Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

Terrace Sport encompasses a wide range of activities and the opportunity to recognise, congratulate and affirm our young men in all their endeavours should always be enthusiastically embraced.

Thank you to all that attended the Term 2 launch on Saturday evening at Tennyson. It was a particularly enjoyable evening that provided the opportunity for boys and families to mingle and recognise members of our community involved in other activities.

Terrace Sport encompasses a wide range of activities and the opportunity to recognise, congratulate and affirm our young men in all their endeavours should always be enthusiastically embraced.

Special thanks to the organisers of the evening who put together a wonderful array of raffle prizes, not to mention the impressive light display. Thank you for all your efforts.

Round 3 v ACGS

Our neighbours at East Brisbane are a good yardstick to measure our performances against as both communities are extremely similar. In recognition of this, it was very pleasing to see how well the Terrace boys performed in both the Football and Tennis programs overall.

Tennis v ACGS

For Tennis, the day was exceptional with Terrace winning 17 fixtures to 12 victories for ACGS. This is a great result across the program, but just as pleasing is the level of enjoyment that many boys are experiencing in the competition.

For the “A” program, Terrace was successful in the Open 1st and Open 2nd as well as the Year 11A, Year 9A, Year 6A and Year 5A.

For the First IV of Dan Stoddart, Stephen Stoddart, Bryce Robinson, Andrew Fowler and Xavier Lim their performance dominating the opposition so comprehensively was the stand out feature of the match up.

After the tough round the previous week – where the Terrace boys held on to win by a set – the opening four singles matches were won by the boys in Red and Black 6-0, 6-0 / 6-0, 6-0 / 6-0, 6-2 / 6-0, 6-2. A very dominant and impressive performance. Well done.

This Saturday the Terrace program and the First IV will play their nearest neighbours in BGS. Over recent years this team has had the wood over the Terrace boys. It would be very pleasing for all involved to turn the tables this Saturday.

The First IV will be playing at Victoria Park courts this Saturday from 8.30am, so if your family would like to see some first-class action, please come to the school courts. There is plenty of parking available at Centenary Pool. Your support of the boys, who are currently undefeated on top of the ladder, would be appreciated.

Football v ACGS

It was an exceptionally full day at the Tennyson Playing Fields on Saturday with 39 games scheduled against ACGS and another nine games as supplementary against BBC, NC and internal trial games.

The ACGS round is a good round to gauge the progress of the program and the results were encouraging. Of the 38 v ACGS fixture, Terrace were successful in the majority winning 22 matches with 6 draws and 10 victories to ACGS.

The level of sportsmanship on display by both the Terrace boys and the Churchie boys needs to be recognised and rewarded. It was evident on all occasions that games were played in the right spirit – thank you to all the boys and families involved. It was a very enjoyable day.

First XI

Last week I wrote about the opportunities that are present in a game and the need as a team and as individuals, to grab them when they are present. After losing last week’s game, which they should have won easily – the First XI stepped up a few gears in intensity to dominate their opposition and lead into half time 2-0. The goals were representative of simple tenacity and pressure – not a lot of fancy footwork but simply a ‘never give in’ attitude. It was not always pretty but it was determined and focused

ACGS fought back strongly in the second half to eventually go down 2-1. Congratulations to the boys – well done – just rewards for your hard work so far this season.

Round 4 v BGS

It is interesting to note the modern version of the big round for many today is the round against Nudgee College. However, for others, those that were around in the 70s, 80s and 90s – it is the round against BGS which truly brings out the emotion.

The opportunity is available this weekend to gain the bragging rights for the Spring Hill supremacy and a chance to beat the boys in blue.

In Tennis, they have been No 1or No 2 for the last decade and are very strong across their program. In Football, they have been the No 1 program and in the First XI, top 3 for the last decade.

Saturday is a chance to reclaim a little glory – peg them back a little and close the gap.

All fixtures in Tennis and Football will be closely contested – there will be no easy victories. Be focussed. Be ready to play. Saturday is a true test for all involved.

Cross Country

The Terrace program competed at the Queensland Athletics All School Cross Country Championships last Saturday at Kedron SHS. This was a significant step up in quality racing for the boys and provided an opportunity for boys to test themselves against the best individuals and teams across the state, it was a step up in intensity.

Overall, Terrace fielded 60 boys in numerous three-man teams.

The Open team of Nick Erzetic, Jeremy Davis and Dominic Walsh were outstanding coming first in the state teams event. Special note to Nick who finished third overall individually in the Open category. The Under 16 team of Oliver Seawright, Xavier Watson and Oscar Gallagher finished second overall in their team’s event.

Special mention to Oliver who finished first overall individually in the Under 16 category.

Both Nick and Oliver have recorded automatic qualifiers to the Athletics Australia National Cross Country Championships in Wollongong in August.