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2019/2020 Cricket Information Inc. GPS 2020 Dates

Vic Williams letter 2019

2019 TGS Cricket Academy Flyer (1)

Dear Cricket Community,


The dates for the TGS Cricket program for the remainder of 2019 and the 2020 GPS season have been released.

There are multiple opportunities provided for our boys to become better Cricketers and more importantly, resilient young men.

Below you will see some key dates for all Cricketers as our pre-season fast approaches. Please add the relevant dates to your diaries and follow the instructions where necessary.


Term 4 dates:

Australian Cricket Institute – ACADEMY (one session per week)

Wednesday, 16 October – Wednesday, 20 November (Age 10-12: 5:00pm–6:30pm, Age 13-16: 6:30pm–8:00pm)

  • To register, please click on the attached ‘2019 TGS Cricket Academy Flyer’ and follow the instructions.

Vic Williams Academy (one session per week for TGS boys aged 9-15)

Sunday, 20 October – Sunday, 24 November (times based on number of registered boys)

  • For further information and registration details, please click on the attached ‘Vic Williams letter 2019’.

Development Squads (Current Year 6 – Current Year 11)

Week 2 – Week 7 (2 sessions per week – schedule to be confirmed)

  • Boys will be notified regarding selection and schedule in the coming weeks.

ALL Years Cricket trials (Current Year 6 – Current Year 11)

Week 5 – Week 7 (1 session per week – schedule to be confirmed)

  • Boys must register and trial to be considered for Cricket in Term 1, 2020


Christmas Holiday dates:

1st XI & 8A/9A (combined team) Cricket Camp

Sunday, 8 December – Tuesday, 10 December

  • Invite only (14 boys invited for 3 matches against Nudgee, BBC and Churchie in Brisbane)

TGS Cricket Coaching Camp (for boys aged 8-12)

Monday, 20 January – Wednesday, 22 January

  • Registration details and further information will be sent out at a later date. This camp is open to non-TGS boys.

TGS Cricket Development Camp

Thursday, 23 January to Saturday, 25 January

  • Invite only


Term 1, 2020 dates

Monday, 27 January – Australia Day Public Holiday

Tuesday, 28 January – Year 7-8 Cricket Trials

Wednesday, 29 January – Normal training schedule begins – please check Sport and Activities site for full schedule

Friday, 31 January – (Optional) Weekly ALL YEARS Wicket Keeper training commences


GPS Season

Saturday, 1 February – Round 1 v BGS (Home)

Saturday, 8 February – Round 2 v Gregory Terrace (Away)

Saturday, 15 February – Round 3 (Bye) – 1st XI v Downlands (Home) + supplementary matches for the following teams v Ambrose Treacy College (7A, 8A, 9A, 10A, 11A, 2nd XI only)

Sunday, 16 February – Parent/Son Big Bash Competition (Hosted by TGS)

Saturday, 22 February – Round 4 – TGS v IGS (Away)

Saturday, 29 February – Round 5 – TGS v TSS (Home)

Saturday, 7 March – Round 6 v NC (Away)

Saturday, 14 March – Round 7 v BSHS (Home)

Saturday, 21 March – Round 8 v BBC (Home)

Saturday, 28 March – Round 9 v ACGS (Away)

Sunday, 29 March – Cricket Presentation Day



When the 1st XI have a HOME fixture, the following sides also play ‘home’ matches.

4th XI/Year 5/7/9/11.

When the 1st XI have an AWAY fixture, the following sides play ‘home’ matches.

2nd XI/3rd XI/Year 6/8/10


I look forward to working with your son over the coming months.


Yours in Cricket,


Ben Schuhmacher
Director of Cricket
Toowoomba Grammar School

24 Margaret Street, Toowoomba
Queensland 4350 Australia

Telephone:    (07) 4687 2595



Volleyball Supporters Meeting – 28 August, 7pm

The Volleyball Supporters Group (VSG) will be having a meeting in the Sports Centre classroom at 7pm on Wednesday, 28 August. Whilst the committee has future matters to discuss, it will also be a great opportunity for parents to come in and discuss upcoming competitions, QVJSC and AVSC with the Director of Volleyball, Mr Eric Smith. We look forward to your presence.

