CTK School runners-up at 2023 Rugby 7s tournament

​Students from Christ the King School can hold their heads high after coming home with the 'Runners Up' pennant from this year's regional Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) Primary School Rugby 7s Carnival.​

All those early morning training sessions have paid off, with students in this year’s CTK School rugby 7s team proud runners-up in the BCE Primary School Rugby 7s Carnival on Wednesday, 14 June.

“This event is an opportunity for our students to get out there and have some fun with their friends,” Principal Damien Sullivan says. 

“Not only do students get to play rugby union, but the event promotes being active, team building skills and emotional wellbeing.”

The Rugby 7s Carnival is also an avenue to build a sense of community within the school and the broader Brisbane Catholic Education.

CTK School had two teams participating in the carnival, which attracted more than 300 boys and girls in Years 3-6 from across the Brisbane South region.

In preparation for the BCE Primary School Rugby 7s Carnival, students eagerly attending team training with Mr Sullivan and Year 4 teacher Craig Jackson before school and during lunch time breaks. 

“The excitement was palpable and our students were able to display their talents and passion on carnival day,” Mr Sullivan says.

“We had one team win two games and lose two games in the rounds, while our other team made it through to the Under 10s Grand Final match.”

The grand final team played against students from St Oliver Plunkett, Cannon Hill and went down two tries to one.

Mr Sullivan says there was a great camaraderie between all students.

“I’d like to congratulate our students for their spirit and their sportsmanship exemplified throughout the carnival. They are a credit not only to to our school, but to their families.”

The Rugby 7s Carnival is held in five locations across the Archdiocese of Brisbane. More than 1,100 BCE students played rugby across four divisions.