The Weekly Wrap

The week in Term 1 Terrace Sport



Last weekend’s Round 1 of Cricket was a memorable day both on and off the field with all 47 teams and 584 students competing in matches, a huge effort for the first week of 2018. It was a particularly special occasion for our new Years 5 and 7 students who represented the College for the first time in any sport and did Terrace proud in their presentation and application on the day. In total Terrace won 19 of 31 matches played against BBC - an overall win percentage of 61%. In supplementary matches Terrace only won 6 of 14 matches. However, a lot of these matches were against a higher graded opposition, providing a great learning experience for those boys who played in these fixtures. Regardless of the results Terrace Cricketers are encouraged to play hard but fair, be gracious in victory and humble in defeat. The program is happy to report the spirit in which Terrace Cricket teams play was visibly evident across all age groups on Saturday on both the field and the sidelines and the students and wider cricket community must be congratulated for this.


A very competitive weekend awaits the entire Terrace Cricket Program with GPS matches versus traditional rivals Nudgee College and supplementary matches across the board. The program will be looking to continue the momentum that has been generated during the preseason and on the back of a strong start during Round 1. The coaching staff have been pleased with the efforts and enthusiasm during training sessions and are looking forward to seeing this continue over the coming weeks. Students are reminded of the commitment they have made to play Cricket for the term and the importance of following through by attending training, being available for matches on Saturday and wearing the College uniform with pride.


GT 10/109 (39.1 overs) def. by BBC 5/111 (36.1 overs)

Round 1 of the 2018 GPS season saw Terrace face premiership heavyweights BBC in a blockbuster clash on Internationals Oval. James Hurst (#772), Nick Morton (#773), Michael Pease (#774) and Cooper Simmonds (#775) made their debuts as BBC won the toss and elected to bowl on a bowler-friendly wicket at Tennyson. BBC’s pace trio of Matt Willans (3/8 off 8 overs), Kurt Neumann (3/16 off 7 overs) and James Ward(2/12 off 7 overs) had the ball moving consistently in both directions proving too tough to handle early on. Michael Pease (0), Nick McGill (1), Tom Pappalardo (2), James Hurst (2), Ryan Walker (0) and Riley Sela (1) all fell victim to what was a quality opening spell of bowling as Terrace fell to 6/24 after just 12 overs of play. Standing in BBC’s way was co-captain Will Kirk (42) who played an innings of the highest quality, filled with courage in the toughest of situations. He found willing support in Ed Backstrom (10) and Max Law (28) who showed bravery of their own, both players wearing blows on the body at various stages as Terrace scraped their way to 109. Certainly a below par score in modern GPS Cricket, but given the conditions and the position the team found themselves in early, it was a strong effort by the middle and lower order to give the bowlers a total to bowl at. With this wicket beginning to play more consistently in the afternoon sunshine it would take an extraordinary bowling and fielding performance from Terrace to run the game close and the team started fantastically. Nick Morton (1/15 off 10 overs) claiming an early wicket on debut followed by a great piece of fielding by Walker to create a runout from nothing. Kirk (1/10 off 3 overs) chipped in with an LBW and all of a sudden BBC were 3/30 from 17 overs and the game was hanging in the balance. Whilst Terrace continued to push hard for wickets, the BBC middle order pairing of Max Carlyon (40 not out) and Max Clayton (25) batted beautifully and took BBC to the brink of victory. Ryan Walker (1/44 off 9 overs) claimed a wicket and Cooper Simmonds (1/12 off 4 overs) chipped in with his maiden GPS scalp to make BBC work all the way to the finish, but in the end they claimed victory with the best part of 14 overs remaining. On the scoreboard this looked to be a heavy defeat for Terrace, but for those who attended the game they understood this was anything but a demoralising defeat. There are plenty of positives to take forward into the rest of the season, the fight shown in particular by the middle and lower order and the way the team made BBC work right until the end even with a below par total will serve as an inspiration for the coming games as Terrace look to bounce back next Saturday against Nudgee.


Saturday was the opening of the 2018 GPS Rowing Season with BBC hosting a very sunny Wyaralong regatta.

Many schools did not have the full complement of boats due to sickness and injury, Terrace included. For those that did attend, right from the Karrameer’s Call at the start of the morning, a clear drive was evident amongst the boys to start the season on the front foot.