Swimming: QLD Short Course Championship

The TGS Swim Club competed at the QLD Short Course Championships at Chandler over this past weekend. There were some fantastic swims from all participants but particular mention must go to:

Juert Eerkens (U12)

  • Silver 100m Backstroke with a 1.53 sec PB – 1.05.62
  • Silver 50m Backstroke with a 0.62 PB – 29.65
  • 3rd 50m Butterfly in a 1.20 sec PB – 29.34
  • 5th 50m Freestyle with a 0.05 sec PB – 27.34
  • 6th 100m Individual Medley with a 0.66 sec PB – 1.09.30

William Salmond (U15)

  • Silver 50m Freestyle with a 1.24 sec PB – 23.86
  • Silver 50m Butterfly with a 0.05 PB – 25.28
  • 4th 100m Butterfly with a 0.03 PB – 56.32
  • 4th 50m Backstroke with a 0.33 PB – 26.29

Isaac Cooper (U15)

  • GOLD 50m Backstroke adding only 0.04 sec – 25.64
  • Bronze 50m Butterfly adding only 0.17 sec – 25.67
  • 4th 100m Backstroke with a 0.22 sec PB – 56.68
  • 4th OPEN 50m Backstroke
  • 5th 100m Freestyle with a 1.43 sec PB – 52.67

Other TGS students included Archie Craig, Mitchell Crook, Zac Reid who also swam very well in a very talented field. Both George Tighe and Ryan Lynch withdrew to sickness.

Congratulations to all these swimmers.

Changes to GPS Basketball Buses – B1 & B2 (1st, 2nd, 3rd V, 11A/B/C/D Teams)

Please be advised, the B1 & B2 Basketball Buses departure/return times have been changed. B1 & B2 have been combined (now known as B2) – New Departure = 8.00am New Return = 3.00pm.

These changes affect the 1st V, 2nd V, 3rd V, 11A, 11B, 11C & 11D Basketball Teams.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Orienteering: 50 Yrs of Orienteering, WIN TV – Sunday, 18 August 2019

We are celebrating 50 Yrs of Orienteering in Australia at Harristown State Primary School, South St, this Sunday, 18 August 2019.  There will be a mass start at 11:00am.  Enter online here .  There will be a BBQ afterwards.  Proceeds will be going towards our 11 Qld Schools team members including our own Oliver Schubert.


WIN TV is coming. It would be great to have a big turnout to show how popular the sport is J

The plan is to mass start each class separately, starting at 11am (to give them something to film), then mass start the Qld team members altogether after everyone else.


Best wishes

Mrs Nottle

Cricket Bags Orders – TGS Branded


Dear Cricket Community,


The Cricket season is fast approaching… If you are on the lookout to purchase Cricket gear for the upcoming season, I would like to remind you of Keith Dudgeon Cricket Specialists, our sponsor and preferred supplier.


For those interested in purchasing Cricket bags for your son, we have two bags complete with TGS logo. For a collection date in January, orders need to be made by close of business on Monday, September 30.


Please see the attached document for further information.


To order one of these bags, please visit TGS School Portal – Parent Lounge.


Again, I thank you for your support and I look forward to working with your son in the upcoming season.

Cricket Helmet Legislation & TGS Helmet Offer


Masuri – Compliant Helmets

Helmets FAQs


Dear Cricket Community,


Cricket Australia has announced that at the start of the 2019 – 2020 cricket season, all community cricketers (whether junior or senior) will be required to wear BS7928:2013 compliant helmets AT ALL TIMES when batting, wicket keeping up to the stumps and fielding in close.”

This requirement is happening as a result of policy changes being implemented by the ICC, Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket to improve the level of protection provided by helmets.


To meet this requirement, the TGS Cricket Supporters’ Group would like to offer parents & boys the opportunity to purchase helmets complete with TGS logo. There are two types of Masuri helmets which can be purchased through the parent portal – these prices are well below the recommended retail price.


Given production times, orders need to be placed before September 30, 2019 in order for a January collection. Please view the attachments/links which will provide further information.


Link 1 – Helmet FAQs (see above)

Link 2 – Masuri – Compliant Helmets (see above)

Link 3 – TGS Cricket Helmet Options, Pricing and Sizing (see above)


ORDER PAGE (TGS School Portal – Parent Lounge)

Please keep in mind that it is a mandatory requirement for all boys to wear a helmet and it is an expectation that each boy owns their own helmet. The School will continue to run the ‘Hire-A-Kit’ program for all other Cricket equipment.


If your son already owns a helmet, it is an expectation that it meets the current Cricket Australia helmet guidelines as per the second link above. Please also note that many helmets currently used do not meet the new standards, and all players should verify when purchasing new helmets that they comply with the new requirements.


