Kids spend most of their time at school hoping they one day get a chance to take on their teachers and win. The Cadbury AFL9s competition at Kawana Park recently gave a number of local students the chance to do just that. Taking advantage of the modified rules, three Sunshine Coast schools entered the competition with teams consisting of teachers, students and parents from Chancellor SHS, Caloundra SHS and Mountain Creek SHS.
Mountain Creek, one of the AFL’s Schools of Excellence, had a great season finishing on top of the ladder in Pool A, unfortunately going down narrowly in the Grand Final.
Chancellor SHS and Caloundra SHS both improved significantly throughout the season, working their way to a Pool B Grand Final showdown, with Chancellor SHS taking out the title.
AFL Queensland Community Programs Manager Bill Renner said that teams made up of such a variety of players demonstrated the growth of the AFL’s various participation programs.
“The inclusion of the students, teachers and parents all on the same team really goes to show how AFL 9s can be played by anyone of any skill or fitness level” said Renner.
“It also demonstrates how successful the Coles AFL School program has been in developing AFL in Queensland schools, and the avenues participants can take outside of club football.”
Luckily for Mountain Creek and Caloundra they won’t have to wait long to redeem themselves, with another competition planned for Kawana Park in early 2013.
If you are interested in finding out your nearest Cadbury AFL 9s competition head to www.afl9s.com.au