The Weekly Wrap
Round 9 acted as the final round of the GPS Basketball season for 2021. The program encountered a challenging round against The Southport School (TSS) and some difficult games against the higher division BBC, BGS and BSHS teams in the supplementary draw.
In a strong on-court display, the program won 18 of the 29 games (62%) played between Terrace and TSS, a strong showing given the strength and depth of the TSS program. The A and B program completed their impressive season, winning most fixtures, while the Years 7, 9 and 10 age groups all had clean sweep victories over TSS in their respective age groups. Outside of this, there were some impressive results, highlighted by a 44-point win in the 7Ds, a 48-point win by the 10Ds and some tense one-point victories from the 9E, 10F and 11E teams.
These results once again exemplify the development and improvement of players as they progress through the program, following the carefully constructed coaching curriculum.
On Saturday, the Senior students played their last game in the Red and Black. It is important that we recognise and thank all the Year 12 students for their support and resilience, playing the sport into their Senior year. We hope they have enjoyed their time in the program and look forward to their continued involvement and interest in Terrace Basketball as Old Boys.
The 1st V clash was a great display of GPS Basketball, matching the high quality of Basketball seen all season. The undefeated TSS team played with confidence and poise to claim an early lead and hold onto it despite a late challenge in the fourth quarter from Terrace.
The entire 1st V squad can walk away from the season proud that they represented the College with distinction, exuding plenty of passion and effort in each round. The way this group has worked and played on the court has gained the respect of the Basketball community, and the Terrace program is incredibly proud of this group of young men.
As the season draws to a close, we thank all players for their commitment, dedication and passion for Terrace Basketball and the broader community for their ongoing support of Basketball at the College.
Tennyson was at its very best last Saturday as we hosted The Southport School in the final round of the GPS Competition. The weekend also marked the annual Timor Friendship Day with our 1st XV wearing their special Timor jersey. This year’s Br Dan Courtney Trophy for the best Under 15A player was awarded to James Merrett. The weekend was also an opportunity to welcome back our Old Boys as part of our Back to Tennyson Day celebrations.
Congratulations must go to all players, coaches and referees for their exceptional contribution to the season just passed. The level of teamwork, sportsmanship, courage and commitment shown by all has been outstanding, culminating in one of the best Tennyson days of the season. A special thanks to everyone who made our last home day a success.
I would like to acknowledge all Open Rugby players and thank them for their efforts over the years playing Rugby at Terrace. These young men have played Rugby at Terrace, some since 2014.
A special thanks to our Sports Office staff, Mr Tony McGahan and our age group coordinators Mr Blair Copelin, Mr Brendan McGrath, Mr Mitch Edwards, and Mr Andrew Stormonth who managed to juggle team lists to ensure we had enough boys to fulfil our commitments to the GPS and supplementary draw.
Terrace Rugby is very fortunate to have a committed group of Sports Office staff, teaching staff, parents, and Old Boys.
Special thanks to the following:
- Terrace Rugby Support Group (RSG) led by Anthony Kirk and Lee Bodimeade.
- Michael Fallon from the RSG and Hayley McBrien and Nicole Hoffman from the TLG, along with all parents who assisted in the BBQ and the Canteen on game day.
- Paul Curtain and Cathy Stacey for their efforts with the Back the Red & Black sponsorship program.
- Rosanna Ferguson, Lawrence Scott, Loren Serafin-Huey and Zoe Morgan for their efforts with the Match Day program.
- Megan Clifford and Cassandra Bridges for their efforts with the merchandise tent.
- Dr Ben Forster, his team of parent doctors and twelve9teen physiotherapy ensured all boys were in safe hands at home away from home games.
- Our Terrace referees who quietly go about their jobs.
- We have several long-serving Rugby Support Group parents whose sons are graduating this year, who have dedicated countless hours to the program over the years. Thank you all, including Dr Ben Forster, Dr Patrick Weinrauch, Steve Grant, Andrew Dowling, Anthony Kirk and Megan Condon.
- Thirty-three teams playing rugby at Terrace, with over 630 boys participating in the program.
- Three outstanding days at Tennyson.
- Thanks to the following boys for their commitment to our schoolboy-based referee program HardyBryant, Lachlan Hilleary, Oscar Holt, Isaac McAuliffe, and Luke Murphy.
- Special mention must go to our Under 12D coaches Declan Cassidy and Will Lawson, who are Year 12 students.
- Undefeated teams - 5th XV, 14A, 13C, 12A, 12C, 12D
Year 12 Rugby cufflinks
Each year the Rugby Support Group kindly gift our Year 12 Rugby players a set of cufflinks as a thank you for their efforts over the years playing Rugby at Terrace. The boys received their 2021 Rugby cufflinks as part of Sunday’s lunch. Please have your son see Mr Tyron Mandrusiak in the Sports Office to collect a set if he didn’t receive them.