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Shalom students in touch with state leaders

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Shalom Touch Football Open Girls Open Girls mirrored their younger counterparts with a top-16 finish in the Queensland All Schools competition.

Shalom Touch Football teams battled it out in the world’s largest touch football tournament for secondary students in the Queensland All Schools competition.

Queensland All Schools is an annual touch football event run by Queensland Touch Football at Whites Hill Reserve, Camp Hill.

In a typical year sport plays a major part in the lives of many students in the Bundaberg Region, but 2020 has been different.

Despite the interrupted school year, four teams from Shalom College took on Queensland’s best touch football players in Brisbane at the All Schools Championships.

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Shalom Touch Football Boys 15 and under team competed at the Queensland All Schools competition, and end up in the top 8.

Shalom sent Under-15 and Open Boys and Girls for four days, and all teams finished the tournament in the top 16 of their respective age groups in the state.

While the teams did not come home with a state title, they did win the regional competition in the process of pushing some of the best touch players in Queensland to the limit.

The Under-15 Boys were in the top eight, and the Under-15 Girls were in the top 16 on the final day of competition.

And the Open Boys finished in the top 12, while the Open Girls mirrored their younger counterparts with a top-16 finish.

The players were praised for the efforts on the field by Shalom Touch Football coordinator Peter Robinson; the support staff who helped the students along the way were also lauded by the entire school community.

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Shalom Touch Football Girls 15 and Under end up in the top 16 on the final day of Queensland All Schools competition.

“All four teams played extremely well winning a lot of their games and all coming in the top 16 of their competition,” Peter said.

“Thanks to all coaches, managers, bus drivers and tour managers for an awesome trip.”

Peter congratulations the victorious Shalom Touch Football teams, who had the following results:

Under-15 Boys Round Games (Pool D)

  • Shalom College 10 d Carmel College 0 
  • Shalom College 11 d Ferny Grove State High School 1 
  • Shalom College 7 d Keebra Park State High School 6  
  • Shalom College 11 d Mary Mackillop College 0  
  • Shalom College 9 d Mt Gravatt State High School 0  
  • Shalom College 5 d St Columban College 2  
  • Shalom College 10 d Upper Coomera 1 

Under 15 Girls Round Games (Pool A)

  • Shalom College 9 d Beerwah State High School 1  
  • Shalom College 4 d Clairvaux Mackillop 0  
  • Shalom College 7 d St John's Roma 1  
  • Shalom College 5 d St Paul's School 0  
  • The Cathedral College 12 d Shalom College 1
  • Shalom College 3 Wavell Win 2

Open Girls Round Games (Pool B)

  • Shalom College 7 d Cannon Hill AC 0
  • Shalom College 4 d Cavendish Road 0  
  • Shalom College 10 d Grace Lutheran 0  
  • Palm Beach Currumbin 8 d Shalom College 2
  • Shalom College 5 d Rochedale State High School 2 
  • Shalom College 8 d Windaroo Valley 1 
  • Shalom College 10 d Woodridge State High School 1 

Open Boys Round Games (Pool A) 

  • Shalom College 6 d Ambrose Treacy College 3 
  • Shalom College 7 d Beenleigh State High School 2  
  • Shalom College 7 d Clairvaux Mackillop 0  
  • Shalom College 6 d Gladstone State High School 2  
  • Shalom College 7 d Marymount College 4  
  • St Mary's Toowoomba 7 d Shalom College 3
  • The Cathedral College 8 d Shalom College 2

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