Ricky Brown from Jones Hill State Primary School presses hard in his team’s win over One Mile State Primary School.
Ricky Brown from Jones Hill State Primary School presses hard in his team’s win over One Mile State Primary School. Craig Warhurst

Jones Hill claims Challenge

JONES Hill State Primary School is celebrating after defending its Broncos Challenge shield earlier this week.

Jones Hill brushed aside One Mile State Primary School 5-1 in the final to win the title for the second year running.

One Mile finished the competition at the top of the ladder, with Jones Hill in second place.

But in a complete reversal of the standings, Jones Hill found its feet in the final to storm home to victory with a blaze of form.

Jones Hill reached the final thanks to a win over St Patricks while One Mile advanced by pushing aside a challenge from Cherbourg State Primary School.

Burns congratulated both teams on making the final and said the standard of play was high.

“It was a good final and I was impressed with the level of skill on the field,” he said.

The Broncos Challenge is a development program run by Darren Burns for students in Grades 5 and 6.

Held over two full days, the first instalment of the program was conducted back in Term 2, where schools played five games in a round robin format.

Another two games were played Thursday before all schools were ranked and the top four in the standings played off for glory.

Remaining schools, meanwhile, were involved in their own matches to practice their skills on the field.

Burns said the program, in its fifth year, was a growing success. “We had over the two days nearly 160 kids take part,” he said.

While Jones Hill has won the shield for the last two years, One Mile won in 2008 and Gympie East State Primary School in 2007.

The Broncos Challenge returns next year.

Gympie Times


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