Sunrise SACSA football (boys and girls)


Sunrise had two boys’ teams play in the SACSA competition recently in Adelaide.

The Year 4/5 team played on Monday August 20 and won their first two games with Riley Castine and Rylan Southern both playing well, kicking five goals each. They were ably assisted by Asaph Whelan, Jonathan George, Noah Lo and Eamon Southern who snuck in a couple as well.

They ended the day winning three games and losing four, but the whole team were consistent with Adelaide player Benjamin Ha having a good day in the midfield, with Toby Morris giving him plenty of the ball from his excellent ruck work.

Bernie Watson and Lachy Clyne both showed passion and run over the ground along with Thomas Taylor, Jackson Oster and Doug Slattery playing key roles in defence and attack.

On Tuesday the Year 6 team competed against mostly Year 7 Adelaide sides (as Sunrise Year 7’s were on camp that week). They won their first game but then found the going a little tougher against some bigger and older bodies.

Adelaide based Manna Lokolo dominated the ruck all day, along with midfielders Benjamin DeKievit, Geoffrey Slattery and Joe Grundy.

Oscar Marr Maguire kicked a bag of goals day up forward where a lot of the football was supplied directly from the backline of James Mackereth, Brae Druwitt and the ever consistent “hard as nails” Fletcher Taylor.

Lachlan Woodmore, Robert Mawien, Dylan Lawson were the other Adelaide players that fitted into our side very well in both defence and attack as good utility players.

The Sunrise Teams represented their campuses with pride and determination and all had a great time over the two days.

Written by Chris Castine.


This is the first time Sunrise has entered a girls football team into the SACSA football competition. The girls were up against some tough competition but despite never having played together before, they came together and were determined to win one game.

Emma and Ava stood out in the backline with LouLou and Lily running hard in the midfield. Lottie Clyne played incredibly well and helped the midfield whilst playing forward to secure a win in our final game.

Written by Mel Hutchesson.

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