Secondary Sports Wrap – Term 2 Weeks 1 & 2

SC Netball competition

Round 7 – GCC defeated Mountain Creek 20-11

The Falcons won against Creekers with the score being 20-11. The Falcons played a strong game with both the attack and defence working well together as a team. The MVP of the match was Eleanor as she was a great defender and partnered well with Adelie in the circle.
Ebony King

Round 7 GCC defeated Sienna 19-16

A fantastic game was played by the Hawks this week with them maintaining their undefeated run! The girls played a strong game showing sensational team work, and defeated Sienna 19-16. Abby McKinley was MVP of the match with some excellent defence work in wing defence position.

Round 7 – GCC lost to St Josephs 18-23

We played St Joseph’s College. It was a fairly even game all the way through but we went down 23-18.

Player of the match was Faith Angus. We are almost at the end of fixtures and have seen improvement every week.

SCISSA Rugby 7s

The SCISSA Rugby 7s competition will commence on Wednesday of Week 3 in Term 2 (8 May).

Training for the 13s and 15s will take place on Fridays during Middle School sport time. The open boys will train at a time to be negotiated between the coach and team. The team lists have been finalised and listed below. Please notify Mr Beattie via email if your name appears here and you no longer wish to play.

The competition will run for four weeks and then conclude with a finals week on 5 June in Week 7.

All games will be held at the Maroochydore Rugby Union Club, 5th Avenue Maroochydore. GCC will provide a bus to transport players and coaches to and from Maroochydore for games each week.

Games in Week 3 are as follows:


SCISSA Senior Volleyball

The SCISSA Senior Volleyball competition started in Week 1 with wins to the Senior Girls A team over Matthew Flinders.

ROUND 1 

Senior Girls A
GCC defeated MFAC 2-0. Best player Madeleine Roulston

Senior Girls B
GCC defeated MFAC by forfeit.
GCC lost to GSLC by forfeit.

ROUND 2

Senior Girls A
GCC defeated GSLC 2-0. (25-6, 25-16). Best Steffini Twidale.

Senor Girls B
GCC defeated GSLC 2-0. (25-23, 25-11). Best Amber Weatherburn.

Senior Boys A
GCC lost to NCC 1-2. (25-12, 19-25, 19-21). Best Mason White.

Senior Boys B
GCC Vs NCC game postponed until round 7.

In Week 3 the games will be as follows:

Independent District Cross Country

A strong team of runners represented GCC at the District Cross Country competition held at the Big Pineapple for the first time this year. The new rural venue was certainly picturesque, with a muddy track snaking its way across the plentiful green hills. The run was tough and exemplified a true cross country with the last 400m being dubbed, heartbreak hill. Many a runner hit the wall hard on this last stretch towards the finish line.

GCC runners dug deep to mix well with the best runners from across all other Sunshine Coast Independent Schools. Our best results came from Dominic Ruhle 10th, Jack James 10th and talented siblings Daemon and Lilli-Jean Cruise who both finished in 7th place within their age groups.

Other students to represent GCC at this event were as follows:  Mia Andreassen, Chelsea Breen, Georgia Breen, Sheyana Brough, Gracie Ciantar, Kynan Clark, Laura Coumi, Ryan Hall, Tristan Hazelden, Lachlan Henderson, Amber Hurst, Meg Jarvis, Chelsea Lewis, Patrick Mackie, Declan Martin, Molly McCaughey, Abigail Moss, Noah Moss, Kiara Newsome, Madison Newsome, Ethan Palmer, Kiana Reeves, Madeleine Roulston, Renea Stephens, Nicole Theunissen, Sophie Trevan and Henry Wells.

Congratulations to all runners!

GCC Athletics Carnival

The Secondary GCC Athletics Carnival has been postponed to Tuesday 14 May. Unless rain eases it may be necessary to postpone the Secondary event again. This will be decided on by the end of next week.

The 800m, 1500, Triple Jump and Javelin will be done either before or after the carnival and students have already been asked to nominate for these events. Many year groups have already completed a trial over the 100m distance and the fastest students will compete in the A division final on carnival day.

Friday Middle School Sport

Term 2 activities

In Term 2, the Friday Middle School sport program will have a focus on traditional sports. There will be a continuation of activities within students’ year level groups and team training sessions.

There will be less nominated activities on offer this term with the majority of students taking part in year level sports rotations.

Students have had the opportunity to nominate for Mountain Biking and this will cater for those students thinking of competing at this year’s nationals competition to be held on the Gold Coast.

Track and Field Athletics events will be held and Gym and Fitness is also offered as a nominated activity. Students playing SCISSA Rugby 7s will have training and all other students will experience a new sport each week within their year level groups as part of the rotational activities offered.

Rugby 7s training is scheduled for Week 2 and the 800m and 1500m track events will take place in Week 3. Mountain biking will commence in Week 4 and continue until the end of term.

Independent District Sport selections

SURFING

Congratulations Travis Kuijpers-Weeks for his recent selection in the district surfing team.

Matthew Beattie, Head of PE and Sport

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