BJFL players in action at national carnival

TEAMS from Victoria have dominated the opening days of the School Sport Australia football carnival in Sydney.

The 12-and-under squad, which includes St Francis of the Fields Primary student Mason Wakefield, completely outclassed the opposition in each of its three matches, conceding just two goals for the tournament so far.

The Vics had a thumping 137-point win in its opener, keeping the ACT scoreless, then beat Queensland 18.11 (119) to 1.0 (6).

Their closest game to date was Wednesday’s clash with South Australia, holding their rivals goalless until the final term before running out winners 9.13 (67) to 1.1 (7).

Kerang teenager Isabella Ayre has been on fire for her state in the 16-and-under girls division, booting nine goals in her first two games.

She scored five majors in Victoria’s 89-point victory over Queensland on Sunday and followed up with four more as they demolished New South Wales 15.10 (100) to 1.0 (6) on Monday.

After a rest day, the Vics were again on the winners’ list on Wednesday against the ACT, with the game another blow-out. Final scores were 21.13 (139) to 0.0 (0).

Among Ayre’s team-mates in the Victorian squad is skilful Castlemaine teen Choney Meemusour.

Victoria has also performed strongly in the 15-and-under boys division of the SSA competition, also winning its first three games.

The side easily accounted for South Australia and Tasmania early on and defeated ACT on Wednesday.

Castlemaine Secondary College student Kane Farrell is a member of the Big V line-up.

The  football carnival continues until Saturday.

Mason Wakefield. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

Mason Wakefield. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

Isabella Ayre. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Isabella Ayre. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Choney Meemusour. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Choney Meemusour. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

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