Touch football champions

What a fantastic three weeks our Year 5 and 6 students enjoyed at Interschool Touch Football. Last Friday the B boys’ team won the title of B Division Champions!

Forty enthusiastic students played five games each week against other Glasshouse District schools. All teams improved over the three weeks and some fantastic touch football was played. The A boys’ division was particularly competitive with several teams being very close in ability.

Our B boys team had a fantastic competition winning every game they played over the three weeks and they finished off the competition in this same form beating Elimbah Green 3 – 1 in the final. The team scored 54 tries during the competition and had only 10 tries scored against them. Uyapo Kombanie was particularly hard to stop and CJ McNamara made several fantastic intercepts to score tries.

We had so many talented boys’ players that we entered a third boys team in the B division of the competition. They played our B team in Week 2 and held them out until the second half narrowly losing 0 – 1 which was a great effort. The depth of touch players at Glasshouse Christian College became evident when our teams placed first and third overall in the B division.

The A Boy’s teams played fast-moving touch football with many rugby league players now playing more like touch football players. The team had 3 losses and 2 draws out of their 16 games over the competition. They narrowly missed the final but dominated the 3rd/4th placing final to beat Glasshouse Mountains 8 – 4.

The A and B girls’ teams improved each week they played with the A team winning all five games on the third week. They played Elimbah in the final and beat them 2 – 0 to place 3rd overall. The girls B team narrowly lost their final to finish 4th overall.

It was great to have several parents supporting the teams each week and this encouragement was much appreciated by the students.

Most valuable players were selected in each team and these players will receive an award at the upcoming sports awards night. Every team member put in a huge effort and played strongly throughout the five games each week. The competition was played with great sportsmanship from every team. Next term students will play AFL at Interschool sport and trials will be held in week two and three.

Wendy Stott