Darling Downs Athletics

7 September 2018

Last Thursday and Friday, 35 dedicated athletes trialled for the 13-19 Years Darling Downs Athletics Teams. On Thursday, Glennie played host to the track events where 400 students from around the Downs competed. Glennie students had a tremendous day, with many PBs achieved and even more girls selected in the Darling Downs Athletics Team. Some highlights of the day included Gold Medals from Molly Martin, Charlotte Lindemann, Shelby Dann and Alyssa Baker, as well as a trifecta win in the 16 Years 100m Sprint with Shelby Dann, Alim Deng and Jordyn Schriek placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.

While Thursday was a day with lots of cheering and support from the Glennie community, as well as beautiful weather conditions, Friday was a day of quiet and gusty wind conditions for the field events. Again, Glennie had an extremely successful day, with Glennie students achieving brilliant results all around. Highlights of the day included Jess Rowe winning all four throws events, including breaking the record for hammer throw, as well as gold medals for Emily Baartz and Charlotte Lindemann.

The following students were selected into the Darling Downs Team:

  • Emily Baartz- Long Jump (5th), Triple Jump (2nd) and High Jump (1st)
  • Alyssa Baker- 800m (1st), 1500m (2nd)
  • Kartia Chin- Hurdles (2nd). Kartia also placed 2nd in Triple Jump, but missed qualifying.
  • Shelby Dann- 100m (1st), 200m (3rd)
  • Shona Davidson - 100m (1st), 200m (1st). Shona broke the Darling Downs record in both events.
  • Alim Deng- 100m (2nd), 200m (2nd), 400m (2nd). Alim also placed 2nd in Long Jump, but missed qualifying.
  • Jessica Fitzgibbons- 100m (2nd), 200m (4th)
  • Michaela Horn- Shot Put (4th)
  • Jayde Klowss- Hurdles (2nd)
  • Matilda Leicht- 400m (2nd)
  • Charlotte Lindemann- 400m (1st), 800m (1st), Long Jump (1st)
  • Molly Martin- 800m (1st), 1500m (1st)
  • Zoe McLoughlin- Long Jump (4th)
  • Jessica Rowe- Hammer Throw (1st), Discus (1st), Javelin (1st), Shot Put (1st)
  • Jordyn Schriek- 100m (3rd)
  • Zoe Waters- Triple Jump (2nd), Hurdles (2nd). Zoe also placed 3rd in both the 400m and Long Jump, however missed qualifying.
  • Congratulations also to Ava Black who placed 2nd in Javelin, but was not selected in the Darling Downs Team.

Congratulations again to all who participated and to all the supporters. Good luck to the girls who will be representing the region at the State Championships.

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Senior Vicki Wilson Netball

7 September 2018

The Senior Vicki Wilson team put their training to the test on Sunday, playing for a position in the Senior Vicki Wilson finals on 16 September.

The team came together and played exceptionally well, leaving the day undefeated. This means that the Senior Vicki Wilson team will join the Junior Vicki Wilson team at Nell E Robinson for the finals.

Good luck girls!

Photo: Kindy girl Lexie Futcher was the team mascot for the day. She certainly looks like she took the job seriously.

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Rugby 7s

7 September 2018

Last Friday, 13 Year 7 and 8 girls travelled to Ballymore Stadium to compete in the SEQ School Girls 7s Tournament. The girls started the day with a strong win over Brisbane State High. In their final two pool matches, they lost a very close encounter to Merrimac SHS and were outclassed by a very experienced Mabel Park SHS. Congratulations to the girls for their commitment to training and thank you to the parents and coaches for coming down to support on the day.

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Darling Downs Softball

7 September 2018

Last week, Bianca Markham and Bronte Pfingst travelled to Rockhampton to represent the Darling Downs in the 10-12 Years Primary School State Softball Championships. Both girls helped Darling Downs to reach 8th place on the ladder, with Bianca Markham being selected into the Queensland team based on her performances. Bianca will now prepare to travel to Canberra in November for the Australian School Sport 10-12 Years Softball Championships with the Queensland team.

