Emmanuel and Warrnambool college footballers set to up the ante

UNDER PRESSURE: Emmanuel College student Harry Donnelly gets a handball away as Warrnambool College students close in. Picture: Susie Giese

UNDER PRESSURE: Emmanuel College student Harry Donnelly gets a handball away as Warrnambool College students close in. Picture: Susie Giese

STRONG school footballing entities Emmanuel and Warrnambool colleges will take their senior footy to another level in 2017.

They are set to join School Sport Victoria’s eight-team Premier League, which kicks off next term.

Emmanuel College senior footy coach Michael Clements said the two Warrnambool-based teams would take on sides from Hallam Senior College and Essendon Keilor College with matches across May and June, while another four school will compete in a different pool.

Emmanuel and Warrnambool will play against each other on May 10 and will play one home match and one away match against the Melbourne-based teams.

“We’ll play against each side and the top side goes through to the final,” Clements said.

“We’ve very excited. It’s a new competition for us, a higher competition than what we’ve previously been in.”

Warrnambool College footy coach Danny Finn said the new venture was exciting for all involved. “We’re happy to be part of it,” he said.

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