The 10th Pacific School Games were recently held in Adelaide from the 2nd to 9th December 2017 with the Girls and Boys Football tournament being conducted at Steve Woodcock Sports Centre.
The tournament was a success with competitions being conducted for 12 and Under Boys and Girls, 16 and Under Boys and 18 and Under Girls with South Australia fielding teams in each age group. Teams from China and India also featured in the tournement.
The atmosphere across the nine action packed days was intense with all players eager to make their state and countries proud. The last day proved to be a highlight with all medal positions coming down to the wire.
The South Australian 16 and Under Boys were a dominant force throughout the tournament, scoring an impressive 41 goals, winning 5 games and drawing one. SA’s only loss came at the hands of eventual winners, NSW earning the boys a well earned silver medal.
Football Federation SA would like to congratulate the following individuals on their Team of the Tournament/All Australian selections;
16 and Under Boys Team of the Tournament / All Australian Team
Jaiden Diamantis (West Adelaide)
Taras Gomulka (MetroStars)
Isaac Mullen (Para Hills Knights).
18 and Under Girls Team of the Tournament / All Australian Team
Erin Murphy – Goalkeeper (Fulham United/FFSA NTC Girls)
Football Federation SA thanks all coaches, volunteers, Campbelltown City Soccer Club, Secondary School Sports SA, School Sport Australia and Pacific School Games for all their work in the lead up and during the event.
12 and Under Boys
|1st||New South Wales|
|3rd||Australian Capital Territory|
12 and Under Girls
|= 1st||New South Wales|
|4th||Australian Capital Territory|
16 and Under Boys
|1st||New South Wales||7||6||1||0||32||19|
|5th||Australian Capital Territory||7||3||0||4||-10||9|
18 and Under Girls
|1st||New South Wales||7||7||0||0||44||21|
|6th||Australian Capital Territory||7||2||1||4||8||7|