The 2023 Diocesan netball and football (soccer) finals have been cancelled for the second time due to extreme heat conditions. This was the second attempt to hold these Diocesan finals following the postponement in term 3 of this event also due to excessive heat.
St Augustine's Coffs Harbour (netball) and St Carthage's Lismore (football-soccer) winning schools in 2022 will hold the trophy until 2024.
Some truly terrific games of netball were played by the zone teams at Westward Park netball courts. The results of the finals were: Playoff for 1st /2nd place St Augustine’s Primary School, Coffs Harbour, 35, defeated St Joseph’s Primary School, Tweed Heads, 12. Both teams played fast, skilful netball throughout the day. In the playoff for 3rd and 4th place, St Peter’s Primary School, Port Macquarie, 9, defeated Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Skennars Head, 8, in a see-sawing, close game.
The Lismore Diocesan primary football (soccer) challenge was held at Rushforth Park, South Grafton, on Wednesday, 21 September. After winning at the Zone level, the following four teams contested the Paul Wilson Memorial Trophy: St Ambrose Catholic Primary School, Pottsville (Tweed), St Carthage’s Primary School, Lismore (Richmond), St Augustine’s Primary School, Coffs Harbour (Clarence) and St Agnes’ Primary School, Port Macquarie (Hastings). On show were very talented and skilful students who, throughout the day, played some excellent football.
RESULTS: St Carthage’s Primary School, Lismore, 5, defeated St Agnes' Primary School, Port Macquarie, 2, in a closely contested final for most of the game. In the other match for 3rd and 4th place, St Augustine’s Primary School, Coffs Harbour, 4, defeated St Ambrose Catholic Primary School, Pottsville, 1, in another good football game (soccer).
|St Agnes' Primary School, Port Macquarie, football team runners up in 2022||St Carthages Primary School, Lismore, win the Paul Wilson Memorial Football Challenge||Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Port Macquarie, netball team|
|St Augustine's Primary School, Coffs Harbour, netball team win the netball challenge for 2022||St Joseph's Primary School, Tweed Heads, netball team. Runners up in 2022||St Peter's Primary School, Port Macquarie, netball team|