AIC footy starts this week

The AIC footy comp starts this week.

Independent school footy continues this week with the Associated Independent Colleges’ (AIC) season starting today.

The AIC has produced some great talent for Queensland, with Wynnum’s Iona College boasting the last three draftees.

Tom Bell (Carlton) (pictured), Tom Hickey (St Kilda via Gold Coast SUNS) and Josh Thomas (Collingwood) all played in the AIC competition during their schools years at Iona.

The boys now find themselves years later in Melbourne, as housemates, living their dream as professional footballers and playing for some of the oldest and most traditional clubs in the AFL.

Similarly St Patrick’s College at Shorncliff can lay name to Brendan Whitecross (Hawthorn) and Cheynee Stiller, who after finishing with the Brisbane Lions last year has since taken up a role with AFL Queensland working in club football on the northside of Brisbane.

St Peter’s Lutheran College at Indooroopily has produced Rex Liddy (ex Gold Coast SUNS) and Mal Michael, who played with Collingwood, Essendon and the Brisbane Lions.

The AIC competition has divisions for U14 and U16 age groups, with games played Mondays after school at various club and school venues.

The draw is available online via the AFL Queensland website: click on SCHOOL then FIXTURES & RESULTS and select the AIC competition.

The season culminates in the grand finals, to be held at Yeronga AFC on Monday 12th August.

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