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Confraternity Carnival has added another school from the Sunshine Coast with St John’s College, Nambour set to make its debut this year.

St John’s joins Unity College as member schools in the Sunshine Coast region, adding more depth to the Confraternity ahead of its 43rd Carnival to be hosted by St Laurence’s College this June.

St John’s is the Sunshine Coast’s oldest secondary school and boasts a rugby program that offers a high standard of coaching and development from the grassroots level.

Located in rugby league heartland, between the clubs of Kawana Dolphins, Maroochydore Swans and Nambour Crushers, St John’s College has been developing its rugby league credentials over the past five years, competing in the Justin Hodges Challenge and the Good Samaritan 7s.

Many of the school’s past and present students are highly skilled and have represented the Sunshine Coast Falcons in the Under 16 Cyril Connell Cup and the Under 18 Mal Meninga Cup sides.

This won’t be the first Confraternity Carnival for St John’s students. Some have helped to bolster the squads of other schools including Unity but this year they will get to showcase their skills and talents under their own banner.

Principal Martin Moloney said the college was honoured to join the Confraternity and looked forward to the team’s hard work paying off.

“We are thrilled to finally have the opportunity to compete under our own banner at the Confraternity Carnival,” said Mr Moloney.

“Our students and coaches have been working incredibly hard and we are confident that they will make our Johnnies community very proud.”

St John’s will make its debut in Division 3 of this year’s Carnival which begins on June 26.

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