Andrews Cup Softball

3 November 2017

Congratulations to all Junior Years students who participated in the three Andrews Cup Events in Brisbane this week.

In softball, the A Grade Team played in a thrilling final against Moreton Bay College with the game going down to the last moments.  Thank you to the coaches and assistants for a very successful day: Mr Griffiths, Mrs Leicht, Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Roper, Miss Potter and senior students Madeleine Brassington and Emily Byrne.

Andrews Cup Softball Results:

  • A Grade: 2nd
  • B Grade: 7th
  • TeeBall: 4th

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Student Coaches

27 October 2017

Each year, a growing number of students assist Glennie staff in coaching and managing various sports. The contribution of these girls is invaluable, and we greatly appreciate the sacrifice that they make in order to 'give back' to their sport. Student coaches were presented with a certificate and made short work of a yummy pizza lunch! Thank you, girls. We look forward to your continued involvement in 2018.

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Knowles Cup Tennis

27 October 2017

Good luck to our Knowles Cup Tennis players who play at USQ from 8:00am this Saturday. The girls play St Rita's and St Margaret's. These are the final matches played in Toowoomba this year, with victory guaranteeing a trip to Brisbane next weekend for the finals. Please consider coming out to USQ to support this great group of Glennie girls!

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Rugby Sevens

27 October 2017

Rugby 7s continued this week, with all teams finally getting back onto the park after the persistent rain had seen training and games cancelled. There were some great results across all divisions and it's wonderful to see the improvement in all age groups.

A special mention goes to the Glennie 14 2s team who, despite being made up of mostly Year 7 players, defeated the more experienced and older Downlands team in a great game.

Matches are played at Gold park each Tuesday afternoon from 4:00pm, and it would be wonderful to see some Glennie community members join the many parents on the sidelines to cheer our girls on.

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27 October 2017

We are halfway through the season and with over 100 students registered, Futsal continues to grow at Glennie. This sport is a great option for experienced and new players alike. A new competition will be starting in Term 1, 2018. The new Sports Centre will ensure that Futsal continues to go from strength to strength.

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27 October 2017

After three gruelling days of Hockey, Glennie played in the Division 2 Final of the Queensland All-Schools Hockey tournament. Glennie faced off against Kirwin SHS, and after being locked up at 1-1 at the end of regular time, the teams had to face off in penalty strokes. After five strokes each, the teams were still equal, resulting in sudden death. Glennie held their nerve and completed the victory. Well done to all girls, staff and parents for a wonderful three days of hockey.

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Term 4 Sports Update

20 October 2017

The term has commenced with a flurry of activity with Glennie students enjoying participation in Futsal, Waterpolo, Knowles Cup Tennis, Touch Football and Rugby Sevens. Our All-Schools Hockey team will compete in the three-day Queensland All-Schools Hockey tournament this weekend and we wish these girls the very best of luck.

The weather and renovation of the athletics track are proving somewhat problematic for sport training at the moment and I'd like to acknowledge the girls for their adaptability and patience in the face of last minute changes and cancellations. The track is coming along nicely and will be a fantastic resource for Glennie students moving forward. I'd love to see a few more girls take the opportunity to join our athletics program in 2018, especially in the throwing disciplines.

Glennie had a large number of girls represent Darling Downs at the Queensland Schools Sport Athletics Championships last week. In trying conditions, the girls returned some creditable results and can be proud of their achievements. Charlotte Lindemann and Kate McLennan both made finals. Shona Davidson and Matilda Leicht ran well to qualify for track semis. In field events, Emily Baartz, Anthea Moodie and Jessica Rowe all finished in the top 10 in two separate events, and Taleah McGrane finished in the top 10 in long jump. Well done to Eden Willmington, Chenille Nona-Yellub, Zoe McLoughlin, Molly Martin, Alyssa Baker and Kartia Chin for being chosen to represent the region.

Sports registrations for Term 1 2018 will commence next week. Parents will be sent an email with links to electronic registration forms. I will communicate this to the girls and they will hopefully, have a conversation with their parents about the activities they might like to register for.

Year 11 students have received information on the process for applying to be a Sports Captain for 2018. We have Captains in most of our sports and the girls play a vital role in the promotion and leadership of their sport. There is a procedure that will be followed for selecting sports captains, and this can be found on the Sports Portal page. Captains will be announced after the announcement of the Student Committees later this term.

If you have any recent student achievements or news, please email

Mr Brad Griffiths
Head of Sport

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Junior Years Athletics Success

20 October 2017

Congratulations to Jessica Rowe, Mia Brown, Jazelle Carter, Ruby Leicht, Bethany Casey and Anna Park who competed over two days at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre in the State Athletics Track and Field Championships. Representing the Darling Downs, the girls had an outstanding carnival achieving personal bests and reaching their goals.  

