Strong grand finals presence for TAS Footballers

Posted 14th September 2016

One of the best seasons for football at The Armidale School comes to a head this Saturday (17 September), with TAS teams appearing in most of the local competition grand finals.

If the weather holds off, the school’s blue and white strip will make an appearance in seven of the 11 Armidale District Football Association premiership deciders, all to be held at Doody Park in East Armidale.

The campaign kicks off at 8am when the TAS 16As meet Easts in what is expected to be a tough encounter. Thereafter, the TAS 14As play City Westside TAS 12 White plays Demon Knights, TAS 12 Blue kick out against Guyra, The TAS Thirds and Seconds will both take to the field against Norths, while in the top division darby, it’s the TAS Firsts against old rivals Glen Innes Highlanders.

TAS Football coordinator Mr Luke Polson said it was a great result for the school, which this year fielded 17 teams in the local competition.

“We haven’t had this many teams in grand finals for at least the past five years, possibly ever. It was terrific to have eight teams make the semis, with the only team that didn’t make it through, the TAS Dads, going down to the TAS Thirds in the Fourth Division semi,” he said.

“Perhaps though one of the best things is that all of our Year 12 boys are playing in a grand final, which is a great way for them to finish their time playing football for TAS.”



Ethan Monk, playing here against Guyra, will be looking to get the ball away for TAS Seconds in their grand final fixture against Norths on Saturday. Photo: Darrel Whan