Director of Sport | Mr Tony McGahan

For all Cricket, Rowing, Swimming and Volleyball parents, it is hard to believe we are back to pre-season training already. We hope those boys looking to improve their Term 1 performances this year have a great pre-season and set themselves up for the Term 1 2022 competition.

Terrace Sport continued over the holidays, with the 1st XI Cricket, 1st VIII Rowing and 1st VI Volleyball programs making a start on their training programs. With an emphasis on standards, expectations, identity, and style of play, these training days are important so pre-season can be smooth and have a clear focus in Term 4.

Track and Field

This Friday is the College Inter-House Track and Field Carnival at Tennyson. While this carnival is a participation-based event, the opportunity to be spotted by our Track and Field staff is still available for the GPS Track and Field Championship, scheduled for next Tuesday - Week 2 at QSAC.

A big thanks to Track and Field Coordinator Mr Anthony Hayward and Head Coach Mr Werner Botha for their tireless work with our squad in Term 3. There were many early mornings and training at Queensland University over the holidays. We wish the coaches and team led by Captain Griffin Kelly and Vice Captain Oliver Casey-Ryan all the best for next Tuesday.

Whatever the outcome, our boys can be proud of the effort they have put into their training over the last 11 weeks. Their commitment to this Track and Field season was evident with their outstanding attendance at training over the holidays, with up to 50 boys training each day. Thank you to all these boys for making an effort to attend, and thank you to your parents for taking the time to drive you each day.

Two incredibly noteworthy achievements occurred over the holidays.

  1. Saturday 18 September - Meet 1 of the Queensland Athletics Road to ‘32 Series, held at QSAC (SAF), Track and Field Captain Griffin Kelly broke Stuart Bowden’s 1997 1500m College record with a time of 3:50.15. He broke Stuart’s long-standing record by an incredible margin of 6.84 seconds.
  2. Saturday 25 September – Meet 3 of the Queensland Athletics Road to ‘32 Series, held at the University of Queensland Athletics Centre, Lachlan Kennedy broke Anthony Ryan’s 1986 100m College Record with a time of 10.51 seconds. He broke Anthony’s long-standing record by 0.17 seconds.

Breaking these long-held records is a testament to the calibre of athletes that these fabulous young men are. Congratulations Griffin and Lachlan!


The four-day Champion Basketball School of Queensland (CBSQ) 2021 competition was held for the first time at the Gold Coast Sport and Leisure Centre. This 16-court venue played host to 124 schools across seven divisions. Terrace competed in the championship division and was keen to better the 2020 fourth-place finish. They entered the tournament on the back of some inconsistent form in the GPS competition and a less than ideal preparation with several key players carrying injuries and a busy schedule of school events.

Terrace claimed their first-ever Bronze Medal at the competition, cruising to a 19-point win against St James College and closing out what will be remembered as a successful campaign. The resurgence and return to form were led by the starting five: Geordan Papacostas, Dominic Hayes, Samuel Schmidt, Nazar Angallo and Tama Tuhi. Playing long minutes in most games and with fatigue and injury increasing throughout the tournament, the starting group led the squad and stepped up when it mattered most during the finals. The starting five’s contribution was immense, but the result was also down to the role of all players in the team, Phoenix Trego, Hunter Trego, Justin Sullivan, Jacob Shaw, Cooper Marshall, Jack McCabe and Mackenzie Rabbitt.

The tight nature of this group was also strengthened by the non-playing members who stayed in camp all week and supported the team in many off-court roles. It was a justifiable finish to a tough season for the group. However, the Senior members of the team were on the court together for the final siren to close out their time as part of the Terrace Basketball program, leaving their legacy as winners in the final fixture. We thank the coaching staff, Mr Matthew-Hamilton Smith, Mr Rodger Smith, Mr Andrew Latimer and Mr Pat McInerney for their assistance, time, effort and care over the weekend and the entire season.


Congratulations to 1st XV members Xavier Grambower and PJ Su’a on their selection in the Queensland Under 16 Maroon and White sides. The teams have been selected based on performances at school and club rugby. The Queensland Red team played the Queensland White team during the holidays.

Congratulations to Kiyan Gunewardene for his selection in the Brisbane White Under 15 team for the Emerging Reds Cup. Teams from South-East Queensland, Central Queensland and Brisbane recently competed during the September school holidays.

Congratulations to all boys who participated in the recent QJRU State Championships in Toowoomba. Well done to Isaac McAuliffe (Under 16) and Rohan Clancy (Under 13), who have been selected to represent Brisbane City.

Attendance at Training

I would ask that all boys commit to their attendance at training during the week and present ready for their games/lead up meets, home or away. Representing the College is something to be valued. Being a team member who can be depended on entails sacrifice and commitment, no matter the level or activity. Communication for absence at training or games is important for coaches and directors to finalise teams each week.


Please be aware that all Directors, Coordinators and coaches have been asked to monitor training and playing uniform. We want to ensure that we represent the College and ourselves, both on and off the field, with the highest standards.


To remain up to date, please download the College App and select to receive notifications for your son/s' chosen activities. You will find updates, training and playing schedules, team lists, game/meet locations, and further information under the individual sport.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge all Year 12 boys who took part in Term 3 sport and thank them for their efforts playing their respective sports at Terrace. These young men have represented the College well, some since 2014. The Terrace Family is very proud of you, and in your final year, we want to thank you for pulling on the red and black for the final time.

Have a great Term 4 in Terrace Sport.