Newton wins back-to-back Glory Cup championships

The seventh year of the School Sport WA, Smarter Than Smoking Glory Cup Primary Football Championships saw six regions play across the metropolitan area for the first time.

The seventh year of the School Sport WA, Smarter Than Smoking Glory Cup Primary Football Championships saw six regions play across the metropolitan area for the first time. This resulted in the finals having to be played in two groups of three teams. The six Regional Champions involved were previous Champions, Newton, Forest Crescent, grand finalists Connolly and three new teams, Leda, West Morley and Rockingham Beach.

A large and enthusiastic crowd was at Beeliar Reserve to see the teams play off to win their groups and the right to play in the Grand Final and become the Glory Cup Champions for 2010.

Connolly and 2009 Champions, Newton won their respective groups but not before some difficult moments and tough games in their groups. It was exciting to see six teams involved and the experience gained by the new teams will hold them in great stead for next year and beyond.

The grand final was of a high standard with Newton taking the lead with an early goal. Connolly equalised before half time. The scene was set for an exciting second half. Newton again scored to take the lead but the game was up for grabs when Connolly was awarded a penalty. It was coolly converted. The 2 -all score line didn-t last long. Newton shifted to a higher gear and two quick goals saw the game put beyond the reach of a gallant Connolly.

Newton Primary School had won their second consecutive Glory Cup and at the same time equalling near-neighbours St Jeromes-, who won the first two Championships.