A special mention must go to Ruby Leicht and Bethany Casey who have gained selection in the Queensland Athletics Track and Field Team where they will compete at the Pan Pacific School Games in Adelaide from 1 to 6 December.

Thank you to the coaches Mr Rod Franke and Mr Tim Davies for their dedication to these young athletes.

Personal Results:

  • Jessica Rowe : Shot Put - 4th, Discus - 5th 
  • Jazelle Carter: 800m - 13th 
  • Anna Park : High Jump - 10th, Long Jump - 6th
  • Mia Brown: High Jump - 12th
  • Ruby Leicht: 100m -1st, 200m - 12th, Long Jump- 3rd, High Jump - 8th
  • Bethany Casey: Combined/Tetrathlon (100m, long jump, shot put, 800m) - 2nd, Individual events: 100m - 27th, 200m - 8th, Shot Put - 15th
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Summer Sport Commencement

13 October 2017

Term 4 has seen the commencement of our summer sports programs. 

We have a massive 20 teams in the Toowoomba Futsal competition led by Mrs Sue Watts, 14 teams in the Summer Toowoomba Touch competition led by Miss Lauren Potter and Mrs Kaye Broadfoot, three teams in the Toowoomba Water Polo competition led by Mrs Caroline McLean and, a first at Glennie we have seven teams competing in the inaugural Darling Downs Rugby 7s schools competition led by Mr Brad Griffiths and Mr Jason Black.

We hope the girls enjoy and appreciate all the options they are afforded at Glennie and we thank all the coaches and parents that take time from their personal busy schedules to ensure that all these sports are made possible and run as smoothly as possible.

Mr Brad Griffiths
Head of Sport

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Glennie girls to represent Darling Downs in AFL

13 October 2017

Congratulations Nell Brodie (Year 12), Ellen Gall (Year 10), Maddie Malone (Year 11), Taylah Newman (Year 12) and Abbey Webster (Year 12) on their selection to play for the Darling Downs Demons U17 team at the AFLQ State Championships in Brisbane next Thursday. The girls are set to play teams from Papua New Guinea, North Queensland and Capricornia.

For the past three months, the girls have been training twice a week with high-level Brisbane Lions Academy coaches and more recently Brisbane Lions QWAFL player Sam Virgo. The girls’ skill levels have shown great improvement with the help of these coaches along with AFLQ Darling Downs staff.  Glennie staff member Mrs Lisa Cooper will be travelling with this team as manager. We wish Lisa and the girls best of luck in this carnival.

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Rugby 7s

13 October 2017

During the first week of the holidays, six Glennie girls competed at the inaugural Queensland State Girls Rugby 7s championships in Brisbane. The girls played over two days, competing against teams from all over Queensland. The under 15 girls, Lily Black, Alex McDonald and Taleah McGrane (Captain) finished fourth in the State.

The under 18 girls, Georgie Daniells (Vice-Captain) Paige Edwards and Emily Byrne finished fifth in the State.

A special congratulations goes to Lily, Taleah and Paige for being selected into the Queensland Development Squad.

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13 October 2017

On Thursday 6 October, 38 students and six staff headed off to compete in the Queensland All Schools touch football tournament, that was held over five days in Brisbane. The 13 years, 15 years and Open teams, played a minimum of six games each over three days of competition. Each team demonstrated some outstanding teamwork, inspiring touch football skills and as a result, achieved some satisfying results.

This tournament is considered the largest Schools Touch Football event in Australia. This year established a record of 415 teams playing across the seven divisions. This is a total of 220 Schools participating from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, New Zealand and Singapore. In the 15 Years Girls division alone, there were 74 teams. The achievements of the Glennie 15 Years team is quite significant.

The Open (18 years) and 13 Years teams played each game with commitment and determination. The girls continued to improve with each game and established some valuable and inspiring combinations by the end of the tournament. The 18s finished a successful third in their pool, with a draw preventing them from achieving a higher placement.

The 15 years team finished second in their pool. However, even with only one loss in their six games, the team still missed the top 16 (quarter finals) and were placed 19th. A commendable result, nonetheless. Attention though must be drawn to the players’ capacity to compete with direction and composure and their desire to take to the field with a positive and determined attitude. Congratulations girls on your successes this tournament, you should be very proud of your achievements as a team.

A successful tour cannot go ahead without the dedication and support of coaching and managerial staff and parents. Special mention must be forwarded to Ms Lisa Cooper, who behind the scenes and at the tournament has spent many hours booking, planning, organising, negotiating and basically doing everything, thank you.  

