College scores sporting goals
RUGBY league nursery St Brendan's College is making its mark in the round ball game as well.
The Yeppoon-based college started the school year on a high, winning the Rockhampton and district inter-school open futsal and open football competitions.
In Term 1, the St Brendan's open futsal team went through the season undefeated to claim the inter-school futsal title after a close win over Yeppoon State High in the grand final.
The core of that team then stepped up in Term 2 and went undefeated again to win the inter-school football competition after a convincing grand final win over Emmaus several weeks ago.
The 3-1 win was a worthy reward for the boys who played high-class football throughout the season, despite losing some key players to injury and representative commitments during the season.
Opens' coach Jonathan Gill said it was a real team effort.
"Everyone played their part on the pitch and as a squad we were able to overcome the loss of key players at different times of the season," he said.
"The boys really supported and encouraged everyone who took the field and this lifted the players' confidence to be able to play a very positive, attacking brand of football."
The future years are also looking bright for football at St Brendan's with the Years 7-8 Gold team being knocked out in the semi-finals of their competition, and the college fielding four teams in both the futsal and football competitions.
Nearly 100 boys represented the college in football this year and the boys in the younger grades are keen to continue the legacy set by the older students.