Year 7 and 8 Milo Blast Cricket

17 September 2015

On Monday, 18 girls attended a new gala day competition to promote girls’ cricket. The Milo T20 Blast cricket concept has been running in primary schools for some years and has now been extended into Years 7 and 8.

Glennie had two teams competing and played four games each on the day. Leading into the final round both teams were undefeated. Glennie 1 eventually won all their games to become the overall Darling Downs region champions. Congratulations to our Glennie 1 team members, Maddy Brassington, Emily Waters, Jayde Klowss, Jordyn Schriek, Izzy Harris, Erin Geddes, Ellen Gall, Molly Martin and Nina Fawckner

This team now goes to the State final in Brisbane on 12 November. Congratulations also to Glennie 2 who finished equal second.

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Ava captains team to win silver

17 September 2015

Ava Black embraced her first captaincy role to lead the Queensland Under 12s netball team to a silver medal win at the recent National Netball Championships held in Perth. Victoria claimed the gold medal win with only one point the difference.

“As the Captain, I’ve grown a lot in confidence, it was a big experience and I appreciated the opportunity to develop as a player. I look forward to continuing contact with my team members leading up to the State Age Cup next year” says Ava.

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Fillies Footballers

17 September 2015

Last Friday night our Fillies played in the grand final against their arch-rivals West Wanderers. The girls started strongly, only conceding one goal in the first half which was scored right on the whistle. The girls came out firing in the second half, never giving up and never thinking that they couldn’t win. Unfortunately, the girls conceded two second half goals which sealed their fate. Led by Chelsea McCarthy, the girls’ spirit and determination should be commended.

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Student Achievement

17 September 2015

Congratulations to Caitlin Spanner and Ella Harvey who have been chosen in the Darling Downs U/12 cricket team to play in the State Championships in Brisbane from 25 to 28 October.

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Tennis Championships

17 September 2015

On Sunday 13 September, 24 girls competed in The Glennie Tennis Championships. All girls played with great sportsmanship and also displayed a high level of competitiveness.  These championships are great preparation for the annual Knowles Cup competition which runs throughout Term 4.  I wish the girls the best of luck for the season.

Congratulations to our overall winners:

Singles:

  • Junior Division – Winner: Jessica Black, Runner-up: Hanna Hayes
  • Intermediate Division – Winner: Beining Zhang, Runner-up: Alyssa Ball
  • Senior Division – Winner: Christine Mundell, Runner-up: Katie Deane

Doubles:

  • Junior Division – Winners: Amelia Moss and Matilda Parry-Okeden, Runners-up: Bella Mott and Lauren Officer
  • Senior Division – Winners: Katie Deane and Christine Mundell, Runners-up: Georgia Kennedy and Abbey Moller

Mrs Anna Salomon
Tennis Co-ordinator

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Showjumping Day

17 September 2015

On Saturday, 12 September, the Glennie Equestrian Supporters Team hosted a successful Showjumping Day at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. An impressive 63 riders and 77 horses from schools in Tooowomba, Warwick, Ipswich and Brisbane participated in this event, to gain qualifiers for the upcoming season of Interschool Equestrian competition. Glennie was represented by 16 Equestrian Team riders.

A huge thanks goes to Clare Huddleston for convening this event, assisted by her extraordinary and committed team of helpers from GEST. Congratulations to all of the girls who competed and represented Glennie with pride. We had many return visitors who said they love our events because everyone is so welcoming!  Praise also goes to the girls who were unable to compete, but still gave up their time on the day, along with their parents, to help out in many ways.

The weather was perfect and a great day was had by all.  Thank you to Mr Steve Warren for taking the time to come along and support the girls.

