Robert Egan – Preparatory Sportsmaster
It is week 5 already and our boys are really beginning to hit their stride in terms of their sport. Over the past few weeks they have taken part in carnivals, cricket, gymnastics, sailing, martial arts, tennis, rugby, basketball, football, fitness classes, running clubs, aqualthons, hinterland trials, debating, chess, the list goes on. It’s wonderful to see the Prep school boys grasping so many opportunities on offer in our co-curricular program.
Junior Football is set for its first weekend of fixtures, with over 70 Prep boys signing up to the program from U6 to U10. This year is a particularly proud moment for the Football program, when the boys take the field this coming Saturday they will do so as TSS Preparatory School FC for the first time. Our school is now able to celebrate running two junior sports programs in the local league, with Football joining our Rugby program as a standalone club. I would like to thank Friends of Prep, our Director of Football, Joe Dolan and Marisa Schroder for their efforts in making this project come to fruition.
Every week I look forward to catching up with the other GPS Cricket coaches on a Saturday afternoon, to hear about how well our boys are progressing. We have just completed round 4 of our season, but judging by some of the cricket being played in year 5 and 6, it would seem like we have been playing together all summer. The results can be found on www.tsssportqld.com
GPS Football and Tennis sign is up and running , year 5 & 6 boys please check your emails ahead of Term 2 season. Please note that GPS Football preseason training afternoon has changed to a Thursday, involving A team players whom will be invited to attend the sessions by their coach.
Thank you to all the boys who attended the trials for the upcoming New Zealand Sport Tour in June. I always like to see our boys giving the selectors a headache, by putting in the effort and showing such a high standard of performance across Rugby, Football and Basketball.
First round action for TSS Golf commenced this past Monday at Nudgee Golf Club, 80 players from around Queensland fought hard on a beautiful day perfect for golf. Max Carr from the Junior Team had an impressive round with 43 points and now leads the QIGA Junior Division. The entire team played well and are only a few shots back with 3 more events to play. Representing TSS with grace and style were James Goffman, Joshua Cathcart, Zac Cirocco, Ethan Melton, Jiomo Plan, Nicky Hayes, and Eshan Singh.
Congratulations to our swimmers on their performance representing TSS at Hinterland Swim Trials. Recording over 20 qualifying times between them, to go forward to the South Coast Swim Trials, well done to Hudson Sheehan, Fletch Reichman, Kael Saw, Angus James, Oscar Eddy, Ethan McAnulty, Craig Russell, Carson Skipps, Iskander Wan, Connor Murakami and Merrill Thilwind.
Congratulation to Angus James for representing South Coast at the Official State Aquathlon, Harvey Bay over the weekend. He come 32nd out of 88 competitors, running and swimming against boys ranging from 10 – 12 yrs.
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