From our Canberra correspondent Paul Jenner.
AUSC Prem/reserve players Zoe Haralampopoulos, Bethany Koutsouridis and Kendall Jenner were members of the South Australian team that travelled to Canberra to compete in the Australian school sport u/19 football championships.
The event was held at the Australian Institute of Sport on 1st class pitches (our tax dollars at work) in mostly dry but windy and cold conditions.
Day 1 saw the opening ceremony attended by players, officials and a small but brave (did I mention it was cold?) group of parents. In the afternoon SA played their opening game against Victoria and a hard fought even game finished in a 2 all draw.
Day 2 had the girls pitted against a highly competent and well drilled NSW team and despite the final score being 5-0, the SA team were extremely competitive with NSW scoring the majority of their goals from set corner plays.
Day 3 and a lunch time game had SA playing QLD in a close and even game. Unfortunately our girls were unable to capitalise on several golden opportunities to score, QLD took theirs and a 2-0 loss was the result.