Results are as follows:

  • Primary 50cm Two Phase: Eve Muirhead 3rd, Eloise Radford 5th
  • Primary 50cm AM5: Eloise Radford 4th, Eve Muirhead 5th 
  • Secondary 60cm Two Phase: Jamie Rodda 2nd, Ashtyn Reedy 3rd
  • Secondary 60cm AM5: Ashtyn Reedy 1st 
  • Primary 70cm Two Phase: Holly Willmington 2nd 
  • Primary 70cm AM5: Holly Willmington 5th
  • Secondary 70cm Two Phase: Rebecca Roellgen 1st  & 5th  (Riding 2 horses)
  • Secondary 70cm AM5: Rebecca Roellgen 2nd & 3rd (Riding 2 horses)
  • Primary 80cm Two Phase: Grace Muirhead 1st 
  • Primary 80cm AM5: Grace Muirhead 2nd 
  • Secondary 80cm Two Phase: Monica Huddleston 1st
  • Secondary 80cm AM5: Monica Huddleston 3rd 
  • Secondary 90cm Two Phase: Bridie Emmerton 2nd
  • Secondary 90cm AM5: Bridie Emmerton 3rd 
  • Secondary 100cm Two Phase: Shelby Emmerton 3rd 
  • Secondary 100cm AM5: Shelby Emmerton 3rd. Emma Massey 4th
  • Secondary 110cm Two Phase: Nicole Murphy 3rd
  • Secondary 110cm AM5: Nicole Murphy 4th 
  • Secondary 120cm Two Phase: Nicole Murphy 3rd
  • Secondary 120cm AM5: Nicole Murphy 3rd
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Official Sports Photos

17 September 2015

Official sports team photos will be taken during Week 3. Girls will be advised in Week 1 as to which sports will be required on which days and whether Summer uniform or playing kit will be required.

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Football Clinic

17 September 2015

For girls interested in improving their football skills, the Toowoomba Grammar School is hosting a ‘Simply Magic’ Football Camp next week.

Download the flyer below for more information

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Thank You to Coaches and Girls

11 September 2015

At the end of Term 3 some of our major sports for the year have concluded with success and enjoyment for all who participated. Netball, football and winter touch involve long seasons and the commitment from all the girls to play and train has been wonderful.

In 2015, more girls played netball than in any previous year in both the Saturday and Wednesday competitions. Thank you to all the parent coaches, student coaches, Miss Chapman, Miss Jensen and Mrs Draheim.

Football also has record numbers of girls playing in four teams. The Fillies have played more than 20 matches on Friday nights to reach the Grand Final. The seconds, juniors and junior development teams performed very well in the Term 3 Wednesday afternoon competition. Thank you to our external coaches, as well as Mr Dent, Miss Gersekowski and Mrs Watts.

Winter touch finished four weeks ago but many of the girls have continued to train in the lead up to the All Schools Touch competition in the first week of Term 4. The Glennie B and C grade teams played well all season with B grade just missing a spot in the finals. Thank you to Mr Wallace, Miss Gersekowski, Miss Harth and Ms Cooper.

Volleyball players continue their second season which goes until at least the midway point of Term 4.

To thank all the efforts of our dedicated coaches, the Glennie Sports Supporters hosted thank you drinks on Thursday. Coaches joined with staff from the Sports Department to celebrate the end of the season. The coaches were presented with a gift as a token of the School’s appreciation for their support of Sports at Glennie.

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Netball

11 September 2015

The Club G Netball season has come to an end with five teams playing in their respective grand finals last Saturday. The 13A, 13B2, 14A, 15A and 15B2 teams all represented Club G in the Grand Finals. A huge congratulations goes to the 13B2s who won their match.

This season we have seen an amazing 18 teams taking to the courts every Saturday as well as six teams playing on Wednesday nights. This would not have been possible without the outstanding support of all of our coaches. Many of our coaches are volunteer parents and I am sure I speak on behalf of all of the girls when I say a very special thank you to each and every coach for their dedication and commitment to our Glennie girls.

I would also like the thank the many committed umpires who look after the games each week. Your dedication to what can sometimes be a thankless job is inspiring. I look forward to seeing you all back next season.

