Concordia Lutheran College is fast becoming an AFL destination in Toowoomba, according to AFL Queensland’s Darling Downs Regional Manager Jeff Neuman.
AFL is an important part of the sports curriculum and a large number of its students have made regional representative sides this year.
A good example of the school’s AFL appeal is fifteen-year-old footballing prodigy and Troy Clarke Scholarship recipient Zimmorlei Faquharson, who will attend Concordia next year.
“They’ve got quite a few outstanding athletes across many different sports,” said Neuman.
Concordia, along with the Darling Downs region, have had another big win with the arrival of AFLW player Sabrina Frederick-Traub to deliver a talent session today and present the school’s sports awards at a special breakfast tomorrow.
“To have ‘Sabs’ there to present not only just the Australian Footballer of the Year, but all the school sports awards is massive for us from an AFL point of view,” said Neuman.
“It’s a massive win and all the boys and girls are really looking forward to Sabs’ arrival.”
The feedback from students and families around the attendance of Frederick-Traub has been hugely positive and some participants will be travelling up to two hours to attend the talent session, highlighting its popularity in the region.
“It’s a sought-after clinic for our juniors across the region,” said Neuman.