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Coomera Anglican College win senior female and male Associated Private Schools’ AFL grand finals

Coomera Anglican College director of sport Anthony Hall says the Associated Private Schools’ AFL dual champions have built a culture that will help them deliver sustained success into the future.

COOMERA Anglican College director of sport Anthony Hall says the Associated Private Schools’ AFL dual champions have built a culture that will help them deliver sustained success into the future.

The school won the both the senior boys and girls grand finals last Friday at Metricon Stadium, with the former beating All Saints Anglican School 4.4 (28) to 4.3 (27) while the latter defeated Somerset College 6.3 (39) to 4.5 (29).

The senior girls’ team, coached by Craig Crossley, have won two of the last three grand finals, all against rivals Somerset, while the boy’s team is coached by Sasha Ristic.

“It’s a good result for the kids. Most are in their senior year and set the goal of winning the premiership,” Hall said.

“They undertook extra training off their own back and were really ecstatic to win after hard and tough fought games.

“It’s tremendous for the school because it shows our younger students that with dedication and effort you will get success.”

The Associated Private Schools’ competition is made up of eight Gold Coast schools, including A.B Paterson College, All Saints Anglican School, Coomera Anglican College, Emmanuel College, King’s Christian College, Somerset College, Saint Stephen’s College and Trinity Lutheran College.

Hall said the school’s range of athletically gifted students had helped it become so strong in Australian rules and noted their triumphs in recent years would only help them going forward.

“A lot of our athletic kids are attracted to playing Australian rules and when they get together they are competitive and set themselves a goal,” Hall said.

“Because we have had success in the past they want to continue it and build a tradition. That’s why they are so keen to do well.

“A lot of the kids are a mix of Year 10, 11 and 12 and with the Year 12’s moving on it gives the others more motivation to continue the legacy and win again next year.”