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Junior Football

7 September 2018

The Junior Football team have been participating in a Wednesday afternoon competition against Downlands, St Ursula’s and Christian Outreach College (COC). The team has been showing great improvement, drive and dedication throughout the term. On Wednesday, their competition involved a round robin consisting of three games in an hour and a half, playing each team once. Our girls showed great tenacity in their performances, losing to Downlands and COC, and a draw with St Ursula’s. Glennie now prepares to play for third place against COC, who only beat them by one goal on Wednesday.

Good luck girls!

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Have you got some sporting news?

7 September 2018

If you have any news about your daughter’s sporting success, we would love to hear from you. Don’t forget, if your daughter was on a team with other Glennie girls, we need to include them too!

Send any news and photos to sport@glennie.qld.edu.au

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What’s on in Sport?

31 August 2018

Saturday 1 September is the biggest day of the netball season, with five Club G Netball teams contesting for the top spot of their division. At 8:30am 11A Purple will play, while at 9:30am 12C Red is fighting for the win. At 10:50am, 13A Purple will be playing Highfields in a hotly contested division, followed by the Cadets D Red playing at 12:15pm. The final game of the day will be the Cadets F Silver team, playing at 1:35pm. Good luck to all girls playing, and Go Glennie!

This weekend is a netballer’s delight, with the Senior Vicki Wilson Team playing in their main carnival of the season on Sunday 2 September. Starting at 8:00am at the St Mary’s College Sports Centre, the top Glennie netball players will be competing for the title of Senior Vicki Wilson Champions for 2018.

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TSSS Athletics

31 August 2018

Last Wednesday, a team of 40 Middle and Senior Years students competed at the annual TSSS Athletics Carnival. As predicted, Glennie and Fairholme fought for dominance throughout the day. We saw fantastic displays of athletic prowess throughout all age groups, as well as great sportsmanship. Glennie won the 16 and 17 years age groups and came second in the 13 years, 14 years and 15 years age groups. Glennie finished the day second overall.

While all girls performed exceptionally well, special congratulations must go to Alyssa Baker and Taleah McGrane who were named champions for the 15 and 16 years age groups, as well as to the Year 12 relay team of Emily Baartz, Zoe McLoughlin, Charlotte Lindemann and Shona Davidson, who continued their relay dominance, winning their relay for the fifth year in a row!

We would also like to thank Jess Fitzgibbons and Anna Dingley for filling in for events at the last minute, despite having a heavy event load on the day.

Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic day!

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Fillies progress to Semi-Finals

31 August 2018

The Fillies team have passed their first hurdle on their way to finals glory with a strong win against West Wanderers on Monday night.

The team is now looking forward to playing against St Ursula’s for the final available position in the Grand Final. The semi-final will be played on Monday 3 September from 4:30pm at Middle Ridge Park. Supporters are welcome!

 

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Toowoomba Football Awards

31 August 2018

Last Friday night, Toowoomba Football hosted their Annual Football Awards night. Two of our extremely talented Fillies team members were nominated for awards. Kirralee Bronkhurst was named Junior Female Referee of the Year, while Layla Proctor was awarded Female Referee of the Year. The recognition of Kirralee and Layla’s refereeing skills comes from their involvement in extremely successful state-level competitions. Layla has also been selected to referee at the 10-12 Years Australian School National Championships in September.

Layla was also nominated for Player of the Year in the U18 category, however, she was narrowly defeated.

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Junior Years Sport

31 August 2018

Darling Downs Athletics

Nineteen Junior Years girls travelled to Harristown State High School on Tuesday to participate in the Darling Downs Athletics Carnival. The girls performed very well on the day. Congratulations to all girls on their effort to get to this event. Special congratulations to Anna Park, Jazelle Carter, Bethany Casey, Ruby Leicht, Caitlin Garratt, Jane Butler and Abbey Wardle on being selected to represent the Darling Downs at the State Championships in Cairns in October.

