Emerald tour takes on the best

SCHOOL STARS: Emerald State High School U/15 Rugby Union touring side. cont
SCHOOL STARS: Emerald State High School U/15 Rugby Union touring side. cont

AN enthusiastic group of Emerald State High School students took to the road for their 2010 Sports Tour in the June holidays. Here’s how they got on.


After an early learning curve against North Rockhampton the Emerald girls regrouped to focus all their efforts on the next game.

Facing off against Clontarf Beach and Pacific Pines , our Emerald battlers made considerable improvements in the way they worked as a team but a win still proved elusive.

In their final match against Roma SHS the girls improved again, dictating their own moves on court, holding the ball and working with good team cohesion.

Despite losing by the smallest margin of the tour, the Emerald girls improved significantly with a great work ethic and had a whole of fun.

To Emerald this was a win in itself.

Rugby union

The under-15 Emerald boys tackled North Rockhampton in their opening match and despite a strong fight by Emerald, Rockhampton held on to take the win.

In their next two games against Clontarf Beach and Pacific Pines our players showed a lot of heart and glimpses of brilliance, but fell short of a win in both.

In their final game against Roma, the boys fought back with great defence and excellent play to level the score.

It was Roma, however, who ended on top to claim victory.

The Emerald representatives can hold their heads high confident in the knowledge they never took a backward step and gave it their all to the end.

Touch football

The Emerald girls took a little while to find their feet in their first game against North Rockhampton, but were soon passing the ball through the hands with confidence, ending with a narrow 4-5 defeat.

Revised tactics against Clontarf Beach produced a remarkable improvement with the score hanging in the balance for much of the match.

The girls were unlucky to go down by only one point, 4-5.

In their final game against Pacific Pines, Emerald clicked into gear with a convincing 4-1 victory - their best performance of the tour.

With a great improvement both individually and as a team, the girls had a lot of laughs and can be proud of their efforts.

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