Sport Wrap | Term 2
With Term 2 ending, I would like to thank the Terrace community for their efforts and commitment to sport. This term, we have been challenged by weather, with many fixtures and training sessions cancelled or abandoned. Our Directors of Term 2 Sports have done a great job in trying to source training venues, games, buses, and staff on a daily and weekly jigsaw of change in GPS Sport with no home venue available for Term 2 Football.
The participation rates continue to be extremely high. This term, almost 1000 boys competed for the College in Cross Country, Football and Tennis. The GPS Football and Tennis competitions will finish this Friday with Round 9 away against Toowoomba Grammar.
Term 2 competition results
- Cross Country
- Juniors – 3rd place
- Seniors – 8th Place – one point off Churchie, with five points separating the next three positions.
- Football 1st XI - 3rd on the ladder
- Tennis 1st IV - 9th on the ladder
The 2022 GPS Cross Country Championship was held in wet and heavy conditions. The Under 10s started exceptionally well and finished 3rd, with Lachlan King taking out the Under 10s in 7:58. Lachlan is the first Terrace winner since 2017. Flynn Lockyer ran very well and finished 8th (8:41). The Under 11s Thomas Walsh finished 17th in 12:38.
The Under 12s were fantastic, finishing 1st:
- Douglas Lane - 2nd (11:05)
- Charlie Spurgin - 4th (11:08)
- Will McGroarty - 10th (11:51)
- Miller Ryan - 13th (12:02)
- Harvey McLaughlin - 20th (12:09)
- James Clive - 21st (12:11)
Overall, our Juniors did exceptionally well, finishing in 3rd position.
Under 13s Will Riley finished strong in 8th (10:24). Jacob Caltabiano ran well, finishing 12th (10:34). Under 14s Max Lloyd finished 42nd and Harry Kathage 43rd. The Under 15s was our strongest Senior age group finishing in the top three (The Long Red line continues!). Special mention goes to Hamish King, who strategically ran up a year. Congratulations to Alex, Pat and Rupert for outstanding runs.
- Alex Pavlakis - 12th (14:24)
- Hamish King - 14th (14:27)
- Pat Townsend - 15th (14:29)
- Rupert McGrath - 19th (14:45)
- Will Charles - 30th (15:19)
- Oliver Iselin-Shea - 36th (15:26) coming back from injury.
Under 16s Jamaji Iselin-Leone continues to impress, finishing 14th (21:53)
In the Opens, Captain Mitch Taylor led well after a recent niggling quad injury to finish 26th (21:19). The boys represented Terrace well. The effort was evident, with several boys running personal bests.
With nearly 700 boys taking to the field each week across 42 teams, the Football program again provided a platform for mateship and competitiveness for all our boys. It was outstanding to see so many returning players and welcome new faces across the program. This was one of our strongest years, with some great results in the GPS competition. We had seven undefeated teams – 5C, 5F, 6A, 7B, 11A, 11E and the Open 6th XI, with many others only dropping one game across the season.
Our 1st XI has had a mixed season, with some fine margins seeming to go against us this time. Like the entire program, this squad had no home for the season. No regular training routine, along with washed-out fixtures, provided a difficult challenge for this group of boys; mentally, it has left us short of where we would have liked to finish. With many of the boys in this squad succeeding in 2021, we thank those boys in Year 12 for everything they have achieved in the Football program and the legacy of high standards they have set.
We are extremely grateful for those opposing schools who accommodated us each week, ensuring all our boys could get games. While it was a challenging year with the weather, it was a great testament to the boys' characters, turning up each week to give everything on the field.
We wish all boys success for Term 3 and 4 sports before welcoming everyone back for the 2023 season, where we will go again!
The 2022 Tennis season had 148 boys registered to represent the College in the GPS competition. We welcomed those students in our intake of Years 5 and 7 to the program. The season was somewhat interrupted by the weather, as has been the case throughout the year. But we were able to finish the season strongly with full rounds against Ipswich Grammar School, Nudgee College and The Southport School. The program had winning days against Churchie, Ipswich Grammar, Nudgee and The Southport School, which positioned the program in 4th place overall. Our 1st IV team have had a challenging year, with many learning opportunities. They will be better for such experiences in 2023.
The program ran its traditional Skill Development Clinics and High Performance Tennis Camp during the April holidays leading up to the GPS season. The Age Championships were completed in Term 1 before the floods hit and the Open Championships were abandoned. Term 1 also saw the 1st extended squad play the Old Boys' Tennis Challenge, which the Old Boys won.
The College’s partnership with LifeTime Tennis continues, and we would like to thank the coaches, many of whome are Old Boys of the College. I would like to particularly thank both Mr Graeme Brimblecombe and Mr Darren Verrell for their passion and expertise.
The program would like to thank all families for their flexibility during a challenging season that has seen COVID, the flu and the weather play significant roles. It has certainly been a season of unsurpassed hurdles. We look forward to a more normal season in 2023.
Each sport relies on the many parents and caregivers who volunteer. Mr Matt Voltz, Chair of the Swimming Support Group, is one of those parents. Matt is stepping down from this role in 2023. Thank you, Matt, for your time and dedication to Swimming. Welcome to Mr Tony Wilson, who is taking on the role. We appreciate your involvement.
Congratulations to these young men for being chosen to represent in their sports.
- Edward Ince (Year 10) in the Australian Under 17 Football Squad.
- Jack French (Year 11) in the Australian Youth Water Polo Squad and Queensland Schoolboys Water Polo Squad.
- Logan Siolo (Year 10) in the Queensland South Under 16 Basketball team.
- Jock Millar (Year 12) in the Queensland State Baseball Team and will travel to Sydney in August to compete in the Nationals.
- Congratulations to Phoenix and Hunter Trego (Year 11), representing New Zealand in the FIBA Basketball Under 16 Asian Championship in Doha, Qatar. Their selection in this squad is an excellent reward for their commitment, work ethic and fantastic attitude to their game. Both Hunter and Phoenix played 1st IV last year in Year 10. Should New Zealand qualify, the boys will go on to represent their country at the FIBA Under 17 Basketball World Cup held in Spain in July. We congratulate both boys and wish them the best of luck for the tournament.
- Congratulations to Ike Martinez (Year 10), who has been selected to represent Australia as a Junior Dolphin at the Pan Pacific Swimming in Hawaii in August.
Term 3 Sports – Holiday Camps and Clinics
This school holidays, we have several camps and clinics planned. The registration for these will close soon. Please log onto the Parent Lounge to register your son. Information for Basketball and Rugby can be found on the College App.
Term 3 Sport Sign On
Sign on for Basketball, Rugby and Track and Field has now closed. Swimming remains open for registration via the Parent Lounge.
If you missed registering for these sports, please email email@example.com with your son’s name, year level and the sport he would like to participate in noted. The Term 3 Sports Booklet can be found in Sport information on the College App.
To remain up to date, please download the College App and select to receive notifications for your sons’ chosen activities. This is the main source of communication for Sport. You will find updates, training schedules, team lists, playing schedules, game/meet locations, and further information under the individual sport.
If you have any questions, please refer to the College App or contact the Director or Coordinator of that sport. If there is anything further, please feel welcome to email me at the Terrace Sport email firstname.lastname@example.org