Somerset Spartans Football Update
By Maarten De Kruijf, Co-ordinator - Football
During the holiday the Spartans Football Club continued. The boys and girls are unstoppable in the breaks, read below to see how the Spartans performed.
Candice McKenna - Director of Sport (Acting)
In Round 4, Week 2 Somerset took on A.B. Paterson College, for results see here or the Resources tab. This week it's Somerset up against Coomera Anglican College.
Tom Betts who, as one staff member expressed, “…is doing a brilliant job of not only managing a team of big characters, but also encouraging the boys to show character and values of which we should be really proud”.
Well done to Maarten de Kruijf and Stephanie Oppermann for coaching our Year 9 Footballers to success. A brilliant result for our Spartans.
The Bill Turner Cup and Bill Turner Trophy are school football competitions.
Around 850 school teams from NSW, Queensland, ACT and Victoria participate each year, with all Under 15 players. The competition is a knockout format with early round matches starting in Term Two each year. The Bill Turner Cup (boys) is in its 41st year. The Bill Turner Trophy (girls) is in its 29th year.
The Spartans U15 boys and girls have played their games on Tuesday May 7 and Thursday May 9. The draw came out versus Kimberley College. Kimberley College have a full football academy in Brisbane.
The U15 Girls coached by Stephanie Opperman played at Somerset College Track & Field.
The Year 9 Girls football team joined by three year 8 girls kitted up in an epic do or die battle in the Bill Turner Trophy. The girls took out an impressive win of 6 Nil!
This is a knockout competition, so the girls have progressed to the next round.
The girls played the Spartan way with a lot of heart and love for the game which showed in their win.
Congratulations to all the girls involved and we are looking forward to seeing how they go in the next round.
The U15 Boys coached by Maarten de Kruijf travelled together with Royce Smith to Slacks Creek Football Club. Here Kimberley College was waiting for us. Kimberley College attended the game with NPL and QPL players in their team. It was too difficult to compete against an experienced football academy. The Spartans could leave the field with their heads up after being beaten with 8 Nil.
Tough conditions on Saturday at Rivermount College. Tom Halloran ended up with a bronze at the Queensland Athletics All Schools Cross Country Championship in the multiclass division.
A huge achievement!
Stephanie Sprague (Year 10) has had a number of recent individual competitions in gymnastics (Regional and State Championships).
On 16 March, Stephanie earned her Level 8 badge and qualified to perform at Regionals in this level. (Gymnastics goes to Level 10).
On 31 March, she competed at Regionals (South East Queensland) and progressed to the Queensland Senior State Titles.
Queensland Senior State Championships took place over two days - 12 and 14 April - where she won the only Artistry Award in Level 8 Queensland for her floor routine.
Stephanie was just shy of an overall high performance result in all four apparatus, narrowly missing out on selection for the Queensland team at Nationals.
She will now dedicate the remainder of the year to Club Teams (she competes for Southport Gymnastics Club) competing at State Level (already selected for June) and National Level (selection pending for October).
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