Mr Robert Egan | Prep Sportsmaster
A GPS week of polar opposites away at BBC, saw our Prep teams flourish on the courts and toil on the pitches. As reports rolled in over the weekend, it was great to hear the consistent message of our gritty determination and never give in attitude across all of our teams. Junior rugby and football season rolled on in buoyant fashion, with teams stretched with injury, illness and kick off timings. Thirty prep teams stepped out in TSS colours over the weekend, to test the Gold Coast’s and BBC’s sporting resolve. Another fine week of sport sees up to the midpoint of the term, time to keep our heads down and work through August. Next up Gregory Terrace.
Date: Friday, August 18
Venue: Runaway Bay Sports Centre (RBSC)
For more information regarding the carnival please click this link – Athletics Carnival Letter – prepbook (002)
I’d like to congratulate our Year 4 and 6 cricketers for attending the 2017 T20 Blast Cup. A fast paced, action packed day saw our boys come up against well organised teams from Silkwood, Coomera Anglican College and The Kings School. For some of our boys it was their first time playing this format of the game, but in true TSS fashion, they were quick learners and soon hitting the ball clear off the boundary rope in all directions, especially the double zone. Thank you all for the boys who contributed in what was a successful day of cricket. This was a great experience for all involved, a day that even saw one of our Year 4 teams win the social competition. Well done boys.
|Year 4 Team||Year 6 Team|
|Ryder Tee||Daniel Statham|
|Taj Kelly||Etienne Chabert|
|Angus James||Ned Hanrahan|
|Harrison Howard||Billy Hayes|
|Jude Purza-Page||Charlie Carlos|
|Jake Frenklah||Jack Tee|
|Griffin Dougherty||Darcy Young|
|Claude Chabert||Will Cox|
|Johnnie Rigas||Vincent Wilkie|
|Riley Sly||Oliver Jackson|
|Jackson Morrissey||Xavier Grasso|
|Ky Morris||Ethan Melton|
|Edward Hodgson||Patrick Tones|
|Ryder Martyn||Zeke Kelly|
|Amin Hamadi||Xavier Steinfort|
|Reuben Gamier||Finn Allman|
|Cisco Ivory||William Gatenby|
Third round action commenced at The Hills Golf Course in Jimboomba last Monday. It was a beautiful day on the longest golf course in the country. Our Junior Team was the talk of the tournament and now are in first place among the 11 school teams. The junior team was led by Nicky Hayes and Eshan Singh who are only in Year 3. Amazingly, Eshan shot the best round of his life, an 89 gross on the championship layout giving him 56 points. Eshan has never made a birdie in his life but carded 2 during the round. Eshan has now won his last junior 2 collegiate events plus a second place, he has a substantial lead in the individual junior category with one event remaining in the series.
Congratulations to all boys who were selected to compete in Districts. Results will be posted in next week’s newsletter.
Sydney Sports Tour will run from August 23-27
Parent meeting: Monday, August 14 at 5.30pm-6.30pm in the Stevenson Building at the Prep School.
Adrian Blundell | Director of Rugby
The inexperience of the TSS team is starting to dissipate, and this side is now starting to gel together some great phases of running rugby mixed with forward drive. Unfortunately its not all the time, and the opposition this week capitalised on this, and scored early tries. After some determined forward play though the second half, TSS aided Hayden Carrigan and Vincent Wilkie in scoring their first tries for the year. It just wasn’t enough though to score the victory, and BBC won 51-10 in the end.
Tries: Wilkie & Carrigan
Best & Fairest player this week – Will Marshall
The 12C team turned up with fire and determination which showed throughout the game. Lead both verbally and through example by Finn Bierne, the team bounced back from two early tries to be level at 12 All at half time. Rampaging runs from Cooper Veivers, Ben Shuttlewood and Bryce Fohlich kept us competitive and in the game. With 5 minutes to go and two tries up BBC boosted their ranks with height and speed and hit back. TSS conceded two late tries and their conversion on full-time took the final score to 24 – 22. This again was a full team effort with all students continuing to improve their skills and contributions.
Tries: Ben Shuttlewood 2; Jack Tee; Ryan Mahon.
Man of the Match: Ben Shuttlewood.
It was a tough day out for the boys, a tough clinical opposition highlighted some of our weaknesses. It was pleasing to see we didn’t give up and were determined in different aspects of our game. A special mention to Ethan Milton who had a great game, tackling hard and making some telling runs. See you at training and remember, keep up the positiveness and always have fun.
Despite the final score of 47-5, our boys performed well and can hold their heads high. Archie Wallace as the Captain led the team and did all the small things well. Cash Milligan scored his first five pointer for the season and also stepped up for the A’s. Two things to work on next week will be running the ball up straight rather than sideways and tackling at the legs.
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