Students compete against best at four-day tournament

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Children even got the chance to meet Derby-born basketballer Keanue Pinder.
Camera IconChildren even got the chance to meet Derby-born basketballer Keanue Pinder. Credit: Liv Trounce

Schools from across the Kimberley came together in Broome to determine the best of the best in the region’s version of country week.

The Smarter Than Smoking Kimberley Cup saw teams from schools in Broome, Derby, Kununurra, Halls Creek, Wyndham, Looma, La Grange, Fitzroy Valley, One Arm Point and the King Leopold Ranges compete in a four-day tournament.

Students competed in a variety of sports, including football, soccer, basketball, netball and volleyball.

While Wyndham made the finals for the first time and Looma’s girls teams were kept busy during the finals, the likes of Yiramalay, Kununurra District High School, Broome Senior High School and St Mary’s College dominated.

Kununurra DHS took out boys volleyball, division 1 of netball and boys soccer, Broome SHS won girls AFLX, girls division 2 and mixed netball and mixed soccer, Yiramalay dominated in basketball and won boys AFL, and St Mary‘s College took out girls and mixed volleyball and girls soccer.

Other big winners included Derby District High School for division one of boys basketball and Halls Creek in division 2 of girls basketball. The kids also got the chance to meet Derby-born professional basketballer Keanu Pinder, who was in town during the Polish Basketball League off-season.

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