On Sunday, 18th August, the Under 13 and Under 15 Glennie Touch teams competed at the South West Queensland All Schools Touch Football Carnival. The day was set to be very exciting with both teams having a great chance at winning the title. The Under 13 girls went through their round games undefeated and came up against a tough opponent in the quarter-finals. The girls pulled off a wonderful win and progressed through to the semi-finals. Unfortunately, they could not continue their winning streak and bowed out of the competition at this stage. We would like to congratulate the Under 13 girls on an incredible day of competition in trying conditions. We hope you are ready to take on the All Hallows Carnival in Brisbane this weekend. Good luck, girls.
The Under 15 girls started the day with an incredible job to do: with 5 round games in front of them, it was set to be a strenuous day. The girls played well and won 5 from 5 games, progressing them through to the semi-finals. After a very quick turnaround, we were on the field facing Aquinas College in the semis. The girls fought hard for the entire game and ended up drawing two-all, which meant the dreaded drop-off.
By this stage, the crowd surrounding our field in support of the Glennie Girls was amazing; the parents and friends in attendance were incredible and we cannot thank you enough. We started with 5v5, and we struck first with a try; it was amazing. Aquinas struck back and scored. We then had to drop off to 4v4, where no tries were scored for 2 minutes, which meant we dropped off again to 3v3.
This is where it all got crazy: the crowd was going wild, the girls in the sub box were extremely excited, and coach Abbie and I had never felt nerves like that before! Unfortunately, Aquinas scored next which meant we did not progress to the grand final.
I would like to say a massive congratulations to this team. You held your heads high and represented Glennie extremely well in a tough time, where all we could do is treat it as a learning curve. We are very proud of all Glennie Girls who participated in this day and played their hearts out.
Thank you to Mr Wilmington and Mr Waters for setting up and packing up our tent. To all the parents who supported and cheered our girls, you were amazing. And finally, thank you to our coaches: Abbie Prendergast, Natalie Leicht, and Kaye Broadfoot. Thank you for giving up your time and leading our girls through the day. We are very appreciative!
The Under 13 team now prepares for All Hallows Touch Carnival this weekend, while the Under 15 girls are working towards their selection into the Open team to compete in the QLD All Schools competition, along with the Under 13s.
I can’t wait to share more news with you.
Miss Shayne Hayes
Sport/PE Assistant and Sports Coach