In what could be a prophecy of things to come in Russia, France proudly lifted the World Cup in Currabubula on Wednesday.
The inaugural Small School’s World Cup saw the hosts come together with Duri, Somerton, Attunga and Woolomin, with all schools mixing students together across 16 teams, which all had to contain students from kindergarten through to year six.
Currabubula Principal James Steele said the day, which also served as a drought relief fundraiser, was a winner.
“The students all brought in enough non-perishable items to make up at least eight hampers, while there was also plenty of toiletries and other items collected as well,” he said.
“We also raffled off two Socceroos jerseys courtesy of Sportsman’s Warehouse that we raffled off for hundreds of dollars for the Buy a Bale campaign, while the P&C did a great bbq and afternoon tea for the supporters.”
Sportsman’s Warehouse also handed out vouchers to all participating students, while Northern Inland Football gave out soccer balls and equipment as prizes, as well as providing the pop up goals for the main event.
“It was a really good day, and a great combined effort form everyone involved. We even had plenty of parents, grandparents and locals on the sidelines,” Mr Steele said.
“It is a pity we have to wait another four years for the next World Cup, although these five schools have a really good relationship and we are already planning a small school Olympics, Asian Cup and plenty of other similar events.”
In the end France beat Germany in a tight 1-0 affair, following Germany just edging out Australia in a semifinal that ended up going to a player drop off after finishing goal less in regular time.
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