XC Mountain Biking Schools National Championships
Congratulations to Holly Lubcke who is now the National Schools U17 XCO, (Cross Country Olympic) and U17 XCE (Cross Country Eliminator) Champion.
Last weekend saw the running of the National All Schools Mountain Bike Championship on the Gold Coast. Sponsored by Bond University, racing was held over three days at both the university complex and the new trails in the Nerang State forest.
Holly was able to win two National Titles riding for Glasshouse Christian College. This is the first time a student representing our school has won a national championship in an all schools event.
Congratulations also to Ella O’Keeffe and Tara Fissenden who along with Holly finished in third place in the senior Girls 4 hour Enduro relay race. The girls covered 12 laps of a 5.5k course which used parts of the new tracks built for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Tara and Ella did an amazing job considering they had never raced in an event such as this. Both girls had a fall and took some skin off, but both agreed it was all worth while to stand on the podium and receive a national championship bronze medal.
Thank you to Craig Quinn from ‘Eleven Hills Adventures’ for the time he has invested into training and supporting our students in this demanding sport.
Regional Cross Country
Congratulations to Dominic Ruhle in Year 9. From his 4th placing at District Cross Country he was selected to compete at regionals. Dominic ran very well to finish in 17th place.
Volleyball Schools Cup – State Competition
Congratulations to our GCC Boys and Girls teams that represented us in this competition. This year our girls competed in division 2 and managed to win their pool. Through to the finals they continued to compete well and finished in 7th place. After winning division 2 last year our boys team moved up to the top division this year and managed to win their pool. In the Grand Final they were beaten by Gympie to finish 2nd in QLD.
Year 9 Girls – 7th in Division 2.
Year 9 Boys – 2nd in Division 1.
SCISSA Senior Volleyball
Week 7 our senior teams found the going tough this week. With several senior boys not showing up for the contest Vs Good Shepherd Lutheran College, both of our boys teams went ahead undermanned. Games were close however eventually they lost by just a few points. The Senior girls matched their opposing team however were beaten by the oppositions height at the net. Week 8, Senior Boys White team and the Senior Girls teams have games Vs SC Grammar at GCC. These will be the last games for these two teams this term. The Senior Boys Maroon team has finished 2nd on the ladder in their division and will compete against Good Shepherd in the Grand Final on Wednesday in Week 9.
SCISSA Rugby 7s
GCCs Rugby 7s teams have been competing throughout Term 2 in the Wednesday SCISSA competition. Results from Week 7 were as follows…
GCC Defeated Nambour CC 20-5.
GCC Defeated Pacific LC 19-0.
GCC Lost to St Andrews AC 15-17.
GCC Defeated Pacific LC 20-10.
Regional Soccer Trials
Kirra Leigh-Crouch, Molly McCaughey, Bakani Kombani and Sophie Trevan recently competed at the U15 Regional Football trials at Maroochydore Soccer Club. Congratulations to Bakani and Kirra-Leigh who were both selected for the Sunshine Coast Regional team to compete at States.
(Soccer) Bill Turner Cup
The boys and girls Under 15 teams competed in the very prestigious Bill Turner Cup. They came up against some of the strongest soccer schools on the Coast, some of which run academy programs. Apart from both being beaten convincingly by Chancellor State College, both teams had close losses or draws throughout the day. These games could have gone either way and with a bit of luck, both teams could have finished top 4.
Upcoming in Term 3
We look forward to more sports competitions in Term 3. The Vicki Wilson Cup for Netball players as well as SCISSA Touch Football and the Sunshine Coast All Schools Basketball competition will also be taking place. Students have already started nominating to play for GCC teams and to date we have 5 Basketball teams and 9 Touch Football teams entered. We also have our GCC Athletics Carnival taking place in Week 1 Term 3 and the preceding district and regional athletics events. Congratulations to all students who have represented GCC at any of the sporting events so far this year.