes, Riley Carr, Shai Farhy and Reece Carr on their outstanding performances, and a special mention to Shai and Reese who have been selected in the 16 Years AICES team. This team will compete at the NSW CIS Championships next week and I wish them the best of luck. 

In the Primary School, the Year K-2 and Year 3-4 after school football development programs have commenced, with an amazing level of interest in the younger years. The future of the Emanuel Football Program is looking bright, with so many keen young footballers. The Year 4-6 students have also commenced their term of football, playing in the Thursday inter-school sport competition each week.