The 20th season of the Queensland Independent Schools competition will kick off this week.
Monday, 9 August, 2010
Brisbane Boys College and Nudgee College will meet at O’Callagthan Park, Zillmere, today (Thursday) for the Foundation Cup to kick off the 20th season of the Queensland Independent Schools competition.
Their clash in the Open division is an annual feature of the competition, sponsored this year by University of Queensland, and just happens to fall in round 1 this year.
BBC and Nudgee will be part of 28 schools and 64 teams playing in 13 divisions over five age-groups – U12, U13, U14, U15 and Open.
New schools to the QIS competition this year are Redeemer Lutheran College at Rochedale and Hillbrook Anglican School at Enoggera.
The QIS will run over five weeks at various schools and clubs.
There will be two weeks of finals on 4 October and 11 October after the school holidays.
According to AFLQ School Programs Manager Nathan Gilliland, the key objective of the QIS is to provide students with the opportunity to experience Australian Football while representing their school.
He explains that through the tremendous support provided by the AFL, Queensland Government, and the local club network, AFL Queensland is able to provide all resources required to administer the competition including Match Managers, Umpires, Sports Trainers, Playing Venues and subsidised playing apparel for new schools participating.
AFL Queensland also has an extensive development staff network to support participating schools.
For full details of the 2010 draw and results, please visit www.schoolfooty.aflq-new.fspdev.com