Friday 7th November was a perfect day for soccer. Blockhouse Bay, Arahoe, Green Bay, Glenavon and Chaucer primary schools fielded teams across 3 grades, for the 11-a-side soccer tournament at Riversdale Reserve in Avondale.
In the first A Grade match Blockhouse Bay went down to Arahoe, 1-0, but then beat Glenavon 1-0 in their second match. The semi-final saw Blockhouse Bay defeat Arahoe on penalty kicks.
The final was a closely fought affair between Blockhouse Bay and Glenavon, with both teams displaying a good level of soccer. At full time the score was nil all. Penalty kicks were needed to decide the winner, resulting in Glenavon narrowly winning the penalty shootout 1-0.
The tournament was organised by Bay Olympic Soccer Club, based in Portage Rd, New Lynn, who have been running this event for a number of years. It was very well run, and it was clear all the kids enjoyed the day. Thanks to Shane Knowles and Bay Olympics Soccer Club for giving the local kids the opportunity to showcase their footballing skills.