Sporting teams from GCC have been busy in recent weeks with competitive matches across Volleyball, AFL, Netball and Soccer. We are proud of our Senior Boys Soccer team who will compete in the SCISSA Grand Final this Wednesday 21 March. The GCC Volleyball teams are also turning heads across the coast. Seven out of our nine Volleyball teams currently sit at the top of their competition ladders and as the SCISSA competition draws to an end, they have all but assured themselves a place in the Grand Finals taking place at Nambour Christian College in Week 10. Over the last few weeks, our AFL teams were competitive in all of their games. Our players were hard at the ball, tackled hard and were able to hit targets with their developing skills. Currently, our Senior Volleyball teams are involved in the Trish Buckley tournament held at Caloundra Indoor Stadium on Friday nights. This Friday 23 March the Year 10 girls and boys teams will be playing in Finals against secondary independent and state schools across the Sunshine Coast.
Damian Tomokino – Rugby League
Congratulations to Damian Tomokino. Damian is a front and second row Rugby League player for the Beerwah Bulldogs. Recently he has successfully represented GCC as he tried out for the Independent Secondary Schools team and was then selected to continue on at the next level at the Regional Trials. Damian has now been selected to trial at the upcoming Queensland State Trial to be held in May. We wish him all the best and an injury free season as he continues to represent our school at such a high level.
Friday Middle School Sport
This is an inclusive program that ensures all Middle School students are engaged in a physical activity for the duration of the term. Term 1 has been a wet one for Friday sports and recreational activities, however, luckily this has not stopped the program from going ahead. The inclusion of indoor sports such as Volleyball, Netball, Gym and Table Tennis as well as activities such as Aqua Fun Park, Cable Skiing, Beach Activities, Surfing and Mountain Biking has ensured our students have had an enjoyable time despite the wet weather.
Our SCISSA Volleyball teams have been fantastic this term, winning the majority of their games each week. This week is the final week of competition before the top two in each division play off in a Grand Final. With one round to go,Year 10 Girls and Boys have finished on top, and are sure to play off for the flag in Week 10. Year 9 Boys and the Year 7 GCC 2 team will also play off as will the Year 9 and 7 girls. The Year 8 girls are currently equal 2nd alongside St Andrews and in fact, play St Andrews this week. The winner of this game will be up against Good Shepherd Lutheran College in the Grand Final next week.
Year 7 Boys B1 Lost to Suncoast Christian College 0-2. Best Christian Lucas.
Year 7 Girls Defeated St Andrews 2-0. Best Olivia McKenzie.
Year 8 Boys Defeated Pacific Lutheran College 2-0. Best Daemon Cruise.
Year 8 Girls Defeated Immanuel Lutheran College 2-0. Best Sophie Booth.
Year 9 Boys Lost to Matthew Flinders 1-2. Best Riley McMillan.
Year 9 Girls Defeated Matthew Flinders by Forfeit.
Year 10 Girls Defeated Matthew Flinders 2-0. Best Nicole Theunissen.
Year 7 Boys B1 Defeated Good Shepherd Lutheran College 2-0. Best Joshua McKellar.
Year 7 Boys B2 Defeated Suncoast Christian College 2-0. Best Bryce Sambrook.
Year 7 Girls Defeated Suncoast Christian College 2-0. Best Nicole Morris.
Year 8 Boys Lost to Suncoast Christian College 0-2. Best Liam Hallink.
Year 8 Girls Defeated Suncoast Christian College 2-0. Best Olivia Ellis.
Year 9 Boys Defeated Suncoast Christian College 2-0. Best Riley McMillan.
Year 9 Girls Defeated Suncoast Christian College 2-1. Best Tiana Sambrook.
Year 10 Boys Defeated Good Shepherd Lutheran College 2-0. Best Aiden McKellar.
Year 10 Girls Defeated Suncoast Christian College 2-0. Best Sophie Trevan.
Trish Buckley Senior Volleyball Competition
Trish Buckley Volleyball is a Sunshine Coast regional competition involving both state and independent Secondary schools. This competition has been running for the last two Fridays and will culminate with Finals this Friday 23 March at Caloundra Indoor Stadium.
GCC Defeated Mountain Creek State High School 2-0.
GCC Lost to Caloundra State High School 0-2.
GCC Defeated Burnside State High School 2-0.
GCC Defeated Nambour Christian College 2-0.
GCC Draw with Caloundra State High School.
