Sup­port for lo­cal school sports

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

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).

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