Sport Support

If you have any questions regarding either School Sport, House Sport or Co-Curricular options then please don’t hesitate to contact Marisa Schroder on Marisa.Schroder@tss.qld.edu.au .

 

Term 3 GPS Sport – Basketball or Rugby

Sign on for GPS Basketball and Rugby is open. Please go to prepbook for details on how to access the sign on. (Year 5 and 6 only)

If you have further questions, regarding GPS Basketball and Rugby please don’t hesitate to contact the Prep co-ordinators on:

Basketball Prep co-ordinator: Mrs Marisa Schroder marisa.schroer@tss.qld.edu.au

Rugby Prep co-ordinator: Mr Remy Melia remwell.melia@tss.qld.edu.au

 

Private Cricket Coaching – 1st XI Coach Ross Wallace

While it may seem weird that Cricket coaching is being promoted out of season, the reality is that 2018 GPS Cricket coaching begins late Term 3 – 17 school weeks away! The off-season is the perfect opportunity to make great gains in your skills.

Private cricket coaching is now available at the TSS Prep School by current TSS First XI coach Ross Wallace.

During the past ten years, TSS has won four (4) GPS First Eleven premierships with Ross’ guidance.

Both the beginner & the accomplished player will be catered for in an attempt to develop cricketers to become better players & hopefully eventual First Eleven players.

All facets of the game shall be covered, batting, bowling, wicket keeping & of course fielding.

Some sessions are still available in the mornings before school at the TSS Prep nets.

Please address any inquiries to Ross on 0407759560.

 

Prep Junior Rugby

The season draw is on the website below – please note that changes are made to the draw every week.

http://gcdru.com.au/index.php/draw-results/juniors/fixture

U7 White

The U7 Whites put in a great performance against a fast Surfers Paradise Dolphins team. The highlight was a big improvement in our team’s defence. Oliver Croy was this week’s player of the match. He was always very close to the ball, and moved quickly around the field in both attack and defence. Well done!

 U8 Blue

A draw – 5-5, despite the great effort from the boys, we just could not clear out the ruck quickly enough. The other team were getting a little sneaky in the ruck, with the ref looking the other way, I can see why they still managed to get past us 5 times.

The tackling improved as the game went on, it started out a little rough (many trying to go too high), the boys really need to try and actually tackle properly (to be covered on Wednesday – nothing like repeated practice to get a point across).

Lachlan Supple was Player of the Week, a try and some great tackling in the second half gave him the honour this week.

Thank you – to Harley Lutherus for all his efforts in coaching the boys; to Barbara Cowan for providing the half time oranges and to Rukmie Lutherus for managing our bench rotations.

This weekend is a home game vs Surfers Dolphins Green.\

U8 White

Last weekend saw the U8 Whites on the road to Palm Beach to take on the Alleygators.  Granted, I don’t think anyone was holding out a lot of hope for this one prior to the match.  The head coach, Gerard Brierley, was missing in action this week (as were his taco / cactus socks).  We also had three players who were unavailable for selection due to their families prioritising other engagements and activities over rugby (a fact which, while not bad enough to be branded “Un-Australian”, does in the least feel somewhat “Un-TSS-ish”)… Everyone one of us was questioning our worth.  Could I fill the breach as head coach and run the game out without collapsing in the middle of the field due to a heart attack?  Could Phil Mazey remember the name of a single kid on the team other than his son and actually call an effective substitution? And how would the boys’ cardio hold up in light of the reduced numbers in the team?  Fortunately, Joe Ghoussain came to the rescue and provided a few of his U9 boys to help out with the rotations.  The end result was a magnificent effort from a team staring adversity directly in the face.  This was easily their best game of the season.  They dominated possession in attack and were relentless in defense to post a comprehensive win (so long as you ignore the fact we might have breached the rules a little bit by fielding some U9’s in the team)… Despite being unlikely to know the correct spelling, let alone meaning, of the word “nepotism”, Coach Phil duly awarded Player of the Day Honours to his son, Oscar “The Grouch” Mazey. Truth be told though, it was very much deserved.  Ossie showed huge improvement on the day; actively seeking the ball in attack and, at one point, taking a massive hit-up and driving through the tackle to drag the defence along with him.  Special mention also to Jude Dougherty for his newfound confidence and for consistently putting his hand up to do the hard work from the restart.  Thanks to Jon and Georgia Drew for the half-time oranges too. This weekend sees another home game and I’ll be pleased to return the “head coach” cactus socks to Gerard (Seriously, I knew I didn’t have a choice in wearing them, but was it really necessary to make mine a “knee-high” pair???).  At this stage, the fixture says we’re playing at 8:20am, but I believe there are moves afoot to shift the game to a 9am start.  I’ll be in contact as soon as this is confirmed.  I’ll belatedly accept Felicity Dougherty’s kind offer from last week to volunteer the half time oranges for this Saturday’s game.

