Hook line and sinker: There are not too many people in the world that can boast of going to school on a Friday and catching an 80cm Barramundi, but that’s exactly what happened last Friday for three of our middle school students Connor Keith, Carys Barbeler and Chloe Forbes-Hood. This term our Friday Middle School program has incorporated a range of recreational activities to finish off the year. Students have also enjoyed activities such as sports; basketball, hockey, futsal, and volleyball as well as cable skiing, stand up paddleboarding, indoor rock climbing, gym and fitness, mountain biking, surfing, and ten pin bowling. Our soccer teams have also been training during this time. In 2020 we intend to continue this year’s format of exposure to traditional sports, training and games sessions during Terms 2 and 3 with recreational activities being introduced in Terms 1 and 4.
GCC Sports Awards night
Congratulations go to all award winners, particularly, the Secondary Sportsperson of the Year: Lily Breen, Josh Collins, and Bakani Kombanie. For a detailed report and all the photos, please read Mr Curtis’ newsletter article from the 31 October.
Our SCISSA soccer teams put up some valiant efforts this term. The final standings for each team is listed below. Congratulations to the Intermediate girl’s team who won their semi-final vs PLC in Week 6 to play in the Grand Final in Week 8 vs Matthew Flinders AC. The final score was 1-1 with the girls eventually losing the match in a penalty shoot-out.
GCC lost to Matthew Flinders 0-1 in their last roster match of the season. Best players Jacob Barbeler, Dylan Foale, Riley McMillan, and Mitchell Hart
Coaches Modlin’s comments; In the game of the season, the intermediate boys took on the undefeated Matthew Flinders. Both teams moved the ball well and were denied time and again with brilliant saves from opposing keepers. It took a wonder strike from Matthew Flinders to finally beat Mitchell Hart in goal.
The intermediate girls coached for the majority of this season by Jayme-Lee Groer had a fantastic term. After losing the last roster match to PLC they played them again the following week in the semi-final. The game was 1-1 until almost full time when Molly McCaughey broke away from defense to score a goal just seconds before full time. This booked the girls a spot in the Grand Final Vs Matthew Flinders Anglican College. The game was played at Kawana soccer fields and after both teams scored in the first half they were at a deadlock for the entire match. Some fantastic defensive plays lead by Cassidy Ferris and Ellie Thompson helped set up some scoring opportunities that we could not quite capitalise on. At the final siren, the score was 1-1 and we went to a penalty shoot-out. Matthew Flinders proved to be more accurate in front of goals during the penalties and the GCC girls brought home the runners up flag. An entertaining game. The girls will no doubt be out for retribution in 2020.
QLD Enduro Mountain Bike Titles
The QLD Enduro titles were run on Sunday 27 October, at Garapine just south of Gympie. GCC had three Students compete.
Jaiden Ward Year 8 finished 14th in u15 men, Jack Johnston Year 8 finished 19th in u15 men. Both are currently training during Middle School sport on Fridays. Holly Lubcke won u19 women.
GCC will have four riders competing at Hidden Vale in two weeks for the Dingo. Amelia Siddans and Tim Sidey will have another go and Jack Johnston and Jaiden Ward will roll out again.
Interschool bowls challenge; An opportunity for Middle School in 2020
In Term 1 2020, a GCC Vs Beerwah SHS lawn bowls competition will be held on Friday afternoons during the Middle School sports time. This will be an interschool challenge, therefore, sportsperson points will be attributed to those students that compete.
The competition will commence in Week 3, Friday 14 February 2020
Games will run from 1pm to 2:30pm.
Games will then continue every Friday thereafter for seven weeks concluding Friday 27 March at which time a perpetual trophy will be presented to the winning school.
The GCC team will consist of just 14 players (seven teams of two each) the game is 3 Bowl Pairs – 7 ends each game.
Cash prizes of $20 per team of two for the winner of the day plus $20 per team for the Runner-up for the day. There will also be two $20 cash prizes, one from each school being the lucky draw of cards for nonwinners or runners-up. Perpetual trophy for winning school for the entire seven weeks.
$10 per player will be paid for by the College.
To sign up for this opportunity, complete the online form by clicking on the link below.
SCISSA sport Term 1 2020 (after school sport)
In Term 1 2020, AFL will be introduced to the SCISSA competition. This will be held on Monday afternoons after school and all the games will be held at the Kawana sports fields. Volleyball will again be taking place on Wednesdays after school in a home and away format with home games being held in the GCC Sports Centre.
Please complete the nomination form below only if you intend playing in one or both of these competitions. You need to discuss first with your parents to ensure you can be picked up from school after games.
GCC will be running a bus to and from AFL games on Mondays. A bus will also be offered to Volleyball players on Wednesdays travelling to the away-games.
Volleyball Nomination Form
Independent district trial dates in 2020
From the beginning of Term 1, students have the opportunity to progress through a series of district, regional, state and national representative levels for a wide variety of sports:
Dates for the district trials are listed below. Students are encouraged to read the school notices each week to ensure these opportunities are not missed.