Things are heating up in North Queensland as NQ Champs kick off

More than 12,000 participants have taken part in the 2021 StreetSmarts AFLQ Schools Cup making it the most successful year of the state-wide competition since it began in 2016.

Over the last six months we’ve seen 270 schools and 606 teams take part in gala days from Byron Bay to Cairns, with schools progressing into their respective regional finals.

It all culminates in the state finals to be held on the Sunshine Coast in October.

We are now down to the pointy end of the competition with only 38 schools and 85 teams remaining across the various divisions.

23 of those teams will compete in the North Queensland Championship kicking off today in Townsville, with the winners of the six divisions booking themselves a spot in the October finals.

Watch all the action live from this year’s NQ Championships here

North Queensland Championship

In the south of the state, Palm Beach Currumbin SHS, Helensvale SHS and Ambrose Treacy College have all booked their ticket to the junior male semi finals along with Palm Beach Currumbin SHS, Woodcrest and Pacific Pines SHS in the junior female category.

While in the senior ranks Palm Beach Currumbin, Helensvale SHS, Mountain Creek SHS have all made it through with Helensvale SHS hoping to defend their 2019 senior male title. Palm Beach Currumbin, Mountain Creek SHS and Narangba Valley SHS will also be competing on October 6th in the senior female semi final.

Villanova College will also proceed to the primary male final gala day after an outstanding performance in this year’s AIC competition.

Damien Mitchelmore, Participation & Programs Manager – Schools and Diversity, said it’s exciting to see so many talented boys and girls competing in this year’s AFLQ StreetSmarts Schools Cup.

“We look forward to a competitive finals series and crowning our new state champions,” he said.

The StreetSmarts AFLQ Schools Cup has developed some of the state’s best young talent including recent Gold Coast SUNS draftee Teagan Levi along with her sister Maddison Levi, Jade Ellenger, Serene Watson, Connor Budarick and Matt Conroy who have also been drafted to the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS.

The 2021 StreetSmarts AFLQ Schools Cup will take place this October 15th – 17th at Maroochydore Multisports Complex.

Preliminary Finals
15th October, 2021
Maroochydore Multisports Complex

State Finals and Minor Playoff
16th and 17th October, 2021
Maroochydore Multisports Complex

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