On Friday 3 August and Saturday 4 August, 23 students in Years 7-10 participated in the RoboCup Junior State Titles at Curtin Stadium. The standard of competition was evident right from the beginning, with a lot of close rounds full of talented students.

After the qualifying rounds, the majority of students returned for another day of competition - the finals. The results were as follows:

Standard Soccer

  • 1st - Ethan Berichon, Zac Berichon, Ryan Bunschoten, Connor Hill and Trent Wilson (Year 9)
    3rd - Xavier Chester (Year 7) and Patrick McQuillen (Year 8)

Lightweight Soccer

  • 3rd - Chris Berriman (Year 10), Daniel Keating and Ethan Trichilo (Year 8)

Maze Rescue

  • 1st - Daniel Edwards and Jacob Stannard (Year 10)
  • 2nd - Liam Ferreira, Jeff Liu and Keegan Watson (Year 8)
  • 3rd - Zachary Blinco, Julian Fazzari and Stefan Fazzari (Year 10)

Our other two teams both finished fourth. This is a great set of results from a largely inexperienced team.

In the most competitive Soccer tournament we have seen for years, all four of our teams made the semi-finals and enjoyed some very close and tense matches.

It was wonderful to see all of the teams improve remarkably over the two days and enjoy such a unique and rich educational experience. The teams are now working towards representing the State and Sacred Heart at the RoboCup Open Nationals to be held in Melbourne in October.

Neil Gray
Engineering Teacher