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Sporting Spotlight

Updated: Sep 9, 2022

Oztag Semi Finals

After 12 rounds of competition, RGGS Hipsters and RGGS Hashtags earned a spot in their respective A grade and D grade ladies semi-finals on Monday night in the Rockhampton Oztag competition. RGGS Taglines in C grade narrowly missed out on the top four, needing only one more win to clench 4th spot.

This is a massive achievement from our Oztag girls as this competition is played through the holidays, where we have to forfeit rounds during this time. The fact that we had all three teams finish highly is a testament to the effort of the players and the commitment from coaching staff. This also shows that we are fast becoming a force on the local Oztag scene, with bigger and better things coming each season.

RGGS Hashtags played a fast and free flowing game to absolutely annihilate their opposition 17-1. Try scoring machines Beryl and Jalime were in fine form breaking the line several times each. It has been great to see this group of girls develop with many new players taking up Oztag for the first time this season.

RGGS Hipsters were struck down with illness and player absences, leaving them with only six players and having to play the entire game two players short. In a gallant display Hipsters went try for try with their more experienced opposition. Fighting the battle against time and fading legs, they inevitably went down 5-7 in the last few minutes of the game. The effort this group of girls displayed in adverse conditions had us all bursting with pride.

We would love the support of a loud and proud Girls Grammar crowd to cheer the Hashtags girls to victory in the Grand Final this Monday 12 September at Saleyards Park, with kick off at 7.00pm (weather permitting after postponement tonight).

Rockhampton Schools Championship Regatta

The last local regatta for the year was held at the Fitzroy River course on Saturday. The Rockhampton Secondary Schools Championships was the last chance for our competitors to race under competition conditions before heading away to the Queensland Schools Championship Regatta in Bundaberg in the September holidays.

We would like to congratulate Calli, Georgia, Dale, Ellexis, Ella F, Ella L, and Mackenzie on a successful day on the water in very tough windy conditions.

Placing first in their events were:

  • Calli in the 2000m Single Skull

  • Mackenzie, Ellexis, Ella F, Dale and Ella L (cox) in the 500m Novice Quad Skull

  • Ella F and Ellexis in 500m Novice Double Skull

Second places:

  • Ellexis in the 500m Novice Single Skull

  • Mackenzie in the 500m Novice double skull (with her partner from EMC)

Third places:

  • Ella F, Georgia, Dale, Calli and Ella L (cox) in the 2000m Quad Skull

Rugby 7s Star Surprise - QLD Reds Future Indigenous Leaders Program

The Rugby 7s girls were surprised at training on Monday by QLD Reds Super W star player Renae Nona and Reds Indigenous Programs Coordinator Graham Leeson.

Renae and Graham attended training to present Zafeera with an invitation into the QLD Reds Future Indigenous Leaders Program. Students in this program are mentored through to Year 10 to ensure they maintain high attendance, consistently demonstrate positive behaviour at school, on social media and in the wider community. This program provides indigenous youth opportunities to attend leadership camps and aims to improve their educational and leadership outcomes for future success. Zafeera joins two other Girls Grammar students, Tjlalaki and Marratta-Grace, with this honour.

Graham and Renae spent time working with the girls in drills and assisting coach Aarre with the training session. They also got involved in playing alongside the girls in some training games. Graham stated, “These are all great girls, they just love their rugby and there is a heap of talent here. We may even have future Olympian’s running around out here today”.

Greta Doherty

Director of Sport



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