Congratulations to all of the ACC teams participating in the 2018 ACC Year 7 Super Series - Sam Kerr and Stan Lazaridis Football Shields. A big thankyou must be firstly given to Football West for the ongoing support of such a wonderful football tournament for our ACC Year 7 students.
The Year 7 Super Series had soccer pool stage fixtures spread across two venues at Ellenbrook Sports Hub and Curtin University on Tuesday 16 October. All players are to be commended for representing their school and should be very proud of the standard of games played at each venue.
In the boys northern pool at Ellenbrook a strong final game performance by the Kingsway Christian College team defeating Mercy College 1-0 and earning entry into the Stan Lazaridis Final. In the girls, Mercy College was very strong all day going undefeated with a 2-0 defeat of second place Peter Moyes putting them through to the Sam Kerr Final.
The South-Central pool at Curtin University was also a fantastic day of games with Rehoboth Christian College playing determined football and winning through to the Sam Kerr Grand Final with a final round victory over Sacred Heart. In the Stan Lazaridis Shield, South Coast Baptist College enjoyed an undefeated run with some commanding performances against determined opposition teams.
The stage was set at John XXIII playing fields with magical weather turned on for the Grand Finals Tuesday 23 October. It was to be a football showdown between Mercy College v Rehoboth in the Sam Kerr Final (Girls) and South Coast Baptist v Kingsway Christian College in the Stan Lazaridis Final (Boys).
The Stand Lazaridis Final was played at a fast speed, with excellent attacking play and top level skills displayed. South Coast held an early 2-0 lead, with Kingsway coming back very strongly in the latter stages of the first half and early second half to score a brilliant goal. As the game progressed, South Coast showed their tremendous attacking flair scoring some stunning goals and pulling away to be crowned the champions for 2018.
Stan Lazaridis Shield Grand Final Result: South Coast def Kingsway 6-1
The Sam Kerr Final was a little similar in pattern to the boys with Mercy College striking early through two goals in the first 15 minutes before Rehoboth started to find their feet and gain some possession and field position. Kicking with the wind in the second half, an early goal to the Rehoboth girls may have tightened the game up. This was not to be and the Mercy College girls strong defense and team work went to the next level.
Sam Kerr Shield Grand Final Result: Mercy def Rehoboth 4-0
All teams are to be congratulated for the sportsmanship and determination throughout the games. The games were played with excellent spirit and it was a very enjoyable spectacle for the parents and spectators.
A full list of the 2018 Super Series Results can be found through the ACC Website.