 U9 Red

Final score: TSS U9 Red 30 – 30 Surfers Paradise Black

We were up against the Surfers Paradise Dolphins Black team at their home ground, and even though we beat them in Round 1, we knew the game was going to be a difficult one.

Despite being 2 tries down at half time, the entire team stepped it up notch in the 2nd half to even the game at 6 tries each.

It was rough, it was hard and it was ferocious at times. However, the team never look like throwing in the towel. We even had to contend with an extra half a-team as they substituted players from their other U9 teams to strengthen their defences. By the time my second half 20 min timer went off, the boys looked exhausted…yet the ref played on.

We had 2 out of the game injured with ice-packs, and another 2 down for the count on the sideline… and yet our boys showed the TSS spirit holding strong, and never giving up!

They played an extra 8 minutes as the Surfers teams tried desperately to score the winning try, without success.

Congratulations to JETT LEICESTER for Player of the Day. He really showed up this week with 100% effort from the start of the game through to the very end. He was tackling hard, making break-through runs, and supporting his teammates – Great work!

Special mention also goes to Tommy Ashe for a vast improvement in his game getting involved with some solid driving over the ball.

Golf Intercollege Tournament

Our second intercollege golf tournament was played at Indooroopilly with 86 players representing 6 schools. It was a beautiful day and the course was in great condition.

In the Junior Division, it was third grader Ishan Singh winning top honors. With a second place finish in round 1, he now stands alone in first place with 2 events remaining. Eshan is the youngest player in the field and the youngest player to ever play on the TSS golf team.

Congratulations to Joshua Cathcart for winning the closest to the pin contest with a fine shot only inches from a hole in one.

A big welcome to junior player Jiaomo Hu who played in his first intercollegiate golf tournament representing TSS with style and grace.

Congratulations to the entire team for playing hard and representing the school in fine fashion – James Goffman, Justin Brunskill, Sol Budinger, Zac Cirocco, Max Carr, and Nicky Hayes.

District (Hinterland) Sport Trials – Term 2

TSS is part of Hinterland ‘Green’ District. This pathway provides an opportunity to compete in sport at a higher level.

Trials are for top athletes from each school (Hinterland official directive) – normally Year 6 & younger Year 7 students

Any player wishing to trial must send an expression of interest to Mrs Schroder by email (include DOB, preferred playing positions, club or representative teams) marisa.schroder@tss.qld.edu.au

If you are unsure whether your son would be at an appropriate level please contact the Sportsmaster or Mrs Schroder.

Term 2 District trials:

U12 Rugby Union – Tuesday 30 May (nominations to Mrs Schroder)

Please email Mrs Schroder your nominations marisa.schroder@tss.qld.edu.au

Please check prepbook for further information regarding the sporting program at TSS.

Please keep me informed of your child’s achievements in sports from outside of the school. Depending on the achievement, it gives me the opportunity to either include the achievement in the newsletter or follow up personally to congratulate the student involved. Please send e-mails to marisa.schroder@tss.qld.edu.au 

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