There was uncertaintly as to whether the year 10 AFL carnivals would proceed this year, however the series did take place offering 10 carnivals including 23 boys’ teams and 22 girls’ teams.
The carnivals were managed over three weeks with great weather on all days. We are fortunate to have the voluntary assistance from some of the associated football clubs which contributes to the smooth running of the carnivals, especially the Noranda Football Club at LIghtning Park.
Our premier Division 1 boys’ and girls’ carnivals were held on Wednesday 12 August at Hamer Park (boys) and Coolbinia Reserve (girls). There were some very strong players and great team performances. Sacred Heart College won the boys carnival after a tight match against CBC Fremantle in the fourth round. Sacred Heart also won the girls’ carnival which came down to percentage after placing equally on points with Mandurah Catholic College.
Regan Atkinson (Schools Specialist) and Jill Saunders (Female Growth and Promotions Coordinator) from the WAFC attended both carnivals to present the perpetual cup.
2020 was the second year for the divisional carnival model, which has proven to be successful. All schools competed in carnivals of equal ability with a perpetual shield for the winning team of each division.