The Seventeenth year of the Eagles Cup competition came to a close last week, with the final game of the year held as a Curtain Raiser to the West Coast v Geelong match. Two teams from South Perth Primary School and Deanmore Primary School went head to head to display their skills on the big stage.
The Eagles Cup has developed to such an extent that it is now recognized as the cornerstone of the winter primary school sports program and is the highlight of the second term sporting program for players and teachers alike.
The WA Football Commission in conjunction with the West Coast Eagles and BHP Billiton Council coordinates the competition. The program runs throughout the entire state during term two and three of the primary school calendar.
We do know participation within the Eagles Cup in safe and enjoyable environments can significantly contribute to the physical, psychological and social well-being of young primary school aged children.
Once again the Eagles Cup program provided a number of schools the opportunity to take part in AFL "training Clinics" conducted by West Coast Eagles players. In addition to this 45 winning schools will have their Eagles Cup trophies presented to them by members of the West Coast Eagles playing squad. Overall the Eagles Cup competition had 475 schools take part this year this equates to close to 11’500 participates.
Finally to our competing schools in 2012 we hope you have enjoyed the Eagles Cup program and we look forward to having a bigger and better 2013