Changes to sport for the remainder of Term 1
- SCISSA Volleyball and Soccer have been cancelled.
- Friday lawn bowls tournament has been cancelled.
- GCC Volleyball teams have withdrawn from the Senior Trish Buckley Volleyball competition.
- Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Netball competition has been cancelled.
- Netball training is cancelled for the remainder of this term.
- Schools T20 Cricket tournament has been cancelled.
- The St Andrew’s Show Jumping Event scheduled for Saturday 9 May at Tewantin Noosa Pony Club has been postponed.
- Roberts Rd Triathlon cancelled.
- QSS Swimming State Championships cancelled
- State Aquathlon and triathlon cancelled
- All regional and state trials are now cancelled
- Volleyball training for the (Term 2) boys and girls Trish Buckley teams will continue on Tuesdays after school from 3 to 5pm. Teams involved are year 8 girls, 9 girls, 7 boys and 9 boys.
- SCISSA volleyball training for Year 7 girls and 8 boys will not go ahead.
- Soccer – Bill turner Cup has been postponed to 21 May.
- AFL Schools cup postponed to a date TBC
- District, regional, state and national cross country has been cancelled.
Beach volleyball – schools cup
Last weekend, four GCC students competed at the QLD Beach Volleyball Schools Cup at Coolangatta. Patrick McKenzie, Aiden McKellar, Sophie Trevan and Olivia McKenzie played in pairs alongside 1000 other students. 345 teams played on 41 courts, making it the largest ever Beach Schools Cup. Both GCC teams competed in the Senior Age Group across 2 days.
After four games on Day 1, the boys finished top of their pool, gaining the advantage of going straight to the Major Semi. On Day 2, weather conditions were tough going with heavy rain and wind playing havoc with play. However, the boys adapted well and won the Major Semi, advancing them to the Gold Medal play off. Here, the boys played strongly together against a solid Shailer Park pairing and came away with the Gold Medal, winning in three straight sets.
Sophie and Olivia finished 2nd in their pool on Day 1 after working consistently well against some tough and experienced opposition. On Day 2, they again worked hard in the very trying conditions and earnt a spot in the Bronze Medal playoff. In this final, the girls played Mountain Creek in a very close game with Mountain Creek taking the 1st set. But the GCC girls dug deep and came home strong…winning the final two sets, the match and the Bronze Medal.
Students selected for Independent district representation
16-19yrs Girls; Molly McCaughey and Kirra-Leigh Crouch.
17-19yrs Boys; Mitchell Hart and Ryan Kossen.
12-16yrs Girls; Olivia McKenzie
16-19yrs Girls; Olivia Ellis and Sophie Trevan
16-19yrs Boys; Patrick McKenzie, Aiden McKellar and Lincoln McKenzie
Students selected for Sunshine Coast regional representation
16-18yrs Girls; Indiana Gosbell-Smith
16-19yrs Boys; Patrick McKenzie, Aiden McKellar
SCISSA Tennis – Term 2
Students in years 7 to 12 interested in playing SCISSA tennis need to email their interest to Mrs Boroughs. This competition will take place in Term 2 commencing on Wednesday 29 April.
Many of our Volleyball teams were well on track for a successful season this term. Training and games for SCISSA teams have now finished for the term. The Middle School Trish Buckley competition is still scheduled to go ahead in Term 2. The Year 7 boys, Year 8 girls, Year 9 boys and Year 9 girls teams are invited to play in this tournament. Training will continue for these teams on Tuesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30pm in the GCC sports centre. Please see below the results for the final SCISSA round and the current standings prior to cancellation.
GCC Cross Country – Term 2
The district, regional, state and national cross country events have been cancelled. We will hold our GCC secondary cross country races on Friday 1 May, Week 2, Term 2. This event will be run as a trial and students will have the opportunity to nominate online if they intend to participate. Students should only nominate themselves to race if they intend to run to the best of their ability. Sportsperson and age championship points will apply.
The group A Middle School SCUBA diving group enjoyed a fantastic dive on the caves site at the Inner Gneerings Mooloolaba in Week 6. Visibility was quite good and the group soon remembered their skills and moved comfortably through the water. Several students suffered from seasickness and they have opted to try again with group B. They will be sure to take seasickness tablets this time around to ensure they have a more enjoyable experience.
The Group B Middle School group are scheduled for their first dives this Friday 20 March. The wind is forecast to drop out this week so conditions should be good.
Matt Beattie, Head of PE and Sport