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Preston girls claim Magpies Multicultural Cup (Leader Newspaper – News Ltd)

17 November 2010

Football | Daniel Phan

PRESTON Primary School’s girls’ football team will be looking to continue its winning ways after taking out the Collingwood Magpies’ Multicultural School’s Cup.

A valiant win over Mooroopna Primary School ensured the team progressed to the state multicultural finals, where it will meet the winners of multicultural cup programs run by other AFL clubs.

Despite losing to the country Victorians in the round robin stages, the girls from Preston

Primary School managed to edge out their opponents by a solitary goal, thanks largely to a huge team effort.

“It was interesting because we actually lost to them in earlier on,” Preston Primary sports co-ordinator Mary Kalogianis said. “The girls went into the grand

final as underdogs and managed to hold them so it was quite exciting.”

“But there was no one star player.”

Kalogianis also praised the initiative for giving kids who did not usually partake in competitive sports the unique opportunity to embrace team sports and get fit.

 

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