Football team wins interschool title

History was made last Friday when our GCC A Football Team won the Glasshouse Interschool A Division Trophy outright for the first time in ages. Our football and netball teams were all unbeaten in Week 2 of the competition which was a first for GCC teams.

The boys played some fantastic football during the three week competition winning a very close and exciting final against Maleny. The boys continued to pressure the goal and finally in the last few minutes of the game Noah Cobb followed up a free kick from Jarod Keeble and scrambled the ball into the net for the winning goal. The team have a very strong defensive back line with Carl Besalo in goal. During the competition the team scored 42 goals without letting even one goal in their own net. Carl made some impressive saves to keep his clean sheet record intact.

The team are now training for qualification into the Sunshine Coast finals of the South East Queensland Football Championships. They will play against Banksia Beach in a few weeks with the winner gaining qualification.

The B Football Team also played exceptionally well and were unbeaten going into the final. They played a strong Mooloolah team and lost the final in a hotly contested game 3 – 1. These boys grew as a team and their play improved with each game. Beau Quinlan was strong and fast up front and Ben Chidgey did a great job as goal keeper.

The A Girls Netball Team narrowly missed out getting into the 1 vs 2 final on countback so played for third and fourth place. Unfortunately they lost this last game and finished fourth. The girls played some great netball beating all but a couple of teams in the round robin play.

The B Girls Netball Team comprised mostly of girls new to netball and these girls surprised themselves and their coaches. They won or drew every game they played and so played in the 1 vs 2 final. The game was very tight with GCC scoring and then Elimbah scoring. It was tied at 2 – 2 in the dying minutes but then Elimbah managed to score a last minute goal to clinch the win and the title.

The teams were encouraged by many parents and grandparents which really spurred the teams on. Students played with great attitudes respecting the opposition but still playing strong games. We are all looking forward to playing Touch Football in Term 3.

Wendy Stott