Captains' Corner | Vice Captain, Zach Boland
Incredibly we are half way through Term 1.
The term has rushed by. Already we are up to Week 5, ‘The Wobbly Week’ as Mrs Quinn calls it. So much has already happened and there is so much to look forward to. Last weekend was the Terrace vs Churchie round, which had the title of “The Premiership Round” for our 1st VI Volleyball team, having the opportunity to play the undefeated Churchie; and the 1st XI Cricket team having the opportunity to play an equally strong Churchie outfit. As well, our 1st VIII Rowers had another occasion to fancy their chances of another first place at a regatta.
Even though our Volleyballers put up an amazing effort, we fell just short in the fifth set. This incredible game lasted three hours and the entire time the GT army were in full voice. We were loud and passionate, so loud in fact that our batting phenomenon Tom Papalardo playing on the Churchie cricket oval said, “I could hear the Terrace war cry from where we were. It gave me goosebumps”. The support drifting down to the cricket oval possibly assisted our 1st XI who outplayed their Churchie opponents for a strong win. To cap off an amazing weekend of sport the 1st VIII pulled off a fantastic first and second placings in their races.
Well done to everyone who pulled on the red and black on the weekend. And to those who stayed late or came early to support other games - well done to you too. The Terrace spirit is truly thriving. There will be more main events where we can display the Terrace spirit with pride – The Head of the River and the GPS Swimming Championships.
As we know, there is more to Terrace life than sport. Being Week 5, it is important that we don't in fact get the ‘wobbles’. We need to keep our heads down, phones away and stay on track with our studies. Routines should be entrenched for completing assignments and studying for the exams which are just three weeks away.