St Mary's Primary School has again proved its sporting prowess with victory at Wednesday's Paul Kelly Cup carnival Orange.
The St Mary's boys side finished as champions and advanced to the Greater Western Sydney regional finals at Blacktown in May in the process.
Made up of students from years five and six, Wednesday's event featured 42 teams from throughout the Central West come to play.
St Mary's was the best of the boys and the Dubbo school went close to dominating the day as the girls' side was narrowly beaten in its final by the impressive Holy Family from Bathurst, 1.1.7 to 1.0.6.
The boys' side won its final in style, running out 4.1.25 to 0.0.0 victors.
AFL Central West development coordinator Casey White was delighted by the day's results.
"Another year and another Holy Family team through to the next round. It's awesome for them," he said of the dominant Bathurst school
"It's great to see certain schools continue to perform really well in this competition and with the year 5s coming through, they see the success of their year 6s and they want to get involved and play.
"It's really exciting for Holy Family. It's also exciting for the St Mary's boys from Dubbo. We wish them luck as they go through the next round."
White said there was a good turnout from schools across the region through all the previous carnivals in the lead up to Wednesday's regional qualifier.
"It was a really good day. It was great to see the kids get involved as always, but also seeing the wide range of schools and communities participating this year," he said.
The winners of May's Greater Western Sydney regional finals tournament will have the chance to play at either Giants Stadium or the SCG.
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