20 July 2023

The Darwin football Trip and our Middle School football stars

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The Darwin football Trip and our Middle School football stars
The Darwin football Trip and our Middle School football stars
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In the July holidays, 51 Middle School students and six staff took part in the inaugural Darwin Football Trip. The six-day adventure saw the group immerse themselves in the brilliant sights and surrounds of the Northern Territory, including a two-day trip to the magnificent Kakadu National Park and the town of Jabiru.

Boys’ and girls’ teams played in matches against local side Nightcliffe as well as the Clontarf Indigenous Academy. Carey came home with wins in all encounters, however the friendships forged and the experience of playing footy in the top end of the country was the clear winner. Visits to the town centre, an Indigenous Rugby carnival, the Mindle Markets and training sessions on the beach were just some of the highlights on the tour.

To their absolute credit, our Carey students were fantastic ambassadors for the School, they were an absolute delight to be with. Sincere thanks to staff James Gaff, Sally Bottomer, Peter Robson, Nelson Macdonough and Andrew Hamilton for their great work on the tour along with Tam Thomas for her efforts behind the scenes to organise all the logistics prior to the trip.

We look forward to the tour becoming a regular event on the calendar, such was the success of this year’s tour.

Paul Jepson
Head of Sport

The inaugural Darwin Football Trip

Carey's Middle School girls are once again undefeated

The Carey Middle School Girls Football Team are undefeated this season and have qualified to represent the APS in the girls intermediate Herald Sun Shield play-offs on Tuesday next week.

The Herald Sun Shield is Victoria’s longest-running school football competition showcasing some of the best young football teams and players. First played in 1977, the Herald Sun Shield enters into its 45th year of competition in 2023 and involves girls and boys school teams representing school associations and competing across eight divisions, in semi-finals and grand finals.

Congratulations and good luck team!

Ben Harrison
Middle School Girls Football Coach


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