NO REST: Shalom College's captain Grace Whaleboat with vice captains Madison Hard and Georgia Hamilton will play netball next week for their school at the Queensland Independent Schools Netball event.
NO REST: Shalom College's captain Grace Whaleboat with vice captains Madison Hard and Georgia Hamilton will play netball next week for their school at the Queensland Independent Schools Netball event. Paul Donaldson BUN220617SHAL1

Ready for a busy break: Shalom head to Brisbane

The college will send a rugby league and netball team to compete in Brisbane against other schools from around the state during the first week of the school holidays.

The rugby league side will participate in the Confraternity with the netball side battling in the Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Netball event.

They will be joined by St Luke's Anglican School in the competitions.

"St Luke's have come up to our division, pool B, which is the top 20 teams," Shalom College teacher Nikki Somerfield said.

"It will be good to see how they up with us against those team.

"Hopefully we come out on top and that is aim."

Shalom finished 14th in last year's competition and is now aiming for top 10.

"The girls have been training really hard and have got Natasha Cross as their coach," Somerfield said.

"It's definitely achievable, we've got a much stronger team than we have had in previous years."

The side will be captained by goalkeeper Grace Whaleboat in her third campaign with Madison Hard and Georgia Hamilton the vice captains.

Whaleboat said it was an honour to lead the team.

 

STATE COMPETITION: Madison Hard and Grace Whaleboat train before the Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Netball Carnival in Brisbane.
STATE COMPETITION: Madison Hard and Grace Whaleboat train before the Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Netball Carnival in Brisbane. Paul Donaldson BUN220617SHAL3

"We are representing our school, so we want to do well for the school," she said.

"We can perform well."

The captain believes that will be done with all the experience in the side.

"We know what we're going to do on court and what intensity we need to play at," she said.

"You have to give it your all, you can't slack off.

"We're looking to improve on that this year."

 

 

Hard said that will be done by working together as a team.

"We've been building as a team much better," she said.

"The aim is to keep encouraging each other on the court all the time."

For the rugby league side it will be captained by Martin Powell with Anthony Altadonna heading into his first event.

 

STATE COMPETITION: Anthony Altadonna and Martin Powell are heading to the annual Confraternity Rugby League Carnival in Brisbane.
STATE COMPETITION: Anthony Altadonna and Martin Powell are heading to the annual Confraternity Rugby League Carnival in Brisbane. Paul Donaldson BUN220617SHAL5

"I had a bit of an injury last year but heading away this year so very excited," Altadonna said.

"It was hard watching it from the sidelines last year."

 

STATE COMPETITION: Anthony Altadonna will be heading to the annual Confraternity Rugby League Carnival in Brisbane.
STATE COMPETITION: Anthony Altadonna will be heading to the annual Confraternity Rugby League Carnival in Brisbane. Paul Donaldson BUN220617SHAL7

The side is aiming to improve on last year and have impressed recently by making the Wide Bay school trials final.

"We aim to do the best we can," Powell said.

 

STATE COMPETITION: Martin Powell will be heading to the annual Confraternity Rugby League Carnival in Brisbane.
STATE COMPETITION: Martin Powell will be heading to the annual Confraternity Rugby League Carnival in Brisbane. Paul Donaldson BUN220617SHAL6

"We're competing for the plate down in Brisbane so obviously the major goal is to go there and win but we just want to be competitive," Altadonna said.

The schools will start competing on Monday.



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