The College is very proud of students Henry King and Nicolas Madaffari, who have demonstrated the Mercy Value of Courage as Football Umpires during this year’s Footy season.
Both students have had a stellar season with the whistle, chalking up 100 game field umpiring milestones together with the Harvey Brunswick Leschenault Junior Football Club. They are now regularly named umpires in the South West Football League competitions with both boys officiating in junior grand finals.
The students can be commended for their dedication and hard work. They have assisted the PE Department umpiring games at College Carnivals and often continued umpiring up to six games in one weekend.
On Sunday, 12 September, Henry King, Year 10, became one of the youngest umpires in South West Football League history to officiate a SWFL Senior Grand Final.
Henry was selected as a field umpire for the Bunbury vs South Bunbury Women’s Grand Final held at Hands Oval. A huge accolade and reflection of the hard work he has put in.
Henry officiated in not one but two South West Junior Football League Grand Final games. He umpired the Year 10 Boys final, played between South Bunbury and Preston Thunder, and the Year 10-12 Girls final played between the Warren-Blackwood Bombers and the Bunbury Bulldogs.
On Friday, 17 September, Henry King was recognised for all his hard work and was awarded the prestigious Ray Pulford Rising Star Award for the best upcoming field umpire in the SWFL at the Leschenault Sporting Association. This was a huge honour for Henry to receive. Along with this award, Henry was named as an Emergency Field Umpire for the Apprentice and Traineeship Company, Colts Grand Final.
The College congratulates the boys on their dedication shown during the football season to their extracurricular activities as well as their schoolwork.