Yr 12 student Ben Biagi recently returned from competing at the Touch Football National Youth Championships, held in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast from 14th-17th September.
Ben was part of the South Australian Touch team – the SA HEAT, which was composed of 15 players selected from across the state.
He was selected after playing for Faith’s Open Boys Touch Football team at the State Championships held in Adelaide during Term 2. During this tournament one of the state coaches saw Ben playing and asked him to trial for the State team. He followed up on the invitation and was successful in making the team. An amazing effort for someone that had only played Touch after being introduced to it through the Health and Physical Education program here at Faith!
The National Championships were attended by 19 teams, including a New Zealand national team.
The SA team finished 12 overall, with several games decided by only one touchdown. Ben played well across the tournament, scoring in all but one game, with a total of 6 touchdowns altogether. Ben’s highlight was drawing with the New Zealand National Team. Something South Australia had never done before.
Congratulations Ben on your fantastic achievement. It serves as a great example of where involvement in School Sport can take you.
We wish you all the best for your future sporting pursuits!