Click here for a few photos

Club G Netball

Reminder to all Club G Junior Teams that the Break-Up Breakfast is on Tuesday 4 September from 7:00 to 8:00am on the Blue Court.  RSVPs close this Friday. Also please come and support the Under 11s in the Final held at 8:30 am this Saturday. Congratulations to all teams who have had a very successful season.

Club G Touch

Remember that the nominations to be part of Club G Touch this season (Term 4 & Term 1) close today. Trials for these teams will be held on Tuesday 11 and  18 September from 7:00 to 8:00am on the Glennie oval.

Andrews Cup Softball/ Tee Ball and Basketball

All students in Years 4 to 6 will be asked in the next few weeks if they would like to be part of the Andrews Cup Softball/Tee Ball and Basketball carnivals. Please have the conversation with your daughter about signing up and trialling before the end of the term. More information will be available soon.

Special Mention

Congratulations to Mashal Imam who has been selected into the West Zone Under 12s Cricket Team that will compete in a few weeks at the Darling Downs Trials. We wish her the best of luck!

 

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Juniors Football

31 August 2018

The Juniors Football Team has been enjoying their Wednesday afternoon competition with games scheduled against Downlands, St. Ursula’s and Christian Outreach College.

Their training on a Tuesday afternoon would not be possible without the dedication of Mr Moy, as well as his Fillies team helpers, Jess Darcy and Britt Nicholson. Thank you to Britt for answering the call for a special goalkeeper training session with Matylda Agius!

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Have you got some sporting news?

31 August 2018

If you have any news about your daughter’s sporting success, we would love to hear from you. Don’t forget, if your daughter was in a team with other Glennie girls, we need to include them too!

Send any news and photos to sport@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Regional Track and Field Trials - Darling Downs

31 August 2018

After fourteen years, Darling Downs Sport returned to The Glennie School to host their track events as part of their Regional Track and Field Carnival on Thursday. Secondary students aged 13 to 19 from 38 schools as far as Goondiwindi and Toogoolawah have been invited to register for this event.

“The Warwick State High School facilities have been great in previous years, but with incredibly dry conditions this year, we’ve made the decision to move the track events to the tartan track at Glennie and field events will be hosted in Warwick” said Wayne Beeston, Darling Downs Regional School Sport Officer.

By using the tartan track facilities at Glennie young athletes had the best advantage during their events. The track provides an excellent running surface with excellent shock absorption and enough firmness to prevent loss of speed.  

“Nothing gives us more pleasure as teachers than to see a student enjoying their sporting and athletic endeavours outside the classroom. The track was refurbished last year and was in peak condition for the event,” said Mr Brad Griffiths, Head of Sport at Glennie.

Visiting students and their families were treated to Glennie hospitality with volunteers from the Glennie Sports Supporters operating a BBQ on the day for all to enjoy.

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What’s on in Sport?

24 August 2018

On Saturday 25 August, Glennie Netball teams will be fighting for a place in the finals round to be played on 1 September. Games will be played at 8:30am, 9:30am, 12:15pm and 1:35pm.

On Tuesday 28 August, the Glennie Junior Years West Zone Athletics Team will be challenging for their position in the 10-12 Years Darling Downs Athletics Team. Events will be held at Harristown State High School from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

It is a massive week for Athletics, with the 13-19 Years Darling Downs Athletics Trials being held on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Track events will be held on Wednesday and Thursday on the Glennie Athletics Track, while on Friday, Darling Downs potentials will travel to Warwick for the Field Events trials.

Also on Friday 31 August, a team of 14 Year 7 and 8 students will travel to Brisbane for the South-East Queensland Schoolgirls Rugby 7s tournament.

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Glennie Girls Score Tries for Darling Downs

24 August 2018

Over the weekend, six Glennie girls represented the Darling Downs at the Queensland Secondary Schools 14-15 Years State Rugby League Championships. Skye-Maree Brameld, Anna Dingley, Ella Kowitz, Alex McDonald, Jemmah Ronsen and Taylah Stanley all played extremely well, winning all their round games and progressing to the Grand Final where they were runners-up to Metropolitan East.

