Our soccer teams are doing exceptionally well this term. Over the first two weeks, our four teams have recorded six wins, one loss and a draw. Unfortunately, Week 3 games were cancelled due to the wet weather. These games were rescheduled to Tuesday Week 4 on the 24 October.
Year 7 Junior Boys GCC lost to St Andrew’s AC 2-1. Josh Collins: 1 goal. Best player: Beau Doneathy. GCC drew with Nambour CC 2-2. Best player: Beau Doneathy and Stephen Humphries.
Year 8 Junior Boys
GCC defeated St Andrew’s AC 1-0. Best players: Jacob Broderick, Riley McMillan, Mason Wilkes.
GCC defeated Good Shepherd LC 3-0. Jacob Barbeler: 3 goals and was the man of the match.
GCC defeated St Andrew’s AC 2-0. Kirra-Leigh Crouch scored both goals. Player of the match was Ellie Keeble.
GCC defeated Matthew Flinders AC 8-1. Kirra Leigh Crouch: 2 goals. Molly McCaughey, Chelsea Breen, Anaya White, Ellie Keeble, Adele Souter and Tiana Sambrook: 1 goal.
Player of the match: Steffini Twidale.
GCC lost to St Andrew’s AC 3-0. Best players: Dom Ruhle, River Richard-Williamson and Bayley O’Brien.
GCC defeated Nambour CC 10-0. Ryan Kossen: 3 goals, Ronan Martin: 3 goals, Bakani Kombanie: 2 goals, Zac Hall and Christian Jensen: 1 goal. Zac Hall: Goal of the day. Best game on debut: Lachlan McWilliam.
Sunshine Coast Basketball Finals
The Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Basketball concluded for GCC Eagles on Friday night. We had two teams (out of our five entered) in the semi finals, our best result yet. Unfortunately, the Senior Girls and the Intermediate Boys teams lost their games. This is our best result in the three years of GCC Basketball. To put it in perspective, the Senior Girls who have been playing since Year 10, hardly won a game in the first two years, but have been able to be one game away from a Grand Final in their final year at school! I would like to thank Mr Phil Andrews, Mr James Follett, Mr Josh Andrews and Mrs Michelle Follett for helping coach teams this year.
Volleyball – Junior Schools Cup
Our Year 8 Girls Volleyball team competed at the ‘Junior Schools Cup’ State Volleyball Competition held on the Gold Coast over three days last weekend. The girls put in a tremendous effort representing GCC to finish at the top of pool A and runners-up in the Grand Final. The girls were faced with a tough match for their QTR Final against Canterbury College. The game went to three sets and the girls dug really deep to defeat them narrowly 17 – 15. This performance set the tone for the last day of competition with the girls showing some real fight. The girls were then faced with Gympie in the semi final who they disposed of in the first set with Adele Souter serving 10 points straight. Gympie fought back to take the second set but were no match for our girls who proved a class above their opponents to take the third set comfortably. The win sent us through to the Grand Final where we met the winners of Pool B, Meridan State College. With the stage set, GCC lost the first set with the occasion affecting the girls and some nerves affecting their performance. However, our girls fought back in the second set defeating Meridan by 12 points. The third set was a thriller with Meridan just getting over the line with a 13 – 15 win. Liam Dart.
Year 9 students win gold at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships