College principal Andrew Newhouse is pleased for the students, as their success this season is a classic result of a balanced lifestyle.
‘Many of the students from the team are also doing well at school and being rewarded by this win shows that with a work/sport balance they can achieve at sport and academically,’ he said.
Matilda’s coach Paul Willemse said that aside from the win, a highlight was watching the girls come together as a team.
‘We had about five players who had never played soccer before, and to go on to win the league, shows how passionate they were,’ he said.
‘The team had a good pre-season.
‘We started one week before competition and had a training camp during the April school holidays to get fit, work on playing together as a team, passing the ball, playing the ball wide, just like the professional teams.
‘They worked so hard, showed up for training. The team spirit was just so good. I couldn’t stop them.’