It is also the coaching staff who have given tireless hours to train and prepare the girls. This season we have competed in a total of four tournaments and it is the work of our coaching staff who have kept the players motivated as well as further developing their skills.  Considerable thanks and acknowledgement is  given to:

  • 13s: Ms Lauren Potter and Miss Abbie Prendergast
  • 15s: Miss Shenae Ciesiolka and Mrs Kelly Dyson
  • 18s: Miss Elizabeth Campbell and Ms Lisa Cooper

Having three Australian and State Level players guiding our girls is an immense privilege and a very humbling experience.  Not to mention, something very memorable to take away as a student.

Thank you to all of our supportive parents for enabling your daughters to be a part of this campaign; for your willingness to drive them to training, games and for giving your time and money to allow them to attend; thank you. Special mention must made of the Willmington family who has given so very generously to the girls a discount voucher to Rockwear. These will be handed to each player after each assembly next week.

Finally, I need to recognise the support of our Head of Sport, Mr Brad Griffiths. The staff and players are grateful for your belief and for enabling our program to rise to yet another level in 2017.

What a wonderful way to end the Middle and Senior Year season of representative Touch Football, and a final congratulations to the girls who were awarded the Player’s Player in each team. The future of touch football at The Glennie School continues to shine, and I am humbled to be a part of its journey.

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Mrs Kaye Broadfoot

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13 October 2017

Glennie hockey player Ella White, Hayley Bell and Peppa Carter recently played in Toowoomba U15 Team 1 at the State Hockey Championships in Ipswich. Our girls played incredibly well and their behaviour both on and off the field was commendable.

Peppa Carter then played in the National Championships in Perth. Peppa was co-captain and scored six goals with her team winning the gold at the National U13 Hockey Championship. Her team was undefeated. Peppa was also awarded

Contributed by Glennie parent, Mrs Susan Carter

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6 October 2017

Kasey Lane, Laura de Jong and I (Ellie de Jong) completed a successful nine-day Orienteering carnival in and around Bathurst over the school holidays. We travelled as part of the Qld Schools Orienteering Team, competing in both the Australian Championships and the Australian Schools Championships. The Carnival comprises fast and furious sprint events around university and school campuses, relay events involving three runners on 3 to 5km legs through the bush and pine forests, and middle and long distance individual bush events, including through historic gold mining terrain at Hill End National Park.

Kasey and Laura were part of the Queensland Junior Girls Team who won a bronze medal in the Aus Schools Relay event, as well as third overall team. Laura also achieved silver in the Aus Relay Champs, and bronze in the Aus Long Distance event.

I had a great carnival winning medals in all the Schools events, culminating in being selected as one of four senior girls in the All Australian Honour Team. I competed in an Australian relay team against New Zealand in the final event. This carnival gave the team the opportunity to live alongside the other state teams as well as a NZ Schools team in a beautiful old school boarding house, taking part in excursions, social events and a big scavenger hunt, with plenty of time to make new friends in often spectacular surroundings.

Contributed by Ellie de Jong

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Training Day

6 October 2017

At the end of Term 3, the Queensland All Schools Touch Football teams assembled for their final preparations in the form of a "Training Day".

While the sessions built on the existing skills of each player, the day also proved to be a valuable opportunity to develop team unity and comradery.  Before lunch the Open team ‘smiled’ through their fitness testing, the 15s were challenged with attacking strategies, and the 13s sped through myriad ball skills sometimes on their knees.  However, it was the traditional "Team Challenge" and afternoon games that were hotly contested.

As per last year, each team were given the challenge to devise and present a ‘team war-cry’ and ‘presentation’.  The players needed to organise a way the team could be unified in appearance and develop a team specific ‘haka’ in order to mesmerise any opposing teams. The standard was exceptionally high.  While the Open girls rapped and the 15s were “red-backs”, it was the 13s stomping, chanting, diving and impressive whistle tone (from Jess Barnes) who secured the win.

The girls enjoyed a dine-in morning tea at Café G the following Monday, with cupcakes and drinks.  However, it was the Open girls who dominated the afternoon games and secured ‘bragging rights’ for being the “Best Touchdown Team” of the day.

To conclude, the girls enjoyed a refreshing recovery swim at the pool followed by a “Zooper Dooper”.  Thank you to the coaching staff, Miss Lauren Potter, Miss Elizabeth Campbell and Miss Shenae Ciesiolka for running the day and putting their finishing touches on their teams in readiness for the Qld tournament held the first week back in Term 4.  

