The Weekly Wrap
Round 5 wraps up.
1st XV Rugby
Last weekend our 1st XV squad took part in Day 1 of the GPS selection trials. The day signified the first step in selecting the GPS 1, 2 and 3 teams to compete at the upcoming Queensland Schoolboys trials held over the mid-year holiday break. We played ACGS and BBC in our pool games and played some entertaining rugby demonstrating the skills and team work developed over the last 8 weeks of training. I wish all boys the very best of luck during the selection process.
Term 2 Preseason Program
It’s pleasing to see the continual improvement of boys who have committed to our Term 2 preseason program. The time and effort on the training field will be put to test this Saturday as we play a number of practice games against ACGS. Please see attached schedule for game times.
Whole School Rugby Sign On
Rugby sign on is now open with all families receiving an email early this week inviting your son to play rugby this season. Many thanks to all those families who have already signed up as the playing numbers assist with the organisation of coaches, referees, buses, field usage and ultimately how many teams we nominate in the GPS competition. Registrations close Friday 26 May so please ensure you inform us of your intentions. Boys who participated in Term 2 rugby are required to also register.
Please note that the boys born in 2007 (U10) will play and be graded with the U11 boys. This decision was made by the GPS as only a small number of GPS schools could field U10 teams. The upside is that all Year 5 boys will get to play with their class mates during their first year of rugby here at Terrace.
Holiday Rugby Clinics at Tennyson will take place on Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 July. The purpose of the clinic is to prepare the boys for the upcoming GPS Rugby season. The key emphasis will be core skills, unit and team focus leading into our trial game against Brisbane Grammar School on Saturday 8 at Tennyson.
Clinic Times - Boys are to wear Terrace Rugby gear to the clinic and bring a water bottle.
- U11 9am – 12pm
- U12 9am – 12pm
- U13 1 – 4pm
- U14 9am – 12pm
- U15 1 – 4pm
- U16 1 – 4pm
- Opens 1 – 4pm
Follow us on twitter @TerraceRugby which is your first point of call for all news and information relating to Terrace Rugby.
GPS RUGBY SATURDAY 27 May
GAMES TO BE PLAYED AT VIVIAN ST TENNYSON
GAMES TO BE PLAYED AT ACGS
Putting it on the Line
Rain rain go away! Unfortunately the Round 5 GPS fixture between TSS and Terrace was interrupted by the weather with all teams except the 1st IV being cancelled on Friday afternoon. Traditionally this is one of the highlights of the season as both schools are normally evenly matched.
Once again, the Terrace Tennis boys had another important week of training. Unfortunately, almost all matches were rained out against TSS; however, this made the boys more determined improve their tennis. Over the course of the week, aggressive play was the main focus in training. This is an incredibly important aspect of the game, especially in the modern era because all players need the mentality to be productive and win points rather than just hitting enough balls in the court so the opponent loses. This does increase the risk on each shot, but will contribute greatly to the quality of tennis in the long run.
Also, remember that the Terrace Tennis Doubles Championships are on this weekend. This is a great opportunity for boys to enjoy their doubles, playing against each other in competitive matches whilst having a lot of fun. I hope to see you out there at Ambi this weekend.
Captain of Tennis | Andrew Fowler
1st IV Tennis Report – GT defeated TSS
Our Day started as one of concern and quiet confidence. The weather was clearing and the courts were still wet and drying slowly and the boys with a feeling they could win if they played to their potential.
The toughness that has developed in this team and the boys around them is something I am very proud of. They have stepped up this year as a team in all of the big moments. The close matches they have won on both their skill and their competitive spirit. This has been one of my long term goals for our first squad.
We constantly talk about 4 key areas. Run / Hit / Play / Compete. The first three of these things they have been able to execute for a few years. Now they can compete and it has made all the difference.
Congrats boys on a fine victory.
Mr Graeme Brimblecombe | Head Coach Tennis
Bad weather caused chaos for Round 5,
with most games cancelled. The A teams from Years 7 to 11 and the 2nds and 1st XI
to played on soggy pitches. The morning well with
a 2-1 win for the 7A team, a 3-2 win for the 8A team and 1 -1 draw for the Year
10s. Later we had another draw with the 11As but fell short in the 9A and the
2nds, both going down to TSS.
Lunchtime came and the 1st XI started a long battle with the TSS 1st XI. In the end the game was a draw. After the game, Ken Armstrong commended the boys for their contributions and asked them to show that same drive and determination for the rest of the season.
The draw keeps the Terrace 1st XI at 4th spot on the table on 7 points, which is a great improvement on recent years. Well done boys. Keep up the good work.
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Get to know your 1st XI Football - Q&A
Right Back of the 2017 1st XI Football Team
Full Name: Angus Broderick.
Nickname: Don’t have one.
If you could play any other position on the field than your current one, what would it be? Midfield.
Favourite professional team? Barcelona.
Favourite professional player? Why? Messi, because he has quick feet, he has amazing dribbling, he will 9 times out of 10 always finish and he is just the best in the world.
Do you have any pre-game rituals/ habits? Not really.
Who's going to win the Football World Cup next year? France.
Get to know your Terrace Football Coaches – Q&A
With a positive turnaround this season, the team in focus is the 2nd XI. With that in mind, it is the perfect time to pick their coaches brain and see what makes them tick.
Full Name: Peter Crofts.
What team do you coach? 2nd XI.
How long have you been coaching at Terrace? 20+ Years.
What is your highest football representation / honour? Annerley 1st Team, Logan City 1st Team, Acacia Ridge 1st Team, Coaching the 1st XI to win the Uhlsport Cup.
Favourite professional team? Nottingham Forest.
Favourite professional player? Why? Don’t have one as there are just so many to choose from in the game today.
Who's going to win the Football World Cup next year? England.