A dominant string of victories form the St Catherine's Catholic College girls AFL side has their coach believing they can go all the way in the Paul Kelly Cup.
The Singleton school team defeated Biddabah 60-0, Tomaree 82-0 and Dudley 51-0 at the regional finals of the Cup held at Feighan Oval in Warners Bay last week.
Coach Patrick Fitzgerald believes the side are capable of winning the entire competition when they take on the other NSW and ACT regional winners in Sydney to determine the outright winner.
The diocese had three boys teams win their local rounds to attend the regional finals: St Mary's Warners Bay, St Michael's Nelson Bay and St Catherine's Singleton.
Singleton was the stronger of the three catholic schools beating Warners Bay and Nelson Bay but losing to Dudley.
Elsewhere, three Maitland-Newcastle students have been selected in NSW Combined Catholic Colleges football sides after trials in Glenwood last week.
Both the open boys and girls diocesan football teams had a successful carnival.
The boys team scored 13 goals and conceded only three over their four games.
A late goal in an even game knocked the side out and left them in third place overall.
Standout performers were Bailey Wells and Steven Theacos from Hamilton, Blake Archibald from Maitland and Tap Goora from Lochinvar. Goora was named in the NSWCCC team and will compete at NSW All Schools in coming months.
The girls side narrowly missed winning their pool and therefore did not progress to the final, finishing third overall.
Bella Jade Carlisle from Hamilton and Bronte Peel from Lochinvar were rewarded for strong performances and were named in the NSWCCC team.