Rangers triumph at Wadjemup Cup

Rangers Football Team Wadjemup Cup 2020

Rangers football team have won this year’s Wadjemup Cup, the annual football tournament on Rottnest Island contested by Clontarf academies from across Western Australia.

The team, consisting of students from Esperance, Clontarf (Waterford) and Cecil Andrews academies, prevailed after ten round-robin football matches.

More than 100 year eight and nine students took part in the 14th edition of the annual carnival which was part of the Island’s NAIDOC Week 2020 celebrations.

The players were also busy off the field learning more about the Aboriginal cultural history of the island (Wadjemup) and developing ideas to rename one of Rottnest Island Authority’s (RIA) vessels, currently known as ‘Ranger 2’.  “Kwila”, the Noongar word for shark, was judged to be the best name by the Wadjemup Aboriginal Reference Group and RIA.

RIA acknowledges the support of event sponsors Pelagic Marine Services, ADAMS, Programmed Facility Management and Rottnest Express.