The first day of mission pitted Moore College against the best Naremburn Cammeray Anglican had to offer.
“The church has an evangelism strategy of putting on events that will get the community in touch with Church. This was part of that. Particularly something to help blokes get in touch,” Scott explains.
“So it’s a touch footy comp for people to invite their friends along to,” the Moore College captain Matt adds.
The competition was eclectic, drawing people together from across the Church and beyond.
“Because the church is spread across nine to ten different congregations it helps the church get to know each other,” Scott suggests, “but there was also a stack of non-Christians there.”
“Barnes was one guy who invited friends from all over the place, who didn’t know each other before hand,” Matt clarifies.
Despite the challenge Moore College came out in force and pushed through the final.
“We made our college proud on the sporting field, and we made it to the finals,” says Dan triumphantly,
“Then after a fierce battle, when we had put our bodies literally on the line, Moore College lost,” he admits.
Then regretfully adds, “3-0 against a team 15 years our senior.”
“They went on to win because we let them win,” asserts Matt.
Before conceding, “Well, that’s what losers say to themselves.”
Despite defeat the Moore College team remained positive.
“Was great for people to invite their friends along,” says Matt V.
“It allowed a whole bunch of people who wouldn’t normally come to church to be involved in a church event and meet other Christians,” Dan adds.
Matt agrees, “Gave the chance for blokey blokes to invite friends along who wouldn’t otherwise be seen in Church.”