Students get competitive on first day of Greek Orthodox National Schools Event

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The first official sporting day of the 2024 Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia National Schools Event (GOAANSE) took place in New South Wales on Wednesday, May 8 with male and female students facing off in football and volleyball.

The events started from early morning with Boys Football taking place between 9am and 3pm at the Blacktown International Sports Park, and Boys and Girls Volleyball from 9.30am to 3pm at the Billbergia Sport Centre.

The football game was won by All Saints Grammar. For volleyball, the girls competition was taken out by Oakleigh Grammar, while the boys competition was dominated by St Euphemia College.

Since 1998, Greek Orthodox schools across Australia have each taken a turn in hosting the GOAANSE, which features competitions in sport as well as a creative arts festival and Orthodox Christian Studies Forum.

The schools that are taking part this year are: St Spyridon College (host, NSW), Oakleigh Grammar (VIC), All Saints Grammar (NSW), St Andrew’s Grammar (WA), St Euphemia College (NSW), St George College (SA), and St John’s College (VIC).

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