2022 King's Touch Football Tournament

On Wednesday 12 October, the Junior School held Touch Football trials to select a Junior Boys Team and a Junior Girls Team to compete in both the King’s Touch Football Tournament on 18 October and the Queensland Primary All Schools Touch Football Competition on the first weekend in November. All students from Year 5 and 6 were invited to trial, irrespective of whether they currently played Touch for the College as their chosen APS sport. It was fantastic to see so many students participate from both grades, especially those who trialled but had never played Touch Football prior. From these trials, the coaches selected two teams of 12 players to represent the College.

The first of the tournaments these teams were competing in was the King’s Touch Tournament held at the Gold Coast Touch Fields at Owen Park in Southport. The College’s aim of entering this tournament was to provide a positive and fun opportunity for the two teams to get quality game time against a higher level of opposition than what they would typically be exposed to in the local APS competition prior to the QLD Primary All Schools tournament. Pleasingly, both teams achieved this goal, as not only did the students have a lot of fun, the amount of improvement from the first game to their last game was conspicuous. While the coaches were hopeful of this outcome, primarily due to the fact that these teams had never played together before, were made up of two year levels, and had players highly inexperienced in the sport of Touch Football, they were ecstatic with the level of commitment, dedication and improvement shown by all players across the five games on the day.

The Girls team managed to secure 3 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss throughout the tournament, and the only loss came in their first fixture against Kings Christian College, with the score being 4-2. The Boys Team finished with 3 wins and 2 losses from their 5 matches.

Hopefully, with a training session each week leading up to the All Schools Tournament, these teams can continue to build on some outstanding achievements, both individually and collectively, at the King’s Touch Tournament and perform to their potential at All Schools.

It is imperative that we thank Mr West, Chantelle Halloway-Samuels, Nikkita Halloway-Samuels, and Tait Rolfe for giving up their time to coach the two teams. We are very lucky to have such committed, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable coaches on board and very much appreciate their efforts.

The two teams selected to represent the College at the King’s Touch Tournament and the QLD Primary All Schools Touch Competition:

Boys Team Jake Paige, Mac Mitchell. Ethan McIntyre, Harrison Glenn, Flynn Gibb, Bennett Longhurst, Liam Glover, Tristan Osborne, Levi Arnold, Oliver Watson, Ethan Asquith and Lewis Randal 

Girls Team Olive Davis, Catey Brookes, Avah Bond, Hannah Mason, Kiara Lowman, Eve Baker, Marlo Napier, Freya Bertsos, Imogen Ozoux, Kira Russell, Allana Oh and Shelby Edgar

Lachlan Webb | Director of Touch Football