The Weekly Wrap

Rowing Wrap


A reminder that this weekend is the annual Boat Christening community event, this is open to all parents (Commencing at 8.30am). Boys in the 2018 Year 10 – Open groups are required to attend in grey school uniform. All 2018 Year 8 and 9 boys will have regular training as scheduled.


Over the weekend, the red and black of Terrace oars flashed down the Tennyson reach during the first competition of the season.

The Churchie / BBC / Terrace Head Race was a great spectacle, with parents lining the banks at the various vantage points to watch the action.

Overall, Terrace had a promising regatta and finished second, only 3 points behind Churchie who very narrowly missed out on the Old Boys’ Cup GPS Premiership last season.

The next Head Race will be against GPS Premiers Nudgee and Spring Hill rivals Grammar on November 11 (DRAFT Draw Attached). The Open 1st VIII race will be live again on Twitter, so watch this space!


We are pleased to announce that Mr Tom Barker has been appointed as our 1st XV Head Coach for season 2018. He will work closely with the Terrace Director of Rugby, Mr Tyron Mandrusiak and will continue to ensure the consistency of skill execution, terminology and performance leading to a whole school approach and an exciting new era for Terrace Rugby.

I look forward to the opportunity to play a significant role in developing the obvious talent and enthusiasm of the young rugby playing men of Terrace.

The following is a brief overview to Tom’s coaching and playing background.

Mr Tom Barker is an experienced career rugby coach with coaching roles and success in Australian Rugby at National, Super Rugby, Queensland Representative, Club and Schoolboy levels. Highlights in Tom’s career include the following.

  • Rugby Coordinator / Assistant Coach - ACT Brumbies, 2001 Super 12 Champions
  • Assistant Coach Australian Under 21
  • Selector/Manager Australian 7s
  • Technical Director / Coach - NEC Rugby, 2002 All Japan Champions
  • USA Club (Bats) and Stanford University Rugby Coach
  • Six GPS Premierships (Nudgee College and ACGS). Two Premier Grade Premierships (Souths Rugby Club)
  • Gregory Terrace A/B Head Coach Performance teams.

Tom's playing career included representing the Wallabies on tour in New Zealand, the Queensland Reds, Australian 7s, and as well as playing for Queensland Under 19, Under 21 and Schoolboy teams.