Stephanie represents Queensland at National Soccer Competition

Congratulations to Stephanie Kallas who recently represented Queensland in the National Soccer Competition in Sydney. Stephanie’s hard work and dedication to her sport was rewarded by being appointed as the Queensland team captain. Stephanie has continued to excel in her chosen sport since joining QAHS while maintaining consistently high standards in her academic pursuits. The whole of QAHS congratulates Stephanie on her exceptional achievements.

Please see below for Stephanie’ reflection:

“Last week, I went away with Queensland School Sport Football. I was privileged enough to be named captain of the U15 girls state soccer team. Various teams we versed included Brisbane Roar youth team, U18 NSW State team, and Western Pride FC. We spent two days training in Brisbane with games on both nights, and then four days in Sydney with trainings and games each day. The trainings were always fast paced and exhausting and each game was extremely challenging both physically and mentally.

A highlight of this experience were the two training sessions spent with retired Socceroo player, Craig Foster. We worked on technique and strategy and how to work more efficiently as a team. His drills were tough and I gained a new insight into how to work my defence better. One thing he said, which I endeavour to implement in everything I do, is to never give less than 100%.

The experience was truly helpful in not only recognising how hard I have worked to this point, but also how much further I have to work to get to where I want to be. I made amazing friends from all over Queensland and learnt more than I could have ever imagined.”

Mr Dean Ryschka
Sport Coordinator