Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright
Saturday Results v Nudgee College
Unfortunately, the Cricket program was heavily affected by the constant rain on Saturday with the clear majority of fixtures washed out either before starting or mid game. The 1st XI had started their game strongly, taking vital wickets to have NC on the back foot at eight wickets down for 92 runs before rain intervened and the game was abandoned. The boys were disappointed to not be able to carry on, however the determination shown highlighted to all that witnessed their efforts, that the team was back on track. Bring on Round 3 v BSHS at Tennyson.
The Volleyball program had a fantastic day, winning 14 of their 16 fixtures against NC, with the 1st XI dominating their opponents in a strong 3-0 victory. The day highlighted the great work that has been going on behind the scenes in coaching the boys. Congratulations to the 1st VI for such a dominant display, resulting in two wins from as many games.
In Swimming, the Terrace program travelled to NC on Friday evening to take part in the Br Miller Swimming Shield – an annual event with our brothers from NC. There were some promising results from the boys who swam very well across the board in cold and wet conditions in their first hit out of the 2018 GPS season. GPS Championships are not that far off so keep training strongly.
In Rowing, the Terrace Rowing program had a very good day with strong placings and victories across many crews. Numerous crews through the year levels recorded placings with perhaps the stand out performances being the two victories recorded by the Year 10 1st Quad and the powerful and very impressive victory by the Open 1st VIII. Hard work and commitment is paying off for many of these boys.
As with Swimming, the Rowing program will demand the performance of the boy’s lifetime under pressure at the championships. There will be no second chances come championship day.
GPS Swimming Championships – Chandler, Friday 2 March
GPS Rowing Championships – Wyaralong, Saturday 10 March
Pride of Program Day “You Play – You Stay”
On College assembly all boys were told of the initiative to support our flagship teams with “Pride of Program” day – in short “You Play – You stay”
It is important to support all boys but especially the flagship teams of the programs. Every boy involved in their respective activities will be asked for one weekend of the term to attend and cheer on the Red and Black in great numbers. This Saturday, boys who play Volleyball are asked to ensure they are present in the Campbell Centre for the 1st VI fixture v BSHS at 11.15am.
Boys will be provided with a free sausage sizzle and drink. The boys' attendance is not optional and is not too great an ask to support for one day. Dr Carroll has asked all boys at the Campbell Centre be dressed in school uniform.
Make a day of it and stay and represent the best of Terrace.
In Cricket, the Pride of the Program day takes on a different aspect due to the length of the fixture – the 1st XI v BSHS. Boys are asked to present to Internationals oval and support the best cricketers in the school and stay for an hour. Cricket whites are acceptable.
Saturday 10 February v B.S.H.S.
As previously communicated this fixture represents the Pride of Program day, and boys are expected to support the Cricket 1st XI and the Volleyball 1st VI. The Rowing program again head to Wyaralong for the NC regatta this Saturday and the Swimming program complete their College Swimming Championships at Centenary Pool on Saturday evening.
The start of the Swimming Championships will be held in the morning session on the Friday prior to the College Inter-House Swimming Carnival.
Many thanks to the tireless support that the parent community provide in our sporting activities, with perhaps the weekend showing off two fine examples of parents going above and beyond the normal call of duty. In Cricket, the Cricket Support Group provided the substantial logistics behind the Cricket launch, held at Tennyson on Saturday evening. On Saturday the Rowing Support Group provided the enormous assistance needed to stage the Gregory Terrace regatta.
To both parent bodies the College is very thankful for your assistance in running both of these events, which were thoroughly enjoyed by numerous members of the greater Terrace community and also in fellow GPS sporting communities.