Well done again to all of our member schools for another great term of sport. With COVID and weather challenges upon us, there was great spirit amongst our Chess, Rugby and Football fixtures.
As mentioned prior to the start of the season it was the decision of the association that only A and First teams would be eligible for premierships again this term. We still faced COVID at the start of the season, so our rules were somewhat lenient in that teams affected by large bouts of COVID and sickness could draw on players that were not necessarily selected for that team. By allowing these movements in team selections in the lower graded teams, we thought it a fairer ‘playing field’ if teams were not playing for official premierships.
Congratulations to St Peters who took out the First Chess; Villanova sharing the First XI Football with Lauries and St Laurences also taking out the 1st XV title. It was fitting that the last round of the rugby season was the title decider. It was a great day up at Tivoli on Saturday with thousands of people attending. It was a very tight encounter with Lauries the victors 18-13.
The First XI Football premiership was the closest one in years. With Villa, Iona and Lauries all on 13 points going into Round 7, it could have been a 3 way tie. But St Peters held out Iona to win 1-0 and both Lauries and Villa defeated Eddies and Padua respectively. Great to see the equal premiership between St Laurences and Villanova.
The First IV Chess title was dominated by St Peters as of Round 1. Even with a ‘washout’ round, the boys from Indooroopilly were consistent all season and had almost wrapped it up by the last round.
Thank you to all of our players, coaches, officials, parents, volunteers and sports staff who work very hard each week so our 175 rugby teams, 44 chess teams and 240 football teams get games week in week out!