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Claver team best in Australasia

ST Peter Claver's futsal teams are celebrating their success after impressive efforts at the recent Australasian Champion of Champion School titles.

The Open boys' side, captained by international player Samuel Ballschmieter, became the first team from St Peter Claver College to be crowned Australasian champions.

SPCC prevailed 3-2 over Downlands College of Toowoomba in a hard-fought final at Beenleigh.

Kyle Procter had to score the winning golden goal in extra time to secure the memorable feat.

St Peter Claver was the dominant team throughout the tournament, finishing in a clear first position after its seven round robin matches.

The boys beat Toowoomba Grammar 5-0 in the semi-final to qualify for the decider.

In the final, SPCC had the better of possession and opportunities against a tenacious Downlands.

SPCC's goalkeeper Blake Boyle was forced to make a number of clutch saves.

The SPCC under-16 boys, led by Lucas Jose, also performed well at the tournament. They qualified for the semi-finals after winning five of its eight round robin matches and finishing fourth.

Injuries meant that a number of younger players were given the opportunity to compete. They joined year 9 student Mitchell Moran, who had already stepped up and proven himself with the under 16s throughout the season.

"The confidence and toughness he gained and displayed was an important inspiration to his fellow younger boys,'' SPCC futsal co-ordinator Dallas Murphy said.

"Despite being defeated in the semi-final by eventual champions, Tuggerah Lakes College (from the Central Coast), the boys were proud of their efforts.

"They are already focusing on achieving an even better result in 2013.''

Ballschmieter and Mauricio Arena Osorio were two of five players named in the tournament's All Stars team for Open boys.

Christopher Scott was named in the under-16 boys' All Stars team.

SPCC's open side were 2012 Southeast Queensland champions.

The College's under-16 boys were 2012 Southern Queensland champions and Southeast Queensland runners-up.

It was the third consecutive year that St Peter Claver's open boys played at the hotly-contested championships.

The Open boys recently warmed up for nationals in Toowoomba by winning the Chantelle Cramb Cup, featuring 17 teams.

The boys won all eight matches, including a 5-3 victory over Clontarf Beach State High in the final.

During the Spring vacation, 21 Claver students travelled to Townsville and represented Southeast Queensland in the National Schools Futsal titles.

Ballschmieter (Open boys) and Georgia Buchanan (under 15 girls) were named in the All Star team for their respective age groups.

Three students also travelled to San Francisco to represent Australia at futsal in the Pacific Cup where they competed against Mexico, Canada and USA.

Ballschmieter's men's youth team won the tournament.

Mauricio Arena Osorio and Christopher Scott competed in the under 17s.

Topics:  futsal ipswich junior sport st peter claver college



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