Bulahdelah Central School held its annual World Cup soccer day recently. The event was organised and run by the Year 11 sport, leisure and recreation class.
Eighty students from Years 7 to 12 were put into eight teams representing Italy, Ghana, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Liberia and Croatia.
Teams played a round-robin competition and knockout finals until a winning team was decided.
After some very close games, Brazil and Portugal made it through to the final.
In a hard fought and dramatic game, Brazil emerged victorious after a tense penalty shoot-out.
Students in the Brazilian team were, Kynan Barclay, Hunter Bramble, Guy Armstrong, Blake Richardson, Seleana Murphy, Brooke Towers, Bella McNamee, Harry Cole and Sophia Stubbs.
Each of these players received a soccer ball as a reward for winning the event.
Balls were also presented to the best and fairest players on the day: Georgia McKillop-Davies, Tyler Manefield, Bailey Middleton, Maddison Hurtado.
Congratulations to these players and to all the students who competed with such enthusiasm and effort throughout the day.