Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright
Tuesday’s Spirit Assembly presented to the College community the young men who have been selected in the respective squads for the Cricket 1st XI and the Volleyball 1st VI. Congratulations to all the boys who were presented. The Spirit assembly is just one form of recognition for the boys who have reached the pinnacle of their respective team sport and so are recognised as the flagship teams of their programs.
Special note to the following young men who were awarded the leadership positions
Co-Captains - Tom Pappalardo and Will Kirk
Captain - Connor Mauro
Vice-Captain - Oscar Dixon
Saturday 27 January Round 1 v BBC
It was a significant task to get almost 900 boys organised and sorted into respective Cricket and Volleyball teams from Years 5 through to 12 in a shortened week in preparation for Round 1 on Saturday, but the teams were ready to play and results across the board in both programs were very pleasing.
There are two ways to look at how results fare on a weekend of competition:
Program wise – and that is the overall performance of the teams running from Year 5 through to Year 12 and of course the performance of the flagship teams – the First Representative Teams – the best team in the school of that program.
Program wise both activities won more than their opposition and so we can say it was a successful day in that regard. For the two flagship teams there were mixed results.
The 1st XI Cricket team were sent in on a tough wicket and suffered early wicket losses, but very much to their credit, they fought back strongly to record a competitive total. In defence of this total the team remained competitive and were able to dismiss five of the opposition batsman before eventually being overhauled.
The 1st VI Volleyball team twice fought back to eventually win in five sets – a remarkable fighting performance.
For both flagship teams, regardless of their result, the most pleasing aspect was the manner in which both teams kept competing and never giving in until the end. Well done to both teams.
For the Rowing program the boys travelled to Wyaralong and again perhaps the most pleasing aspect was the fight that was shown by all the crews to compete right to the end. This was perhaps best personified by the performance of the 1st VIII Rowing who recorded a fantastic second place in their first race and third in the second race over 2000m.
This weekend the College will travel to Nudgee to compete against our arch rivals in Cricket and Volleyball. The Cricket 1st XI will play on Ross Oval and if boys are available it would be great to come over to the main oval and support the team. The Volleyball 1st VI will start at 1.15pm in the gymnasium.
Terrace will be hosting the Gregory Terrace regatta at Wyaralong on Saturday and the swimmers have their first swim on Friday afternoon at Nudgee College in the highly competitive meet, the Br Miller Shield.
A reminder that the best way to stay in touch with up to date information is the Terrace Sport Twitter account and the Terrace school App | Sport for greater details around organisation of the programs.
If you need to request information please email the respective staff in charge of the activities.
Pride of Program Day
This year boys in each activity will be asked to be present and support the flagship team of their respective sport. All boys who play are asked to stay – no exceptions. One Day / One Round is identified as the Pride of the Program Day.
Volleyball Round 3 v BSHS is the first sport and round where all boys who play Volleyball are expected to be present in the Campbell Centre in Academic dress to support the 1st VI.
The 250 boys that play are expected to be present to cheer on the flagship team of their sport.
Please plan and budget your time to be present – no excuses for not being there.
Cricket will support through a Pride of the Program day with the Round 5 clash with TSS. The boys are asked to be present for one hour during the game at Tennyson. The cricket uniform on this day will be acceptable.