Best Performances

The day started strongly with the Year 10 3rd Quad (Daly, Campbell-Perry, Nasser, Daly, Godbold) crossing the line first. The highlight of the morning must go to the Open 1st VIII (Rex, Gillard, Sullivan, Farquhar, Langley, Crowe, McGrath, Watt, Pham Van Khanh) who showed their true colours to come within a whisker of the maiden win of the season. Catch the finish of the great Open 1st VIII Race - Watch this space for more footage week to week!

Special mention must go to the other two flagship boats (Open 2nd VIII and Year 11 1st VIII) who both placed third in their competitive divisions.

Other great results throughout the day:

First Place

  • Year 10 2nd Quad

Second Place

  • Year 9 8th Quad
  • Year 9 2nd Quad
  • Year 10 4th Quad

Third Place

  • Year 9 6th Quad
  • Year 9 3rd Quad
  • Open 3rd VIII
  • Year 10 5th Quad

Please see Results and Old Boys Cup Projections.

Representative Sport

Representative School Sport Term 1

Terrace students are eligible to trial for selection into District and Met Nth Regional representative teams in many sports. Our primary students nominate via City Dist. and our secondary students via Nth Independent or in some cases Met Nth 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 1 Sports are:

  • Basketball trial date 14 February - Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Monday 5 February.
  • AFL trial date 23 February - Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Monday 12 February.
  • Hockey trial date 23 February - Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Monday 12 February.
  • Rugby League trial date 2 March - Open to all boys turning 11 or 12. Nominations close Monday 19 February.
  • Football trial date 9 March - Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Monday 26 February.

Nth Independent Term 1 Sports are:

  • Volleyball trial date 6 February - Open to all boys turning 15 and 18. Nominations close Friday 2 February.
  • Basketball trial date 13 March - Open to all boys turning 15 and 18. Nominations close Friday 19 March.
  • U15 Football trial date TBC - Nominations close TBC.
  • U18 Football trial date TBC - Nominations close TBC.
  • Touch trial date TBC - Nominations close TBC.
  • Hockey trial date TBC - Nominations close TBC.

Direct nominations to Met. Nth Sports are:

  • Baseball trial date 13 February - Open to all boys turning 18. Nominations close Monday 5 February.
  • Tennis trial date 14 February - Open to all boys turning 18. Nominations close Monday 5 February.
  • Swimming trial date 21 February - Open to all boys turning 18. Nominations close Wednesday 14 February.
  • U15 AFL trial date 6 March - Open to all boys turning 15. Nominations close Friday 2 March.
  • U15 and U18 Rugby League trial date 13 March - Nominations close Monday 5 March.

      For Trial Notices relating to upcoming Term 1 Trials please contact:


      Head Coach – Ms Kaitlin Sullivan

      A fantastic start to the GPS Volleyball season over the weekend, with excellent volleyball played throughout all divisions in our first round against BBC. Whilst there were some mixed results across our B-E teams, the 8A, 9A, 10A, 11A, 3rd VI, 2nd VI and 1st VI posted some very close and well fought wins. Some standout performances of the day include Luca Gassman in the 8As settling into his new role as setter very well, and Joachim McMahon continuing to be a strong attacking force in the 9As. Liam Keates-Ryley helped the 10As come back from one set down to win the game with his dominant hitting and serving, and Zachary Hyams’s consistent serve receive and defence he helped the 11As win 2-0. The 1st VI won in a close 3-2 game, with Angus Burton and Pat Millard’s incredible attacking through the middle a key factor. All teams return to training this week with new focus areas as we look towards an important Round 2 against Nudgee College.

      1st VI Report – Mr Ben Bell

      After a long preseason the Terrace Volleyball 1st VI commenced the pursuit of the 2018 GPS Volleyball Premiership with a tough match against Brisbane Boys' College. The early part of the match was plagued by unforced errors by Terrace, allowing the consistent BBC line-up to take the first set. This was the theme of the entire match with Terrace struggling to put together quality actions. The score line of 1-2 down provided the catalyst needed to find the level we could not attain in previous sets. Terrace went on to win the fourth set and comfortably win the fifth.

      Middle players Angus Burton and Patrick Millard provided stability in an otherwise at times fragile team and thus were stand-out players. An important week of training has already begun, with many lessons learned from Saturday’s match. A refocused and determined team looks forward to facing Nudgee away this weekend.