confraternity 2012

Stu Allen Photography had the pleasure in shooting the confraternity shield 2012 rugby league competition.
Was great to see so much good football from young kids.

The Confraternity Carnival is an annual schoolboys’ rugby league competition conducted by the Queensland Independent Secondary Schools’ Rugby League (Q.I.S.S.R.L). The Carnival has been in existence since 1980 and in that time has developed a reputation as one of the most formidable schoolboy rugby league competitions in Australia. The Carnival is played each year in a different city in Queensland and the competition is for the Open or Firsts team from each school. Teams take a squad of 20 players to the Carnival.

Confaternity Winners
Shield Final: Ignatius Park 28 def St Peter Claver 6
Trophy Final: Marymount 30 def Padua 8
Plate Final: Blackheath & Thornburgh 16 def Marist Emerald 0
Bowl Final: Columba 18 def St Lukes 12
Cup Final: Concordia 24 def St Francis 12

The weather on the 1st day was ok then went downhill from there with the piches looking more like a mud bathcome friday for the final.

        

Qrl

Stu Allen photography has been shooting the Dolphins and Northern pride games in Brisbane the results have been more favourbale for the Redcliffe Dolphins of late.

Mal Meninga Cup Redcliffe Dolphins V Northern Pride.

 

The Northern Pride Under 18′s impressive winning streak ended today when they met the Redcliffe Dolphins powerhouse team in the semi final of the Mal Meninga Cup.

The Pride posted early points leading 10 – nil in the opening stanza of the game but from then on the points all went Redcliffe’s way.

Full Time Score Redcliffe 60 Northern Pride 10. Try scorers for the Pride were Keelan White & Daniel Mooka with Bradley Stephen kicking the conversion.

Round 6 Tweed Head Seagulls v Northern Pride.

A COURAGEOUS defensive performance in the first 15 minutes was the catalyst for Tweed Heads Seagulls continuing on their winning in their round 6 Queensland Rugby league Intrust Cup clash with Northern Pride .

Pride dominated the possession during that opening periods they had ball-carriers pulled down within a metre of the Seagulls try line on more than one occasion .

It truly was a memorable defensive performance by the home side which, after weathering the onslaught, finally got their fair share of possession and subsequently field position to enable them to run in four tries to take what appeared to be an unassailable 24-0 in the sheds at half-time.

Northern Pride ensured it was a nail-biting finish by posting three tries after the break, the final touchdown with three minutes still on the clock.

Corey Blair had a match to remember – he shouldn’t have had to put his hand into his kick to buy a beer at the post-match function.

Seagulls 24 (Tom Merritt 3, Matt Carbutt tries; Brad Davis 4 goals) def Northern Pride 22 (Daniel Crampton, Scott Gibson, Ty Williams, Ben Spina tries; Chey Bird 3 goals).

Round 5 Dolphins v Logan Magpies

Stu Allen photography has been shooting the Dolphins and Northern pride games in Brisbane the results have been more favourbale for the Redcliffe Dolphins of late.

Dolphins returned to form in stunning fashion at Dolphin Oval on Sunday.

From the opening whistle the Dolphins dominated the match with a flawless opening forty minutes, completing their sets and controlling possession.

The Magpies had no answer to the Dolphins juggernaut, by the time the visitors got some decent possession twenty minutes had passed on the clock and the Dolphins had racked up twenty four unanswered points.

Bronco Dane Gagai opened the scoring when the Magpies couldn’t handle a Joe Bond up-and-under, Liam Georgetown made no mistake with the conversion to see the Dolphins lead 6-0.

A week shy of the tenth anniversary of Damian Richters racking up a club record 40 points against Logan City Liam Georgetown racked up a personal tally of 34 points coming from three tries a club record 11 goals.

Redcliffe Dolphins 70 (Liam Georgetown 3, Joe Bond 2, Luke Capewell 2, Dane Gagai, Marty Hatfield, Tom Murphy, Chris Faust, Dave Hala tries; Liam Georgetown 11 goals) def Souths Logan Magpies 18 (Josh Damen, Walter Imo, Andrew Edwards tries; Chris Medcalf 3 goals)

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T20 grand final

With the storms from the previous day made it look like a non started but thanks to rain gods it all stayed way till literally true last ball then heavens opened.
Stu Allen photography had the pleasure of covering the event for local sports mag o2 magazine.

We evan had a streaker!!!!

                    

 

Port Tri

My apologies as I haven’t posted recently.

Stu Allen Photography had to pleasure in covering the Port Douglas Tri,all distances were catered for

long course

olympic

sprint

enticer

Was a scorcer of a day with tops of 35 degrees 90k bike ride in that heat not good.

Jarrod Owen eventual winner.

    

Eventual winner trying to cool down

After a awesome swim bike leg from matt bailey but with heat exhaustion eventually taking its toll during the run.