The girls greatly enjoyed their experience of playing Rugby League with other girls from the Darling Downs and are now looking forward to Glennie’s Term 4 Rugby 7s competition.

 

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Silver for Jazelle

24 August 2018

Jazelle Carter has had an incredibly sporty start to Term 3, representing the Darling Downs and Queensland in two different sports. On the 23 July, Jazelle represented the Darling Downs in the 10-19 Years Cross Country Championships. Jazelle was named as a Captain of the Darling Downs Team and was a member of the relay team that won the silver medal. Jazelle was supported at this event by fellow Glennie students, Charlotte Lindemann, Molly Martin, Alyssa Baker, Zoe Waters, Amelia Telford and Caitlyn Garrett, who all ran extremely well, with their relay teams placing in the top 10.

Last week, Jazelle travelled with the Queensland Under 12 Hockey Team to Newcastle for the Australian School Sport National Championships. Jazelle and her team played extremely well, losing only one game throughout the tournament. The Queensland team came home with a silver medal, adding to Jazelle’s collection.

Congratulations, Jazelle!

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Fillies playing at New Heights

24 August 2018

While most people stayed inside away from the freezing winds of Monday night, ten fillies lined up to play against the top of the ladder team, Highfields. Being down on numbers, and fighting illness and injury, the team went into the game hoping to minimise the impact of the traditionally more dominant Highfields team. Little did Highfields realise the resilience and fight the Glennie girls had in them. Some may say that it was due to the Year 11 aerobics routine practised in the warm-up, but really, it came down to the sheer determination of the team to not concede goals. It was only in the final two minutes that Highfields managed to break down our defence’s barrier and score a goal.

We could not be more proud of the Fillies, who are now looking forward to their finals campaign in the coming weeks.

 

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Rugby 7 Update

24 August 2018

School community with regard to the prevention of head injuries.

Rugby Sevens is a contact sport and there will inevitably be injuries. In consultation with the Health Centre, the School has endorsed new concussion management guidelines that will be enacted in the event of a head injury. Not only will the student involved be assessed by the Sports Trainer in attendance, but the coaching staff will then assess the students following the assessment protocol. Any student exhibiting signs and symptoms of a concussion will be removed from play for the rest of the night and referred for medical assessment.

The issue of headgear has been raised with me on a number of occasions. I have spent considerable time researching the subject and after discussions with the School Executive, we have made the decision that headgear will not be a compulsory item for players to wear. Research suggests that headgear has little to no effect in reducing concussion. It may actually have a detrimental effect as it may instil a false sense of security in players, encouraging them to take risks because they feel 'safe'. Headgear can help reduce minor injuries such as grazes and lacerations and if students and parents wish to purchase headgear, it is completely their choice. The coaching staff and teachers will ensure that girls wear headgear, should this be the wish of their parents.

The best form of injury prevention is good coaching. Glennie girls are fortunate to have access to experienced coaches who have either played the game at a high level or hold appropriate coaching qualifications. Of our current coaches, we have a former National Representative Sevens player, the current Men's Queensland Country coach, a Downs Rugby Sevens coach and all of our coaches hold, as a minimum, the Safe Rugby Accreditation through Rugby Australia. I am confident that the girls are getting a very solid foundation in essential tackling technique.

If you would like to know more about this topic, the following links provide information for your perusal.

Wearing protective headgear

Brittish Journal of Sports Medicine

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Mr Brad Griffiths
Head of Sport

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Glennie Tennis Championships

24 August 2018

Congratulations to all girls who played in the Glennie Tennis Championships last Sunday. It was a bitterly cold and windy day, but despite this, there was some good tennis played.

Well done to the following girls who were successful in winning their divisions:

  • Junior Singles - Rheanca Lincoln
  • Intermediate Singles - Tiggy Ladner
  • Senior Singles - Amelia Moss
  • Junior Doubles - Tiggy Ladner and Amy Webster
  • Senior Doubles - Molly McKinlay and Amelia Moss
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Playing for Darling Downs

24 August 2018

Rheanca Lincoln was one of the eight member squad who represented the Darling Downs at the 10 - 12 Years Queensland State Tennis Championship held at Rockhampton. Ranked number two in the region for girls, Rheanca played six singles matches and four mixed doubles matches. She won three of her singles and two of her mixed doubles matches.

