On Wednesday night we were fortunate enough to hold our Sunshine Coast Girls 10's Finals Night at Sunshine Coast Stadium. Under a revised structure, Semi Finals and Grand Finals were held on the same evening resulting in 24 teams being involved across the night. It truly was a fantastic celebration of schoolgirl rugby and the quality of the gameplay and the spirit shown on field was simply amazing.
All teams involved are to be congratulated for their efforts this season; the growth of this competition has been massive and the SCSSRU Committee is eager to continue to go bigger and better in 2022.
A huge thanks to all those who have assisted in making our season such a success: Assist First Aid, Sunshine Coast Referees Association, our venue providers (Sunshine Coast Stadium, Nambour Rugby Club, Noosa Rugby Club, Gympie Junior Rugby League, Brothers Rugby Club, Siena College, Sunshine Coast Grammar School and Matthew Flinders Anglican College), parents, supports, coaches, rugby coordinators and above all, the players.
After a short period of restrictions on community sport, our SCSSRU Girls 10's competition is set to recommence on Wednesday 25th August for a condensed version of the 2021 season. With 32 teams across our three age divisions, this year is by far the biggest in terms of participation that we have seen in the history of schoolgirl rugby on the Sunshine Coast. We are excited to welcome five new schools to the competition in Nambour Christian College, Chancellor State College, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Victory College and Sunshine Beach SHS. Meanwhile, St John's College continues to lead the way in participation with six teams nominated in 2021 featuring two teams in each age division.
Round 2 will feature some terrific match-ups between some old foes while new rivalries will be forged between others. Above all, we know that games will be played in tremendous spirit and everyone is keen to get back on the field after a successful Round 1 which introduced our brand-new competition format which saw teams play 2 x 20min games each night rather than 1 x 40min fixture. This enables greater variety within our competition and is an exciting initiative that has been well received thus far.
Game details for Round 2 are listed below. Good luck to everyone this coming Wednesday.
After 7 rounds of the regular season, it is time for the Term 2 SCSSRU Boys Semi Finals. Games will take place at Sunshine Coast Grammar, Matthew Flinders and Noosa Rugby Union. It is set to be a terrific evening of rugby with winners qualifying for our Grand Final evening at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Wednesday 16th June
The 2021 Season is underway with Schools as far north as Gympie and south to North Lakes competing. This year we welcome "Good Samaritan College" from Bli Bli and Victory College from Gympie to the SCSSRU Competition.
Will Sunshine Coast Grammar make it four in a row in the First XV Garth Hunt Shield or will we have a new Premier in 2021?
This question and many others will be answered as we head to the Grand Finals on Wednesday 6th June at the Sunshine Coast Stadium.
After seven fantastic rounds of the SCSSRU Girls Tens Competition the time has arrived; Grand Final night at Sunshine Coast Stadium, and what a terrific night it is set to be. One of the special features of the SCSSRU competition structure is that it allows a majority of teams involved in the competition the chance to experience finals rugby. This year, three Grand Finals will be held in each age division allowing every school that has taken part in the competition this year to have at least one team to play on the night.
In the U14's, the Division 1 fixture sees James Nash SHS take on Siena College. JNSHS are undefeated this season and have looked the goods in all their matches heralding the growth of Rugby in the Gympie region. In the other divisions, St Pat's will take on 2018 Premiers Coolum SHS while St John's Navy will play against St John's Gold in the Division 3 Grand Final.
For the U16's, Siena College has been dominant all year and will play against last year's premiers St John's Navy who are finding form at the right time of the season. This is set to be one almighty showdown. In the Division 2 fixture, St Teresa's will take on St Pat's in what should be an entertaining and high scoring clash whilst Coolum SHS take on James Nash SHS in the Division 3 game.
Finally, in the blue ribbon event on the night, an undefeated Siena once again take on a spirited St John's Navy outfit in the Division 1 fixture. The battle between these two schools on the Stadium Field over the course of the night will be awesome to watch. In Division 2, St Teresa's once again take on St Pat's in another epic match-up while Mt Creek SHS play against James Nash SHS in the Division 3 fixture.
It truly is set to be a terrific night and a great celebration of Girls Rugby on the Sunshine Coast so do yourself a favour and get along to watch.
After four rounds of the SCSSRU Girls Tens Competition the quality of competition across all age divisions is certainly starting to improve and some high level Rugby is being played.
In our U18's, Siena College are proving to be the team to beat with several strong dominant wins whilst St Pat's, St Teresa's and St John's Navy all sit just one win behind. These four teams play each in Round 5 and no doubt some close fixtures will be had. James Nash have the bye whilst Mt Creek and St John's Gold will be battling it out at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
In the U16's, Siena College are once again showing their dominance while St Teresa's also join them atop the table undefeated after four rounds. Beyond that, the other sides are all showing signs of competitiveness and the St John's Gold versus Coolum SHS clash should see both teams have more of a chance than previous weeks. The St Teresa's and St John's Navy clash will see two ex-coaching partners go head to head in a battle for the ages and bragging rights.
In the U14's there's no denying James Nash 1 are the team to beat whilst last years Premiers, Coolum SHS, are lurking just one win behind. Siena and St Pat's have put in strong performances of late and their battle this week will be a great duel. St John's Gold, a team made up of entirely Year 7 students, are having a roller coaster season while Mt Creek have had strong performances when they have the full quota of players.
Wishing all the best to our players over the remaining three rounds as we get ready for our Grand Final evening on 11th September at Sunshine Coast Stadium.