As an important facet of the school curriculum, Sydney’s Mar Narsai Assyrian College participates in weekly interschool sport activities.
The interschool sporting activities encourage active and healthy lifestyles and the enhancing of team building skills within the context of sporting competitions against other Christian schools.
In Term 3 of 2011 Mar Narsai Assyrian College formed an under 15s boys soccer team which travelled weekly to Penrith to play a 50-minute game. A testament to their team skill and dedication, the boys went undefeated the entire term, with not one goal scored against them.
On the day of the grand final the team was extremely excited and determined to be the first Mar Narsai Assyrian College open team to make the finals. Showing up to the field in their perfect uniform they began to warm-up as they did so professionally each and every game with preparation, determination and positivity.
As the whistle blew the boys played exceptionally well with fullback and midfielders missing no opportunities for success. Similarly the forwards/strikers took each opportunity they could to reach a victory. The fulltime whistle blew and the score was still 0-0. After extra time was assigned (where the first goal wins), the team fought back with determination to score the winning goal with only 30 seconds remaining on the clock.
This moment will go down in MNAC history as the team will be remembered as the first MNAC school team to win the interschool competition in any sport. The boys have made themselves, the school and their community very proud, and we hope that this success will continue throughout the years.[nggallery id=304]