Bowral High School was crowned the champion school at the inaugural Highlands Cup this week.
The event, organised by Moss Vale High School, was held at the Church Road Soccer Fields.
Along with the two Highlands schools, Goulburn and Mulwaree High Schools travelled to take part in the competition.
Bowral won both the junior and senior boys division.
Moss Vale claimed the senior girls title while Goulburn was the junior girls winner.
Teams were seven-a-side, with three matches played throughout the day, followed by the finals.
Bowral High deputy principal Nic Morris said it had been a great day and some good preparation by their school had played a part in its success.
The junior boys team recently competed in the Western Sydney Wanderers School Cup while the senior boys have played CHS.
Both Bowral’s boys teams also won in the annual Smith Cup- a competition held each year between Bowral and Goulburn High Schools.
“It gave us a bit of an advantage [with] the fact the teams are pretty well bonded and they did know each other well and knew their styles of play,” Morris said.
“A great thank you to Moss Vale staff for organising this, it must have been a huge event to organise. It’s been brilliantly organised.”
Morris also highlighted the performance of James Denman, a Year 7 student who was goalkeeper in both the junior and senior boys teams.
Moss Vale High teacher Debby Middleton said it had been a great day.
She thanked the parents and staff who helped out on the day, as well as the students who worked as referees and sideline officials.
She also thanked sponsors The Hair Station, KMI Builders, A & R Engineering Design, 4 Brothers Cafe and Mortgage Choice Southern Highlands.
“It’s been awesome, the kids have been fantastic and everyone’s had a ball.”
Middleton said the hoped to have a couple more schools come on board for next year’s event.
- Senior girls: Moss Vale won 1-0 against Bowral
- Senior boys: Bowral won 1-0 against Mulwaree
- Junior girls: Goulburn High won 2-1 against Moss Vale
- Junior boys: Bowral won 3-1 against Moss Vale
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