13 May 2016
Playing in the A Grade Women competition is a great opportunity for us as developing touch players. It allows us to experience the game at a much higher and faster level, whilst also creating new friendships with girls outside Glennie. As the Year of Courage is upon us, we have strived to step out of our comfort zone and face this challenge. Previously, we have all played touch at a B grade level. However, the expectations and standards of playing in A grade are certainly much higher.
Our coach, Mrs O’Brien is extremely experienced in this field of sport and continues to pass down her knowledge for our benefit. At training and during game time, there is a good balance between the serious and enjoyable aspects, creating a positive sporting environment. Overall, playing in A grade this year is a wonderful experience which we will all make the most of.
Anthea Moodie, Georgie Daniells and Paige Edwards
13 May 2016
It is at this time of the year that the girls are undertaking trials in the hope to be selected into the All School’s representative touch football teams. The 13 years girls set a high standard last Friday at the trials with 25 girls aiming for a position in the top team. With such wonderful numbers, we have decided to enter two 13 years teams in the South West Queensland All Schools tournament being held in Toowoomba on Sunday 14 August. From this competition, one team will be selected to go on to compete in the Queensland tournament, held in Brisbane during October.
The Open and Under 15yrs players have also undertaken trials in great numbers. It is an exciting time for our sport and we look forward to the representative season.
13 May 2016
Old girls Chelsea McCarthy and Georgia Manthey who just happened to be our 2015 Football Captain and Vice-Captain made a surprise visit to cheer on this year's Fillies team last Friday night against St Ursula's.
Things were going well at the half as we took a 2-0 lead. Lapses in concentration by our girls led to two quick goals from St Ursula's. Building on their momentum, they powered home with another two goals and a penalty to make the final Score 5-2!
We learned the hard way that if the other team lifts and we don't match them, or better them, then we lose a game of football.
Captain Mel Christie was quick to lead by example, insisting that her team redo the end of game "three cheers" with more intensity and respect to the team who outplayed us on this occasion. Well done, Mel!
13 May 2016
Last Saturday saw our netballers enthusiastically getting into the spirit of “Pink Day”. This annual fundraiser gives the girls the opportunity to get dressed up while raising much-needed funds for Breast Cancer research. Our 13B and 16 Green teams put in a great deal of effort and looked wonderful.
6 May 2016
Our cross country runners worked very hard yesterday at the Andrews Cross Country at Ipswich as a culmination to a long training season.
Congratulations to every girl who participated to the best of their ability. Our team finished in 8th place overall in the Andrews Cup and 7th in the Percentage Cup.
A special congratulations to the 10 years team who came second in their and to Jazelle Carter who won her race.
8 years: 5th
9 years: 9th
10 years: 2nd
11 years: 8th
12 years: 9th
Thank you to Miss Potter and Mr Sprason for their work in preparing the girls for this competition.
6 May 2016
Our Cross Country team will be travelling out to Kearney’s Spring on Thursday afternoon, 12 May, for a chance to run the Darling Downs course. A bus has been organised to transport all girls out to Kearney’s Spring at 3:30pm. Day girls will need to be collected from Kearney’s Spring at the conclusion of the training session at 5:00pm.
6 May 2016
Netball will commence again this Saturday for all teams. Toowoomba Netball will be hosting a Pink Day Fundraiser on Saturday to help raise money towards Breast Cancer research. All teams are encouraged to get into the spirit and dress up in anything pink. Please bring along a gold coin donation.
All coaches have pull over bibs, so girls do not have to wear their playing uniform on Saturday. Get creative, girls! There will be prizes for the best dressed teams.
Good luck to our Junior Vicki Wilson team who will be competing in the Darling Downs Interdistrict Netball Carnival on Sunday in Dalby.
6 May 2016
I play touch football for the Rebels Hurricanes. I am currently playing in D grade. Playing in D grade on a Saturday afternoon is completely different to playing touch on Friday nights. The level of difficulty is harder because now that I am in D grade I am not playing against girls my age but ladies older than me. Last Saturday was my second game of the season. It was a pretty challenging game. My team played Downlands. There was one girl our age and the rest of them were in Years 11 and 12. The highlight of this game was that our team tried our hardest and played very well. The challenge was that the Downlands team played very fast and it was hard to keep up. Georgia Bielby
Though our opposition had older players, that did not stop us from keeping up and losing by just one point! Selena Still
I play touch for the Rebel Hurricanes in C grade. A highlight from the game on the weekend was when the whole team was working together and we scored a try. Bella Mott
29 April 2016
The last month has been busy with competitions for the Level 7 Glennie Gymnasts. At the end of March, members of the Glennie Gymnasts Squad Delia Cook, Hannah Quinn and Susan Owen passed their Level 7 Test at the South-East Queensland Regional Championships.
