Back in term one, four current and past Falcons – Eli, William, Micah and Ben – trialled for the Ipswich Region Under 12 AFL team. By all accounts the four boys represented their school and the Falcons with pride and showed off their skills to their best ability. Eli and William were selected to play in the Ipswich Region team at the Met West trials, a fantastic effort from both boys and a credit to their past coaches, especially for William to be selected as an 11 year old. Unfortunately, Micah and Ben weren’t selected for the Ipswich team. The two boys were extremely unlucky to miss out as this was the first year the coaches have had too many players to be able to take them all through to the next stage.
After a couple of rained out days, the Met West trials were eventually held at Sherwood where Eli was selected to play in the team and travelled to Mackay to participate in the State Championships.
The Met West team had a very successful carnival, placing third overall out of 12 teams. They played seven games, winning five of them and were very pleased to beat Met North and Met East. Throughout the carnival Eli was given the opportunity to play in several positions, kicking 5 goals and given two awards – Best on Ball in one game and Best Team Player in another.
Eli thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, especially the experience of travelling and bonding with a team.
Congratulations Eli, you are a fantastic representative for your school and the Falcons!
Thank you to Scott & Kate for the following photos taken over the course of the carnival at Mackay.