YOUTH from the Brisbane South Deanery turned out in force recently to show their sporting skills and compete for a deanery touch football trophy.
Deanery youth co-ordinator Kristen Roe said more than 50 young people along with a couple of not-so-young supporters converged on St Thomas More College playing fields in September to pit their footy skills against players from other parishes.
“We had four teams – two from Sunnybank and Acacia Ridge, one from Upper Mt Gravatt/Wishart and one from Holland Park/Mt Gravatt parish – and everyone had a fun day with the play becoming a bit more serious in the final,” she said.
“We played three rounds and then a grand final between Sunnybank team 2 and Holland Park/Mt Gravatt, with Sunnybank holding the lead before going down to Holland Park 4-3.”
The winning team was organised and captained by John O’Brien.
Kristen said a barbecue was held after the games, with all funds raised going to support Brisbane South Deanery’s World Youth Day 2011 pilgrims.
“It’s the first time we have done something like this as a deanery and it brought out new people so we’re planning to make it an annual event but maybe make it a different sport some years such as netball,” she said.
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