The Ignatius Park College Touch Football Program is highly regarded within Townsville, North Queensland and Queensland due to the consistent success our teams have achieved over the last 20 years, the opportunities we provide to developing players and the positive attitude with which we conduct ourselves on and off the field.
The program prides itself on inclusivity. We are now able to enter multiple teams in each division at local competitions due to massive levels of interest and participation from students and staff of IPC. We have numerous teams from Under 13s to Under 18s represent the College in the Townsville Secondary School Sport Interschool ‘Block’ Sport and both the North Queensland and Queensland All Schools Touch Football Championships. IPC Touch also endeavours to attend any other suitable tournaments and/or championships. In 2017, the Under 15s Boys team has been invited to attend the Harvey Norman National Schools Cup on the Sunshine Coast based on outstanding results at the 2016 Queensland All Schools.
The Queensland All Schools Touch Football Championships is the pinnacle for Touch Football and Ignatius Park College sends an Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 18s team to fight it out with 420 other state, interstate and international teams for bragging rights. In 2016, IPC was named as a Super 6 School, which is a phenomenal achievement for a single sex College only sending 3 teams. The Super 6 is a recognition of the six highest performing schools at the Qld All Schools. This is a testament to the depth of player development at the College across multiple age groups. All IPC Touch teams are in the mix with the best in the state and are consistently battling away on finals day every year at the Qld All Schools. This legacy has been developed over 20 years and has seen some fantastic results along the way. Below is a list of our greatest achievements in the Blue and White.
Under 13s Qld All Schools Runners Up – 2015
Under 15s Qld All Schools Champions – 2003 and 2012
Under 15s Qld All Schools Runners Up – 2004 and 2016
Under 18s Qld All Schools Champions – 2005, 2006 and 2012
Under 18s Qld All Schools Runners Up – 2013 and 2014
Touch is a sport for all and the skills learnt can be applied across many other sporting codes. Many athletes have come out of the IPC Touch Program to represent NQ, QLD and Australia for Touch Football and some even go on to play in the NRL and NYC.
IPC Touch Old Boys Honour Roll
Australian Touch Football Representatives (School and/or Club):
Michael Fallon, Shaun Francis, Cohan Guerra, Gian Guerra, Kayln Ponga, Callum Purdon and Angelbert Yagi.
Queensland Touch Football Representatives (School and/or Club):
Michael Fallon, Sam Foster, Shaun Francis, Aidan Guerra, Cohan Guerra, Gian Guerra, Bennett Jesberg, Chris Law, Reece Mackenzie O’Brien, Sam Mazza, Anthony Mitchell, Kayln Ponga, Callum Purdon, Sean Stringini, Joel Taifalos, and Angelbert Yagi.
IPC Touch Old Boys to go on and play NRL or NYC:
Hayden Crowley (Cowboys NYC), Alex Elisala (Cowboys NYC), Sam Foster (Cowboys NYC), Aidan Guerra (Roosters), Valentine Holmes (Sharks), Chris Law (Cowboys, Titans NYC), Rhys Matsen (Broncos NYC), Anthony Mitchell (Eels, Roosters, Cowboys), Michael Morgan (Cowboys), Kalyn Ponga (Cowboys), Josh Rose (Cowboys NYC).