Our Spartans competed at the Champion Basketball Schools of Queensland Championships recently, held on the Gold Coast and in Logan. Somerset College fielded teams in all age groups, Sophomore (Year 7 to 8) and Junior (Year 9 to 10) and achieved brilliant results that will be remembered for years to come.

The CBSQ tournament is an heavily recruited event by American Universities and pathway for elite basketballers to showcase talents and represent their school and community with pride.

Our Junior Girls came home with the Gold in Division 3 with outstanding performance by all involved laying a great foundation for Somerset students in the future.

Another brilliant achievement was from the Sophomore Boys who also had great success gaining a Gold Medal in Division 2 and qualifying for the prestigious top 16 schools in Queensland for CBSQ 2022 a feat that has never been achieved by any Somerset Basketball team in the tournaments history.

The Sophomore Girls team also had a great tournament representing the college with pride whilst gaining a great sporting experience for our Spartans who came 8th for the second year in a row in a very competitive division.

To round out a great four days our Junior Boys won Bronze, battling injuries and fatigue to bring home the third Somerset Spartans medal for the tournament.

Although tournaments like this are about building culture and mateship for a program between students, showcasing sportsmanship and pride in the singlet, Somerset College should be very proud of the achievements of our students. Somerset College was the only program to achieve three medals, joining an exclusive club by winning two state shields for the tournament and definitely has announced itself as a progressive programme, "that plays the right way."

To our parent helpers Kelly Partridge, Tracey Longfield, Rebeka Hobson and Veronica Hosking your are all amazing and I thank you all for taking time out of your busy schedules to help the program.

The great English poet John Heywood once said, “Rome wasn’t built in a day but they were laying bricks every hour.”

I couldn’t have put it better myself.

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