Best of all, she enjoyed four days of playing Tennis.

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Junior Years Sport

24 August 2018

Junior Rugby 7s

Congratulations to both the Under 12s teams that travelled to Brisbane on Friday 17 August to compete in the SEQ Rugby 7s Competition. The girls’ speed and courage were evident throughout games. What they lacked in size they made up for in team commitment and persistence.

Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 Club G Touch

All students and parents that are interested in playing for the Touch season (Term 4 2018 and Term 1 2019) are reminded to please fill out the Google form that was sent via email by Monday 27 August.

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Ellie in charge

24 August 2018

Ellie Reedy has been appointed as the State Team Eventing Vice-Captain for 2018 at the National Interschool Equestrian Championships in Victoria.

Ellie’s responsibility will be to assist the overall State Captain, Vice-Captain and the discipline manager. She will, with the Eventing Captain, be guiding the group of 15 secondary riders over their three days of the Eventing classes.

The 85 strong Queensland Team will have four very full days of competitions against riders from all the Australian states and, for the first time, an invited team from New Zealand.

Congratulations, Ellie!

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TSSS Athletics

24 August 2018

On Wednesday, a team of 40 students participated in the annual TSSS Athletics carnival. Glennie had a brilliant day, with many top three placings and some personal bests. Unfortunately, results from the day have not yet been released. There will be a full report on the results in next week’s ENews.

 

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Success at All Schools Touch Football Campaign

24 August 2018

Our representative Touch Football campaign has opened with significant success and promise. In the past three weeks, Glennie has entered three teams into both the All Hallows’ and SWQ All Schools Touch Football tournaments, achieving some noteworthy results and placing us on a positive trajectory for the Queensland All Schools tournament in October.

On Sunday 5 August, at the All Hallows’ tournament in Brisbane, our girls played with focus and determination. Being the opening tournament for our teams it was wonderful to see the girls come together in gameplay and to achieve placement in the top six, or just outside, at the conclusion of the day. Both 13 and 15 years teams played in quarterfinal games, only to be defeated by one or two tries.  The 18s team played and secured the win in the Shield grand final, placing 7th overall.

On Sunday 19 August in incredibly cold and windy conditions, our teams once again continued to improve their playing capacities to produce outstanding passages of play and attain exceptional results. The 15 Years team, were in the toughest position in the tournament, only getting together as a complete team just for this tournament. With the odds against them, they opened their campaign with a 6-0 win over a capable opposition. They finished the day placing third in their pool, missing out on a top-six placement by a narrow margin.

The 18 Years team finished a convincing second in their pool and secured their place in the grand final with a 4-0 win over last year’s overall winners in the semi-final. Completely exhausted, they finished runners-up after some luck fell the way of the opposition. Congratulations to all players and to Ms Lizzie Campbell for this exceptional achievement; making the final two years in a row is a wonderful effort.

The most remarkable achievement for the day, however, goes to the 13 Years team under the coaching guidance of Ms Abbie Prendergast. The team rolled through their round games with some impressive 8 and 9-0 scores finishing first in their pool. Crossing over to the semi-final saw another convincing 4-0 win to secure a place in the grand final. While the game started slowly, the team eventually opened their scoring and held the opposition scoreless to secure a 4-0 win. For the second year in a row, this team has been undefeated throughout the tournament. An incredible accomplishment for all girls involved and Ms Prendergast.

Mention must be made of the wonderful support from parents at both tournaments. The girls really do enjoy having parents there to watch them play and cheer. We really appreciate your positive encouragement and constant offers of assistance with everything, but especially with the tent pack-up last Sunday.  A special thank you to Mr Willmington, Mr Gotze and Mr Barnes who braved the cold at 6.30am Sunday morning to set-up the big tents for the girls; and to Mrs Willmington and incredible mums who supplied fruit platters, ice and coffee.

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