Prep Sport Update

Mr Robert Egan, Prep Sportsmaster

The last two weeks have had a little of everything in Sport. Our GPS boys were in action against a variety of schools, including a full round against GT, and our Junior Sport, (Rugby and Football) celebrated the season at their Presentation event. With under a week of our 2022 team sports seasons to go, and as our end of year celebrations take place, we will look back and celebrate a list of achievements such as unbeaten teams, big winning margins, individual representative triumphs and the like; after all the ebb and flow of sport is something that makes it so exciting. These moments are important to recognise as they represent significant points of the season and quite often a step in the right direction, but equally important is to look at the season, term or year as a whole. I encourage you to take time to think about the vast scale of sport at TSS and your involvement. Consider your chosen activities and how they have moulded you over the past 12 months.

One of my favourite quotes comes from Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.

“The only real mistake is one from which we learn nothing”

So what have you learnt and how do you reflect upon this year of Sport?

Here are a few things to consider;

  • Goal Setting – Did you set a goal? Did you hit it or step towards it? A tangible target allows you to see progress and (hopefully) measure the effect training has made on yours or your team’s performance.
  • Present – How many sports did you sign up for? When, at your session, were you fully focused? Turning up is the first challenge, making the most of the session is the next. Did you give your total focus to task?
  • Drive / Commitment – Did you go the extra mile? Practice in your spare time? Making the most of opportunities is important and practice makes perfect. There are no shortcuts to success; it’s quite often time spent on task which makes the difference.
  • Resilience / Grit – What was your response in those tough moments in games / training this year? Show that stubborn refusal to quit. Persevere through the problems and enjoy the challenge.
  • Support – Who helped you improve this year? Don’t forget to say thank you to your coaches, parents and other supporters. There is a team of people behind every successful athlete.

Ahead of your presentation, I wanted to congratulate all of the boys for their efforts, individual and team growth, development, enjoyment, and continued strive to progress and succeed. I look forward to celebrating with you and discussing what’s next for 2023.

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At the time of writing this the Regional Athletics Championships are taking place. Best of luck to all of our TSS athletes taking part in this event.

 

Boys In Action

Karting

Over the past few weeks both Harlan Bell and Cruz Beeton have been doubling up on a weekend, competing in Rugby here at school and then Karting away in Toowoomba in the Winter Series.

Their most recent results were; Cruz Beeton – 3rd in the Cadet 9 beginners. Harlen Bell – 1st in the Cadet 10 class. Well done boys and keep up the hard work on the track.

 

Gymnastics

Well done to both Xavier Tanner and Jackson McDonald who competed in their first gymnastics competition over the weekend. Both boys are great examples of getting out of that comfort zone and hard work paying off, performing well at a sport that is traditionally not for the faint of heart. Very proud of your efforts, keep it up boys.

Finally a mention for both Jack Merrifield and Jordan Bannister who competed in the same event at level 3. Both boys performed well and received the level badge. Great work boys.

House Chess Results

Congratulations to Luke Hu – Shepherd House winner of the Inter-House Chess tournament. Second place Jackson Sun and joint Third place Julian Hsu and Ethan Ferguson.

 

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