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Senior Boys Football Queensland Tour

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24 July 2019

Senior Boys Football Queensland Tour

Senior Boys Football Queensland Tour

During the long mid-year break, our Senior Boys Footballers toured Brisbane and the Gold Coast for the annual Scotch Football Tour.

At the conclusion of the three-week break, 26 of the year 11 and 12 footballers headed north to Brisbane for the annual mid-season football trip, which was held in Brisbane for the first time. Nathan Eagleton, the First XVII coach and Director of Football, has created a new partnership with footballing schools including Nudgee College in Brisbane, enabling the boys to be exposed to a different football environment. 

The four colleges combined to play Scotch, boasted many elite footballers, including seven state representatives. We were definitely up for the challenge. For most boys it was their first game under lights, exposed to the different dynamics of dew on the ball. After three weeks off, we started slow and couldn’t recover quick enough to out skill the Brothers in Arms team eventually going down by two goals. The game has positioned us well for the annual grudge match against Pembroke this weekend, playing for the Rosevear Cup. This match starts at 2:15pm on the Prince of Wales Oval (main oval) and the boys would love as much support as possible in a very important game for the school.

Once again, we were lucky to have been exposed to the elite training facilities available at the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns. The Lions are situated at the GABBA stadium and the Suns out of their new $140 million sports precinct, which was made available due to the Commonwealth Games. The story of how the club has moved from training out of tin sheds to having one of the best training and playing venues in the country is admirable. Hopefully the Suns can start turning their off-field success into some on-field wins!

A school footy trip isn’t complete without a shopping spree at the nearby DFO, most the boys blew their budgets on their expensive taste in clothing. We were also lucky to experience the nail-bitter of a win for the Brisbane Lions against North Melbourne, a certain highlight of the week. I’ve never seen a bunch of boys desert their own team to enthusiastically support the Lions in their close win, as we did. The boys were ecstatic, (trying to) sing the club anthem with the rest of the stadium. The Lions are going places.

It was a great first experience in Brisbane for the football group and the school, and it would not have been possible without the organisation and support from Nathan Eagleton, Dave Amato, Travis Randall and Mr Beanland.

Good luck to the boys for the second half of the season and Go Scotch!!!

Darren Beanland
Director of Sport

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