Two Somerset Spartans Futsal teams are now champions, with two others runners up after competing in the last stage of the School Futsal Titles last weekend.

During Terms One, Two and Three Somerset particapted in the Regional Titles (Stage 1) and the SEQ Titles (Stage 2) in the lead up to Stage 3 last weekend, playing in the State Titles (stage 3).

Ordinarily Stage 3 is a national event where the best schools from all states meet but this year, many interstate schools were unable to attend and so the event became a competition between the best schools in Queensland.

Somerset College had six teams qualify.

Under 9 Boys

Two Under 9 teams were entered into the competition and both teams performed outstandingly well over the two days. These players,many of who were playing against boys older and physically larger, not only stepped up to the challenge, but thrived in this high-pressure environment against some of the most talented in Queensland. 

The White Team (Denham Barry, Dylan Hu, Sam Thompson, Hunter Sharples, Zac Sanders, Johnny Ratcliffe, and Franklin Yang) reached the semi-finals, bowing out to a very strong King's Christian College team. 

The Green team (Jakub Pitura, Louis Hodge, Sion Kim, Kai Edgley, Knox Black, Ethan Kelly Correa and Oliver Moir) took out the entire competition, concluding with a thrilling final that saw them become champions after a convincing win over King's. 

Well done to all those who competed. You all have my praise for how much you progressed over the weekend.

Under 10 Boys

Two Under 10 Boys teams proudly represented Somerset, qualifying for the final stage. 

One Under 10 team included Year 4 students (Benedict Thompson, Andrew Blatchford, James Baumfield, Henry Pevy, Vaughan Furlong, Hugo Hasselle, Edward Hassett, and Izaak Barclay). This team was one of the youngest teams in the competition and had a difficult weekend. Unfortunately, the boys could not get the results they wanted, and did not qualify for the finals. 

Our other Under 10 team of Year 5 students (Max Bowden, Danny Wang, Oliver Ng, Zhander Griffiths, Connor Millar-Martin, Paxton Stewart, and Harper Loon), went well through their group stage with wins and losses. The result saw them finish in the Top 2 Under 10 schools. They played their final versus Peregian Beach College, who were a higher level and defeated Somerset. Regardless, it was an impressive effort for the Under 10 students to reach the last stage of the School Futsal Titles. 

Thanks go to Coach Rhys Parkes for the coaching both teams over the weekend.

Under 10 Girls

On the weekend our Under 10 Girls travelled up to Mt Warren to compete at Stage 3 of the School Futsal Titles. The tournament was held over two days with our Girls making a strong start on the first day, claiming victory over both King's and Calvary College. The second day the group showed great perseverance and determination, fighting hard through tired legs to make it to the finals of their first multi-day tournament. Unfortunately, the girls were narrowly beaten by King's in the final but were runners up for the tournament. 

Second place was a great result for the girls who should be very proud of themselves and their achievements as a team. 

Well done Mayuko Takahata, Arianna Reading, Imogen Sounness, Luella Zerbst, Emma Cordner, Audrey Hilbert, Bronte Butler and Evie Ladbrook. Written by Coach Keita Emsden

Under 14 Girls

The girls went into the tournament with great desire and focus to finish their futsal season off on a high. With quality performances and great team play throughout, the group stage saw the girls finish top of the standings. In the final they met Peregian Beach College. With their goal insight the girls' desire and performance went to another level finishing in a 6 to 2 Victory, becoming Under 14 champions in 2022!

Congratulations to all players on an amazing tournament, Ari Thake, Georgie Zerbst, Zara Ryan, Ellie Davies, Sarah Nickels, Natalia Zotti, Evie-May Coates, Miranda Ross. 

A big thank you to our fantastic supporters over a very hot weekend.

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