On Wednesday, 14 November Year 9 and 10 girls competed in the Junior Girls AFL Cup at QBE Stadium in Albany.
It was a cloudy day, but that didn’t stop the team winning three out of four games, and losing one game by a close 1 point. The first game was vs Mahurangi. Rutherford came out with a 75-0 win starting the day off well. Rutherford also won their second game vs Auckland Girls Grammar School by 21 points
The third game Rutherford played was much more of a struggle. Albany managed to come out with a win, and defeat Rutherford by 1 point. 20-21
The final game the girls played was more nerve racking, considering the previous loss, and the fact they were playing against last year’s tournament champion, Pukekohe. The nerves turned into adrenaline though, as soon as the game started, causing Rutherford to come out with a bang. The final score was 51-19 to Rutherford. A standout player was Francis Kelly receiving the player of the day for the team. Katrina Ah Van, Paige Skinner and Paris Pickering were also nominees for player of the tournament.
Thanks to teachers Miss Lehndorf and Mr Silby for coaching.