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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 plus 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 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, Under 15s 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.The World All Schools will be held in 2020 and we will be aiming to win this tournament for the 3rd time in history.
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 and 2019, 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, 2012 and 2017
Under 15s Qld All Schools Runners Up – 2004 and 2016
Under 18s Qld All Schools Champions – 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2019
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.
IPC Touch Old Boys Honour Roll
Australian Touch Football Representatives (School and/or Club):
Michael Fallon, Shaun Francis, Cohan Guerra, Gian Guerra, Brad Pardon, Kayln Ponga, Callum Purdon, Clay Smith and Angelbert Yagi.
Queensland Touch Football Representatives (School and/or Club):
James Bourke, Shameus Edwards, Michael Fallon, Sam Foster, Shaun Francis, Aidan Guerra, Cohan Guerra, Gian Guerra, Bennett Jesberg, Chris Law, Reece Mackenzie O’Brien, Sam Mazza, Anthony Mitchell, Tom Olsen, Brad Pardon, Kayln Ponga, Callum Purdon, Hayden Rowbotham, Clay Smith, Sean Stringini, Joel Taifalos, and Angelbert Yagi.
IPC Touch Old Boys to go on and play NRL:
Aidan Guerra (Knights, Roosters), Valentine Holmes (Cowboys, Sharks), Anthony Mitchell (Eels, Roosters, Cowboys), Michael Morgan (Cowboys), Kalyn Ponga (Knights, Cowboys)
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Acknowledgement of Country
The Ignatius Park College Community would like to humbly acknowledge the Wulgurukaba peoples on whose land our College is located, as well as the Bindal peoples on whose land many of us live and travel across daily. We respectfully thank the elders of this traditional land both past and present for guiding us through the journey of time to where we are today.