Some of the most famous trophies in world sport were hanging out in Kingswood recently.
Manchester City Football Club’s global Treble Trophy Tour made a special visit to St Dominic’s College on October 12.
The historic treble-winning trophy set, comprising the Premier League trophy, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League trophy, landed at the school’s Kingswood campus earlier this month and was greeted by excited students and staff.
The treble exhibition also included a surprise ‘quadruple’ trophy – the UEFA Super Cup – which Manchester City secured by defeating Seville in Athens back in August.
The UEFA Super Cup is a one-off fixture between the winners of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
St Dominic’s College was last month announced as one of two new Manchester City Football Schools in New South Wales, alongside Waverley College near Bondi. Commencing in 2024, St Dominic’s will offer programs for both Year 7 and Year 9 students.
College Principal Simon Abernethy said interest in the Manchester City Football School was very strong, with trials already underway.
“As soon as we announced our new partnership with Manchester City Football Club, the enquiries started to flood in,” he said.
“It’s been great to see so many students and families in the area excited about the possibilities this program will provide in the years ahead. Our parent information evening was very popular along with the trials themselves.
“Having four global football trophies arrive at the College is a privilege for our students and staff to be involved with. It could well be a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
For more details about the Manchester City Football School at St Dominic’s, visit www.stdominics.nsw.edu.au/mancity.
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for a decade.