The Weekly Wrap
Read more for the Round 1 wrap.
For the third year running Nudgee College won the St Joseph’s College Cup, recording 28 wins, two draws and eight losses against us. I think that it’s fair to say that both schools run two of the largest programs in the nation. Ensuring boys get regular games across all age groups requires a huge amount of time, effort and support from both schools.
Many thanks to all our referees who officiated games last weekend. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated group of students, old boys and parents who ensure that the boys play in a safe and well structured environment. Once again, your support of all referees, both ours and our opposition schools are greatly appreciated.
Dads if you are interested in refereeing please contact me via email as each weekend we are required to cover up to 20 + games email@example.com Your support will be greatly appreciated. NO REFS = NO GAMES.
Thanks to Dr Ben Forster and his team of parent doctors along with the staff from twelve9teen sports physiotherapy. The medical room plays an important role on game day ensuring our boys along with our opposition are in safe hands. The coverage starts from game one and finishes at fulltime of the 1st XV. We have sports aids, physios and doctors on hand to assist with all injuries.
It has been agreed by the Rugby Support Group that certain age groups will be asked to provide the resources for at least one home game each year. In some years when we have bigger crowds (e.g. Nudgee) extra help will be needed. Many of you will have experienced a similar system in junior club Rugby. Depending on the number of volunteers, we are asking you to provide a minimum of one hour per season to contribute back to your son’s involvement in the Terrace rugby program. This weekend the Opens and Under 16 parents are asked to assist.
From week to week our lower graded teams are drawn to play other schools higher graded teams and it's always very rewarding for these teams to outplay their opposition's. On many occasions these teams are asked to travel away from where the rest of the school is playing so I would like to thank all boys and their families for their understanding.
Team Man of the Week
A weekly Terrace Team Man is selected by the coaching staff during the GPS season. This is in recognition of any player who makes an outstanding contribution to their team both at training and in a game. Congratulations to all boys on their selection for Round 1.
Terrace students are eligible to trial for selection into District and Met Nth Regional representative teams in a number of sports. Our primary students nominate via City Dist. and our secondary students via
Nth Independent or in some cases Met Nth direct depending on the sport. Boys will only be nominated if they are of a high standard and meet qualifying times in respective sports.
City District Term 2 Sports are:
- Cricket date 18 August –Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Friday 11 August
Direct nominations to Met Nth Sports are:
- Cricket date 5 September – Open to 13-14 years. Nominations close Friday 1 September
- Track and Field date 22 and 23 August – Open toall 13-19 years. Nomination close Friday 11 August
For more information relating to upcoming trials please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the below link https://metnorthschoolsport.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx
Thanks for your support.
Director of Basketball – Mr Sam Mackinnon
Old rivals squared off in Round 1 of the GPS season at Nudgee College with a record number of students for both programs. Due to the high number of teams, most of the games were played outside and the conditions were perfect on a “hot” winter day. Overall the boys in Red and Black performed extremely well, winning 21 of 29 games for the day, highlighted by an 6 wins in the As and for the 1sts fixtures 1 draw and one loss. Fantastic effort from all players and coaches!
The 1st V played it tough in tightly contested game. Down three key players, other members of the group had to step-up into greater roles and burden a larger load of the pressure throughout. After a slow start in the first quarter the team went into the half time break up 37-30, however a dominant second half allowed them to get away with a comfortable win. The final score Terrace 1st V 82, Nudgee College 67.
The Weekend was capped off by the season launch drinks at the Norman Hotel. This proved to be a great night, with all in attendance enjoying great ambience and great company. Thank you to the Basketball Support Group who were pivotal in getting this organised and special mention to Anne McMahon and Ange Papacostas for organising the event.
Good luck to all the Terracians in Basketball, Rugby and Chess this week in their fixtures against Brisbane State High.
1st V Head Coach Report – Mr Matthew Hamilton-Smith
Round 1 Nudgee College
The 2017 1st V season got underway last weekend at Nudgee. We have put in a significant effort in the preseason and the boys were keen to get on the court. It was never going to be an easy task beginning the season on the road. This was made even more difficult as we were without three young men who were representing Queensland at the Under 16 Australian Junior Championships.
Terrace jumped out of the gate quickly and got off to an 8-0 advantage. This saw our guys relax and believe that the game was over. This lackadaisical attitude let Nudgee back into the contest and the rest of the first quarter was a tight affair with Terrace holding a two point advantage at quarter time. This was the story for the rest of the game as we saw our lead grow towards 20 points only to be whittled away during periods of poor concentration. The boys showed enough class to close the game out and start the season off with a win by a margin of 82-67. Top performers for Terrace were Tyrese Fepuleai who dominated the game to finish with a tally of 31 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Adam Baumann put in a captain’s knock by shooting 8 of 9 from the field to finish with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Special mention also to Johnson Eltima (19 points, 4 rebounds) and Geordan Papacostas (10 points and 10 rebounds). This was an inspiring performance by Geordan, who is only in Year 8, as he gave Nudgee a taste of things to come for the next five years!
We will need to be better this week as we face BSHS who are a much more experienced opponent however the boys are looking forward to our first home game of the year and will relish the opportunity to defend their home floor.