Tanilba Bay Public School football girls finish in top 8 of PSSA knockout

Tanilba Bay Public School’s girls football team had another successful year on the field.

The side, coached by teacher Marc Gattenhof, ended their PSSA knockout campaign with a quarter-final loss to Avalon Public School on October 15.

They finished in the top eight overall from 428 schools. During the knockout the girls scored 37 goals and only conceded four.

The girls went on to win the annual Port Stephens Soccer Gala day for the fifth year in a row.

Mr Gattenhof said soccer has come a long way over the past six years with around 80 students trialling for the team every year.

“It has been great to see girls now playing on the weekend for Tilligerry Football Club,” he said. “The girls are an amazing bunch of students who want to train every day and become better at the sport. Coaching these girls is a privilege.”

Gattenhof thanked Tilligerry FC for its support, and the wider community.

“Troy and Jade Morrison and the committee are always willing to help set up a field for us to play our games and hosted the gala day,” he said.

“This community is a sporting community and the students of Tanilba Bay Public School are reaping benefits of all their hard work.”

The team improve on last year’s knockout tournament where it finished in the top 16.