This mandate is a good thing in terms of ensuring the safety of your son playing this sport.


Yours in Cricket,


Ben Schuhmacher


TSSS Athletics Carnival – Wednesday, 14 August 2019

TSSS Athletics Carnival nominations have now opened.


Should you wish to attend these trials, Please complete and return the attached to the Sport & Activities Office by Tuesday, 5 August no later than 4.00pm.

  • Medical/Permission Form
  • Nomination Form

Applications to attend will be subject to acceptance by the School based on skill set and experience.



– Programme & Qualifying Standards


– TSSS Medical & Permission Form


Sport:                             Track & Field

Age Group:                   13 – 19  Years

Date to be Held:         Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Time:                             From 9.00am

Venue:                           Harristown State High School

Cost:                              Nil

What to Wear:            TGS Golds/T&F Uniform

What to Bring:            Water Bottle, Sunscreen, Hat, Equipment & Appropriate Footwear.                                              

Meals:                             Dayboys are required to bring a packed lunch

                                          Boarders will be provided with a packed lunch


Transport:                    Bus will be arranged for all athletes. Taxi will be arranged for athletes only competing in the relay.

Bus times will be advised.

Should you have any questions, please see the Sport & Activities Office

DD 13 – 19 Years Schools Track & Field Championships 28 – 30 August 2019

DD 13 – 19 Years Schools Track & Field Championships nominations have now opened.


Should you wish to attend these trials, Please complete and return the attached to the Sport & Activities Office by Friday, 16 August no later than 4.00pm.

  • Medical/Permission Form – All Events
  • Activity Consent Form – High Jump, Discus, Javelin, Hammer & Pole Vault Only
  • Competency Certificate – Hammer & Pole Vault Only
  • Special Nomination – Pole Vault & Steeplechase Only

Applications to attend will be subject to acceptance by the School based on skill set and experience. Maximum 4 students per school, per event.



#2 2019 Field Qualifying Standards

#3 DD TRACK Qualifying Standards

#4 General Rules and Information

#6 Programme Wednesday Hammer Events 3000m 5000m 17-19 years high Jump

#7 Programme – Thursday Field Events 2019

#8 Programme – Friday Track Events 2019



2019 DDSSB Regional Trial Permission Form

#3 TF Activity Consent Form 2019

#5 Hammer Competency Certificate – HAMMER ONLY

#6 Pole Vault Competency Certificate – POLE VAULT ONLY

Form 7 Nomination Form 2019 POLE VAULT & STEEPLECHASE ONLY

Form 8 Special Consideration Form

Sport:                             Track & Field

Age Group:                   13 – 19  Years

Date to be Held:         Wednesday, 28, Thursday, 29 & Friday, 30 August 2019

Time:                             Please see Programs above

Cost:                              $15 – Charged to School Account                         

VENUE: Wednesday- 

  • Hammer throw only- O’Quinn Street, Toowoomba.
  • 3000m/ 5000m only- The Glennie School, Toowoomba
  • 17-19 Years ONLY- High Jump- Centenary Heights SHS


  • Field events only- O’Quinn Street Oval, Toowoomba


  • Track events only– The Glennie School, Toowoomba.
TIME: Wednesday– Commence at 3.15pm – 4.30pm

Thursday– Commence 8.30am – 4.45pm

Friday- Commence 8.30am – 4.40pm

DEPART All departures and arrivals are from Margaret Street bus loop.

Wednesday– Taxi arranged for 2.30pm (Boarders only)

Thursday– meet 7.15am for 7.30am departure

Friday- meet 7.15am for 7.30am departure

RETURN to TGS Wednesday– Taxi arranged for approximately 4.45pm 

Thursday– Approximately 4pm 

Friday- Approximately 5pm

  • TGS Tracksuits & appropriate footwear
  • All boys must have TGS sports hat.
  • All boys must have TGS Athletics singlet & shorts.
  • All competitors must wear our school number 401 on their singlet.  These will be handed to you on the day and must be returned after your event.
  • Dayboys, please advise the Mrs Gallagher or Ms Connelly if you intend going to and from the competition with parents.
  • Sunscreen is to be regularly applied.
  • Day boys bring own lunch.
  • Boarders will receive packed lunches.
  • Please take fruit and a drink bottle with you.

Should you have any questions, please see the Sport & Activities Office

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