Cowra sent two rugby league teams to the annual PCYC Nations of Origin 7 a side tournament held at Raymond Terrace during the last week of the school holidays. Representing the Wiradjuri Ochres, both the girls and boys teams progressed further than any previous forays in what was a very successful tournament.
The boys won all of their pool matches and progressed to the Cup knockout section of the tournament where they went down in their opening finals match.
The girls went through to the Plate with 1 win, 1 loss and 1 draw in their pool matches. The side then won two knockout matches to progress to the Final against Awabakal where they put in another impressive performance against girls who play in a regular rugby league competition going down by a converted try.
All students represented themselves, their town and their Nation with pride.
Many thanks to PCYC Senior Constables Janine Robinson and Peter Holmes, Casey Brien, Megan Burns and Bron and Damien Johnson for their assistance during the three days.
Students involved were:
Boys: Josh Pokoney, Jaylan Simpson, Andrew Cutmore, Ky Johnson, Aeryc Sansum, Zach Pollard, Blake Williams, Hayden Mullins, Jack Harper, Matt Prescott and Sonny Eastwood.
Girls: Chelsea Apps, Caitlyn Boswell, Madeline Roe, Jayarna Pattinson-McGrath, Lowanna Murray, Nakiesha Williams, Brooke Graham, Tayah Burns and Ruby Frazer.