Irene McCormack Catholic College’s Year 7 soccer team won the Perth Glory State Cup with a 1-0 win over Christian Brother’s College Fremantle.
Their confident 10-0 win over Forrest Crescent in the semi-final secured them a place against the formidable Christian Brother’s College Fremantle side in the grand final.
Coach Ross Laing said, “the match began fairly evenly with both sides creating chances but it was a well placed through ball from Chok Dau and a powerful finish from Ajoung Maker-Makur that gave them an early lead.”
The Irene McCormack Catholic College boys had an excellent defensive side, putting together counter attacking plays.
After a great deal of determination and teamwork, along with two crucial saves by Patrick Bruce in the last few minutes of the game, the Irense McCormack team won the State Championship.
The Irene McCormack Catholic College soccer team has enjoyed other victories winning the Northern Region Harnwell Cup; they also competed in the Glory Cup finals in Spearwood against the winners of the Southern, Eastern and Peel Regional Competitions.
Coach Laing is looking forward to working with the students in next year’s Football Academy at the College, which will see 50 Year 7 and 8 talented soccer players access to a specialist program as part of their curriculum.
Irene McCormack Catholic College specialist Football Academy offers a wide variety of training including Brazilian techniques, a small side Dutch approach, Tiqui Taca and the alternative South American game of Futsal.