TRINITY College Colac footballers have progressed to state finals after winning a regional competition.
Trinty’s Year Seven team will play in a state semi-final round-robin competition at Melbourne in August after winning the Greater Western Region finals.
The Year Sevens defeated Ballarat High School and Horsham’s St Brigid’s College but drew with Warrnambool’s Emmanuel College at Warrnambool’s J.D.E. Walter Oval.
School Sport Victoria Greater Western Region co-ordinator Helen Pascoe said Trinity would compete against four other regions for a spot in the state grand final.
“The next step for them, because it’s AFL football, they actually have a state semi-final,” she said.
“There’s eight regions involved in the whole competition and they’re the Western Region champions.
“They go down to Melbourne and they play a round robin against four of the other regions and the other four winners do the same.
“The winner of both those round robins go on to play in the state final.”
Trinity’s Year Eight football team failed to progress to the state semi-final stage.
The Year Eight team lost by a goal to Emmanuel before beating Ballarat High School and St Brigid’s.
Emmanuel won through to the Year Eight semi-final.
Teams will compete in the state semi-finals in Melbourne on August 23.