The Weekly Wrap
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Terrace Football’s overall win against IGS last weekend with 14 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw was a good, solid step in the right direction for the program. The wins were mainly in the younger age groups, showing a positive improvement in the young players coming through. The way in which the boys are playing has been top-notch and exemplifies the spirit of the game by both respecting their opposition and their team mates. This is a testament to the school, the coaching and mostly to the parents. Well done to all.
The 1st XI played a strong and determined game against a quality opposition, levelling the scoreboard at 1-1 at half time. IGS went ahead 2-1 early in the second half. The boys pushed forward late to try gain the equaliser but were caught on the counterattack and conceded a penalty late in the game. Delivering a 1-3 result.
This weekend we all make the trip up the range to Toowoomba Grammar School for Round 8. With 31 games to be played, we are hoping for a positive outcome. With this round, essentially the last of the season for all Terrace footballers, except the 1st XI, we are seeking a great turnout. Round 9 has been cancelled as it falls on the first day of the school holidays.
The 1st XI will play BBC at 3.30pm on Friday, June 16, capping off their strongest season in recent years. Held on the last day of Term 2, we are hoping for a big wave of support from Terracians of all year levels. Come out and support your top team!
Buses will take boys to BBC and return to Terrace on Friday 16, leaving at 3.15pm after school and returning at approximately 6pm unless you are staying at BBC to support the Tennis.
The 1st XI will face off against TGS at 1.20pm. With a mighty show of support from the GT Army on the sidelines, we can send a message to the other GPS teams. The Terrace 1st XI has had a great season, and have beaten the top team in the competition (BGS), proving that every game is winnable! We look forward to seeing as many boys there as possible to cheer on our lads and reward them for their excellent effort throughout the 2017 season.
Don’t forget that the Terrace Art Union proceeds are directed to the various Support Groups indicated by the people who sell the tickets. Make sure you select ‘Football Support Group’ to be the recipient of the funds your raise. The Art Union funds provide valuable financial support to Football.
Get to know your 1st XI Football - Q&A
Centre Back of the 2017 1st XI Football Team
Full Name: Lachlan Staunton
If you could play any other position on the field than your current one, what would it be? Right Back
Favourite professional team? Liverpool
Favourite professional player? Why? LionelMessi, because he is a great player to watch.
Do you have any pre-game rituals/ habits? Just listening to music
Who's going to win the Football World Cup next year? France
Get to know your Terrace Football Coaches – Q&A
Full Name: Finn Matheson
What team do you coach? 8C
How long have you been coaching at Terrace? Since 2017
What is your highest football representation / honour? Australian Representative
Favourite professional team? Manchester United
Favourite professional player? Why? David De Dea, because I aspire to have his goalkeeping talent
Who's going to win the Football World Cup next year? France
Welcome to the final Round for the whole program of the GPS Tennis Competition for 2017 against Toowoomba Grammar School. We wish all families from the Year 11 and Open teams a safe journey up the mountain this Saturday. For a number of boys it will be the last time they represent Terrace Tennis and the coaching staff within the program would like to thank each individual for their outstanding contribution to the game. Our Open teams were fantastic against Ipswich Grammar School last round. In what surely is a record, our 2nd IV team, who have been fantastic all season, won their match 72/2 along with our 4th IV winning 48/2. Our 3rd IV remain undefeated as do our 1st IV. Our Opens age group this year have been simply outstanding. We were able to field a 6th IV for much of the season such was the interest of tennis in this age group. However most importantly the way they have represented the College is something to be most proud of. The young men that they have become certainly fits the mould of the ‘Terrace Gentleman’.
A reminder that we have our traditional Tennis end of season break-up BBQ, and trophy presentation at AMBI, from 4pm-6pm this Saturday. ALL BOYS are expected to attend and their families are most welcome. The Parent Supporter Group will be providing a free BBQ and the courts will be available for social tennis for all. The day will culminate in the end-of season awards which will hopefully start at approximately 5.15pm.
In addition to the usual awards, this year will feature the third presentation of the Terrace Tennis Medal. This is an initiative of the Support Group. The medal will be presented to each boy who has represented the College in tennis for at least five years, irrespective of what level that representation has been. It is to recognise the contribution of each young man who has shown a consistent commitment to the program over such a lengthy period.
I would like to formally thank Mr Cameron Van Balen on his outstanding contribution to the Terrace Tennis program as President of the Terrace Tennis Support Group.
Season 2017 will once again see large numbers of boys wearing the Red and Black butcher stripes. Many thanks to all those families who took the time to register. To ensure the season gets off to a smooth start please take time to read through the below check list.
Clothing and Equipment:
- Terrace Jerseys, Shorts and Socks will need to be purchased before the end of term as we play BGS in a trial on the Saturday before returning to school.
- Mouth-guard (a fitted mouth-guard from a dentist is strongly recommended).
- Will take place on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July at Tennyson at the below times. Please note there is no need to register as it’s an expectation that all boys attend. Only if you’re not attending are you required to inform the sports office.
- 9am – 12pm ( U11, U12 and U14 Teams)
- 1pm – 4pm (U13, U15, U16 and Open Teams)
- Followed by a trial game against Brisbane Grammar School on Saturday 8 July at Tennyson (Schedule TBC).
Term 3 Tennyson Training Schedule:
Please note: Buses depart Terrace at 3.15pm sharp and will return at approx. 6.15pm.