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In mid-October, a team of Karratha-based Woodside employees pulled on their footy boots and took to the field to contest the annual Clontarf Woodside Gaelic Football Match.

The Woodside team jumped out to an early lead but were reeled back in and eventually overtaken by the talented young men from the Karratha Clontarf Academy.

The match provides an opportunity for the Woodside and Clontarf players to get to know each other in a competitive but fun environment.

Woodside's Asset Manager at the Karratha Gas Plant, Andrew Lobb, said he attended his first Clontarf Woodside Gaelic Football Match this year.

"I think the young men from Clontarf were looking forward to running rings around their more senior opponents and the Woodside players were hoping to recapture their youth," Andrew said.

"All of this resulted in a really fun but also really competitive game but what's most important is not winning or losing but coming together in a positive environment."

The Clontarf Foundation's Director of the Karratha Academy, Bradley Cox, said the game allowed the boys who took part to mingle with new people.

"It also gives them the chance to practice new skills around leadership and public speaking whilst experiencing hands-on contact with one of Clontarf's longest serving partners in the Pilbara," Bradley said.

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