IT’S fast, it’s charged by rivalry – and Warrnambool College coach Danny Finn couldn’t be more excited for school football’s impending return.
Finn’s Warrnambool College outfit will tackle both Brauer and Emmanuel colleges in a round robin-style tournament this weekend.
The Kolora-Noorat mentor said the twilight event, which is used a tune up for School Sport Victoria’s Premier League, was driven by rivalries.
“I think it’s a great spectacle for the community, because the winner can say they are the best school side in Warrnambool.
“I think Emmanuel held it for seven, eight or nine years, since we created the concept, really.
“I know the Warrnambool College boys are pretty keen to play against some of their club teammates. They’re lining up against some close friends.”
Finn said the concept of school football was unique.
“I guess you get to play with your mates from school,” he said.
“You don’t get many opportunities like that. At this time of year it’s just practice games and it’s good to have it now because during the year, it’s pretty hectic.”
Warrnambool College player Isaac Thomas, who also plies his trade for South Warrnambool and Greater Western Victoria Rebels, was excited for the test.
“I think both Emmanuel and Brauer will be good games for us, they’ve both got very strong teams,” he said.
“Emmanuel beat us last year, so hopefully we can beat them now.”