Two weeks later all three girls competed at the 2016 Queensland Senior State Championships in Brisbane. Competing over two days, the girls put in some strong performances to finish well in their first Senior Competition. The girls had a great time and are back in the gym preparing for more upcoming events and upskilling for next year’s titles. Congratulations to all three girls and their coaches Rachel Pingel and Amy Brider.
The junior level gymnasts commence their competition season next weekend with an event in Warwick and then Brisbane in mid-May.
29 April 2016
The Wednesday night netball competition has commenced at USQ. This year we have seven teams competing. There are five social teams, and both our Junior and Senior Vicki Wilson teams are playing.
Our Saturday players are on a two week break due to the long weekends and as grading has now been completed, are ready to launch into the competition.
Our Junior Vicki Wilson girls have been training hard for their first inter-district carnival to held on 8 May.
29 April 2016
Our Fillies are off to a great start to the season and after three rounds are sitting comfortably in second position on the ladder with two wins and a loss. There have been a lot of outstanding individual performances and the team has been wonderfully led by our Captain Mel Christie.
On Thursday afternoon the Glennie Fillies hosted Fairholme in a rescheduled game (due to the long weekend). After suffering their first defeat last Friday night, the girls were determined, prepared and ready for a good performance. Glennie dominated this game and won convincingly but played some good passing football and focused on their shape on the field. It was Captain Mel Christie’s 18th birthday, she even scored a birthday goal. It was a week for birthdays, with our Vice-Captain, Claire Seccombe celebrating her birthday on Tuesday. We celebrated our very special birthdays with cake and pizza in the classroom, and of course lots of decorations and music!
Thank you to all of the girls who came to support us and give Mel a birthday shout out. Thank you too, to the many girls who helped make this very special birthday one that Mel would not forget! Maybe singing ‘Happy Birthday’ after every goal was a bit excessive! It was also great to see Bennie the Bee out for this occasion - well done Spirit Squad!
Enjoy your one and only Friday night off girls!
22 April 2016
Congratulations to Year 11 Glennie gymnast, Alanah Broom who competed at the Queensland Senior States Gymnastics Titles on 17 April.
Competing in the Level 8 Open Division, Alanah competed in the Level 8 Open Division. She placed sixth on Beam and placed eighth overall.
22 April 2016
On Thursday this week, the Glennie Bill Turner Cup U15 team went to Harristown for a one day carnival. Glennie were drawn in Pool A and had three games for the day. The girls topped the pool with convincing wins against Toowoomba State High School, 4-1; Harristown SHS, 5-0; and Dalby SHS, 8-0. After a tentative start, the girls gained confidence throughout the day, improving with each game. They will proceed to the next round in a few weeks.
Congratulations to the entire squad of girls who played some impressive football throughout the day. Special mention goes to birthday girl, Bella Mott, who, with the assistance of her team, pulled off a hat trick in the final game! Tori Gallegos's "keeper run" was apparently the talk of the carnival. She carved up the field from her position in the sticks to have a shot at goal!
I look forward to our next round girls with anticipation!
The seconds football team trained with the Fillies this week as they started their pre season training. 18 girls have signed up for this social team and looked impressive on their first run out!
22 April 2016
In preparation for the upcoming Darling Downs Cross Country Carnival on 24 May, training with Mr Sprason is held each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. All selected girls are encouraged to attend this session to maintain and improve their cross country fitness. Girls who are unable to attend should be doing their own endurance sessions in their own time.
22 April 2016
Touch Football is certainly still a very popular sport with the Glennie girls with at least 40 girls playing across a number clubs in the Senior Club competition held on a Saturday. Although not playing as ‘Club G’ for this level of competition, the Glennie players are still a recognised ‘force’ within the local competition. With the first game of the season starting last Saturday, it was wonderful to see a number of faces in various divisions developing skills, challenging themselves and most importantly enjoying playing a sport they clearly love.
