Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright
Come and support both Football and Tennis this weekend.
Congratulations to the Cross Country runners who ran in the GPS Championships. The Juniors came in 5th and the Seniors came 7th. There will be a more detailed report in the Terrace News next week.
With that in mind, it is appropriate to recognise the significant steps forward that have occurred this year under the leadership of Mr Andrew Ebrington and the new head coach Ms Cerene Hughes.
I know the boys have thoroughly enjoyed the coaching periodisation that has come into the program and the variety that now exists in the program around training venues and competitive options.
The Mother’s Day fun runs, twilight run, Mt Cootha hill challenges, Enoggera trails and All Schools Championships are all additions to this year’s program that have entertained and captivated the enthusiasm of the boys.
Thank you to Championship Captain Nick Erzetic and Vice Captains Zac Smith, Jeremy Davis, Connor Ryan and Gus Daley for their efforts this year in showing leadership to all the boys.
It has been a great trip so far and the boys who have enjoyed the running and team culture can continue to run in Term 3 and 4. Coach Hughes will contact boys shortly about upcoming opportunities – the most immediate are the challenges of Middle Distance running at Track and Field – 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m and 400m relays – some 18 events are available.
The distance running culture that has re-ignited over the last two terms will be integrated into Term 3 and 4 activities in preparation for Cross Country next year and will work hand in hand with the Rowing and Cricket programs.
FOOTBALL and TENNIS
This weekend, Terrace play host to IGS at Tennyson, Ambiewerra and Spring Hill.
The Football program at IGS is particularly strong and the Terrace boys need to be focussed on their game plan and structure – the Tennis program at IGS has been building for several years, so there will be no easy games on Saturday.
This weekend is Round 7, and with Round 8 away at Toowoomba and Round 9 reduced to just First IV and First XI fixtures it is the final home game for the year for Football and Tennis.
Thank you to the Year 12’s for their contributions over the many years at the school in these respective activities.
The Open Football teams from 4ths to 1sts will all play on the Internationals Oval this weekend with the 5ths and 6ths playing an internal on the Tom Parry Oval.
It would be fantastic to once again have a great crowd in attendance for this game – the boys have thoroughly enjoyed the support in 2017.
Tennis is always a little harder to cheer on – but simply being present at the court or on the side of Vic Park supporting is truly appreciated.
Due to the superb skills of the Tennis boys, I would suggest that if you want to see the boys in action then you will need to be there well before lunch time to see them in action.