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First XI Football 2019

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Week 6, Term One, 2019

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At the start of the school year a total of 30 boys and 30 girls trialled to become part of the First XI Football programme. After five trials, the First XI Coaches have chosen their teams for the 2019 season.

Somerset is proud to introduce you the First XI Girls Head Coach, Michael Cook.

Michael has been the Queensland NPLW 2017 Coach of the Year. In 2018 and this year Michael has been Women's Head Coach at Gold Coast United.

For the First XI Boys Somerset we introduce, Michael Thwaite. Michael played for 15 years professional football and made 13 appearances for the Socceroos. Michael would like to share his experience with the First XI Boys. Michael is also player / assistant coach at Gold Coast United.

Both head coaches work closely with the Co-ordinator of Football Maarten de Kruijf. Maarten has been announced this year as Co-ordinator of the Football Programme at Somerset College. Maarten is an AFC - FFA A licence coach and coached in 2018 the U13 Football Queensland state team at the National Championship.

  • The First XI Boys and Girls have three training sessions a week.
  • Two field session and one Strength and Condition session in the Gym.
  • The boys and girls are playing their games in the APS Football League.
  • This year we are also entering the Uhlsport Cup and the Independent School Champions Cup.

Please check our Somerset Football Page for more information about Football at Somerset.

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