As arranged in 2016, Glennie students were offered the opportunity to play with the club of Rebels/Hurricanes, and as a result the club has been able to strengthen the A Grade division and enter additional D and C grade teams; with the majority being Glennie players. Under the expert guidance of Mrs Kathy O’Brien and playing alongside Miss Lauren Potter in the A grade side are Elizabeth Chicalas, Paige Edwards, Georgina Daniells, Anthea Moodie, Taleah McGrane and Jordan Schriek. In addition, it was great to see Anna Neale playing on the wing for the Sharks Club A grade side for the first game of the season.
A big thank you to the coaching staff who have also come from within the Glennie community to help guide the girls through a lengthy and rigorous season in the Rebels/Hurricanes club. Thank you to Elizabeth Chicalas (Year 11 student) and Mr Tim Causer for D Grade, Mrs Kaye Broadfoot for C Grade and Mrs Kathy O’Brien for A Grade and Miss Lauren Potter for always stepping-up when required.
This week we hear from Olivia Smith and Madi-Mei Bucknell:
I have just started playing club touch football on Saturday afternoons for Rebels Hurricanes in D grade. I have discovered that the main difference between this competition and Friday night touch football is the sheer size of the opposition but I believe the competition is about the same. One of the main reasons I like playing touch football is because you are part of team and everyone gets a chance with the ball. I found it quite challenging playing Royals because they had a lot more experience playing as a team and working together whereas, this was our first time playing together as a team. Olivia Smith, Year 7
This term, I have chosen to do Touch Football as my winter sport. I have been playing since the end of Grade 5. I still love and enjoy playing. For winter touch, Glennie is playing for Rebels Touch Football club and this is my first year playing so I am in D grade.
I absolutely love playing Touch Football because of the people, the competition, the coaches, the support from parents and each other and just getting out there and getting some exercise and giving it a shot! I enjoy playing and I want to keep playing because I want to get better and gain more confidence! Madi-Mei Bucknell, Year 7
22 April 2016
Miss Krystal Cull is holding Fitness and Wellbeing sessions twice a week to encourage girls to get active. The sessions are designed to be enjoyable for all girls in Middle and Senior Years and they are encouraged to attend either or both sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:45am to 7:45am.
15 April 2016
Congratulations to Year 8 girls Tori Gallegos and Gidget McErlean who have been identified and selected in the Queensland U14 Premier League Football team.
Selection took place after a number of identification rounds across the state where only the best footballers were chosen.
The girls will compete at a national event later in the year.
Well done, girls! What an outstanding achievement.
23 March 2016
The Fillies football season kicked off on Friday night. After weeks of trials, the squad of 2016 was recently named. We have a mix of experience, youth and determination led by Captain Melanie Christie, with Claire Seccombe being named as Vice-Captain. Fillies is the highest level of competition for school girls. We have six girls following the elite player pathway, The National Premier League (NPL). Girls who play at this high level of competition are ineligible to play for another association within the sport and therefore are unable to play for Glennie. Sadly, this year we lose both Harriet Killen and Lucinda Jensen to this program but wish them well for their season. On a brighter note, we welcome back the formidable Emmi Lewis who had not lost that golden touch as she opened the season with a goal in the first three minutes!
My vision at Glennie is to offer a football opportunity for every girl who wants to play; be it at the most social level, right up to getting girls ready for the Fillies and ultimately the NPL.
The season opener took us to Gatton. The girls had run their cross country races earlier in the day but spirits were still high. The aim of the game for Glennie was to enjoy the experience and work as a team. This they accomplished and managed to knock a few goals in the back of the net too! Izzy Harris is too young by two years to play for the Fillies and special permission was sought from Football Queensland for her to play. She dazzled everyone with her ball skills and we actually lost track of the number of goals she scored!
Renee Pickering picked up the keeper gloves in place of Lucinda and did an amazing job.
During the selection process for this year's Fillies team, the girls were asked to respond to the question, "What does it mean to you to be a Fillie?" The overwhelming and quite touching response was, "We want to part of the closest family at Glennie". These family values were certainly evident last Friday as the support and encouragement didn't stop all night.
I was proud to see this new young team come together for the first time and play some good football. The score was irrelevant. It was a comfortable win but there is work to do in training now girls!
Mrs Sue Watts