It’s a TCC double header in Townsville this week as both The Cathedral College’s Junior and Senior Girls compete for their respective North Queensland Champion titles after both teams won the Rockhampton regional competition earlier this year.

The Cathedral College Head coach Michael Rose, said both teams are ready for the championships against rival schools from Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.

“The girls have been training since February and are well prepared for this competition despite the uncertainty” he said.

Scheduled for early August the championships were postponed due to the snap lockdown in Far North Queensland.

“After the 2020 championships were cancelled, we’re very fortunate that the circumstances have changed to allow the 2021 competition to go ahead,” he said.

Rose is also well prepared and keen for the competition having coached the Senior North Queensland Champions since 2016, with the 2017 team crowned overall State Champions.

“To have the two teams compete in both the Senior and the Junior North Queensland titles demonstrates a depth of talent in both our teams and our coaching group,”

“Several of our players have been selected for the Suns Academy and have had opportunity to further develop their skills including Emily Mann, Lillienne Hollier, Hannah Skuthorp, Chelsea Perry and Ainsley Mulligan,” he said.

Rose, supported by Andrew Prince and Grace Griffin relies on key themes to help develop a winning culture built on respect and hard work.

“We talk a lot about sisterhood, pride and dedication and that seems to resonate with the girls,’’ he said.

The competition is played on Wednesday 1st September at the Murray Sporting Complex in Townsville. Townsville Bulletin will be livestreaming all matches.