GCC Athletics Carnival: In the last article I announced the results at the conclusion of the Athletics Carnival with Sinai ahead of Zion by just one solitary point. This week we have held several senior events including High jump, Javelin, Triple jump and the 1500m. At this point in time, we have just the Year 8 students to complete the 1500m race. It was not possible to run these during this week due to the Year 8 camp.
The current points tally for athletics events at the end of Week 9 stands at:
Sinai – 1780
Zion – 1752
Ararat – 1153
Sinai has stretched their lead out to 28 points. They are still well within reach for Zion, so a good showing from the Year 8 Zion 1500m runners may still have the green team pinch a win.
The Year 8, 1500m races will be run on Friday of Week 10 during Middle School sport time. Any other students that have missed out on this event are welcome to attend. Please first notify Mrs Boroughs.
AFL Schools Cup
On Thursday 13 June, GCC sent two teams to the AFLQ Junior Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Cup. This competition has grown considerably over the years and is now capped due to the volume of schools wishing to participate. This is a statewide competition and winners compete in a State Championship event in September.
The Year 7-9 Boys competition is now highly competitive and the standard has improved over the years. With Mr Saleh inspiring the boys with impassioned pleas for effort, the boys lifted each game, even when they were being outclassed with skill. While the boys lost all 3 of their pool games, they competed very well and with more experience and luck, they would have beaten Caloundra SHS. Best players for the day were Liam Brown, Daemon Cruise, Mitch Tidy and Daniel Coumi.
The Year 7-9 girls achieved something GCC has never achieved before – they made the semi-finals after easily winning their three pool games against Siena College, Good Shepherd Lutheran and Matthew Flinders. While we dominated possession in these games, our kicking for goals let us down and the final scores may have been really scary if we had converted our shots. This would come back to haunt us in the semi-final v Caloundra SHS. The final score was Caloundra 2.3.15 to GCC 1.5.11- a loss of 4 points. We finished 3rd out of 12 teams competing. Our Year 9 girls were fantastic leaders and players for the day: Indiana Gosbell-Smith, Mia Andreassen, Hayley Dellaway, Georgia Breen, Jorja Goddard, Daniella Skarpona. The Year 8 girls stepped up, tackled ferociously and will be amazing players next year: Nicole Morris, Lainey Grieve, Madi Newsome. The Year 7 girls never gave up, despite some big hits on them and inexperience: Amelie Bartlett, Maja Blackmore, Bronte Brannigan, Lily Breen, Kahlia Burton, Ruby Ciantar, Grace Palmer, Jessi James, Indiah Loveday, Chelsea Martin, Sienna Patterson.
SCISSA Volleyball Grand Finals – Senior Boys B Champions!
GCC Defeated SCGS; 2-1 MVP Mason White
The senior boys B volleyball team were triumphant in the Grand Final this week in a hard fought 3 set match. Coaches comments; The boys fought hard and well, I was very impressed when we lost the first set and nobody dropped their heads, everyone kept believing and encouraging each other. Well done boys, you deserved the win. Oskar Burkhardt.
Congratulations to all players.
1st set; SCGS 26 – GCC 24
2nd set; GCC 25 – SCGS 17
3rd set; GCC 15 – SCGS 12
Sunshine Coast Secondary schools basketball
This competition will commence on Friday nights in Term 3. At the moment we have seven teams nominated to compete. If you have not registered to play contact Mr Modlin in the PE department via email. Training for boys will commence on Monday the 17 June, 3 to 4pm. Training for the girls will commence on Thursday the 20 June.
Term 3 – SCISSA Touch Football
The SCISSA touch football season will commence Week 1, Term 3. Teams have been finalised and have started training this week. Sunshine Coast Touch coaches will be running some sessions before GCC coaches take over next term. This year we have seven teams entered into the competition from Year 7 to 12. We look forward to seeing how our teams compete in this competition.
Mountain Bike National All Schools
*Correction to date. In the previous sports report, this event was listed as taking place in October. The event is actually taking place in August as per the information below.
Mountain bike training sessions run by Craig Quinn have been taking place from the Matthew Flinders rest area from 4 to 5 pm on Mondays. These sessions are offered for students preparing for the national all schools competition to be held inAugust this year. Above, I have included the details I have received so far for this event. Students have been asked to nominate for these races and we have begun assembling the relay teams. Transport to the venue, attendance and accommodation on the Gold Coast for this event will be the responsibility of the parents. Many of the students that attended last year made a weekend of it with their families with some choosing to camp at the Canungra showgrounds. We had a number of students that skipped the first few days and just came for the last day to compete as part of a GCC relay team.
If you would like to represent our school at this event, please first discuss with your parents before nominating via the link here.
Matthew Beattie, Head of PE and Sport