Last Friday the Merimbula Public School AFL Team travelled to Pambula to play their final game in the NSW Tony Lockett Shield Knockout against Kellyville Ridge Public School. The game was fast and hard. Very few points were scored throughout the game due to the great defence of both sides. In the end Kellyville Ridge managed to further their lead to win the game 18 - 3.
While they have not made this year's State Final, which will be played in Gosford next week, the Merimbula Public School team came extremely close. They have now been recognised as being one of this year's top 8 teams in the state.
"Once again our AFL team have made the school extremely proud" said Principal Michelle Hulme. "They didn't give up and showed the community what great sports they are. Even our 100 strong team of spectators were great sports and supporters". After the game the Merimbula Coach and students wished the Kellyville Ridge Public School AFL Team luck in the finals. This year 3 of the 4 finalists have never made it to the finals, including Kellyville Ridge. The Kellyville Ridge team are extremely excited. Their coach even shared that last week's game was their hardest and closest yet. "Every other game had seen Kellyville Ridge win by over 60 points".
A combined team barbeque back at Merimbula Public School was a great way to end the day, with the Kellyville Ridge guests sharing how much they loved our town and country hospitality. The Merimbula Public School students have now hung up their boots for the season and many of them have started cricket training in preparation for this Friday's Super 8's Carnival in Bega.