It all comes down to this! We’re at the pointy end of the biggest ever StreetSmarts AFLQ Schools Cup.
This weekend will see six teams crowned Queensland state champions after the 10 month competition draws to a sensational close at the Maroochydore Mutlisport Complex on the Sunshine Coast.
More than 12,000 students from 608 teams have competed in the 2021 Cup, which began in March. Now 27 teams remain all vying for the title, from Toowoomba East State School, to Cairns’ St Augustine’s College to Palm Beach Currumbin State High School.
Introduced in 2016, the Cup is AFL Queensland’s premier schools’ competition. The state-wide, interschool competition for boys and girls runs across three divisions; Primary, Junior (Years 7 – 9) and Senior (Years 10 – 12).
Friday will see preliminary games contested before primary grand finals are played on Saturday, and secondary grand finals are played on Sunday.
A junior male inclusion fixture between Nambour Special School and Currimundi Special School will also be played on Friday, before Saturday plays host to an exhibition game of senior inclusion football which will showcase the best players in Southeast Queensland.
Damien Mitchelmore, Queensland Program and Participation Manager – Schools and Diversity said three action packed days of football were guaranteed.
“We’ve hosted AFLQ Schools Cup games from Byron Bay to Cairns since March, including the recent North Queensland Championships in Townsville and now it all comes down to this weekend,” he said.
“I’d like to thank the Sunshine Coast Council for their support in sponsoring the Maroochydore State Finals as well as give a huge shout out to our principal partner of the 2021 AFLQ Schools Cup; Streetsmarts.
“The 2021 competition has been it’s biggest year yet and I congratulate every participant and competing school for taking part.
“Good luck to all of our remaining schools this weekend and may the best teams win!”
The StreetSmarts AFLQ Schools Cup has a proud history of nurturing and developing some of the state’s best talent including past AFLQ Schools Cup students and now Gold Coast SUNS products Maddison and Tegan Levi, Serene Watson, Connor Budarick, and Alex Davies, along with Brisbane Lions AFLW Premiership player Belle Dawes.
The state finals will be live streamed on the Courier Mail website across the three days.
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State Finals | FRIDAY 15 October | Maroochydore MSC
|11:30am||Oval 2||Primary Female||Pool||Toowoomba East SS||V||Holland Park SS|
|11:30am||Oval 5||Primary Female||Pool||Marymount Primary||V||Mooloolaba SS|
|12:00pm||Oval 2||Primary Male||Pool A||Villanova||V||Stella Maris|
|12:30pm||Oval 2||Primary Male||Pool B||St Thomas More||V||Belmont SS|
|1:00pm||Oval 2||Primary Female||Pool||Holland Park SS||V||Hermit Park SS|
|1:00pm||Oval 5||Primary Female||Pool||Mooloolaba SS||V||Toowoomba East SS|
|1:30pm||Oval 1||Junior Female||Preliminary Final 1||Palm Beach Currumbin SHS||V||Marymount College|
|1:30pm||Oval 3||Junior Female||Preliminary Final 2||Varsity College||V||The Cathedral College|
|1:30pm||Oval 2||Primary Male||Pool A||Stella Maris||V||Marymount Primary|
|2:00pm||Oval 2||Primary Male||Pool B||Whitfield SS||V||St Thomas More|
|2:30pm||Oval 2||Primary Female||Pool||Hermit Park SS||V||Marymount Primary|
|2:30pm||Oval 5||Primary Female||Pool||Mooloolaba SS||V||Holland Park SS|
|3:00pm||Oval 1||Junior Male||Preliminary Final 1||Palm Beach Currumbin SHS||V||Padua College|
|3:00pm||Oval 3||Senior Female||Preliminary Final 1||Palm Beach Currumbin SHS||V||Kedron SHS|
|3:00pm||Oval 2||Primary Male||Pool A||Villanova||V||Marymount Primary|
|3:30pm||Oval 2||Primary Male||Pool B||Whitfield SS||V||Belmont SS|
|4:00pm||Oval 2||Primary Female||Pool||Toowoomba East SS||V||Hermit Park SS|
|4:00pm||Oval 5||Primary Female||Pool||Holland Park SS||V||Marymount Primary|
|4:30pm||Oval 1||Senior Male||Preliminary Final 2||Helensvale SHS||V||St Augustine’s College|
|4:30pm||Oval 3||Senior Female||Preliminary Final 2||Varsity College||V||St Andrews CC|
|4:30pm||Oval 2||Primary Male||Qualifier||Pool A Runner Up||V||Pool B 3rd Place|
|5:00pm||Oval 2||Primary Male||Qualifier||Pool B Runner Up||V||Pool A 3rd Place|
|5:30pm||Oval 2||Primary Female||Pool||Hermit Park SS||V||Mooloolaba SS|
|5:30pm||Oval 5||Primary Female||Pool||Marymount Primary||V||Toowoomba East SS|
|6:00pm||Oval 1||Senior Male||Preliminary Final 1||Palm Beach Currumbin SHS||V||St Laurence’s College|
|6:00pm||Oval 3||Junior Male||Preliminary Final 2||Ambrose Treacy College||V||St Augustine’s College|
|6:00pm||Oval 2||Primary Male||Semi Final||Pool B Winner||V||Q1 Winner|
|6:30pm||Oval 2||Primary Male||Semi Final||Pool A Winner||V||Q2 Winner|
State Finals | SATURDAY 16 October | Maroochydore MSC
|9:00am||Oval 1||Primary Male||5th Place Playoff||Q1 Loser||V||Q2 Loser|
|9:30am||Oval 2||Primary Male||3rd Place Playoff||SF1 Loser||V||SF2 Loser|
|10:15am||Oval 1||Primary Female||3rd to 5th Place Rotation||Pool 5th Place||V||Pool 3rd Place|
|11:00am||Oval 1||Primary Female||3rd to 5th Place Rotation||Pool 5th Place||V||Pool 4th Place|
|11:00am||Oval 2||Primary Female||Grand Final||Pool 1st||V||Pool 2nd|
|11:30am||Oval 1||Primary Female||3rd to 5th Place Rotation||Pool 4th Place||V||Pool 3rd Place|
|12:15pm||Oval 2||Primary Male||Grand Final||SF1 Winner||V||SF2 Winner|
|2:15pm||Oval 2||Inclusion Demo||Lions||V||Gold Coast|
State Finals | SUNDAY 17 October | Maroochydore MSC
|8:30am||Oval 1||Junior Female||Grand Final||PF1 Winner||V||PF 2 Winner|
|8:30am||Oval 2||Junior Female||3rd Place Playoff||PF1 Loser||V||PF 2 Loser|
|8:30am||Oval 3||Senior Female||3rd Place Playoff||PF1 Loser||V||PF 2 Loser|
|8:30am||Oval 4||Junior Male||3rd Place Playoff||PF1 Loser||V||PF 2 Loser|
|10:00am||Oval 1||Senior Female||Grand Final||PF1 Winner||V||PF 2 Winner|
|10:00am||Oval 3||Junior Male||Grand Final||PF1 Winner||V||PF 2 Winner|
|11:30am||Oval 1||Senior Male||Grand Final||PF1 Winner||V||PF 2 Winner|
|11:30am||Oval 3||Senior Male||3rd Place Playoff||PF1 Loser||V||PF 2 Loser|