Wow, what a year our Glennie representative Touch teams have had. With COVID-19 striking early in our season, it meant for a late start and a short preseason.
The Under 15 and Under 13 girls departed Glennie on Wednesday morning, very eager to take on what was in front of them. The Under 13 girls had a wonderful competition going through undefeated in the pool. The progression to finals was difficult, which meant the girls had a tough game against Cleveland in the final 16 match. The girls drew this game and went into a drop off, and what a nerve-racking two minutes that was. The girls pulled off a win and progressed through to quarter finals coming up against Palm Beach College. This game was intense and the girls fought incredibly hard to come away with a draw… again. Unfortunately, the drop off didn’t fall our way and girls finished in the top eight. This is an incredible achievement and I am truly impressed with the way these girls held their heads and fought with all their heart.
The Under 15 girls went with an intent to have fun and learn. The girls played very well and scored some wonderful tries against very competitive schools.
I would like to congratulate these girls for their hard work and ‘never give up’ attitude. They worked together and tried their best coming away with two very convincing wins, two very close draws and three losses. The girls finished their pool games strongly but unfortunately did not progress to finals. However, this did not stop them from taking on the supportive cheerleading role of the Under 13 team.
The Open girls began their pool games strongly and took all opportunities they had to score. With five wins and one loss the girls went into their final pool game against All Hallows needing a win to concrete their position in the final 16. I have never seen girls rise to the occasion like the Open girls did. The girls took the field with intent and drive to win the game and fought until the last second. Unfortunately, All Hallows scored in the last 30 seconds meaning we lost by one try. However, we still managed to scrape through to the final 16. The girls came up against a very well drilled Cathedral College from Rockhampton and managed to keep the score to a much smaller margin than previous games. Although the girls lost this game, they played hard and never gave up.
I would like to thank all our coaches, managers, parents and girls who were involved. All Schools is unlike any other competition and I am extremely grateful to and proud of the girls we get to take away with us.
Thank you and I look forward to 2021.
Miss Shayne Hayes
Touch Football Coordinator