Congratulations also needs to go to our Junior Vicki Wilson team who won their Division 2B Grand Final on Wednesday night. The girls, some of whom played in grand final matches on Saturday, backed up to play a gruelling eight games in the Junior Vicki Wilson competition on Sunday. Their win on Wednesday was a nice reward for what has been a long season.  Congratulations, girls, on your sustained effort!

Mrs Tanya Draheim
Netball Co-ordinator

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Darling Downs Athletics

11 September 2015

Last week, 26 Middle and Senior Years Glennie girls competed in the Darling Downs track and field championships. The track day on Thursday was particularly challenging with 40-50km per hour headwinds for the girls to deal with. Over the two days, all the girls performed to very high standard. Many teachers from other schools noticed the increase in Glennie girls finishing in the top three in many events.

At this stage, 20 girls have been selected to represent Darling Downs at the State Championships in October. Congratulations to, Emma Meyer, Brit Nicholson, Abigail Schoorl, Abelee Stanley, Eden Willmington, Emily Baartz, Laura Baartz, Paige Leicht, Courtney Baker, Shona Davidson, Paige Edwards, Suzannah Hilliar, Lucinda Jensen, Shanen Layden, Ireland Lee, Charlotte Lindemann, Maddy Lindemann, Taleah McGrane, Zoe McLoughlin and Anthea Moodie.

A team of 18 Glennie Junior Years girls competed at the Darling Downs Athletics Trials on Tuesday. There were some wonderful performances against high level competition from across the region.  

Five girls have been selected into the Under 12 team to represent the Darling Downs region in Townsville early next term. Congratulations to Josie Larsen (100m, 200m and Long Jump), Gidget McErlean (200m), Kartia Chin (High Jump), Jessica Rowe (Discus) and Jessica Tann (Long Jump).

A special mention goes to Abbey Wardle with her third place performance in the 9 Years Long Jump. Darling Downs selection starts at 10 Years meaning Abbey is too young to represent her region this year.

To all the girls who competed so hard as a team, well done!

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Good Luck, Fillies

11 September 2015

Good luck to our Glennie Fillies Football team who will be playing in the grand final at West Wanderers tonight. This is their second tilt at the grand final in as many years. They are hoping to go one better than last year and bring home the trophy.

We know you can do it: good luck, girls!

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Water Polo

11 September 2015

Congratulations to Nell Brodie, Georgie Daniells, Pippy Donaldson, Jessie Lilford and Angela Sharp who attended the Darling Downs water polo trials. Angela Sharp was selected as a shadow player. The 2016 State Championships will be held in Toowoomba.

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Darling Downs Touch Football

11 September 2015

Congratulations to Isabelle Reed, Mognild Eerkens, Holly Willmington, Matilda Leicht and Ava Black on their performance at the recent Touch Football State Championships. The Darling Downs team finished equal second and missed the final on a count back of tries.  

Matilda Leicht gained selection into the Queensland Team. She will complete in the Under 12 Queensland team at the Youth Pan Pacific Games in Adelaide later this year.

Miss Potter

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Upcoming Sporting Events

11 September 2015

  • Thursday 17 September – Interhouse Ball Games
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Andrew’s Cup

4 September 2015

The School has received information that an error had been made in the final scoring of the Andrew’s Cup Athletics recently, resulting in Glennie sharing the trophy with St Hilda's.

This does not in any way diminish the effort of the girls and their coaches, who still managed to achieve results that have never been achieved before. Despite some initial disappointment, the girls realise the importance of grace and fairness and these are important lessons for them.

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Gymnastics competitors reap rewards

4 September 2015

Congratulations to all the Level 1 to 6 girls and boys who competed for Glennie Gymnastics at the Dalby Winter Invitational last weekend. Well done!

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Football

4 September 2015

As the season draws to a close, the fillies find themselves placed a very respectable second on the ladder at the end of the regular season.

