The Gold Coast Suns have got behind schools football, sponsoring the statewide primary schools competition.

Monday, 16 May, 2011

The only truly statewide primary school AFL competition in Queensland has a new name.

What was formerly the Future Stars Cup for Year 6-7 primary school students statewide is now to be known as the Gold Coast Suns Cup.

It has been launched by Suns’ ruckman and former No.1 draft pick Josh Fraser (pictured).

The competition, which attracted more than 2000 participants last year, is under way for 2011, which regional qualification ongoing throughout Term 2 of the school year.

As part of the re-branding, and in recognition of the Suns’ support of the competition, the grand final, previously held at the Gabba, will now be played at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast on Thursday 4 August.

The winners will receive a giant cup, and a Gold Coast Suns jumper signed by the inaugural 2011 playing list.

In other school football news, Benowa State High and Wavell State High have qualified for the division two grand final of the Brisbane Lions Cup, to be played at the new AFLQ headquarters at Yeronga on 27 May.

And final qualifying matches in Division Three of the Brisbane Lions Cup will be tomorrow (Tuesday) at Sherwood.

Defending champions Corinda State High are undefeated in the early part of the series against Robina State High, Centenary State High, The Gap State High and competition newcomers Mt.Gravatt State High. 

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