08 Aug 2018

Kanga Cup

The Kanga Cup is the largest International Youth Football Tournament in the Southern Hemisphere. Over the school holidays, sixteen Newington footballers took part in the week-long competition in Canberra, ACT.

The Year 7,8 and 9 students joined teams from across the world hailing from Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, East Timor, England, Fiji, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, South Africa and the United States of America.

The group stayed and trained at the state-of-the-art Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). The week was packed full of training sessions and games. Mr Neill Jablonski, Mr Christian Scardilli and Mr Ed Summers coached the boys throughout the tournament, and also organised activities such as recovery sessions at the AIS Recovery Centre plunge pools and a trip to Questacon at The National Science and Technology Centre.

Tournament play provided the boys with opportunities to take risks, and further develop their skills. Jordan Harrity (8/MO) shared that his favourite part of the trip was playing an outfield position rather than his usual role as a goalkeeper.

This was the third year Newington has sent a group to participate in the Kanga Cup. Valuing preparation, resilience, building relationships with others and developing long-term thinking both on and off the field is what continues to make this tournament beneficial for our boys.

The following boys participated:

Declan Carmichael (7/MO)
Samuel Eddowes (7/FL)
Andres El Khouri (7/JN)
James Granger (9/MA)
Jordan Harrity (8/MO)
Isaac Hartshorne (7/LE)
Lucas Hatch (8/FL)
Gus Howells (7/JN)
Oliver Kleppich (9/MA)
Anders Koskela (7/JN)
William Linke (7/FL)
Aiden Love (8/PR)
Jack Middleton (8/JN)
Aydin Satici (7/JN)
James Southon (7/LE)
Max Yeoland (7/KL)


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