Thursday 13 June we sent eight teams off campus to play in the DNK Rugby Cup, the GT Netball Cup, both which were held at All Saints Anglican School and the GC Futsal Cup which was held at Gold Coast Sport and Leisure Centre. The students and staff, as well as the spectators had a fantastic day as we came away with some outstanding achievements.
Our Year 4 Rugby team, coached by Mr Brad Cates came first overall, winning the DNK CUP and the talented Samuel Carson was also named MVP of the tournament.
Throughout the day, the Year Four boys played against five other schools from the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Each game consisted of two 9 minute halves, with a one minute break between the halves.
Results from The Day
Somerset vs Emmanuel – 3 tries to 1 try – WIN
Somerset vs King’s – 5 tries to 2 tries – WIN
Somerset vs Ambrose Treacy – 3 tries to 2 tries – WIN
Somerset vs Coomera – 4 tries to 2 tries – WIN
Somerset vs All Saints – 3 tries to 1 try – WIN
As Mr Brad Cates says, “To go through the day and be undefeated was a phenomenal effort. This team has some special talent and just love playing together as mates. What will stick in my memory from yesterday was their attitude in defence and the willingness to defend their try line. Rugby at Somerset College looks very bright.”
Congratulations also to our Year 5 team who was coached by Mr Mark Pitura, this team showed great determination throughout the whole day, continuing to push through adversity with low numbers to have a fun filled day with their teammates.
The Year 5 Girls, coached by Mrs Lola McLaughlin, were super keen to remain undefeated for this end of season tournament, they were coming up against some unknown teams in the form of Lindisfarne and Hillcrest. The girls had a great warm up featuring some awesome dance moves and then it was time to get serious.
Results from The Day
Somerset v Emmanuel - the girls got their heads in the game early and won convincingly
Somerset v Lindisfarne - another win. 2 from 2 with no goals against us
Somerset v St Stephens – this game allowed us to make some changes to the team to rest players and bring some players off the bench, a comfortable win.
Somerset v Hillcrest - an unknown team who took the game to us and rattled our shooters slightly. With expert advice from Sheryl Burns they managed to turn the game to our advantage. Another win
Somerset v Kings - a shaky start but another win
Somerset v All Saints - and yet another win
Somerset v Coomera – This game saw us come against our nemesis. In the APS round we only just beat them by 1 goal, and at this stage they had also gone through the day undefeated, the winner of this game would win the trophy. A very nervous and exhausted team took to the courts, and things did not go our way in the first half (3-0 at half time to CAC). A good team talk at half time and we were back in with a chance. Steady shooting from Arlia and Saskia helped us claw back to a 4 all draw, then the full-time hooter blew. We were ecstatic to say the least! There were tears of joy and exhaustion. It had to come down to a nail biting count back and we won on points!
Congratulations to all as the Year 5 Team took our first place, winning the GC Cup and congratulation also to Noku Mhlanga was also named MVP of the tournament.
A big Congratulation also to our Year 4 Netball Team, coached by Mrs Kylie Hall for their resilience and determination to play their best, learn a lot throughout the day and for having a fun day against tough competition!
We sent four teams to the GC Futsal Cup with our best results coming from our Year 4 Futsal Girls Team, coached by Mrs Nicole Fann, who finished in first place, winning the GC Cup!
This was an outstanding achievement by our Year 4 Girls, especially since the majority of them had never played Futsal before. The girls proved that they could learn quickly putting on a great display of talent through out their games. It was a privilege to be able to watch a game and see the fun that the girls were having both on and off the court.
Results from The Day
Somerset vs Coomera Red – we went down 0-1
Somerset vs Emmanuel – we won 3-0 with goals to Molly (2) and Emily (1)
Somerset vs Kings – we won 1-0 with our only goal going to Molly
Somerset vs All Saints – we lost 0-1
Somerset vs Coomera Blue – we won 2-0 with a goal going to Ellie and to Molly each
Somerset vs Coomera (Pool play-off game) - loss 0-2
Somerset vs Coomera (second chance to make final) - Win 1-0 with a goal to Ellie
FINAL: Somerset vs Coomera – fantastic win 2-0 with goals to Ellie and Ruby.
Congratulation girls and Mrs Fann on your outstanding performance at the GC Cup and for winning!
Anther congratulations must go to our Year 4 Boys, and our Year 5 Girls and Boys for competing at a to the best of their ability for also showing resilience and representing the College to a high standard.
It was a great day had by all!
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