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Junior Touch Football Grand Finals

Last weekend saw the conclusion of the Junior Touch Football season. After a mixed start to the year with the first season being cancelled after only 2 rounds, the girls were glad to get back on the field in August when touch started back up. After 13 rounds of competition, all the hard work paid off as Grand Final day rolled around.

With a relatively inexperienced team, the 14yrs team played their hearts out all season, improving week by week. With many new players to the RGGS touch ranks, this team did us proud finishing in a higher division than expected and being the top placed school-based team in the competition. They played their Grand Final on Friday night in division 2, unfortunately going down to the very experienced club side in Rebels.

The 8yrs, 10yrs and 12yrs teams all played their Grand Final matches in the heat on Saturday morning.

The 8yrs team came up against St Peters Diamonds in division 4. We have had many tough games against this team throughout the season with results going either way or ending in a draw. The girls turned up ready to play and brought their best defensive effort of the season to win 8-1.

The 10yrs team had a great season earning a spot in the division 2 Grand Final and being the top placed school-based team in their competition. This is a great achievement as the majority of players in this team are only 9 and will have another year in this age group. Saturday was not to be our day, as we had to settle with runner up to a very good Crushers team.

Lastly, the 12yrs team were the heroes of the day playing back to back games. Not only did they play their division 5 Grand Final and win convincingly against St Peters Constellations, but they also stayed to play a second game to ensure that St Pauls Lightning got a game. They were rewarded with a second win, and of course, a second medal for their sportsmanship.

As always on Grand Final day, Rockhampton Touch supplied a free sausage sizzle, icy poles and watermelon to cap off a fabulous season, which we took full advantage of after the games. The girls would like to give a big Thank You to all their supporters for getting them to trainings and games, and for their cheering them on each week.

Greta Doherty

Health and Physical Education Teacher

Water Polo

On Monday the 16 November the RGGS Water Polo Team played their last game for 2020 against RGS. They drew with both teams scoring five goals. This put them into a tie for third place in the Interschool Water Polo competition. Special mention to Molly Harwood and Katelyn Whyte who played their last game for RGGS after playing for five years. Maybe the girls could come back and support the team if they are in Rockhampton next year. All girls played well in every game and I know are looking forward to the 2021 season.

Scott Fuller

Sports Master



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