The Weekly Wrap
Firstly, a big thank you to all the families who have travelled away the past two weekends and have met challenges with venues being split and fields being difficult to locate at times.
This weekend, we head home to Tennyson for our first home game of the GPS season against Nudgee College.
It has been a wonderful start to the GPS Football season with so many committed young boys giving 100 percent on the field for our great school! Last weekend, we had 17 wins, 16 losses and three draws across the program. Pleasingly, we also displayed some fantastic football across the day. It has been very rewarding to see so many young Terrace Gentlemen enjoying themselves over the past two weekends. We look forward to creating many more great moments and memories when we host Nudgee on Saturday.
Please remember, we have our Season Launch at 5pm after the 1st XI game. Book your place now via our website.
Mr Mitchell Edwards
Director of Football
1st XI report
After taking a three goal lead on the weekend, we conceded just before half time. After the break, BBC, with the sniff of blood, really threw everything at us. We still created some good opportunities, and there is a lot to be learned from the experience in terms of game management, as a group and individually.
Chris Morseray worked hard up front and Solomon Weldemariam was effervescent in midfield. Aymeric Morgan made two outstanding saves in the first half as well, at crucial times of the game.
It is easy to say we threw two points away, but the positive is that we gained one valuable point away from home against a team that has recruited well since last season. Despite that, the boys were disappointed with themselves after the game and this will help create the right mindset for our first home match against our traditional rivals, Nudgee College.
Mr John Kosmina
The second GPS Gymnastics lead up meet occurred over the weekend with The Southport School hosting Brisbane Boys’ College, and it was another excellent day for our gymnasts.
Terrace gymnasts showcased their ability to learn and adapt quickly on every apparatus since they joined the BBC program in Term 1.
Special mention goes to Michael Carr (Year 11) for passing level 7 and leading the way for GTS Division 1 and Zachary Yoong (Year 6) for scoring a Personal Best for Division 3.
Special thanks to Mr Josh Chambers – Head Coach, who is guiding and preparing our boys for the upcoming GPS Gymnastics Championships.
GPS Gymnastics Championships – Saturday 8 June 2019.
Rugby Australia’s front row passport
Last week our 1st XV, 2nd XV and 16A/B front rowers, along with our specialist front row coaches, attended the Rugby Australia “Front Row Passport” coaching program. All nine GPS schools were present, along with RA and QRU coaching staff. The new curriculum in this RA pilot program will focus on the 1st XV, 2nd XV and 16A/Bs in 2019. However, elements of the program will be delivered across our underage teams by our specialist scrum coaches.
Congratulations to the following boys who represented Metropolitan North at the recent Under 18 State Carnival: Emerson Treasure, Angus Dillman, Ezekiel Amituanai, Xavier Boyle, Jack Leis, Pat Elekana, Devin Pule'anga, Quinn Siolo and Henry Davis. Emerson Treasure, Angus Dillman, Ezekiel Amituanai, Xavier Boyle and Pat Elekana were rewarded with selection in the Queensland Schoolboy 1 and 2 teams for their outstanding performances.
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The results from the round vs Brisbane Boys College were as expected. BBC sets the standard in terms of playing across all age groups in GPS Tennis. Terrace fought hard and the quality of tennis played by both schools was a great reflection of the health of the game throughout Australia. Terrace were successful in many matches in the Years 5 and 6 teams, which sets the program up well for the future. In the secondary teams, it was more of a struggle, highlighted by fantastic performances in the Year 8s, with wins in the 8A, 8B, 8C and a one game loss to the 8D team.
After a successful start to the season against TGS, our boys came up against a very strong BBC 1st IV team in Round 2. The day started off with the four singles matches. Our boys all did well early, staying close and applying good pressure to the BBC boys. Bryce Robinson won at Number 1 and the other three boys all lost their matches; Dominic Anderson and Charlie Van Balen in straight sets and Sean Pacey in a tough three set battle. This put us down 3 -1 after the singles. Our doubles again became a very tight affair, however we just couldn’t convert on those few clutch points throughout each of the matches. Bryce and Dominic went down in three sets while Sean and Charlie were defeated in a close straight sets match.
Please see here for Round 2 Results