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Sporting Spotlight

Red Rooster Touch Carnival

The Red Rooster carnival is always a highlight of the touch year as teams come from all over CQ to compete. This year had a record 138 teams participating, that’s a whopping 396 games over two days.

This year the conditions were much cooler than previous years, with nice overcast breezy conditions. Our four Girls Grammar teams played hard in every game, it was great to see all the happy smiling faces enjoying themselves playing in the true spirit of the Red Rooster Carnival. All of our teams had a mix of girls that play in our club teams, with us welcoming some new faces to the touch arena. It was great to see new faces out there enjoying the team atmosphere.

The highlight of the weekend was the RGGS Raccoons team only losing one round game and finishing runner up in the Division 2 Grand Final, which is a 4th place finish overall. This is the highest finish a Girls Grammar team has had in a long time.

RGGS Polywonga’s in the 10s girls’ division placed runner up in Division 6. RGGS Crusaders in the 12 girls’ division played in the Division 6 Grand Final. This game was a very tight battle, going to a drop-off with scores tied up at 2-all at full-time. Thanks to some brilliant teamwork and passing to get the ball to the speed, Isabel raced away to clench the win for RGGS two minutes into extra time. RGGS Rattlesnakes in the Division 4 Grand Final were runners up.

A huge thanks goes to our amazing coaches across the weekend. Without the help of Curtis, Kurt, Danny, Mrs Goltz, and Mr Fuller helping me across the weekend, it would not have been possible to have this many teams playing. Thank you also to the wonderful parents for coming along and supporting your girls.

Interschool Volleyball Finals

Tuesday was an exciting day of finals for the Interschool Volleyball competition, with Girls Grammar taking out both the senior and junior grand finals.

The junior team played at Emmaus College and came up against St Ursula’s in their semi-final. In a dominant display, Girls Grammar won in straight sets (25-17 and 25-3). This set up a date with Glenmore SHS in the grand final, again winning in straight sets (25-1 and 25-8). The highlight of the match was Rosie serving 23 winning points in a row. With such a dominant team performance it was a hard decision, but Player of the Final honours went to Beryl.

In the senior division, matches were held to a best of five sets. The senior team played Heights College in their semi-final and took out the match in straight sets (25-17, 25-4 and 25-8). This sent them into a grand final match up with the very talented North Rockhampton SHS team. The Girls Grammar players grit their teeth and decided that today would not be the day that they lost the title, having won it the previous two years. They put everything into a tight first set to win 25-17. They settled into a rhythm for the second set where they easily won 25-8, but the North Rocky girls were not going to go out that easy and defeated us 12-25 in the third set. Time was running short as the games needed to be completed by 6.00pm, with this in mind the Girls Grammar girls made short work of the fourth set, winning 25-4. It was a tough choice for the convenor to hand out Player of the Final, but the honour went to the very deserving Dolma.

Thanks to Mr Fuller and Mrs Shaw for their expert coaching and giving up their time each week.

Greta Doherty

Director of Sport



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