On Friday night they took on West Wanderers, top of the table and the only club side in the competition. It was a nail-biting semi final. With one of the best performances of the season -  even without the incredible talents of goal-keeper Lucinda Jensen, who is training with Football Queensland at their High Performance Clinic - the girls certainly made their mark.

Drawn 1-1 in regular time, Glennie were only defeated in extra time. A special mention goes to Renee Pickering who filled in for Lucinda for the night with an outstanding performance in goal.

Glennie has earned the right to play next week to try to secure a grand final spot for the second year in a row. Good luck girls!

Calling the Shots!
Congratulations to Zoe Burge and Ashleigh McNamara who took control of the local football competition semi finals. They had the huge responsibility of being Level 4 referees! Well done, girls!

Rosie leads the way
Rosie Peek helped her team secure a spot in the grand finals in two week’s time. She was part of their minor premiership winning West Wanderers team and an absolute asset to them. Being the only girl on the field, she certainly showed the boys how to play football!

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Darling Downs Athletics

4 September 2015

On Thursday and Friday this week, 26 girls attended the Darling Downs track and field championships to gain selection in the regional team to attend the Queensland State Championships in Term 4. A full report with results will appear in next week’s eNews+.

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Summer sports sign up

4 September 2015

Thank you to all the girls who have signed up for water polo, softball, cricket, futsal and summer touch. Team preparations are now well underway and girls will receive information about their sport before the end of this term.

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Club G Break Up

4 September 2015

As listed in the Glennie calendar, next week the Club G break up was to take place for girls who have given their time and effort to play football, volleyball, touch and netball over the past seven months. Regrettably, this event for 2015 has been cancelled due to many clashes with other events which put girls in the difficult situation of having to choose between commitments.

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Upcoming Sporting Events

4 September 2015

  • Sunday 13 September – Glennie tennis championships 
  • Thursday 17 September – Interhouse Ball Games
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AIS Research Information Week 5

28 August 2015

Identifying talent and the concept of recycling

In this, the last of a series of stories regarding the AIS study of junior sporting talent in Australia the focus turns to the actual process of identifying talent and its effectiveness in this country. Through the course of the three-year study, the AIS team found talent identification (TID) programs in many sports were unclear and ad hoc. Both junior athletes and parents found the process at times negative, confusing and deflating rather than positive. This is a major issue for sport in Australia. All parents and athletes like to feel they enter higher sporting honours on a level playing field but the reality and perception the researchers found was very different. Recommendations from the study outlined all sporting organisations should have a published structured process for TID and clear opportunities for formal and informal feedback should be given to junior athletes.

This feedback was the key to researchers recommending more sports engage in the process of recycling. This process involves junior athletes who are not targeted or selected at ages 12 to 15 being encouraged to remain in the sport, work hard and at ages 16 to 18 they could really make an impact. There exists large amounts of evidence that athletes who develop later have a greater chance of succeeding at senior level. This is due to many factors.

I hope this series has been helpful and thought provoking. If you would like more information or to discuss any of the issues raised, please contact me.

Mr Greg Convery
Head of Department - Sports
converyg@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Ava Captains Under 12 Queensland Netball Team

28 August 2015

Ava captains Under 12 Queensland Netball team (use student photo)
In July, we were delighted to share the news that Ava Black gained selection in the Queensland Under 12 Netball team that will compete in Perth in September. Now we have learned that Ava has been chosen to Captain the team which is a great honour. Congratulations, Ava!

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Lucinda is one to watch

28 August 2015

The Football Queensland Technical Group has identified Lucinda Jensen as a player with high potential. She has been invited to attend training in Brisbane with the High Performance Training Squad. This group is made up of girls from the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Competition. As well as training with the squad, Lucinda will receive training with a goalkeeper specific coach. For six weeks, she will travel to Brisbane on Fridays.

Congratulations, Lucinda!

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