CHAMPIONS: Wooli Public School dominated the State Small Schools knockout.
CHAMPIONS: Wooli Public School dominated the State Small Schools knockout. Leigh Jensen

Small school with a big heart wins football finals

WOOLI Public School are state football champions.

The small school travelled to Moorebank in Sydney's south west for the state finals, and completely dominated their opposition.

WPS relieving principal Kim Hummelstad said they played spectacularly as a team, as they routed both Mulbring and Hillside 5-1 in their respective finals games.

"It's fabulous for such a small school to be state champions," Hummelstad said.

"It's the first time we've made the state titles for soccer and now we have a title to defend.

"The kids did an excellent job down there. We couldn't be prouder."

WPS were not affected by the long trip as they dominated both of their finals games from the outset.

"The other teams were always playing catch-up," Hummelstad said.

"The kids have earned their well-deserved rest.

"It was a very long trip; it ended up being about 11 hours by the time we got there."

All but five members will return for the title defence next year, as well as several talented youngsters coming through.

 Hummelstad said she wanted to thank a number of people for their help with the football side's success.

"Heather Wright (principal) for entering the side, and all of the parental support we had for the games," Hummelstad said.

"We had games at Glen Innes, Woodburn then the long trip down to Sydney.

"Glennis Small, Bernie Cook and Kath McAteer for all they did in getting us to Sydney, and Krister Waern and Phil Armstong for coaching the team."



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