Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

The 11 As celebrate their win over BSHS

I have never seen such a determined performance and effort from both the Terrace flagship teams.

You can only ask the boys to play to the best of their ability. Give their best performance and never give in – try as hard as they can, from this a result will come that will sometimes reflect effort and sometimes will not.

And so it was on Saturday with the performances and the result for our two flagship teams the Tennis 1st IV and the Football 1st XI.

I have never seen such a determined performance and effort from both the Terrace flagship teams.I watched in awe of the skill level on display by the Tennis boys – the desire and dedication to attack and chase down every ball and every point. It was phenomenal and I was transfixed in their battle.

In the end, their ‘no easy points’ mentality witnessed them win by one set and several games. It was close, but a victory to reflect their effort and dedication – well done.

At Fursden Road, I witnessed the best performance in recent years by our Football 1st XI. Countless times the Terrace boys cut their opposition to pieces to only stumble at the crucial point – putting the ball into the back net.

A casual observer would have walked away with the notion that Terrace were winning 4-0 or even 6-0. However, sometimes the end result does not give justice to the effort – incredibly Terrace were defeated 0-1. Well done to our opposition for holding on, but the performance of the Terrace 1st XI needs to be noted and the boys congratulated.

Soon – so so soon – the flood gates will open and if the boys try as hard as they did last Saturday then the reward of victory will be theirs. Never give in – never give up – keep going.

LAUNCH

A reminder that the combined Term 2 Sport Launch is on at Tennyson this Saturday evening. Bookings have closed but the committee are expecting some late walk ups.

Adults are $30 (two course meal) and students are free of charge.

UNIFORM

This season the uniform worn by the boys in both Tennis and Football is much better – thank you. Apart from one pair of board shorts – the boys are representing and presenting for competition a lot better – keep it up.

CROSS COUNTRY

The boys competed at the BGS / GT meet at Northgate last Friday. Well done to the over 100 boys who competed – the numbers were terrific.

Results were again strong – especially with the older boys in Under 16 and Open. The younger members of the team in Under 10, 11 and 12 recorded some significant improvements and performances – well done. The under 13, 14 and 15 are building steadily.

The quality of what is being produced this season by the boys and the coaching staff, is the best it has been in recent years. Boys continue to work strongly and conscientiously to perform to their best. Cross Country is a team sport and the success of the team is dependent upon every member and every boy’s performance.