YSSC Blue Tongues Represent SE Queensland
At the beginning of 2020, when Yarrabilba State Secondary College opened its doors to students, a legend was born: The Yarrabilba Blue Tongue.
Over the last 4 terms, YSSC has founded its Blue Tongues sporting teams in: Basketball, Touch and Volleyball.
All YSSC Blue Tongues Teams have represented at numerous events across South East Queensland. In Mid August Blue Tongues Basketball played at against Ormeau Woods State High School and performed very well for a team that have only trained together for less than a year winning their first ever game, 38 – 31.
The Blue Tongues Touch teams played at the 2020 Pacific District Champ Days and Festival of Touch, both teams performed exceptionally. The touch teams have also participated in Yarrabilba Friday night Touch Football since the beginning of term 3 winning many games and competing in finals. Blue Tongues Volleyball, winning the Blue Tongues Team of the Year Award, have trained hard all year and competed in many competitions.
Some of their most notable accolades of 2020 have been, stated by Blue Tongues Volleyball Coach, Michael Trainor: Conducting trials and selected 14 athletes to form the Blue Tongues Squad; Crowned Pacific District Champions in their inaugural year; Invited to participate in the Easts Junior Volleyball Championship finishing 5th in the U16 Division against older; and much more experienced club teams.
Slightly missing out on defeating the reigning national champions Canterbury college 2-1 Sets in an exhibition game. Defeated a range of older and much more experienced teams from the Logan and Gold Coast regions. Awarded KC the Victoria Garrick Most Valued Player Award (MVP) with a personal message from Victoria Garrick. They have played great Volleyball for a newly formed team. 2020 has been a great year for these newly developed sporting teams, giving athletes a chance to shine in their own sports.
All Yarrabilba Blue Tongues Students can’t wait to see what 2021 has to bring to their very proud teams.
By Dustin McGuire (YSSC Year 8 Student)