GCC Draw with Caloundra State High School.
GCC Defeated Burnside State High School 2-0.
SCISSA Senior Boys Football (Soccer) – ‘UPCOMING GRAND FINAL IN WEEK 9 Vs PLC’
GCC were short on players for their game Vs Matthew Flinders Anglican College. The nine boys that played showed a lot of guts and courage in very wet and slippery conditions. With the game tied up until the last two minutes, it was unfortunate that this ended up being this team’s first loss for the term.
Unfortunately, in Week 8 the game Vs Pacific Lutheran College was cancelled due to the rain and field closures this has been a common theme this term with several weeks negatively affected by wet weather. The positive side to this though is that Week 8 is the last week for regular games before the Grand Final. Pacific Lutheran College and Glasshouse Christian College have finished top two on the ladder and will play off in the Grand Final on Wednesday 21 March. The game will be held at Maroochydore Soccer Fields at 5pm. A bus for the team will depart at 3pm from GCC and will return to school at approximately 6:30pm.
Sunshine Coast Netball Competition
Round 1 of the Sunshine Coast Netball competition started on Monday 5 March. GCC have entered three teams in this competition and our girls put in some fantastic efforts in their first games.
The Junior team, “GCC Falcons” delivered a convincing victory over Sienna 18-3. Player of the match was Laura Coumi.
The Intermediate team “GCC Hawks” had a tough encounter with St Johns. They never gave up although losing 3-23. Player of the match was Chelsea Johnson.
The Senior Girls team “GCC Eagles” played against St Teresa’s in what was a fairly close game. They eventually lost 18-31 but showed a lot of positive signs for the future. Player of the match was Eloise Grigor.
Glasshouse Eagles defeated by NSC Thunder 33-4. Player of the match Brooke Hughes.
Glasshouse Hawks defeated by Chancellor College 44-14. Player of the match Chelsea Johnson.
Glasshouse Falcons Defeated Pacific Lutheran College 15-5 to 12. Player of the match Kiara Sauer.
Sunshine Coast Schools AFL Competition
Intermediate Girls Team
GCC girls demonstrated some fighting spirit and hardness at the ball in wet conditions this week. After finding their feet early with a win over Immanuel Lutheran College they were ready to face off against eventual competition champions, Maroochydore State High School. After losing ground in the first few minutes our girls followed the examples of Tiana Sambrook and the Breen sisters to tackle their way back into the game. At half time spirits were high as GCC drew level on the scoreboard and looked in danger of causing a major upset. Eventually the supreme skill level of the Maroochydore team consisting of six Qld State players shone through, and their accuracy in front of goal allowed them to edge out the tenacious GCC team.
In the last game, our girls put in a dominating display against Sunshine Coast Grammar to keep them scoreless allowing GCC to run away with a convincing victory.
GCC 3.2.20 Defeated Immanuel Lutheran College 2.0.12. Goals Isabelle Holley 1, Chelsea Breen 1 and Chelsea Johnson 1.
GCC 2.0.12 Lost to Maroochydore State High School 4.2.26. Goals Georgia Breen 1, Amity Roser 1.
GCC 1.7.13 Defeated Sunshine Coast Grammar 0.0.0. Goals Tiana Sambrook 1.
Intermediate Boys Team
Boys competed in very slippery and wet conditions in the State Wide AFL Schools Cup. We played very well, but at times, we were just out muscled. Most of the boys play other sports, but every game we are competitive. With things going our way, we could have won at least two of these games.
Losses to Sunshine Coast Grammar, Immanuel Lutheran College, St Andrews Anglican College.
Draw with Matthew Flinders Anglican College.
Best Players for the day: Riley McMillan, Noah Moss, Daemon Cruise, Cooper Ward
Senior Girls Team
The Year 10-12 Girls had their annual AFL Gala Day in Week 8. For a bit of perspective, we only had one Year 12 competing – Keeley Thomas (captain). We made up numbers with six Year 8/9 girls. These losses against larger schools, larger and older girls are incredible. Each game we had a chance to score, but just got outmuscled in crucial moments. Hard to pick best players, but these girls were very consistent and performed well in all four games. Keeley Thomas; Georgia Chapman; Steffini Twidale; Willow Hildreth.
v Siena. lost 15-0 (Siena were eventual champions).
v Maroochydore High lost 23-6.
v Mountain Creek High lost 21-6.
v Immanuel won 20-0.
Matthew Beattie, Head of Sport and HPE