Monday, 14 July 2008 2:15 PM
The biggest junior football competition in the southern hemisphere has just passed, and South Melbourne’s colours were proudly flown with distinction and success you would expect from representatives of our famous Club. Two of our teams represented the club at the Kanga Cup, in the Under 11s and Under 12s competition.
Our Under 11’s coached by Ange Dallas won the competition, going through the tournament undefeated in every game. The SMFC family wishes to congratulate the boys on their fantastic effort, and hopes that they can successfully defend their title next year.
The Under 12s reached the semi-finals and were knocked out by the Asian/Korean powerhouse, Singok Primary School.
An interview in the Canberra Times (12/7/08) was quoted as saying “Singok’s Coach praised his final and semi-final opponents after his team’s win last night, but said South Melbourne’s under-12s were particularly good”.
South Melbourne – which had not been beaten in two seasons before yesterday’s game against Singok – wasted a number of opportunities but still pushed the Korean side all the way until the final whistle.
“This year’s semi final against South Melbourne was close to the toughest game we have ever played in Australia,” Singok’s coach, Kim said through an interpreter after the match.