Staff secure fourth victory in annual football match

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You can take teachers out of the classroom but not the classroom out of teachers. Always wanting to teach PLC Sydney students a lesson, staff defeated students 2-0, in what has been described as a highly spirited performance from both camps. More than 500 students spent their Friday lunch munching on a sausage, downing a soft drink and cheering on their peers as they battled a surprisingly energised staff team.

There was clearly two phases to the game: in the first half staff lured students into a false sense of security with gallant efforts from Dr Paul Burgis, Greg Friend, Sophie Clague and Julia Gibson just to name a few. Fighting fearlessly was our Junior School representative Alice Minogue. The Clark/e sisters from English, Heather Clark and Natalie Clarke were indistinguishable. This confused the opposition. No score at half time.

Mr Jared Riley led a very fresh second half team with dominant performances from Naomi Harris, Penelope Russell, Richard Lawton Wade and Malcolm Heap, who was responsible for losing a soccer ball over the main fence.  This game represented Brad Nolan’s (staff goal keeper) third cap. Students have yet to put a ball past him. Cameron Morrissey scored both goals to help staff claim their fourth consecutive victory.

The student team put up a brave fight with several valiant attempts at goal. Congratulations go to the following players for their determination, enthusiasm and good humour: (Year 11) Isabella Barone, Ruby Blinkhorn, Evangelia Caldelis, Emily Edwards, Holly Fredericks, Ava Garlick-Bock, Jacinta Kendall, Maya McMichael, Georgia Page, Nicoletta Patsalos, Margaret Ritchie, Lauren Shouldice, Katie Taylor (Linesman), Cameron Totaro, Emma Vey-Cox; (Year 9) Emily Gralton, Mariana Ioannou, Anna McRae, Lucy McSwiggan, Mia Ryan; (Year 7) Anna Dowling, Chelsey Johnson.

Many thanks also go to Jing Sun from the IT Department for refereeing the match. 

The event was a great success. Over $600 was raised for IJM (International Justice Mission). 




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