Term 2 : Mid Term GCC Secondary Sport Report

Trish Buckley Volleyball

Over the last month 6 of GCCs best middle school Volleyball teams have competed in the Trish Buckley Volleyball Tournament at the Caloundra Indoor Stadium. This is a regional competition involving Secondary State and Independent schools from the Sunshine Coast.

Our teams put in some fantastic efforts throughout a challenging tournament requiring teams to play up to four games on a Friday evening. These games often ran quite late, so a special thanks goes out to our parents for their support. After losing to Mountain Creek SHS in the Semi Final our year 9 boys put together a brilliant game in the Grand Final to take out first place and the winners medals. All other teams played exceptionally well to finish at the top end of their respective competitions. GCC finished in 3rd place for the Junior Competition and in 4th place overall out of a total of 13 competing schools.

Results

Year 7 Girls – 2nd place

Year 7 Boys – 2nd place

Year 8 Girls – 3rd place

Year 8 Boys – 3rd place

Year 9 Girls – 4th place

Year 9 Boys – 1st place

SCISSA Senior Volleyball

This term three senior GCC Volleyball teams have been competing in the SCISSA competition. After some mixed results early in the term they had some significant break throughs last Wednesday with four wins against quality opposition.

Senior Girls Defeated Matthew Flinders 2-0.

Senior Boys White Defeated Nambour CC 2-0.

Senior Boys Maroon Defeated St Andrews AC 2-1.

Senior Boys Maroon Defeated Matthew Flinders 2-0.

SCISSA Rugby 7s

GCC have had three teams competing in the inaugural R7 SCISSA competition this term. Games have been played at Peregian and locally at the Beerwah Bulldogs. Recent results were as follows.

Under 17s

GCC Defeated Suncoast CC 10-7. Best Reuben Tidy.

GCC Lost to Immanuel LC 7-14. Best Wil Warner and Liam Rush.

Under 15s

GCC Defeated Nambour CC 14-10. Best player Bayley O’Brien and Nash Davis.

GCC Lost to Pacific LC 5-15.

Sunshine Coast Netball

Our Senior Girls Netball team have done exceptionally well this year in the ‘All School’ competition held at Fishermans Road on Monday evenings. The results in recent weeks are as follows.

GCC Won Vs Maroochydore SHS 29-17. Best player Megan Kennedy.

GCC Lost Vs Caloundra SHS 38-16. Best player Tara Fissenden.

GCC Won Vs Mountain Creek SHS 22-20. Best player Elise Ellwood.

GCC Won Vs Good Shepherd LC 25-11. Best player Natasha Hoeksema.

GCC Won Vs Coolum SHS 54-14. Best player Tenaia Owens.

District Cross Country

The individual efforts of our Cross Country runners this year were exceptional, especially given that each race consisted of up to 100 competitors. Special mentions should be made for the following runners who managed to finish within the top 10 for their age group.

Dominic Ruhle 3rd, Alyssa Rose 8th, Chloe Dunford 9th and Bakani Kombani 10th. Other students to represent GCC at this event were as follows:  Mia Andreassen, Georgia Breen, Gracie Ciantar, Daemon Cruise, Sean Dern-Williams, Cassidy Ferris, Annabelle Freeman, Stephanie Freeman, Stella George, Natasha Hoeksema, Kate Jackson, Jack James, Christian Jensen, Ryan Kossen, Holly Lubcke, Patrick Mackie, Declan Martin, Molly McCaughey, Aiden McKellar, Lincoln McKenzie, Patrick McKenzie, Ethan Palmer, Jayden Post, Kyara S and Keeley Thomas. Congratulations to all runners!

Friday MS Sport Vs Suncoast CC

This term our middle school students competed against Suncoast Christian College on Friday afternoon in Week 4. Unfortunately this competition was rained out in Week 5. Competition was fierce however the results were predictable given the current strengths of these schools.

GCC dominated SCC at Volleyball while SCC dominated GCC at Basketball. Wins were fairly even across the board when it came to Soccer, Netball and Touch Football. SCC won the majority of Ultimate Frisbee games. Next week selected teams will compete against Beerwah SHS across the same sports. The last two weeks of term MS students will be preparing for the Athletics Carnival that will take place in Week 1 of Term 3.

Matthew Beattie