After three weeks of competition against other Glasshouse Schools the A Netball Team won the title of Glasshouse Champions!
The team of Year 6 and 7 netballers had all had considerable netball experience and were convincing winners in the final beating St Michael’s College 26 – 8. They had one draw against St Michael’s in week 2 but won all other games by large margins. The girls moved the ball quickly through each third and also defended well winning many intercepts. Carlie Wagner was the standout shooter, shooting with about 90% accuracy from all around the circle.
The A soccer team were very close to clinching victory when they played St Michael’s in the final of the A division. Having previously lost 0 – 2 to St Michael’s, our team was keen to push them all the way. GCCC scored the first goal with a fantastic free kick from Dylan Myers. St Michael’s equalised and then the scored reached 2 – 2 with a few minutes remaining. GCCC was applying all the pressure but lost the ball and St Michael’s scored a goal with only two minutes remaining to give them the victory and title, winning 3-2. St Michael’s had just won the Sunshine Coast round of the South East Queensland Schools Championships so our team played exceptionally well challenging until the final whistle and can certainly be proud of their efforts.
The B soccer Team had a mixed day on day three of the competition winning one game, drawing one and losing one game. They finished in equal second place with Maleny Red winning the B division.
Some inexperienced students trialled and were selected into the B netball team and this team played so well. The girls learned the basics from Mrs Daunt and then practised during many lunch breaks with the help of some A players. They improved so much each week and are now keen to continue playing netball. They had some great wins and a few very close, low scoring losses and finished the competition in 3rd place which was a great result.
Our thanks goes to Claudine Daunt and Cathy Trevan who coached and umpired the netball teams. We also thank Tegan Gisler, Hannah Johnston and Tenaia Owens for their help coaching, positioning and umpiring the B netball team. They will be a fantastic asset to our netball program, and we look forward to them coaching and mentoring the junior teams.