Robert Egan | Prep Sportsmaster
Well, what a great week of sport we have had. Our final week of the junior football season, penultimate junior rugby fixtures, a full round of GPS rugby, basketball and chess, not even mentioning our Athletics carnival. Thank you to all the parents for your extra support and energy over the past week, it’s that time of term when the boys schedules are very busy and energy levels on low, but your passionate support for the boys has been incredible.
This week we head off on our sports tour to Sydney, visiting Scots College, Barker College and Newington College. This is a change for our boys to play outside of the comforts of the Gold Coast against an opposition not normally encountered. A change to develop their resilience and show their maturity and independence. There will be more in next week’s newsletter from tour, but good luck to our junior rugby in their final fixtures of the season and to our GPS teams, enjoy the rest of the week.
GPS Basketball and Rugby results and reports on SOCS – www.tsssportqld.com
Regional Gymnastics Championships 2017
What a fantastic weekend it was for our TSS gymnasts in the Regional Gymnastics Championships. Starting off the competition on Saturday was our level 4 boys who all passed their levels which enables them to proceed to the next level and they all qualified for the State Championships also. To achieve top 6 in this competition is a massive achievement as the competition is so tough. Congratulations to the Prep boys on some fantastic results:
Heanen Smith 3rd place Floor, 5th place High Bar, 6th place Vault
Daniel Maurice 4th place Vault
Etienne Chabert 6th place Parallel Bars.
TSS had a strong presence in the Regional Gymnastics level 3 competition on the Sunday. A huge congratulations to ALL of our gymnasts on a solid competition and we had some amazing results also:
Jordan Scott 3rd place on Pommel Horse, Rings and High Bar, 5th place on Vault and Parallel Bars, 4th place Overall.
Peter Sa 1st place on Vault and 3rd place Floor.
Kayode Omomo 3rd place on Pommel Horse and High Bar.
Germaine Palmer Peacock 5th place on Rings and 6th place on Floor.
Ben Tzannes 6th place on Vault.
Congratulations also to Harry Illes, Claude Chabert, Cole Bender, Tadhg Stuckey, Alex Zack -Holt, Blair Parker, and Mathias Bradbury who all had a great competition and all of the boys did TSS very proud 💪
1st Leo Llewellyn
2nd Jack Stapelton
3rd Lachie Crain
1st Angus James
2nd Claude Chabert
3rd Nicholas Noble
1st Callum O’Connor
2nd Chez Bos
3rd Jasper Cleland
1st Billy Hayes
2nd Vincent Wilkie
3rd Josh Waters
Photos and a movie will be uploaded to next weeks newsletter.
Adrian Blundell | Director of Rugby
The game didn’t start as expected and basically, due to a very skilled BGS side, TSS just weren’t in the game. We had phases of control, especially pick and drive, and in the ruck, but the backs rarely got much ball and ended up defending most of the game. The BGS side had size, skill and were very impressive. With hard work and a few more ‘steaks’, TSS will definitely be as good. Give it time…
A week off this week for the U12s, will see training ramp up in fitness and skill development in preparation for NC the week after.
Best forward -Etienne Chabert; Best back – Dan Statham.
This was a game of two halves. BGS dominated all over the paddock in the first period, scoring numerous tries quickly to take the visitors out to a lead at the break. Coach Browne and Jurgs’s words of inspiration must have stirred some enthusiasm back, and TSS came out firing scoring a number of unanswered tries to bring the score back closer, and then eventually taking the lead. Well done but unfortunately this wasn’t enough to grab the win. With work on skills, and more of a team run this week at training the team will certainly improve for NC in two weeks.
Tries – Bousgas, Kruger x 2, Mair, Sargood, Morris, Hudson
Conversions – Cameron x 5
Best & Fairest this week – Jet Morris / Lachie Mair / Max Schutt.
With many of the 12C players having never played rugby before, they definitely surprised themselves by putting on a very good display of running rugby against BGS. With both tries scored by Man of the Match Finn Bierne, it was pleasing to see the determination by the whole team to keep trying in the face of a good BGS side. Well done to all players and their coaching team.
Tries – Beirne x 2, Conversion – Kelly 1.
Man of the Match – Finn Beirne.
A determined effort by the boys this week. Our focus on tackling remains, as we concentrate on our goals each week. There were some people great individual efforts including Jackson Amos and Will Cox. Ned Hanrahan scored the sole try and was converted by Aidan Arthur. Keep up the good work and keep practicing our skills.
A very spirited performance by an under strength 11B’s side. Having lost a few to injury and a couple having to move into the A’s side, we were down on troops but put in a performance we should be proud of. We went down 33-17 to a strong BGS side that had twice our size in subs. BGS put on 3 tries early but we fought back with 1 and could of been a second right before half time. In the second half they came out strong again and put on another 2 tries. We fought back with persistence to put on another 2 before full time and were the stronger team as the game went on. Another 10 minutes and the result could of been very different. Cash and Conrad combined well in the midfield and Nick Evans got his first try of the season. Captain Jackson Gennari had a barn storming game as skipper. Man of the match was Sam Watt who has his best game all season and was rewarded with a try. Well played boys!
This coming Saturday we are HOME to Downlands for our Annual WHITE SOCKS DAY. Helping raise awareness and funds to put an end to family and domestic violence.
All boys are asked to bring a donation and will receive a pair of white socks to wear on Saturday to show their support.
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