Recently the Primary Schools Sports Association had their North Coast AFL trials at Yamba where 80 players from across the region played in a series of games to be considered for the regional team.
Byron Bay Public School was well represented with seven students trying out for the 22 positions on that team.
Students Seth Carter, Kolbi Wood, Finn Reece, Diesel Drury and Keshava Raju were successful in gaining selection into the team to play the stage AFL Championships in Sydney later on this year.
Barry Spry who is a teacher at Byron Bay and also the PSSA North Coast AFL manager said that the boys all impressed the coaching staff with their skill, endeavour and commitment during the selection trials. ‘AFL is a very fast game and requires a lot of stamina and endurance,’ said Mr Spry.
‘All the boys exhibited these qualities. In fact this is the second year that Diesel and Keshava have represented their school at State AFL. The school and their parents are very proud of their achievements.’