The Weekly Wrap



On Saturday, Terrace took on the Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in Round 4 of the GPS Cricket season, along with supplementary matches against Brisbane Grammar School and Brisbane Boys' College.  In a highly competitive round across the board Terrace teams were tested in a lot of the matches; however the ability of the Terrace players to take most of these matches down to the wire along with some outstanding individual performances proved the difference in many matches. In terms of results, Terrace won 15 out of 25 matches (including one tied match) verses ACGS, highlighted by a bonus point victory by the 1st XI. Overall the program won 54% of the matches played against both ACGS and supplementary schools, with a handful of games unfortunately called off due to the Friday night storm. We thank Churchie for their hospitality  and wish them all the best with the rest of the GPS Season.


This weekend sees Terrace take on local rivals Brisbane Grammar School in Round 5 of the GPS Cricket season at Tennyson and Northgate, with a handful of teams competing in supplementary matches. A great rivalry has been created between these two schools in recent years thanks to many tight matches being played across all grades, highlighted by a number of tight 1st XI matches such as the 2014 Terrace win on the final ball or the tied fixture in 2015. The program eagerly anticipates the matches on the weekend at both venues.  We ask that students continue to drive the high standard of uniform and arrival times at their matches. Students are always encouraged to play positive and proactive cricket and to compete in every ball of every match; regardless of the result if teams and players are buying into this approach then they are doing themselves and the college proud.


GT 8/201 (50 overs) defeated ACGS 10/140 (42 overs)

Round 4 of the 2018 GPS season saw Terrace travel to the picturesque Main Oval at Churchie looking to continue their good form following their first win of the season last weekend. Co-captain Will Kirk returned from injury as Terrace won the toss and elected to bat on a flat looking wicket, albeit with a good covering of grass to assist the seam bowlers early on. Nick McGill and new opening partner Riley Sela started well against the new ball; however the lush outfield provided no value for shots as the pair took the score along to 31 in the 12th over before a mix up saw McGill run out for 17 before Sela (15) edged behind next over. This brought Tom Pappalardo and James Hurst together; however the Churchie attack lifted their intensity and were rewarded with the wicket of Hurst (1) as Terrace slipped to 3/46 after 20 overs. Lachlan Marshall looked to wrestle the momentum back Terrace’s way and put on 40 with Pappalardo before being caught at mid off for 24. When Kirk followed in a similar fashion next ball, Churchie again had an opening with the score reading 5/87 after 29 overs. Pappalardo remained solid at the other end and passed 50 before Ryan Walker (14) was bowled, leaving Terrace still staring down the barrel at 6/120 with 10 overs remaining. Ed Backstrom joined Pappalardo and this proved the catalyst for a shift in momentum as the pair counter attacked against a tiring Churchie attack. Backstrom in particular hit the ball cleanly and his contribution of 23 off 23 balls was much needed alongside Pappalardo who finished 76 not out in a gutsy innings, which displayed plenty of courage and leadership. The pair ensured Terrace finished with 8/201 off their 50 overs, a score that seemed around par given the slow outfield. 

Terrace took to the field looking to capitalise on the momentum gained in the last 10 overs of the batting innings and they made the perfect start. A mix up between the Churchie openers second ball of the innings was punished as Backstrom hit the stumps direct from side on in an extraordinary piece of fielding. As the bowlers battled to find their rhythm it was in the field that Terrace were keeping themselves in the game as Walker came up with another excellent effort for a second run out to leave Churchie 2/28 after the opening 10 overs. The introduction of McGill (1/26 off 10) into the attack proved fruitful as he picked up a wicket in his second over followed up by another to Nick Morton next over. Walker (1/27 off 10) then picked up an LBW second ball of his spell as Churchie slipped into trouble at 5/40 after 18 overs. Terrace pushed hard for more wickets; however Jesse Sia (58) and Hugh Leeson-Smith (25) led a spirited revival for the hosts, taking the score all the way to 5/122 requiring 80 off 80 balls for victory. The reintroduction of Morton (4/28 off 9) proved critical as he picked up the wickets of both the set batters to swing the game back Terrace’s way. Sensing a victory Terrace lifted again as Backstrom (2/22 off 4) capped off his day with two strikes either side of another Morton wicket as Churchie incredibly lost 5/18 to seal a 61 run bonus point victory for the visitors. 

Another important victory for Terrace in a tough contest which saw the momentum swing multiple times throughout the day. The team will be satisfied with how they responded under pressure in the key moments throughout the game ahead of another crucial away trip to face Brisbane Grammar next Saturday. 

GPS Cricket | Round 4 Results

Representative Sport

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 direct 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 

• Football trial date 9 March – Open to all boys turning 12. Nominations close Monday 26 February.

Nth Independent Term 1 Sports 
  • Basketball trial date 13 March - Open to all boys turning 15 and 18. Nominations close Friday 19 March
  • Touch trial date 14 March - Nominations close 7 March
  • Hickey trial date 27 February - Nominations close 23 February
Direct nominations to Met. Nth Sports

• Under 15 AFL trial date 6 March – Open to all boys turning 15. Nominations close Friday 2 March.
• Under 15 and  Under 18 Rugby League trial date 13 March – Nominations close Monday 5 March. 

