The Gabba will host a gala day of junior grand final football for school teams tomorrow (Wednesday).
Tuesday, 3 August, 2010
Palm Beach-Currumbin High and Helensvale High will do battle at the Gabba tomorrow (Wednesday) for the Brisbane Lions Cup and the title of Queensland’s No.1 schoolboy football team.
Coached by Neil Mackay and Simon Foat respectively, the two school of excellence sides have won their way through a long qualifying process to earn a spot in the showcase event of a gala day of football.
They will play at 1pm to close what will be a real highlight for a lot of school footballers playing on the big stage at ‘headquarters’.
It is a day that will actually start at Coorparoo with two semi-finals in the Future Stars Cup, a 15-a-side competition for teams from years 6 and 7.
The grand final combatants will be decided at 9.30am at Coorparoo when Yeronga State School meet Chevallum State School, and Springwood State School take on St.Andrews State School (Cairns).
The two winners will make a quick trip down the road to meet in the Future Stars Cup grand final at the Gabba at 11.45am, with the two losers to go into the play off for third place at Coorparoo at 10.30am.
The Future Stars Cup grand final will follow the Northern States Cup grand final, a state-wide 10-a-side competition for U14 teams that will see Mountain Creek and Palm Beach Currumbin do battle for the title at 10.30am.
At the same time on the other half of the Gabba, Our Lady of Mt.Carmel State Primary and Regents Park State School will meet for the Carol Berry Cup, a nine-a-side girls competition for teams from years 8 and 9.
Then, at 1pm, it will be the big one between Palm Beach-Currumbin and Helensvale.
PBC will be looking to complete a Brisbane Lions Cup double, having won the division one junior division last week when they got the better of Narangba Valley High in the grand final.
Gate 9 at the Gabba in Stanley Street will open at 9.45am.