Mr Robert Egan | Prep Sportsmaster
This winter weather continues to impress, as do the boys appetite for sport. A tough GPS round against IGS, with some evenly matched fixtures in Chess, Basketball and Rugby. Junior Rugby and Football played side by side throughout Saturday morning, with exciting matches in every direction you would look. Again results on www.tsssportqld.com.
This week I wanted to share a thought with the boys:
A man I have great admiration for, Sir Clive Woodwood, once describes the winning formula as ‘preparation is everything’.
Moreover, I feel the better the preparation, the better the outcome. The more you put in, the more you get out. These statements are all true and correct.
Sir Clive Woodwood guided England to the Rugby World Cup in 2003 with his precise preparation of their team, highlighting the key to their success was in the detail.
This week I would like the boys to think about their preparation, looking at how they organise their bag in the morning, how they arrive on time for both training and matches and how they listen to the detail in their coaches instructions. Being prepared to work, will make success inevitable.
Good luck this weekend, see you out there.
On Saturday, 10th June, TSS attended the 2017 Gymnastics Championships at Brisbane Grammar School.
The previous evening, teams attended a traditional team dinner with Father Jonathon leading proceedings with a team blessing. Boarding the bus the next day, one could sense the boys were ready to do their best for their school, themselves and their teammates.
The 3A team started their competition on the dreaded Pommel Horse. This is the toughest apparatus, for a mistake often results in a fall and a major deduction from the score. It was a nervous start with the boys trailing BGS and BBC after the round one.
Next the rings. Here the boys put in an improved performance to close the gap on the other schools. Etienne Chabert was the TSS star on Rings finishing 1st equal.
Onto Vault. Harrison Tzannes pulled out an amazing performance to finish in 1st place.
Parallel Bars and High Bar had the boys trying to peg back the other schools. The boys gave it everything, to consolidate their 3rd placing before moving onto the final apparatus.
Floor was the final apparatus, and a chance to improve the team’s position. The team worked hard to put together great routines, to close the gap.
Etienne Chabert was the mainstay of the team to finish 3rd on Floor. Etienne also finished in 3rd place overall.
Gymnastics is a sport of fine margins, where the difference between a great score and a good score can be a bent arm, a toe not pointed or a slight shuffle on landing.
This adage was soon apparent, with the TSS team finishing third, missing second place by .05 of a point.
Also competing in Division 3, was a team of boys from Prep School in years 5 and 6. These boys made up a B team with all competing at their 1st GPS competition. I am sure the experience will stand them in good stead in future competitions.
3rd Place overall:
1st place on rings
3rd place on floor
1st Place on Vault
Date: Friday, August 18
Venue: Runaway Bay Sports Centre (RBSC)
For more information regarding the carnival please click the link here – Athletics Carnival Letter – prepbook (002)
Adrian Blundell | Director of Rugby
Due to a lack of Ipswich teams, the B’s travelled up to Brisbane to play Nudgee. After a gutsy win against Toowoomba away last Saturday and a tough week at training, the 12B’s went into this encounter with a lot of confidence. However, TSS made the mistake of underestimating a strong Nudgee 12C’s side and got off to a very slow start. While the intent was there throughout the whole game, sloppy execution and careless play cost us dearly. While the boys should be congratulated for sticking it out until the end and showing flashes of brilliance against a much larger side, they learnt a valuable lesson about playing each opponent on their own merits and to not go into a contest over or under confident. We look to bounce back this week at training and build momentum into another away game this Saturday.
Try – Gatenby
Player of the Match – Conna Watson
It was another tough match for the boys with tries flowing evenly between the 2 teams. A much more determined effort from the team with an excellent defensive effort and 3 fantastic individual tries to Billy Wellard. Special mention to Jake McPhee who was everywhere on the pitch and making a try saving tackle to ensure the game finished in a tie. It was very pleasing to see the boys having fun and playing for each other to the very end.
A much improved performance this week lead to a 34-12 win over Ipswich Grammar. Last week it was our rucking that let us down, this week it was our strength as we starved Ipswich of possession and territory in the first half. Despite our dominance, the half time score was only 12-0 in our favour. Ipswich rallied in the second half but our boys endured and put on 4 more tries. Jackson Gennari was much more aggressive at the breakdown and did his job as Captain. Ethan Faber stole 4 rucks for us and was rewarded with a call up to the A’s side and Oliver Jackson was rewarded for hard work with a 5 pointer. Our man of the match was Adam Nickall’s who scared Ipswich every time he got the ball and scored 5 tries. Well done boys!
This Saturday’s Rd 4 is vs BBC – away
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