Trinity College’s domination of the Year 8/9 Smarter than Smoking Cup continued last Friday night when they comfortably defeated CBC Fremantle by 60 points to win the Smarter than Smoking Cup for the fourth year in a row. This year’s grand final was played as the curtain raiser to the Round 22 Fremantle v Carlton match in front of a crowd of 4,500.
Since the competitions inception in 1983, the Smarter than Smoking Cup has grown to become WA’s premier lower school football competition with 3,925 students from over 160 schools competing this year.
Heart Foundation CEO Maurice Swanson, General Manager of Education Colin West and founding father of the competition Ross Davis were on hand to present the Smarter than Smoking Cup and medallions to players, coaches and umpires.
Shayne Hille (Trinity) and Matthew Dart (CBC) were presented with the special Smarter than Smoking footballs used in the match as recognition for being their school best players in the grand final. The Ross Davis Medal was awarded to William Colreavy from Trinity College for his for his outstanding contributions throughout the competition.
“The West Australian Football Commission greatly appreciates the support received from Healthway to promote the Smarter than Smoking message, and on behalf of the Commission I would like to sincerely thank those teachers who gave up their time to coach a school football team in the 2010 Smarter than Smoking Cup competition” said youth and secondary school manager Darren Davis.
Smarter than Smoking Cup Grand Final
Trinity College 10.8 (68)
CBC Fremantle 1.2 (8)
Best: Trinity – Shayne Hille, William Colreavy, Samuel Dowsing, Callan Starr, Lance Mongoo
CBC – Matthew Dart, jack McMaster, Oliver Parish, Matthew Minnervini, John Hayes
Ross Davis Medal – William Colreavy (Trinity College)