Jai Gordon (Year 11) was recently named in an Australian Under 20 relay squad for athletics. Based on his recent athletic achievements, Athletics Australia has identified Jai as a potential Australian representative for the upcoming World Junior Championships. As such, he was invited to a National Under 20 relay camp in Canberra where he trained alongside the Australian Olympic relay team. The photo below includes Open and junior members. Jai is sitting on the ground, on the right end with yellow shoes.
Well done on the recent achievements of our Track & Field Athletes at the recent GPS Track & Field Championship. Mr Owen, Mr Smith, Michael, Ory, Ellie, Dan, Justin, Ireland and Mrs Gallagher are proud of each athlete and their contribution to the team’s results.
Please click the link below to access the full schedule of results from the recent 10-12 Years GPS Track and Field Championship.
Well done to all competitors who participated on the day.
Following the finals for the QLD State Titles, we congratulate the following boys who medalled in their respective events:
|Paul Draheim||U15 200m Hurdles||1||Gold|
|Harrison Callow||U17 100m||1||Gold|
|Wihan Kruger||U14 Javelin||1||Gold|
|Patrick Mc Kay Jai Gordon Harrison Callow||17 – 19 4 x 100m Relay||1||Gold|
|Jai Gordon||U16 100m||1||Gold|
|Charlie Bragg||U15 Shot Put MC||1||Gold|
|Ewald Kruger||U13 Discus||1||Gold|
|U13 Shot Put||2||Silver|
|Nicholas Coonan||U16 800m||3||Bronze|
|Joseph Currie||U13-15 4 x 100m Relay||3||Bronze|
|Archie Steele||U16 110m Hurdles||3||Bronze|
iFly provides the opportunity to experience the free fall sensation of skydiving in the safety of a vertical wind tunnel while not strapped to an instructor but free to learn some basic manoeuvres to control movement. With training, aerial acrobatics are also possible.
Check-in and a short wait, with the chance to watch a previous group fly, gave us an idea of what to expect and allay some initial fears. Soon we were suiting up and learning the basic principles and hand signals (the wind is loud in the tunnel) for relax, chin up, legs straight and legs bent. That’s all there is to it. Off to the staging area to await our turn.
The boys were very quick to master the basic skills. Three extended length flights allowed them to further hone these skills and demonstrate mastery of the basics to control their movement around the tunnel. Most choose to have our instructor take them to the top of the tunnel and down again as part of their final flight before our instructor demonstrated some fancier flying techniques with precision. All were smiling ear to ear as we exited at the end of our session.
A stroll down Cavill Mall to the beach before enjoying a casual lunch capped off a great day out.
Images and video available HERE:
Mr B Bassingthwaighte
ADVENTURE CLUB COORDINATOR
TGS had two teams entered in the carnival which was played on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 October.
The U15 team played well over the two days but went down to St Brendan’s College (Yeppoon) in the semifinal.
The Opens team played entertaining, yet disciplined, 7s rugby over the two days culminating in a win against Wadga Wadga Community College (Woorabinda) 26-19 in the final to claim the Opens title.
Well done to all the boys involved.
Well done to all the TGS students who have been representing the Darling Downs region in the State Athletic Championship in Cairns over the past few days. There have been some fantastic results including:
- 6 State Champions
- Jai Gordon 16 year 100m
- Harry Callow 17 year 100m
- Wihan Kruger 14 year javelin
- Ewald Kruger 13 year hammer thrower
- Charlie Bragg 15 MC Shot put.
- Paul Draheim 15 year 200m hurdles
- Harry Callow, Jai Gordon, Pat McKay 4x100m and new QLD record
- Joe Currie was a member of the 4x 100m that came 3rd.
FINALS (results to follow)
Harry Callow, Jai Gordon and Pat McKay in 200m final.
Josh Roach and Nick Coonan in 400m final.
Nick Coonan in 800m final (ranked 1st).
We wish all our athletes the best of luck as they head into the final two days of competition.
Congratulations to Isaac Cooper who recently competed at the State Teams Short Course Challenge. This is a National competition where swimmers are selected to represent their state. Isaac was selected in the QLD team after winning several medals at the QLD Short Course Championships. An invitational NZ team is also represented at the meet.
Isaac finished the meet with the following individual swims in the Mens 15yrs age group:
- 2nd 50m Backstroke (New QLD Short Course Record)
- 2nd 100m Backstroke
- 2nd 200m Backstroke
- 5th 50m Freestyle
- 5th 50m Butterfly
- 1st 8 x 50 Freestyle relay
- 2nd 4 x 100 Medley relay
- 3rd 4 x 100 freestyle relay