Canterbury Velodrome played host to the Inaugural Year 11/12 Mixed Challenge State Final on Wednesday. 12 teams competed on the day but only one could be named the inaugural 11/12 Mixed Challenge State Champions.
The top four teams on the day qualified for the Championship Final Series, while the 5th to 8th placed teams competing in the Plate Final Series.
Narrabeen Sports High played St Leo’s Catholic College in the first Semi-Final, with St Leo’s defeating the Narrabeen team in close game, 5-4. Hunter Sports High School and Hurlstone Agricultural High School played to see who would face St Leo’s in the grand final. Hunter Sports High School proved too strong for Hurlstone, winning 7-2.
Four Country Schools would compete in the Championship Final Series, in the first Semi Final, All Saints College, St Mary’s Campus played Brisbane Water Secondary College – Woy Woy Campus. All Saints won an entertaining Semi-Final that went down to the buzzer, eventually winning 5-4.
In the second semi-final Muswellbrook High School defeated Red Bend Catholic College 4-1 to make the Championship Grand Final an all Hunter affair.
The Plate Grand Final was a high quality game, showing the strength on the competition on the day. St Leo’s were too strong for Hunter Sports High School in the end, winning the game 2-1. This game was always going to be close after both teams played out a 2-2 draw earlier in the day.
The Championship Grand Final was an exciting game, All Saints Catholic College were crowned the Inaugural 11/12 Mixed Challenge State Final Champions after defeating Muswellbrook High School 5-4.
All Saints Catholic College were lucky to finish top of their pool. The top three teams in pool A were equal on points, but All Saints finished top with a superior points difference after a last round win over a strong Narrabeen Sports High School.
A huge thank you to all the schools who competed on the day, and in the regional qualifiers. With the 11/12 Mixed Challenge now been an annual event, this competition will only grow in strength. Also a huge thank you to all the referees who officiated on the day, allowing the day to run smoothly.
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