Recently Somerset entered the South Queensland All Schools Touch Football tournament which was held in Yarrabilba, Brisbane. This tournament attracted some of the best touch football competing schools in the state. 

We entered a Spartans team in the Open Mixed Division. Our first game was against Aquinas College, a highly ranked school in the touch football realm. We loss valiantly 4 to 3 but walked away confident that we could learn from this experience as this was the officially the first time, we all played together. And learn we did. After this game, Mr Evans helped us fix our structure, attack and mindset. We went on to beat Beaudesert 10 to 1 which set up a mouth-watering group game against St Andrews Lutheran College. A school known for their state-of-the-art touch programme embedded by Queensland Touch Officials.

After modifying our attack and drive phase, we were able to defeat St Andrews 4 to 2. Knocking St Andrews out of contention from making the finals. We needed to win our next match against Gold Coast Christian College to make the finals. We defeated them 11 to 1. Although the win was important, the two things we were most proud of was putting all our game play and modifications in play and having fun whilst doing it.

To our surprise we finished the day coming second on the league table. Topping a number of reputable schools in South Queensland.

We played Aquinas in the semi final but loss 5 to 3. Although we wanted to make the finals, we were still proud of our efforts. Mr Evans said he was most proud of our ability to receive strategy and guidance on the go and implement that in each game.

It was a great day which demonstrated true Somerset pride.

A big shout out and thankyou to everyone who supported us. In particular Mr Bassingthwaighte, Mr Sayer and Ms McKenna, for letting us have the opportunity to compete.

Thank you to Mr Evans for taking the time to coach us. 

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