Support for local school sports
ON THURSDAY, October 8, 11 Isis District State High School students from Year 10–12 travelled to Brisbane for four days to compete in the annual Queensland All Schools Touch Tournament in the U18 mixed division. This year the field included teams from New Zealand and Singapore, as well as NSW and Victoria.
The Isis High team drew a difficult pool with seven teams, including the likes of Rochedale SHS, Our Lady (Dalby) and John Paul College. In order to progress to the next round of 16, we had to finish first or second in our pool.
Remarkably, the team had four wins, one loss and one draw to finish the pool in second place and move through to finals day.
This included some really determined and gritty performances, including coming from behind to steal a win late in the match against Rochedale High.
The team was eventually eliminated from the tournament by Miami SHS. Of the 49 teams in our division, we finished an incredibly noteworthy, equal ninth.
Our students showed great teamwork and a strong belief that they were good enough to overcome some of their more favoured rivals.
It was great to see the bond between players develop throughout the four days of competition and they all demonstrated good sportsmanship on and off the field.
TOUCH FOOTBALL: (Back, from left) Mr Doyle (coach), Aleisha Thomas, Coby Gibbs (c), Chris Gibbs, Tom Cole, Lleyton Ritchie, Billy Freeman, Miss Liesegang (manager), (kneeling) Jade Golchert, Sam Bartlett, Shay Anderson, Rhia Blair, (front) Mitchell Anderson (c).