Forbes High wins Ben Hall sports shield

Back (left to right) Thomas Dale, Caleb Acton, Lhiam Burrell, Liam Henry, Aiden Nunn, Darcy Ryan, Charlie Staines, Brad Clifton and Billie Dukes.
Front (left to right) Jesse Ryan, Luke Cheney, Aden Prosper, Kyle Ryan, Zac Cook, Coby Ryan and Connor Greenhalgh.
Back (left to right) Thomas Dale, Caleb Acton, Lhiam Burrell, Liam Henry, Aiden Nunn, Darcy Ryan, Charlie Staines, Brad Clifton and Billie Dukes. Front (left to right) Jesse Ryan, Luke Cheney, Aden Prosper, Kyle Ryan, Zac Cook, Coby Ryan and Connor Greenhalgh.

Forbes High School has claimed the Ben Hall Shield for 2017, in what was a very competitive and close competition with Blayney High School.

Forbes High School hosted the annual Ben Hall Shield against Blayney High School at the end of October.

In its fourth year, this competition is proving to be an exciting opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills on the sporting fields.

The two schools face off in a range of sporting disciplines in junior and senior competitions.

The competition saw Blayney High School take the lead and start off strong against some of the Forbes High School teams defeating their junior girls and boys basketball teams and junior and senior girls touch football teams.

With the home ground advantage Forbes High School’s representatives were able to step up and come home with a convincing win, taking out seven of the eleven games to seal the Shield.

The teams had success in the volleyball, junior and senior netball, senior girls and boys basketball and both the junior and senior boys touch football.

"Forbes High School was very determined this year to have the Ben Hall Shield stay at Forbes High School,” sports coordinator Mrs Morrison said.

“Our students trained extremely hard and proved to be too good on the day. 

“Students from both schools showed outstanding skill and sportsmanship and we look forward to the competition again in 2018.”

The Ben Hall Shield proves each year to be a prize both high schools seek out to win and which seems to bring out a competitive nature in all students to want to succeed.

The school’s acting principal Jason Nottingham said it was great to see all students from both schools bring such competitive spirit to the Ben Hall Shield and strive to do their best.

“We had a really lovely day hosting Blayney High School and look forward to travelling there next year,” he said.