On Friday the 11th of August, the MHS Senior Football team headed down to Warrnambool to compete for the esteemed Mutes Cup. Named after and played in honour of a late MHS Old Boy, Daniel Eimutis (nickname: Mutesy), the Mutes Cup is an annual exchange between Melbourne High School and the Clontarf Foundation. The Clontarf Foundation is an institution which supports indigenous students across Australia, existing to provide them with a fruitful education and opportunities to engage in sport exchanges.
This game of football reflects the spirit of reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, allowing Melbourne High School boys an opportunity to learn and connect with others. Upholding Daniel’s values, the game is played in a friendly yet competitive manner, with teams being mixed with players from both sides and even the coaches getting involved. This year, the team wearing the MHS jumpers took the honours, with well-rounded team performances and with many great individual displays as well. Congratulations to Eiron Galpaya for taking out the Best On Ground award for MHS on the day.
Thank you to Ms Bekos, Mr Chandler and Mr Sette for accompanying us on this day long trip and thanks to David Le for photographing the whole event. We look forward to the castle hosting Mutes Cup once again.