CQ Rugby 7s Carnival
The 2022 CQ 7s carnival was the largest one to date with teams travelling from all over CQ including Capella, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton and Yeppoon.
It was a scorching 33 degrees at St Brendan’s College but that didn’t hold our girls back. With grit and determination, they pulled together to overcome the heat, earning Grand Final places in both the 13 years and 15 years divisions.
The 13 years team played RGS, who had absolutely smashed us in the round game. The girls went into the Grand Final match knowing that rugby is a game that can change in an instant and were positive going into the game. We started out strong with Beryl using her speed and step to cut through the opposition to score the first try. McKayla was always there in support and using her offloads to create space; while Tayla and Rudora were tackling machines, limiting the oppositions field position. Vivian and Zafeera’s strong runs saw them streaking away down the field. Unfortunately, victory wasn’t to be, with two late tries to RGS we had to settle for runner up. After a strong day and many tries later, Beryl was named Player of the Carnival for the 13years division.
The 15 years team came up against their foes from round 1, Mackay Christian College. Mackay won the round 1 clash in a close battle and our girls were out for redemption. With speed and stepping skill, Jalime was hard to handle all game. Tahlya’s hard running game saw her running over opposition players on her way to the try line; while the defence of Rosie, Clare and Ally stopped several opposition scoring opportunities. As the clock was winding down Mackay was making a comeback, but the Girls Grammar girls held on to claim the title of CQ Champions.
Thank you to Aarre for coaching the 15s and to Kurt for managing both teams, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you both.
CQ Oztag All Schools
Saturday was a busy day with the CQ Oztag All Schools carnival also being played. Teams came from as far as Bundaberg to be crowned CQ champions.
Temperatures made it a tough day, but in true Girls Grammar style, our team overcame the conditions and older opposition teams to earn a Grand Final birth in the Open Girls division.
The youngest team members didn’t back down and showed what they were made of, with Porsha scoring several tries and Summer making some great defensive tags. Mason and Ella showed their experience and leadership making line breaks and scoring diving tries.
The first half was going try for try and was turning into a true Grand Final battle. A rolled ankle, a quick strapping job, and a few tries later, we were holding on as the game was nearing a close. A few late errors gave TCC the ball in prime attacking position, which they did not let go to waste, eventually taking out the game 6-3.
Congratulations to Mason on being named Most Valuable Player in the Open Girls division, a well-earned award.
Thank you to Kate for coaching and Katelyn for managing. Without volunteers our girls would not have these opportunities and we really appreciate them giving up their time.
Congratulations to Mackinley, Dale, Kaylyn, Beryl, Izabella, Charlotte. C, and Charlotte. W on their efforts at the State Athletics Carnival in Brisbane last week. It has been a long time since Girls Grammar has had this many girls selected for the Capricornia Athletics team, and it was a great experience for the girls to compete against the best athletes in Queensland.
Each Girls Grammar athlete placed in the top 20 in the state for their events, with some events having 40 or more competitors.
Further congratulations for top 10 placings go to Kaylyn for her 3rd place finish in the triple jump and 5th place in long jump, and Izabella placing 5th in discus. Beryl for placing 3rd in the 4x100m relay team, and Mackinley for placing 6th in the 800m and 8th in the 100m. Well done girls, these are great achievements.
Director of Sport
Secondary Surf League
Surfs Up! On Friday the Secondary Surf League Event was held at Emu Park SLSC. Girls Grammar fielded a small team with five athletes attending. Once again, this small but dedicated team came across the line with some fabulous results. Girls Grammar placed third overall out of eight schools across the region and Calli was awarded the 15 years Age Champion. Fun in the sun was had by all and it was also great to see our parents getting involved.