THE MacKillop football side fell just short at last week’s NSW Primary Football carnival, but it didn’t mean there was nothing to celebrate for some of the team’s young stars.
Hunter Galvin, 12, and Ben Parker, 11, will represent St Patrick’s Primary in Holbrook as part of the NSW Primary Schools sports Association’s state Australian Rules football team.
They’ll be joined by Corowa Primary School’s Ryan Beveridge and The Scots School’s Harrison Podmore-Taylor, who Riverina and MacKillop as the quartet enjoyed stand out campaigns at the carnival in Tomaree last week.
The Riverina side finished second at the state-wide carnival, enjoying big wins over Polding, MacKillop and Sydney West as it progressed to the grand final.
The Riverina boys put in a gallant performance though defeated in the grand final, going down to the Combined Independent Schools team 8.3.(51) to 3.7.(25).
The state team will be coached by Lavington’s Kade Stevens.