A special thank you to the Glennie Sports Supporters who provided the BBQ lunch which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  Players and staff consumed sausages, onions and salad with poppers, large chocolate biscuits and ice blocks.  Your support of the Touch Football program is greatly appreciated, thank you ☺.

We wish all teams, coaching staff and managers the very best for their campaigns at this year’s Queensland All Schools tournament.  Each team's training, preparation and participation in additional tournaments as proved highly rewarding, and we look forward to the continued successes of the teams at this next and final stage.

Contributed by Mrs Kaye Broadfoot

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6 October 2017

The recent September holidays saw a number of Glennie girls ride in the Australian Pony Club Championships in the first week and the Marcus Oldham Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships in the second week to finish off the year of competition.

Australian Pony Club Championships

Sarah Coggan, Imogen Taylor and Grace Muirhead were members of the winning Queensland team at the Australian Pony Club Championships held at the Toowoomba Showgrounds in the first week of the holidays. Sarah was 4th in Medium Dressage and 7th overall in the Junior Competition (13-17 years) and Imogen Taylor placed in her Dressage class. Grace was a member of the winning junior Showjumping (QLD) side and was 7th overall in the Junior competition (13-17 years).

Marcus Oldham Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships

Five Glennie girls were part of a 100 member Queensland team that competed at the Toowoomba Showgrounds in the second week of the holidays in the Marcus Oldham Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships.  Ellie Reedy, was chosen to be the Vice-Captain of the Queensland Combined Training team, a great honour for her.

Queensland was the overall winner of the Harry Le Bherz Perpetual Trophy ahead of NSW and Victoria. All Glennie girls rode well achieving excellent individual results. They are to be congratulated for their sportsmanship and perseverance as the wind did play havoc with riders.

Individual Results:

  • Grace Muirhead: Secondary Showjumping (100cm) – 3rd
  • Piper Wise: Secondary Dressage - Intermediate Preliminary – 5th
  • Sarah Coggan: Secondary Dressage: Advanced – 6th;  Secondary Dressage: Prix St George – 6th
  • Rebecca Roellgen: Secondary Combined Training (60cm) – 10th
  • Ellie Reedy: Secondary Eventing – 80cm: 11th

As this is the last major interschool competition for the year, I would like to extend a huge thank you to all parents, coaches and others who have assisted and supported the Glennie Equestrian Team for 2017.

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Contributed by Miss Jacky Redman

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Good luck, State Athletes

6 October 2017

Glennie girls will be representing the Darling Downs at the State Athletics at Nathan, Brisbane.

Ruby Leicht, Bethany Casey, Anna Park, Jazelle Carter, Mia Brown, Jessica Fitzgibbons and Jessica Rowe Junior will be competing in the Years 10-12 years competition. This is the largest team of Glennie girls ever to be selected for this division. Good luck, girls! We look forward to hearing the results next week.

During the following week Middle and Senior Years girls will be competing at the Queensland School Sport Track & Field Championship at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre.

Good luck to Emily Baartz, Alyssa Baker, Kartia Chin, Shona Davidson, Matilda Leicht, Charlotte Lindemann, Molly Martin, Taleah McGrane, Kate Mclennan, Zoe McLoughlin, Anthea Moodie, Chenille Nona-Yellub and Eden Willmington.

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13 September 2017

Girls in Years 7 to 12 are invited to participate in the Girls Heat League, an initiative of Queensland Cricket. If your daughter would like to play please complete the registration form found here.

Further information can be downloaded below.  Registrations will close on Friday, September 22.

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Hockey Correction

13 September 2017

Our Hockey story last week stated that Red Lions was the winning team of the Under 13 Girls competition. It was, in fact, Newtown that won the final and Olivia Bourke was on the winning team.

Well done, Olivia!

While it is always great to receive emails from parents regarding Glennie girls’ involvement in club team outside the Club G competition, it is difficult for us to check that all the facts are correct and we trust that all girls have been included.

Tina Tilden, eNews Editor


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Holiday Athletics Training

13 September 2017

Training for our Glennie athletes doesn’t finish just because school does. Our girls will be busy training as usual during the holidays.

Mr Franke - All sessions at O'Quinn Street

  • Sprints and Middle Distance - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:30 - 5:00pm
  • Long and Triple Jump - Tuesday from 3:30 - 5:00pm

Mr Davies - All sessions at Queen Park (meet at Godsall St Car Park)

  • General Athletics Training - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6:30 am
  • General Athletics Training - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30 pm

Please note Mr Davies will not be training on Friday, September 15.


