Gold at Country Gold

Circular Head was well represented at the Country Gold Carnival in Launceston late last month with the Division One and Division Two hockey teams, including (back from left) Maddison Charles, Emma Coker, Xavier Heald, Mason Kay, Chloe Horton, Cooper Jenkins, Flynn Lester, (front) Malakai Revell, Eli Revell, Jamahlea Horton, Nara Jones, Claire Wright, Damon Joyce, Ben Edwards, Eve Bellinger, Marley Barnes, Hannah Smith and Tyler Collins, earning first and second place in their respective grades.

Tournament. Circular Head concluded the Country Gold Carnival with a Division One Hockeyroos title late last month.

The annual Country Gold Carnival was held in Launceston on Thursday September 21 and Friday September 22.

Circular Head was well represented with more than 50 local primary school students representing the region in football, hockey and netball.

Playing against their northern counterparts in Division One, Hockeyroos registered a victory in their first encounter before a draw the following game. The side clinched the title the following day with skilled team performances.

The Division Two Hockeyburras side representing Circular Head also played a competitive tournament to earn the runner-up title.

“Competition is fierce with sportsmanship and effort a key focus,” says Sarah Cuthbertson, principal at Redpa Primary School, of the tournament.

The Circular Head netball sides increased in confidence and competitiveness with each game but were outdone by their opponents while the football side played competitively with several close games to claim one nail biting victory and finish just shy of fifth place.

“While playing sport like this is an excellent opportunity, a real highlight is children mixing with each other, forming new relationships and having a couple of nights away while building confidence and independence,” Ms Cuthbertson says.

“All students represented Circular Head in an excellent manner both on and off the sporting field.”