Connor and Chelsea selected into Sunshine Coast Teams

It has been a very busy time of sport for many of our 10 – 12-year-old students.

Connor Knapp and Chelsea Breen have impressed selectors and gained selection into Sunshine Coast School Sport teams in Basketball and Football respectively.

Connor played in the Nambour District team at the Regional Basketball Trials and was a very important member of the team who really appreciated his height and his basketball skills. Connor is very excited about being selected especially as he is only 11-years-old and missed out on selection last year. He will compete in the State Basketball Championships being held in Boondall at the beginning of June.

GCC almost made up the entire Glasshouse Girls basketball team with girls playing just to gain some experience at a different sport.  Kiara Sauer had played some basketball before and was a real asset to the team but Olivia McKenzie, Lainey Grieve, Lilli-Jean Cruise, Lize Kasselman and Amelia Siddans applied their all-round sporting skills to pick up the game quickly. The girls improved with every game and were very competitive by the end of the carnival. Josh McKellar and Mac King also played in the boy’s team, a new experience for Mac but Josh was right at home playing basketball again.

Chelsea Breen is also very excited about being selected into the Sunshine Coast 12 Girls Football team who will play in the State Football Championships in Hervey Bay at the end of July. Chelsea trains hard and her physical presence, passing and crossing of the football impressed the selectors. She combined with a fellow Glasshouse teammate to score the Goal of the Tournament at the Regional Trials with her cross meeting her teammate perfectly in front of goal.

GCC had six other students competing at the Football trials and each played really well and showed great sportsmanship and determination. Chelsea was joined by Lilli-Jean Cruise, Amelia Siddans and Nicole Morris in the girl’s team. The girl’s team only lost one game from six and finished the competition in second place which was a fantastic result. They were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Redcliffe which was the game that decided the tournament winner. Bryce Sambrook, Thomas Bound and Joshua Moore played in the Glasshouse boy’s team and played some fantastic free flowing football. The boys were up against very strong opposition and did not win a game but played some great football.

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