Friday, March 6, saw three teams from Groves compete in the annual CSSAQ Touch Football Tournament at Fairfield. Students competed in Junior Boys (Yr 7/8), Junior Girls (Yr 7/8) and Intermediate Girls (Yr 9/10) categories.

Junior Boys started with two close losses to Brisbane Christian College and Northside Christian College, then started to find their groove with a draw against Staines Memorial College and a strong win against Mueller College B. Results didn’t go their way for other games which lead the boys to play a 5th/6th playoff game against Parklands Christian College which they had a strong win. Congratulations to the team on their 5th placed result for the day.

Junior Girls hit the ground running with a 8-2 win over Brisbane Christian College and a 7-0 win over Northside Christian College. The girls then came up against a difficult opponent in Mueller College A going down 4-1 before rallying to defeat Parklands Christian College in their final group game 7-1. Results meant the team earnt a place in the Semi Finals where they defeated Westside Christian College 3-1 before going down in a tight final to Mueller College A again 3-2. Congratulations to the team on their 2nd placed result for the day.

Intermediate Girls progressed well through the group games defeating Mueller College B, Northside, Westside and Parklands Colleges without conceding a try. The team then finished on top of their group and faced the 2nd placed Hillbrook College from the other group where they won 3-1 in the Semi Final. The girls were set up for a showdown final with Mueller College A where they went down in a tight game 5-2. Congratulations to the team on their 2nd placed result for the day.

Thank you to all students involved for your training and efforts on the day. Special thanks to Ms Swords, Ms Burns and Mr Iiga for your coaching and guidance for our students.

Year 9/10 Boys, Year 11/12 Girls and Year 11/12 Boys results will be posted after their competition day on Friday March 13.

Sam Priestley 
Secondary Sports Coordinator


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