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Netball wins

8 September 2017

Three Glennie Netball teams won their Grand Final on Saturday. 12 Years Blue, 13 Years Red and 16 Years Purple. The 12 Years Blue and 16 Years Purple team both went through the season undefeated.

The Junior Vicki Wilson team also won the Junior Vicki Wilson Darling Downs Cup on Sunday. They went through the entire day undefeated and won the Grand Final by three points.

Contributed by Mrs Tanya Draheim

Photo credits: Tanya Draheim, Jolene Healy

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Busy Times for Hockey Players

8 September 2017

Hockey Awards

Last Saturday night the Toowoomba Hockey Association held their annual awards dinner. Congratulations to the following girls on their outstanding achievements.

Peppa Carter was named Toowoomba Under 13 Girls Team 1 Player of the Year.

  • Ella White was Runner-up to Player of the Year in the Toowoomba Under 15 Girls Team 1, Runner-up to Player of the Year in the Toowoomba U15 Girls Indoor Team 1, Runner-up to Player of the Year in the Toowoomba U18 Girls Team 1, and Runner-up Clive Berghofer Female Player of the Year.
  • Molly White was named Runner-up Toowoomba U18 Girls Team 2 Player of the Year.

This Saturday, Molly and Ella will both be representing their club in the A1 and A2 Women's Grand Finals.

In the first week of the school holidays, Ella White and Peppa Carter will be competing at the State U15 Hockey Championships to be held in Ipswich. Peppa will then travel to Perth for two weeks to compete in the Australian U13 Championships. Good luck, girls!

Grand finals

The Junior Hockey Grand Finals were held last Saturday at Clyde Park. Congratulations to the following Glennie girls who gave it their all in the competition.

  • In the Under 11 Girls competition, Caleiah Budd’s Norths team and Bianca Markham and Keira Nicholls’ Red Lions team drew in the Grand Final. Both teams were named joint Premiers.
  • In the Under 13 Girls competition, Peppa and Jazelle Carter (Norths) were Runners-Up in the Final after a penalty shoot out against Newtown. Olivia Bourke was in the winning Newtown team.
  • In the J2 Girls competition, Paige Corke, Ellen Gall and Erin Geddes (Norths) won the J2 Grand Final after beating Red Lions in a penalty shoot out.

Great effort girls, well done.

Contributed by Mrs Susie White

Pictured are Molly White, Peppa Carter and Ella White

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Darling Downs Athletics

8 September 2017

Last Thursday and Friday, Glennie athletes travelled to Warwick for the annual Darling Downs Athletics Trials. Keeping with recent success at TSSS Athletics, the girls performed very well. The majority of girls qualified to represent the Darling Downs at the State Championships to be held early next term. There were a number of great performances across the two days including:

  • Anthea Moodie broke the Senior High Jump record. This record had stood for 31 years! The old record was set on the same date that Anthea's coach Rod Franke set the Senior Boys record. The record books now show that the master and the apprentice hold records at the same time!
  • Taleah McGrane won all four events she entered - a fantastic effort.
  • Chenille Nona-Yellub had never used blocks before this year and was running in joggers, but this didn't stop her from running the fourth fastest time in the 13 Years 100m. An outstanding effort.
  • A number of girls qualified for multiple awards including Anthea (5), Taleah (4), Emily Baartz (4), Charlotte Lindemann (4).
  • Shona Davidson ran personal best times in both the 100m and 200m. A great achievement on grass.

Thanks to Tanya Draheim, Lisa Cooper and Stacie Broom for their assistance across the two days. Thanks also to the large number of parents who attended and to our amazing coaches, Rod Franke and Tim Davies. Good luck to all girls who qualified for State Championships and to those of you representing Glennie at the Schools Knockout this weekend in Brisbane.

Contributed by Mr Brad Griffiths

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8 September 2017

Glennie footballers Kiana Williams, Katelyn Collie and Ally Ramsay represented Darling Downs at the 11-12 Years Girls Rugby League State Championships in Mackay 2017.

The girls had a great time playing five games, winning their last one against Met North 20-0.

Kiana was named Game 1 player of the match and received the Game 5 Coach’s Award. Katelyn won the Game 2 Coach’s Award. Ally won the Game 1 Encouragement Award and was named Game 3’s Player’s Player.

Congratulations, girls.

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8 September 2017

Glennie girls Bianca Markham, Kristen Davies and Sally Byrne are representing the Darling Downs at the Softball State Championships that held over four days in September at Redlands, Brisbane.

On day one, the girls played two games with a very tight first game loss (7-5) and their second game yielded a big win (18-2).

The competition continues over the weekend.

Contributed by Mrs Amy Markham, Team Official and Scorer

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