When Mark Kennedy was asked to play in the Sunshine Coast 12 year. Boys’ Football Team one week before the tournament he was very excited and thrilled to have the opportunity. The 12 Years and Under Queensland Schools Football Championships were held in Cairns last week and Mark played a utility role as either forward or defender in the seven games the team played in the carnival. He held many attacking players up and thwarted many of the opposition’s potential goal scoring opportunities. He was also dangerous on attack putting some dangerous balls through to the strikers and having some shots himself.
The team had an awesome carnival beating Met East for the first time in many years losing only one game in the first qualifying round. After an unfortunate lose against the home team Peninsula the boys went on to beat Met North and lose the final game against South Coast. This meant the Sunshine Coast finished in third place in the State which was a fantastic result.
Mark is a Caboolture club player and found himself playing with and against many boys who play Premier League Football but was certainly able to hold his own amongst these boys. He has a fantastic touch on the football and reads the game well placing balls exactly where they need to go. We congratulate Mark on his selection and efforts in this team and know he will enjoy more opportunities like this in the future.