Rugby league and touch teams make it to the finals
Umina Beach Public School rugby league and touch football teams have made it to the finals in recent carnivals.
Umina entered their first ever girls rugby league team into the Central Coast Nine's carnival. "The girls were nervous but keen and excited," said teacher Ms Julia Morgan.
"They participated in a coaching clinic to start the day where they learnt tackling and ball skills.
"The girls went through the rounds undefeated and their confidence grew.
"They played much tougher teams in the semi and final where they really, came together as a team and worked together to make some great tackles.
"They were the winners of the day beating a talented Blue Haven team 36-4 in the final."
Ms Morgan said: "The boy's rugby league team played great round games and finished with some high scores.
"They came up against Bateau Bay and were unlucky to lose 12-10.
"After a nervous wait they reached the semis and were knocked out by Brisbania 6-0.
"Both teams played with commendable sportsmanship and were complimented on their behaviour and attitude."
In touch football, the boys and girls touch teams played in the Southern Central Coast PSSA Gala Day.
The girls finished the day undefeated while the boys came third.
"Both teams played well and demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship."
Newsletter, 10 Nov 2020
Julia Morgan, Umina Beach Public School