Students heading to Hervey Bay for FCAC rugby 7’s and netball carnivals

THE rugby fields and netball courts at the Fraser Coast Anglican College will come alive next week as students from across Queensland test their skills at the college’s annual rugby 7’s and netball carnivals.

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Both events take place on Friday, 18 March 2022.

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Thirty teams of boys and girls will take part in the annual Fraser Coast Invitational Rugby 7’s Carnival.

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Teams from the Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg and Gympie have registered to participate in the carnival.

Games kick-off at 8.30am with the finals starting around 3pm.

Several teams are returning to the carnival – having marked the event as a permanent booking in their rugby union calendars.

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FCAC’s rugby union co-ordinator David Brown said more than 50 games will be played on the day.

“The Rugby 7’s game is played over two halves of seven minutes each with plenty of action guaranteed. It is a fast and intense game, making it exciting viewing,” he said.

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In addition to the rugby 7’s, FCAC expanded the program to include a 5-a-side netball competition a few years ago.

The netball has proved popular, with registrations closing early due to capacity for the round robin event being quickly met.

“This competition offers an exciting opportunity for netball players and teams to prepare for the upcoming 2022 netball season.” said FCAC’s Netball Coordinator, Mrs Jo Peterson.

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She said the showcase for 2022 would be an all-boys game to finish the day.  

“Boys are becoming more common on the netball courts. Brisbane now offers an all-boys competition, and it’s great to see that come through to our regional competition.” 

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College Principal Joe Wright said that he was delighted FCAC was able to provide the facilities and to host such a highly anticipated event again this year.

“I encourage the Fraser Coast community to come along and support the local and visiting teams throughout the day,” he said.

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