Open Male Jarrod Owen 00:33:07 1 02:32:21 1 01:46:02 1 04:51:30 1

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Casey Dellacqua and James Lemke win finals at Cairns Pro Tour Tennis International

 

Casey Dellacqua labelled her time in Cairns as a “near perfect week”  by taking out the Cairns Tennis International . She took the final in straight sets over Poland’s Sandra Zaniewska (6-4, 7-6) at the Cairns International Tennis Centre. “Coming back these tournaments are crucial for me, but also for everyone trying to make the top 100,” Dellacqua said. “I came here wanting matches and I got five singles matches this week and to be honest probably played a little bit better than I expected. Sandra played really well so it was a bit of a challenge.”Hopefully, I won’t be back because I’ll be in the top 100 and playing bigger tournaments, but if I happen to be back I’ll be sure to enjoy my time here again,” she said. “I’ve a much perfect week here, it’s my first time to Cairns and I’ve loved it,” she said. “Every restaurant we’ve been to, or every place we’ve been, everyone has just been so friendly. “Honestly, I have had a fantastic week and I wish every week was like this with nice weather, nice hotel, nice pool to swim in. It’s been an absolutely fantastic week.

James Lemke scored a victory against Ben Mitchell in the final of the Cairns Tennis International . The 23-year-old from Melbourne won 6-1 4-6 6-3.

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QLD Supermoto Titles

The Far North Queensland Road Racing Club in conjunction with Stay Upright Motorcycle Techniques held the second and final round of the 2011 Queensland Supermoto Championships at the Mako Trac International Raceway on the 6th and 7th of August. Supermoto racing is a hybrid of motocross and roadracing with riders competing on motocross and enduro bikes with 17 inch road race tyres on both dirt, including jumps, and tarmac sections of the track. The first round of the titles was held at Carnell Raceway Stanthorpe on March 11 and 12.
Over 500 spectators passed through the gates over the 2 days of the event to see some spectacular riding displays from competitors, with riders sliding the back wheel of the bikes through turn 1 at over 100km/hr. A few passing showers on both days made conditions a bit slippery particularly where the tarmac and dirt sections joined.
Trophies were awarded in 4 classes on the day S1 for highly modified bikes over 450cc, S2 for bikes up to 450cc, S3 for bikes up to 250cc and Veterans. which don’t have a capacity limit, just riders having to be over the age of 35. Trophies in all classes for the Queensland titles will be awarded at the Motorcycling Queensland Annual Awards night in Brisbane in December.

Stayupright Supermoto Qld Championships round 2 at Mareeba

August 6 & 7 marks Round 2 of the Stay Upright Queensland Supermoto Titles held at Mareeba’s Mako Track. The Far North Queensland Road Racing Club will host the round on a extended dirt section built for this round,The mako track is 1305m  track and a 275m dirt section,the dirt section was designed by local rider Justin Schuberg and Townsville rider Ross Taylor.

The is a great event for the FNQ Road Racing Club with some of the best Supermoto riders in the country competing,including  Ross Taylor,Pete Smith Tom Gardiner who are in the top three in the Australian championships in there class.This will be a awesome event with supermoto flourishing in the region.

For those unaware super moto is a mixture motor x and road racing alternating between dirt and road

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Fnq Road Racing Johnny Moses Memorial One hour

Sunday was Far Norths Road Racing clubs Johnny Moses memorial one hour enduro race.

Each team must have a rider change no more than forty minutes but no less than twenty.

Dave Penna forma 250 Queensland champion took an early lead in the first session,but due to a safety vehicle after a coming together with new boy Doug King and Brad wright,had other riders catch up.

Some good riding by Dean edmonds saw him and NIc Niks take the title.

Fastest lap by Dave Penna with a lap time of  108.122

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Leukaemia Foundation Cairns IGA Race Day

 

Saturday was the Leukaemia Foundation Cairns race day at Cannon Park.

Was a great day of racing but more importantly was a awesome day of fundraising, Bernie McKean did a awesome job organising and running the event.

Stu Allen photography was there to cover the event as well as  running a portaight statiion for revellers.

In the Auction there were some amazing pieces a signed Colingwood jersey from the Grand final raised $10000 signed Eric Clapton signed guitar,Mark Webber signed shirt  to name but a few.

In total the foundation raised just over $73000 great Job everyone involved A huge thank you to IGA for there supporting this event.

Bernie giving a great speech.

Winner of “fashion on the field” Ally Blanco

 

How close was that.

 

The winner by two lengths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tas 7`s Rugby tournament.

The second annual TAS Northern Sevens Rugby Tournament was held on Friday 15 April at Barlow Park.  Sixteen teams competed from seven schools, including two teams from Nhulunbuy High School in the Northern Territory, two teams from Townsville and another from Port Douglas.

In the finals, Port Douglas defeated TAS for the Mark Peters Lawyers U12 Shield.   St Augustine’s narrowly beat William Ross SHS for the Forty Winks Cairns U14 Shield.  In the U16 division, St Augustine’s defeated Nhulunbuy High School for the U16 Cairns Old Crocs Shield.  In the U18 round games TAS had lost only one game, having beaten both St Augustine’s College and Woree SHS.  TAS went on to beat St Augustine’s in a spectacular semi-final clash, only to be beaten in the grand final by a very polished team from Nhulunbuy High School, East Arnhem Land.