Coorparoo Secondary oval a pathway to AFL success
The total remaking of the Coorparoo Secondary College oval into a brand new AFL field is set to provide a pathway for students into the sport.
A $220,000 allocation in the state budget for the oval has opened the possibility of current and future CSC students to pursue an AFL career through the school curriculum in partnership with Coorparoo Australian Football Club.
Joe Kelly MP said the potential for this partnership to provide positive outcomes for the school, football club and students is exciting and expects it to benefit the community.
“In my time representing the electorate of Greenslopes I have met many schools, sporting clubs and community organisations that work together to see our community thrive,” Mr. Kelly said.
“This partnership is one of the best examples, and will provide opportunities for current and future CSC students to pursue a career in AFL as a pathway in their schooling”
“I’m proud to be part of a Government that is investing in our community and ensuring partnerships such as this can be developed.”
CSC Principal Jeff Barnett says the partnership will allow both male and female students aspire to play AFL at the elite level while also completing their secondary education.
“With the success of the AFL and AFLW there’s a growing interest to develop programs that provide coaching and targeted support for balancing students’ academic and sporting career goals.
“In partnership with CAFC and the Queensland Government we are placed well to deliver these opportunities for current and future students,” Mr. Barnett said.
The new oval is has been turfed and pitched with ‘Tiff-Tuff’ turf and is planned to be accessible in mid-March.
CSC AFL program is expected to be rolled out formally as part of the CSC school curriculum in 2020.