2018 The Finals

September 1, 2018

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By Greg Danvers – National Media Manager

The 2018 National Final Series of the 40th Bill Turner Cup (Boys) and the 28th Bill Turner Trophy (Girls) has been contested by eight – four boys and four girls – 15-years-and-under High School Football teams at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, Speers Point on Tuesday September 4 and Wednesday September 5.

From over 850 high schools (450 boys and 400 girls) stretching from Cairns to Melbourne, all NSW regions and the ACT the knockout tournament will reach this year’s pinnacle when, on Tuesday (September 4), the teams contest semi-finals, firstly the Bill Turner Trophy then the Bill Turner Cup.

The National Finals were contested by the winners of each semi-final on Wednesday (September 5) at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, Park Street, Speers Point, NSW.

On Tuesday September 4 Lake Macquarie City Council Mayor Kay Fraser hosted the traditional Civic Reception to open the Finals Series.

On Wednesday September 5 at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Centre, Park Street, Speers Point NSW.
 
40th BILL TURNER CUP (BOYS) FINAL
Westfields Sports High 2 (AIDEN SIMMONS 19minute, GABRIEL POPOVIC 47m) beat Toowoomba Grammar School 0.
 
Bill Turner Cup Third place play-off
Bossley Park High 2 (DIEGO GARCIA BAROSSO 16minute, MARSIM JEZ

 43m) drew with Newcastle High 2 (PATRICK BOND 44m, RILEY PARKER 60m)
Awards:
Bill Turner Cup Spirit of Football Award: DIMITRI FILACTOS (NEWCASTLE HIGH)
Bill Turner Cup Player of the Final: ALESSANDRO LOPANE (WESTFIELDS SPORTS HIGH)
Bill Turner Cup Player of the Finals Series: NIKOLA SKATARIC (BOSSLEY PARK HIGH)
 
28th BILL TURNER TROPHY (GIRLS) FINAL 
Westfields Sports High 3 (BRONTE CONNOLLY 15minute, 33m, 45m) beat Holy Spirit Bellambi 0
Bill Turner Trophy Third place play-off
Hunter Sports High 4 (BRIANNA WILLIAMS 3minute, 41m; LARA GOOCH 26m; SHANTI STUART 46m) beat Kelvin Grove State College 0.
Awards:
Bill Turner Trophy Player of the Final: BRONTE CONNOLLY (WESTFIELDS SPORTS HIGH)
Bill Turner Trophy Spirit of Football Award: TIAHNA ROBERTSON (HUNTER SPORTS HIGH)
Bill Turner Trophy Player of the Finals Series: FAITH STEPHENSON (KELVIN GROVE STATE COLLEGE)

BILL TURNER TROPHY (GIRLS) SEMI FINALS

Trophy Finalists for the web

S/F 1: Holy Spirit Bellambi 2 (RACHEL SALAM 26minute, KATIE TURNER 74minute GOLDEN GOAL) beat Kelvin Grove 1 (own goal).
S/F 2: Westfields Sports High (NSW) 1 [4pens] (BRONTE CONNOLLY 34minute pen) beat Hunter Sports High (Northern NSW) 1 [2pens] (MIKA MAROLY 28minute). 

BILL TURNER CUP (BOYS) SEMI FINALS

Cup interesting facts for web

S/F 1: Toowoomba Grammar School (Qld) 2 (HENRY WELLS 10minute, HARRY SEARLE 37m) beat Bossley Park High (Sydney NSW) 0.

S/F 2: Westfields Sports High (Sydney NSW) 3 (AIDEN SIMMONS 9minute, GABRIEL POPOVIC 32m, 58m) beat Newcastle High (Northern NSW) 0.

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