Riley Chalmers playing as the goalkeeper for St Therese's Catholic Primary School in Monto.
Riley Chalmers playing as the goalkeeper for St Therese's Catholic Primary School in Monto. Sam Turner

Monto primary kicking goals

STUDENTS at St Therese's Catholic Primary School in Monto now have the opportunity to become the next Harry Kewell.

This is all thanks to the addition of new steel soccer goals, courtesy of the school's parents and friends group and DJ's Steel and Concrete.

In a letter to the P&F, the students asked for a new set of goal posts, to replace the markers they had been using during lunch times.

After sending it earlier in Term 2, the P&F were able to fulfill the children's wishes, gifting it to the school this term.

Assistant Principal Kiara-Che Geddes believes the introduction of the sporting equipment will do wonders for the students.

"We are a small town and we don't have all the different sports that kids on the coast do,” Ms Geddes said.

"But now if there's something that we have, the children are able to expand themselves.

"Monto already has a junior soccer club, so with the new posts it will allow kids who play outside of school more chances to practice.”

The P&F group have been an integral part of the school, being able to raise money and help out whenever necessary.

"They started the tuckshop that runs on Thursdays, they cater for the open nights at the end of each term, and support the year five and six camps as well.”

Some more events they've catered for is the Mother's Day barbecue, the bowls night, and even the Monto Silver Buckle Campdraft.

"Through all of these efforts they've been able to acquire those goal posts, new netball uniforms and sports shirts for when the children compete in sports such as tennis and touch.”


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