In a wonderful celebration of young players, 32 school teams travelled to Milperra to engage in the Amanda Farrugia (Girls) and Stephen Coniglio (Boys) Cups.

The event which is run with the support of Multicultural NSW, is targeted at secondary students in years seven and eight to teach them more about the game and encourage them to stay active. Students not only get the opportunity to learn more about the AFL, but students who perform exceptionally will be invited to trial with GIANTS Development Program. 

The cups which took place over three days, are named after GIANTS AFL co-captain Stephen Coniglio and inaugural AFLW captain Amanda Farrugia.   

Omar Elrayes, the Community Engagement Coordinator for the GIANTS said, "the Bachar Houli, Stephen Coniglio and Amanda Farrugia Cups are a proud example of the diversity and culture that lives in Western Sydney.

“The day is filled with joy and connection with the community, with AFL being the vehicle to inclusivity.

“The GIANTS are proud to be able to host an event that fosters social relationships with schools and promotes active lifestyles. The annual events are a mainstay on the GIANTS calendar and are looked forward too by all involved."

On the first day, Marsden High School Boys team and Chiefly College Shalvey Girls team were champions of the Stephen Coniglio (Boys) and Amanda Farrugia (Girls) Cups. 

Punchbowl Boys High School were victorious in the Bachar Houli Cup with both the junior and senior teams taking home the gold which also took place across the three days.   

To finish off the tournament, Sir Joseph Banks High School dominated the boys' pool, going undefeated and taking home the trophy. Similarly, the Burwood Girls High School took home the trophy for the girl's pool after going undefeated the entirety of the cup.

All the High School teams involved were: Irfan College, Granville Boys, Belmore Boys, Malek Fahd, AICS Rooty Hill, Amity College Shellharbour, Al Faisal College Austral, Al Faisal Auburn, AIA Strathfield, Punchbowl Boys, Sir Joseph Banks, Al Faisal College Campbelltown, East Hills Boys, St Clair, Granville Boys, Marsden High, Chiefly College Shalvey, Doonside Technology , Canterbury Boys, Kingsgrove, Auburn Girls, Birrong Boys, Moorebank, Plumpton, Bankstown Girls, Burwood Girls, Wiley Park Girls, and Maarif College. 

The GIANTS will hold their next Conglio and Farrugia Cups on September 1 and September 15.