St Augustine’s College Student Helps Queensland Team Win Silver at the NYFC

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St Augustine’s College is mighty proud of the achievement of its student, Isabela Hoyos, who was part of the Queensland Maroon’s silver win at the 2022 National Youth Football Championships (NYFC) in Coffs Harbour.

The young St Augustine’s College teenager showed strength in the field and an unmatched gift for reading the game well as she represented Queensland at the nationals in September 2022, after a rigorous selection process that saw her chosen for the Under-14s team.

Isabela Hoyos
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The NYFC resumed the sports competition after two years of pandemic hiatus with more than 350 of the best female players for the Under 14s and Under 16s. The Maroons may have ultimately lost to the NSW Metro with a final score of 1-0, but Isabela and her teammates made quite an impression for their tremendous work ethic, competitive nature, positive mindset, and love for the game.

Girls Squads ranking for Queensland
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“Congratulations to Isabela Hoyos for representing Queensland at the U14 girls National Youth Football Championships recently held in Coffs Harbour on the 19th – 23rd of September. The U14 Girls were successful in making it through to the grand final and only narrowly missed out on the gold medal to New South Wales by 1 goal. Well done to Isabela Hoyos for proudly representing the state and bringing home a silver medal,” the school shared.

“The National Youth Championships form an important part of the national team pathway and provide a valuable development opportunity for the players who have been selected from around the state,” FQ Academy Director/QAS Head Coach Adam Pengelly said. 

2022 National Youth Championships for Girls Finals Results

  • Under-14s Final – NSW Metro 1 (Talia Younis) defeated Queensland 0
  • Under-14s Third v Fourth Play-Off – Victoria 1 (Tina Huang) drew Capital Football 1 (Lucy Cameron) Victoria won on penalties
  • Under-16s Final – Queensland Maroon 1 (Grace Kuilamu) defeated Victoria Blue 0
  • Under-16s Third v Fourth Play-Off – NSW Metro 1 (Tea Mucenski) defeated NSW Country 0

Award Winners

  • Under-16s Player of the Tournament – Ischia Brooking (Western Australia)
  • Under-14s Player of the Tournament – Talia Younis (NSW Metro)
  • Under-16s Goalkeeper of the Tournament – Jasmine Black (NSW Metro)
  • Under-14s Goalkeeper of the Tournament – Georgia Ritchie (Capital Football)
  • Under-16s Referee of the Tournament – Courtney Van Diesen (Football Victoria)
  • Under-14s Referee of the Tournament – Molly Godsell (Football NSW)

St Augustine’s College in Greater Springfield Switching to Renewable Power

A number of Catholic schools in Queensland are taking concrete actions to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact, including St Augustine’s College in Greater Springfield.

St Augustine’s College is one of the first institutions, among 115 Queensland Catholic schools, to make the switch to renewable power following the partnership between Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) and ENGIE Australia.  

The provider will be aggregating 26,000 MWh a year of renewable energy to various archdiocese buildings to save on utility costs and to maximise the benefits of solar power. The move is also part of Greater Springfield’s goal to become a 100 percent renewable city by 2038. 

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In a statement, BCE executive director Dr Doug Ashleigh said that they have been educating their students about the value of environmental sustainability. Thus, this move towards green electricity shows how they are leading by example. 

Dr Ashleigh said that the partnership with ENGIE Australia is a win for both the environment and their school budget as it will cut down their power cost.

ENGIE Australia head Andrew Hyland welcomed the chance to work with a diverse range of businesses that now includes schools that will ramp up their role in net zero energy transition. At the same time, their service demonstrates the stability and reliability of using 100 precent renewable energy.