Year Six Soccer Team – District Champions!
After many weeks of training the Year 6 Soccer team went to the Glasshouse District Competition fully prepared and ready to show their class. This team has many very skilled and talented players in it as well as some inexperienced players. The team passed the ball well and created some spectacular goals with Dylan Myers scoring ten goals throughout the day. Mark Kennedy put some beautiful balls across and through for the strikers to score from.
The team remained unbeaten going into the final game against Glasshouse State School. A win in this game would clinch the B division title. Glasshouse scored a dubious goal early and at half time the score was 1-1. Some fantastic determination and great football in a very heated game saw our team come out as champions winning 2-1. Maya Amendolia stunned everyone when she gained the ball in defence by heading it on, ran with it deceiving the defenders and smashing it home past the goalkeeper from outside the box to score the winning goal. It was a deserving conclusion to a great day of football.
The A soccer team made up of Year 7 players also played some great football with many individuals showing their skills. The boys won two games, drew one and lost two games to finish in third place. Lachlan Peel and Justin Fourie were the stand out players in this team putting in 100 per cent in every game. St Michael’s College were the stand out team and winners of this competition.
The netball teams were mixed year 6/7 teams with the A netball team finishing in fourth place. The girls played six or seven games throughout the day which was very taxing on their bodies but the handled this very well. The A team played some tough games against strong opposition winning three games and losing two to put them in a playoff for third and fourth place. The GCCC girls played really well but were beaten by Elimbah to finish in fourth place. The girls appreciated the coaching and organisation of Lisa Grigor throughout the day.
The B netball team were less experienced but combined well together to be a strong team in this competition. Without a specialist shooter, several girls took on this role shooting really well throughout the games. Defence was strong and movement of the ball up through the court was some of the best seen in this competition. GCCC won all but one game against Glasshouse State School who ended up winning the competition by one point from our GCCC team. What a fantastic effort by all the girls who were very tired in the last game but fought magnificently to come from 0-3 down at half time to a 5-3 win. Mrs Stott was so proud of each and every player who gave absolutely everything for the team.
GCCC also supplied three very competent umpires for the A and B netball competitions. Tegan Gisler, Hannah Johnson and Tenaia Owen where very appreciated by all coaches and teachers who complimented them on their professionalism and fairness in umpiring a variety of teams.