Soccer Enrichment Program 2020.
2020 was an interesting year for the Soccer Enrichment Program. Due to Covid restrictions the competitions did not run like previous years. The competition was separated into regions and it only lasted one term, rather than 2 terms. The Morley SHS teams were placed in the North East Regional competition. The teams played group games and the top team in the group would go on to play one final game to claim the championship from the winner of the other group in the region. Nevertheless, it was a very successful year with both Intermediate and Junior boys soccer teams winning the competition. Mr Spaseski is super proud of the players with a successful year and he hopes that we can maintain the high level shown by all players in classes and in competitions. Well done to all students involved.
Intermediate Boys Soccer Team
The intermediate boys only had 3 teams in their group. The team played a home game and an away game against each team. Games were played against Mercy College B team and Guildford Grammar. The team went undefeated, however we drew one game with Guildford Grammar. The boys still finished top of the group and went on to play in the Final against Ballajura Community College (BCC). Due to BCC winning all of their games, they had the advantage of having a home game. The pitch was small and very bumpy and the opposition were very strong. However, Ali Al Naamani coming on at half time scored a fantastic goal running down the left wing and placing it past the opposition Keeper. The team then worked hard to stay in the lead with every tackle being as important as the next. Eventually the final whistle blew and the boys took home the victory and became the North East Region School Sport WA Champions. The boys received their winning medals at a school assembly. Congratulations goes to Naiem Murad on receiving a trophy for Most Valuable Player for the competition. Congratulations to all the Students involved, keep up the good work.
Junior Boys Soccer Team
The Junior Boys had 4 teams in their group. Dianella Secondary College, Mercy College B team and Mercy College D Team. The team Won all their Games and Finished on top of the group. The boys were hoping for a home final, however Joseph Banks Secondary College had a better goal difference and therefore we had to travel and have an away Final Game. After a long drive up to Joseph Banks and a fantastic warm up, the boys were ready and firing from the first whistle. The students stuck to the team strategy and worked hard by taking risks and playing some fantastic possession football. The opposition also had a fantastic team and played some great football. A nail biting game was opened up by Charlie Viegas from outside the 18-yard box with a fantastic shot that the opposition keeper could not stop. After the half time break leading 1 nil, an early team goal included an amazing finish by Clarence Musa put the team into a 2-0 lead. Joseph Banks had no other options than to take risks pushing more players forward. This resulted in our team being under a bit more pressure causing the defence to give away a penalty. Kerim Kujovic dived the right way, however the power and placement on the penalty shot was too good and it made the score 2 -1. This was the first goal scored past Kerim in the whole competition. The last 5 minutes of the game was focused on the boys defending and maintaining our teams lead. The final whistle was blown and the Morley SHS Junior Boys team came home as the North East Region School Sport WA Champions. The boys received their winning medals at a school assembly. Congratulations goes to Charlie Viegas on receiving a trophy for Most Valuable Player for the competition. Congratulations to all the Students involved, keep up the good work.
Top Soccer Players in the Soccer Enrichment Program For each year group 2020;
7 SEP – Jim Collins
8 SEP – Charlie Viegas
9 SEP – Saadat Mohammadi
10 SEP – Naiem Murad