All School's Touch Football
Thursday 8 October saw 14 eager RGGS touch footballers, Mrs Doherty, Mr Borg and Mrs Dendle travel to Brisbane for a big weekend of touch football at the QLD ALL Schools Touch Carnival. When boarding the plane, we weren’t sure whether we were more excited for the weekend ahead or the wearing of face mask on the flight. This year should have been a World All Schools event, but due to border closures and covid restrictions, it had to revert to a QLD schools’ event. This also meant that many restrictions were in place at the carnival and no spectators were allowed, nonetheless, we were extremely excited to get the opportunity to play with many other events cancelled this year.
On Friday, we were up bright and early in our playing uniforms for our first game of the competition against St Paul’s School. It was a close game and we were leading 3-1 for most of the game, but they hit back late, and we finished in a 3 all draw. Next game was against Marymount College where we lost narrowly by 1, as they scored right on the finishing siren. Finally, we finished the day with another tough game going down to Cleveland State High School, who were the eventual winners of our playing pool. Friday afternoon we had a recovery session in the pool, followed by a team dinner at South Bank.
Another early morning on Saturday, starting at 8.30am against St Saviors College finishing with a 3-1 win. The next game against St Eugene’s College was one of the hottest games of the tournament as the temperature hit 32 degrees, however we worked hard in the trying conditions to finish with a glorious 4-1 win. Saturday afternoon brought the toughest game as we played the 1st ranked team in our pool, Lourdes Hill, unfortunately going down to this well drilled side. Saturday afternoon we ended with a bang winning 5-3 on the main field and on livestream against Beenleigh State High School. That night we celebrated the end of our carnival with a team dinner at the motel and later that night we treated ourselves to dessert on South Bank.
Sunday morning, we packed up our gear and headed to the fields to support our local Rockhampton teams that had made the finals. Finishing our trip with some Krispy Kreme’s and a flight home, we arrived in Rockhampton with 14 tired and sore touch footballers.
On behalf of the team we would like to thank Mrs Dendle for coming to support us throughout the trip, we appreciate all the effort you put into looking after us, washing uniforms, preparing food and taking endless videos and photos for us. We would also like to thank Mrs Doherty for giving us the opportunity to participate in this prestigious event, which for many is the highlight of our sporting year. We would like to thank both Mr Borg and Mrs Doherty for giving up their time to train and prepare us for the competition, as well as coaching us and many other RGGS teams in our local competition. We cannot thank you enough for everything you both do for us. We as seniors are privileged to have been able to represent our school one last time at the Queensland All Schools competition. We hope that RGGS can continue to develop and succeed in this carnival into the future and we wish you all the best.
Jemma Green and Abby Dendle
Year 12 Students
Player of the Carnival and Player's Player - Abby Dendle
Most Improved/Coaches award - Jemma Green and Jessica Leane
Congratulations to Penny Knight and Georgia Priddle who represented Rockhampton at the recent Capricornia District cricket trials. Both girls played well and benefited from the experience playing against the best girls in the region.
Congratulations to Abbey Fenton who was named in the Rockhampton U/18 and Eryn Dessent in the Gladstone U/18 Basketball Teams. They will play their first game on 30 October in Bundaberg. This competition will see them travel to many places throughout the State to compete.
Congratulations to Tyla Cringle who placed 23rd out of 70 competitors at the State Interschool Equestrian Titles held in Toowoomba on the 9 and 10 October. This is a remarkable achievement as both horse and rider need to be at their very best at the same time.
This week has seen the commencement of Interschool Sport and I am proud to state that every team that represented Girls Grammar won their first fixtured game. The results and performance of the girls was truly outstanding.
Waterpolo - RGGS defeated RGS 6-3
Volleyball - RGGS defeated Heights College 2-0
Junior Futsal - RGGS defeated RHS 5-4
Senior Futsal - RGGS defeated RHS 6-3