For Trial Notices relating to upcoming Term 1 Trials please contact

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After a successful regatta against Nudgee late last year when Year 8  won the Edmund Rice Cup, the boys looked to try and build on this performance against Brisbane Boys' College in the inaugural Challenge Cup Regatta.
Both schools were fairly evenly matched, with both schools winning a number of races throughout the morning. The day ended with BBC giving a resounding “three cheers for Gregory Terrace” at the post-regatta function as the boys enjoyed the spoils of a great morning on the water.
The boys now work towards the GPS 2018 Penultimate Regatta in two weeks’ time, where they will face a number of other GPS schools in their first outing on the Wyaralong Dam buoyed course in front of the entire senior shed. 


Some very promising results from new divisions. Comparing results week to week, if all crews can put in their best performance they have had in a morning race together that would give the program 106 points. This would almost seal the overall Old Boys’ Cup win if this occurred. This insight is quite promising as we now know on our best day we can actually piece it all together at the same time!
Congratulations to the Open 1st VIII who won the afternoon race to prove they are certainly serious contenders in 2018. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the famous 2008 O’Connor Cup win, which would be a special feat to the current boys representing the Red and Black.


With a number of great results on the weekend, it was hard to pick! But as it is a timely we move into the Junior Head of the River, this week’s Crew of the Week is the Year 9 2nd Quad (Ruari Burke, William Buckley, Edward Dowling, Joe Liddy, c: Charlie Lilwall). Please come to the sports office to claim your prize!

The final three weeks of the season sees each Wyaralong regatta only host one round of racing. Although it is a large effort to make it out there, there are a number of positives – namely a shorter regatta and time restraint as we move towards exams, a single race focus, as well as cooler and safer conditions for racing.
25 February (Junior Head of the River) – The focus point of the Year 9 season. This day will start with Year 10 racing through to Opens and will culminate with the Year 9 crews being the final races of the day. All boys are required back at the shed after the morning races. Although their season is now finished, all Year 9 boys must attend Head of the River.
3 March (2018 Penultimate Regatta) - The focus point of the Year 8 season. This day will start with Year 10 racing through to Opens and will culminate with the Year 8 crews being the final races of the day. All boys are required back at the shed after the morning races. Although their season is now finished, all Year 8 boys must attend Head of the River.
10 March (GPS Head of the River Championships) – The pinnacle of the GPS Regatta Season. All Year 10 – Open boys will compete for the Old Boys’ Cup (Total Points) as well as the Open 1st VIII Competing for the O’Connor Cup. With a BYE for Terrace in both Volleyball and Cricket that weekend, we are expecting big crowds of support. This group will join the support of the Year 8 and Year 9 rowers on the bank as they hope to watch history and aspire to be in these boats in the coming years.


There was plenty of excitement leading into the highly anticipated Round 4 against Churchie, traditionally a very tough opposition. There were mixed results throughout the draw, with many B/C/D teams coming out victorious. Edward Lee helped his 7A team continue their winning streak with a 2-0 win. The 8As found themselves in a third set decider, yet were successful in holding onto their undefeated status. Nick Lawrence was awarded MVP for his strong serving and aggressive hits at the net. The 9As found themselves in a challenging match, and went down 2-1 against a strong opposition; however Riley Tillotson was effective on the net and his improvement in serving did not go unnoticed. Despite strong performances from Archie Hanson (10A) and Louis Jorgenson (11A), the 10As and 11As went down in their first losses of the season.The 2nd VI once again were victorious in their three-set match with a standout performance from Max Keogh with his improved serve-receive and defence. The marathon 1st VI game was watched by the many Terrace supporters and despite the result, it was an incredible display of the volleyball skill we have in the Terrace Volleyball program. We are away again this weekend for Round 5 against Brisbane Grammar School, and this will be a very important round in our quest to keep our GPS premiership hopes alive.

BEN BELL – 1st VI Report

Terrace Volleyball 1st VI taking on ACGS 1st VI was one of the great GPS Volleyball games of recent times. Terrace fans outnumbered ACGS supporters in their own gym, resulting in a full stadium. A nervous start from Terrace was turned around after an early time-out. In control for much of the first set Terrace let ACGS back into the game around the 20 point mark. An arm wrestle for the set ensued with scores reaching the high 30s before Terrace finally won the battle. Terrace struggled with consistency in the second set, however, again was ahead on the score board until the 20 point mark. This time around Terrace wasn’t so fortunate and ACGS capitalised by taking the set. The third set, although close in score, was all Terrace. Leading 2-1 the Terrace 1st VI needed just one more set to close the match. A combination of exhaustion and ‘taking the foot off the gas’ resulted in a blow out fourth set loss. Terrace had chances to take the consequent fifth and final set; however after over two hours of volleyball, ACGS had the composure to take the set 15-13 and the match. 

While of course disappointment is felt, Terrace Volleyball can be very proud of the efforts of the 1st VI in this match. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank each and every Terrace supporter at the game on Saturday - your support is what made the game what it was. The season goes on and a determined 1st VI is looking forward to playing another important match this Saturday against BGS in the ‘Battle for Spring Hill’. See you there!