Queensland Oztag All Schools Tournament
Sunshine Coast Stadium was the host for the 2022 Queensland Oztag All Schools event. With over 190 teams participating over three days, the event did not disappoint.
The Girls Grammar Oztag team departed last Thursday morning to represent our school at this prestigious event. After a long eight hour bus ride, a quick stop by the fields to set up the tents, and some grocery shopping, the team settled into their rooms at Alexandra Headland overlooking the beach. Squeals of delight could be heard as the girls chose their beds and investigated everything that the Oaks resort had to offer. But wait…they were not there for a holiday!
Off to the fields they went Friday morning for a quick training run before the first game at 12.05pm. Unfortunately, the long bus ride had taken its toll, and with heavy legs they went down 1-11 to Meridan College, who are quite a force in school Oztag. A quick team cool down session, a run through of some areas for improvement and they were ready for game 2 against Beerwah SHS. The girls worked hard as a team and put together some great plays to get the win 8-2. Game 3 was another strong performance against Narangba Valley SHS with a 9-2 win. They left the fields on a high after such a great day of play, however, a couple of injuries to key players had coaches worried for day 2.
In true Girls Grammar spirit, the injured players worked hard on their recovery overnight and recovered well to take the field on Saturday. It was an early start with the first round for the day, and after a late finish on Friday made it a very tough turn around. Unfortunately, the girls did not play their best and let this very winnable game slip through their fingers with a 3-6 loss against St Benedict’s College. Our toughest game of the carnival was next. Redcliffe SHS took the win 11-0 and were the eventual Runners-Up in the Open Girls division. In great news for us, the girls had kept them to a much smaller score line than some of the other teams in our pool. The last round game was against Kawana Titans, and we finished with a 2-all draw. This draw meant that the RGGS team finished 5th in their pool and narrowly missed out on the quarter finals.
After a nice team dinner and some bonding games, the girls started the arduous task of packing their bags for the long trip home on Sunday.
We would like to thank our coaching staff Kate Frahm and Kaitlyn Graham for imparting their skills and knowledge to help our girls be competitive at this level and for all the time they have given up in the team’s preparation. Thanks to Katelyn Schultz for all her work as team manager and Zach McCarthy for driving the bus. Lastly, we would like to thank the Girls Grammar P&F for their support of Girls Grammar Oztag.
The Rockhampton and District Athletics carnival was held on Monday and Tuesday this week, with Girls Grammar athletes shining across a range of events. A full list of event placings and selections will not be sent to schools until next week (a full run-down of these results will be provided in next week’s newsletter), however, we did have some very impressive performances.
Beryl and Kaylyn won their 100m finals in impressive fashion, blitzing the opposition competitors. This means that Girls Grammar has the fastest 12 and 13 Year old females in the whole Rockhampton District. We had six girls make the finals of the 100m across the different age divisions, which is a great result.
Dale won the 15 years Javelin and was 2nd in the Discus
Ella won the 10 Years Shot Put, Beryl won the 12 Years Shot Put, Kaylyn won the 13 Years Shot Put and Charlotte won the 14 Years Shot Put
Kaylyn also won the 13 Years High Jump with a massive jump of 1.45m, which was also higher than the 13 Years Boys winner.
Kaylyn also won the 13 Years Long Jump.
Once all the results are finalised and collated, I am expecting that we will have many more students selected in the Rockhampton team to head to the Capricornia trials on the 22 and 23 August in Mackay.
Students that have been selected will receive paperwork from me as soon as it is received from RDS sometime next week.
Well done to everyone that represented RGGS, your support of each other was exceptional.
Director of Sport