Gold Coast schools dominant Tribal Sport AFL Queensland Schools Cup

By AFLQ Media

The best AFL School talent in Queensland competed in The State Finals of the Tribal Sport AFL Queensland Schools Cup held today at Maroochydore Multisports Complex, Maroochydore.

Gold Coast schools were dominant in all six divisions, claiming every title across the Primary Male, Primary Female, Junior Male, Junior Female, Senior Male and Senior Female competitions.

Gold Coast SUNS Zone Manager Richie Lyons told he was pleased by the success of the region’s schools at the carnival and had a lot of hope for football on the Gold Coast in the future.

“School football plays a really important part of Gold Coast footy allowing athletes from other sports the chance to play and is great to see schools who are relatively new to the sport be successful,” Lyons said.

“We are also really fortunate to have a number of excellence schools that link closely to the GC SUNS Academy which helps in player development, workload and coaching.”

Queensland’s premier state-wide interschool competition, the Tribal Sport AFLQSCup provides equitable pathways to participate for both boys and girls from Grades 4 through 12. Held across Friday and Sunday at the Maroochydore Multisports Complex, today’s State Finals were the culmination of 11,509 students competing across 578 teams, from 249 schools from Queensland and NSW Northern Rivers.

AFL Queensland CEO, Dean Warren, spoke of the importance of the AFLQ Schools Cup in developing future AFL and AFLW participation and talent development.

Warren said, “It is fantastic to see so many young boys and girls competing in the AFL Queensland Schools Cup State Finals today. It is clear to see the future of AFL in Queensland is in safe hands.”

“With schools competing from as far north as Cairns and as far south as the Gold Coast, the AFLQ Schools Cup is a vital way for us to develop young AFL participation and talent.”

“Congratulations to all those who competed over the weekend. In particular our newly crowned State Champions; Helensvale State High School, Gaven State School, Miami State High School, Park Ridge State High School, Varsity College and Palm Beach Currumbin State High School”

As part of the AFLSCup Finals, the inaugural Senior Male Inclusion AFLSCup State Championship was also held today. The Senior Male Inclusion Division is open to male students enrolled in Grades 10, 11 and 12 who have been identified as having a disability under the Education Adjustment Program (EAP). ​
This event is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council and Visit Sunshine Coast.


Sunday 21 October, 2018
Maroochydore Multisports Complex

Senior Female Division
Grand Final
Miami State High School 7.9(51) def Fairholme College 2.4(16)
Best On Ground: Lucy Single (20 Miami State High School)

Minor Play Off
Southport State High School 3.7(25) def The Cathedral College 1.5(11)

Senior Male Division
Grand Final
Palm Beach Currumbin State High School 6.7(43) def Helensvale State High School 4.5(29)
Best On Ground: Ashley Crossley (20 Palm Beach Currumbin State High School)

Minor Play Off
Cairns State High School 4.12(36) def St Laurence’s College 5.3(33)

Junior Female Division
Grand Final
Park Ridge State High School 3.1(19) def Cleveland District State High School 1.4(10)
Best On Ground: Olivia Harmer (10 Park Ridge State High School)

Minor Play Off
Kedron State High School 8.9(57) def Mercy College 3.5(23)

Junior Male Division
Grand Final
Helensvale State High School 7.3(45) def Narangba Valley State High School 1.2(8)
Best On Ground: Finn Brown (3 Helensvale State High School)

Minor Play Off
Mountain Creek State High School 8.8(56) def St Teresa’s College Abergowrie 5.7(37)

Primary Female Division
Grand Final
Varsity College 6.1(37) def Banksia Beach State School 1.8(14)
Best On Ground: Zali Bettridge (4 Varsity College)

Minor Play Off
Ryan Catholic College 7.7 (49) def Algester State School 3.11(19)

Primary Male Division
Grand Final
Gaven State School 5.6(36) def Eatons Hill State School 3.6(24)
Best On Ground: Jack Stafford (3 Gaven State School)

Minor Playoff
St Laurence’s College 15.4(94) def The Rockhampton Grammar School 2.4(16)

Senior Male Inclusion Grand Final
Brisbane Lions All Stars 9.6 (60) def Gold Coast SUNS All Stars 5.4 (34)

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