Rivalry was fierce in the Kawana Park Cadbury AFL 9s competition this season, with a number of local high school students facing-off against their teachers.
Taking advantage of the modified rules of AFL 9s, Chancellor State College, Caloundra State High School and Mountain Creek State High School entered teams in the competition with a combination of teachers, students and parents.
Mountain Creek, an AFLQ School of Excellence, forged ahead in Pool A, finishing their season on top of the ladder.
Despite a solid effort, ALF 9s Premiership glory was snatched from the team after a narrow defeat in the Grand Final.
Chancellor SHS and Caloundra SHS both improved significantly throughout the season, working their way to a Pool B Grand Final showdown, with Chancellor SHS taking out the title.
AFL Queensland Community Programs Manager Bill Renner said that teams made up of such a variety of players demonstrated the growth of the AFL’s various participation programs.
“The inclusion of the students, teachers and parents all on the same team really goes to show that AFL 9s can be played by anyone of any skill or fitness level,” Renner said.
“It also demonstrates how successful the Coles AFL Schools program has been in developing AFL in Queensland, and the avenues participants can take outside of club football.”
Mountain Creek and Caloundra won’t have to wait long to redeem themselves, with another Kawan Park AFL 9s competition set to get underway in early 2013.
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