The NSW State primary Small Schools Knockout is over for another year and Central Tilba came 4th !! In the lead up to the grand final the team was doing well however nerves might have got to them when they ran on the field in a massive stadium the size of Central Tilba township. Getting over the loss of that game and shoring up their nerves they played well in the second game but unfortunately went down to 2/1. But 4th in 50 teams is a great accolade indeed and the kids had fun in the big smoke as well.
Above: Principle John Carter and Ian Cowie with the team. The NSW State primary Small Schools Knockout (for schools with K-6 enrolments <100 students) competitions are run and managed by the NSW Primary Schools Sports Association (NSWPSSA)
Central Tilba is one of 50 schools across the state and have worked their way up this season to be in the top four. This is the fourth time in the fourteen years of the competition where the school has been in the top four and the credit comes down to the tireless work of the school's principle John Carter and the support he receives from parents, staff and the wider Tilba community that brings it all together. John shares the coaching in coordination with Ian Cowie and their team has been well rewarded this year overcoming Bemboka, (Forfeit by Captains Flat), Jugiong and a combined Wagga Small Schools team. The school's P& C fundraise to provide assistance for families to travel so the children can compete.