23 Sep Huge Grand Final Wins For BITS Football Teams
BITS hosted four separate grand final games on the 10th of September, beating their competition each time.
Thomas Hayes, the BITS Soccer Club senior president, said that this has been an exceptional year for BITS.
“BITS have had an exceptional year with Premierships followed up by Grand Final wins for U16’s, Div 2 Men, Div 1 Ladies and Div 1 Men. This year has seen a record number of our coaches completing advanced coaching courses and all our junior teams from U16’s to our smallest U’5s competing in great spirit. Our U14’s also deserve a special mention with our Club entering into FQ’s Central Coast Junior FQPL in its inaugural year,” said Thomas.
Despite a turbulent and unpredictable year that was affected by Covid and various injuries, all of the BITS Boys and Girls teams managed to make the finals, and beat every team in Rocky and Gladstone at least once.
“There were many highlights to the Grand Finals match day, with all players putting in massive efforts for their clubs and their teammates. The major highlight was winning all the Grand Finals we hosted at home, in what has been a hugely successful season for the Senior teams. The Division 1 and 2 Men were both successful in securing back-to-back wins in their respective leagues. Our Junior ladies rose to the occasion, and put in huge efforts to secure their first Grand Final win in almost eight years against a tough Clinton team.”
Thomas said that another fantastic part of the day was the massive support from the community.
“Special mention to the Biloela fans who add so much to the competition with their consistent effort every year, to the loyal Clinton fans, and Calliope’s ‘purple army’ bringing the atmosphere.”
Thomas said that BITS Football Club will be looking to kick goals on and off the pitch in 2023, ensuring that they receive promised funding, and developing pathways for their Junior and Senior teams.
“2023. We will be endeavouring to ensure our politicians honour their word and commitment in regard to funding pledged for our 2.5 million dollar Clubhouse project. The project aims to see facilities improved that will assist in building the BITS profile, our ability to host and support development programs and community engagement, our commitment to building and growing women in our sport, to support closer working partnerships with other Non for Profits as well as building a modern clubhouse for our 43-year-old Club.”
Thomas said that all the players present on the day showed immense heart and pride, with plenty of efforts made from people who travelled to make games, as well as fighting through injuries and doing their best to secure the best spots for their teams.
“Some special mentions include Sophie Cornelissen, who went from winning a Junior Grand Final the night before to stepping up for the Div 1 Ladies and was named ‘Player of the Match’, and Lean Love who was named ‘Man of the Match’ after a tough battle on the pitch, and scoring two goals all while playing with stitches in his leg from an accident the night before.”
Next month, BITS will be hosting FQ’s annual #GirlsUnited carnival, from October 14-16, which is a celebration in women’s football that will host teams from the Sunshine Coast to the Capricornia Coast. Thomas encourages all their players to come along and show their support, as well as football fans in general.