St Teresa’s join Schools of Excellence

AFL Queensland today welcomed St Teresa’s Catholic College, Noosaville, to the AFL Queensland Schools of Excellence program.

A School of Excellence accreditation is available to schools who offer students an approved AFL curriculum and participation program.

St Teresa’s join Mountain Creek SHS, Narangba Valley SHS, Sandgate District SHS, Victoria Point SHS, Park Ridge SHS, Benowa SHS, Helensvale SHS, Palm Beach and Currumbin SHS in the program.

AFL Queensland Schools and Universities Program Manager Amy Anderton welcomed the addition.

“We are thrilled to have St Teresa’s as an AFL Queensland School of Excellence,” said Anderton.

“They have always been very competitive in the Sunshine Coast’ Josh Drummond Cup and will compete in the Senior Male {Years 10-12} and Junior Female {Years 7-9} Schools of Excellence divisions of the 2016 AFL Queensland Schools Cup.

“St Thomas More Primary School – one of the feeder schools to St Teresa’s – won the Primary Girls division of the Brisbane Lions Cup this year, so the introduction of the Junior Female division in 2016 creates a wonderful participation pathway into secondary school for these girls.”

The college will work with Noosa Tigers AFC to support club and school participation in Noosa and surrounding areas, much to the delight of Tigers Vice President Tony Fitzpatrick.

“Noosa Tigers AFC is very excited and proud to see St Teresa’s Catholic College chosen to compete in the AFLQ Schools for Excellence program,” said Fitzpatrick.

“As a club, we are looking forward to developing a strong relationship with the school and the continued growth of AFL in the Noosa region.”

Matt Webb, a Victorian an avid AFL enthusiast, will head up St Teresa’s AFL program alongside Director of Sports Paul Stacey.

“There is great depth amongst the senior boys, many who play for local clubs Noosa Tigers and Pomona Demon; and with a large contingent of the St Thomas Moore girls joining the school next year we will be a force to be reckoned with in the Junior girls as well,” said Stacey.

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