The 2016 IEC Cup – the inaugural Intensive English Centre division match between North Lake Senior Campus and Cyril Jackson Senior Campus was played at Alan Edwards Park in Kardinya on Thursday.
The game was highlighted by long kicking, enthusiastic tackling and surpisingly good use of handball – particularly by Cyril Jackson.
The visitors, Cyril Jackson, began brilliantly – winning the first centre break and scoring a goal with what might have been the first kick of the game. Captain Jonathan Paul proved a handful at centre half forward while the speedy Doh Say was named player-of-the-match for the Cyrils and was presented with a Nic Naitanui signed footy.
North Lake dominated the second half but just couldn’t get the ball through the big sticks. Right on the final siren Michael Hlungupi calmly slotted a set shot to bring up his team’s first goal. At the post-game presentation Michael was awarded a Fremantle Dockers jumper signed by AFL Multicultural Ambassador Tendai Mzungu as North Lake’s best player. The highly elusive Tun also played very well for the Lakers.
Cyril Jackson won the game 6.7 (43) to 1.10 (16) – the North Lake players were introduced to Australian Rules footy just a few weeks ago by the WAFC’s Liam Anthony – a current East Fremantle and former North Melbourne player. Paul Mugambwa, the WAFC’s community engagement manager and former South Fremantle player was one of the umpires.
More games are planned for the future.