College kids win Gippsland title

Warragul Regional College year seven football team will test themselves against south-east Melbourne's best in August after taking out the Gippsland title on Wednesday.

WRC continued its good form from the zone championships held at Moe racecourse during term two, where it defeated Drouin Secondary College, Trafalgar High School and Lowanna College Moe to progress.

WRC teacher and year seven football coach Chris Wilson said it had been a fantastic effort to defeat larger schools and progress to the state quarterfinals.
"We have a pretty strong side," he said.

"I knew some of the boys coming into year seven so I took hold of that side."

Taking on zone winners from across Gippsland at Traralgon, WRC comfortably defeated Nagle College Bairnsdale before embarking on tough assignments against Catholic College Sale and Wonthaggi Secondary College.

"We started off well, defeating Nagle by about four goals and we rolled on from there," Wilson said.

"We had (Catholic College) Sale next, I watched them play Wonthaggi in a close game and I thought it would be tough."

After comfortably defeating the Sale team, the stage was set for a tough match against Wonthaggi in difficult conditions to determine which team would progress to the state quarter finals.

The strong Wonthaggi team have been perennial finalists, regularly taking out the Gippsland pennant.

"It rained so it got a bit slippery and our boys were a bit tired," Wilson said.

"We won by three goals in the end, which was pretty enjoyable.


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