Kings Langley Public School’s AFL side has made history as runners-up in the Tony Lockett Shield.
In the 35-year history of the State Cup knockout competition, Kings Langley was the first Sydney metropolitan school to make the grand final.
Coach and teacher Matthew Figures said the boys showed great sportsmanship throughout the competition.
“Losing a state final can be tough, but our boys showed a lot of heart by not dropping their heads and they congratulated every player on the other team by shaking their hands at the end of the game,” he said.
“We knew we were beaten by a better team and it made me so proud to see the boys show exemplary sportsmanship.”
Kings Langley conceded just six points in the four preliminary rounds to make the quarter finals. They made school history by beating South Wagga Public School by 15 points.
Playing Griffith East in the semi-final at Blacktown International Sportspark, Kings Langley made the final with a 31-point win.
Coming up against defending champions Deniliquin South in the final, Kings Langley may have lost 6.2 (38) to 0.3 (3) but carved out a slice of history with the run.
Kings Langley Public School also made the semi-finals of the modified Paul Kelly Cup after they finished as Sydney West/Greater Western champions.