The Gold Coast Titans School League is back. During term three, both boys and girls competitions return to the field with year 11 and 12 students getting the opportunity to represent their school.
The competition was due to kick-off in term two but was postponed due to COVID-19.
Titans Development Manager, Darren Robb says it is exciting that the competition is able to return.
“After all school and community sport closed down, it looked like all senior students were not going to be able to play or represent their school this year,” Robb said.
“It’s something some students wait years to do, to play with their mates, for their school in competitions or carnivals.”
The revised 2020 Titans Schools League will only feature the senior age group as a priority before their exam period. Other high school age groups will be played in gala days or during term four.
“We felt that given the restrictions that everyone has been under and the limited resources available at the moment, we should give the senior students the first opportunity.
“If all goes to plan, we will be able to provide a competition for the younger aged students in term four.”
The girls competition will feature four of the strongest teams in the state – Keebra Park State High School, Beenleigh State High School, Marsden State High School and Mabel Park State High School.
Keebra Park State High School Year 12 girls coach, Nathan Small said “This is a great initiative by the Titans, and our students can’t wait to get out there and start playing footy again in what might be their last opportunity in Keebra Park colours”
Jason Hamilton from Marymount College (the current Year 12 boys champions) says his side is excited to have the opportunity to defend the Titans Cup.
“We have continued to prepare in whatever ways possible and look forward to getting back on the paddock,” Hamilton said.
“This year’s competition will be a good test for all teams given the interrupted preparation we’ve all had, but I’m sure I speak for all staff and players, from all schools, when I say we are ready.”
The Titans Schools League competition will be played under the Queensland government guidelines, along with the Queensland Rugby League and Education Queensland return to play protocols.