Girls step up to pace and grace indoors (NSW)

Penrith Press

The School Futsal State championships at the Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre. Under-14 girls – Caroline Chisholm (dark blue and white) versus Galston.

Caroline Chisholm College is hoping to continue competing in futsal and soccer after recent success.

The Glenmore Park school reached the fourth round of the Bill Turner Trophy soccer tournament this year as well as the futsal state championships in the under-14 girls category.

Coach and maths teacher Kevin Corke said he was proud of the girls’ efforts.

“It was the first time the school entered the futsal competition,” he said.

“We placed second in the regionals to make it to the state titles, so to progress through on our first year is fantastic.

“Most of the girls were a bit frightened about futsal being a lot faster but they handled it well. We ended up drawing one game and losing two.

“The school is well known for being more academic but we are slowly getting into more sports as well.”

Corke is aiming to have a senior futsal side next year and progress further in the Bill Turner Trophy.

“What I’d like to do is have junior and open futsal teams next year. That way it can be a cycle through the years,” he said.

“I had been working on getting this futsal team together for about 12 months, so let’s hope it continues to take off.”

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