Toowoomba Grammar School

Volleyball News

Sport Representative Pathways – Expression of Interest

2020 Combined Calendar (10 OCTOBER 2019) docx

The following was emailed to all current TGS parents – Thursday, 30 January 2020.


Dear Parents,


TGS is supportive of boys being able to access Toowoomba Secondary School Sport (TSSS) and Darling Downs School Sport (DD) representative pathways.

To reduce whole school emails please follow this LINK to indicate if you would like to receive information regarding representative sport trials.


A copy of the 2020 Darling Downs School Sport Combined Sporting Calendar is attached for your reference.

Please note: 10 – 12 age groups are managed by the Junior School, for more information regarding 10 – 12 years trials please contact Liz Pratt – [email protected]


For more information, please contact the Sport & Activities Office.

GPS Sport Calendar – Term One, 2020


Date Competition Venue
Saturday, 1 February TGS v BGS TGS
Saturday, 8 February TGS v GT GT
Saturday, 15 February TGS v BYE BYE
Saturday, 22 February TGS v IGS IGS
Saturday, 29 February TGS v TSS TGS
Saturday, 7 March TGS v NC NC
Saturday, 14 March TGS v BSHS TGS
Saturday, 21 March TGS v BBC TGS
Saturday, 28 March TGS v ACGS ACGS


Home Games – [Home Venue] 1st XI, 4th XI, 5th XI, 6th XI, Year 11, Year 9, Year 7 & Year 5

[Away Venue] 2nd XI, 3rd XI, Year 10, Year 8 & Year 6



Date Competition Venue
Saturday, 8 February TGS v NC NC
Saturday, 15 February TGS v GT TGS
Saturday, 22 February TGS v ACGS TGS
Saturday, 29 February TGS v BBC BBC
Saturday, 7 March TGS v IGS TGS
Saturday, 14 March TGS v BGS BGS
Saturday, 21 March TGS v BSHS BSHS

Please note: GPS Volleyball is no longer aligned with GPS Cricket.



Date Competition Venue
Friday, 7 February TGS Invitational Carnival Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler
Friday, 21 February ACGS Invitational Carnival Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler
Friday, 6 March GPS Championship Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler
Session 1 (10 – 12 Yrs) 8.30am – 12.15pm
Session 2 (13 Yrs – Open) 1.30pm – 5.45pm


Volleyball: QLD Representative – Ben Hood

Ben Hood (Yr 10) has made some significant headway in volleyball over the past 12 months. He is currently representing Queensland in the U15 Schoolboys team (selected from the state titles in May). QLD topped the table in this comp. going through undefeated. They played VIC yesterday in the semi-final and won in straight sets. The gold medal playoff is this morning at 9.30am SA time which is 10am QLD time against NSW. You can see the live link HERE.

Ben will further follow up this representative feat with his selection in the U17 QAS state team to compete in the Nationals in September. Fellow Grammarian, Hussein Yusaf will also play in that competition with the U14 team.

Kind regards

Eric Smith
Director of Volleyball
Toowoomba Grammar School

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.

Volleyball: 2019 Qld Senior Schools Cup Draw

Year 11 Boys Division 1

Friday, 9 August 2019 – Carrara Hall 1, Court 5

11am – TGS v Mountain Creek

1pm – TGS v St Laurences

Saturday, 10 August 2019 – Carrara Hall 1, Court 7

8am – TGS v The Gap

10am – TGS v Brisbane State High School

Sunday, 11 August 2019


Sport & Activities Photos: Now available to order


Online Order link:

Dear Parents,

School extra-curricular group photographs were taken recently. These groups may include sports teams / prefect groups, bands or other extra-curricular groups and these group images are now available for purchase at the advancedlife Toowoomba Grammar School Community Portal.

Simply follow the link above or click order now to go directly to your community portal.

Important Information:

  • Extra-curricular group photos can only be purchased online DO NOT return payment to school
    ● If your child’s group or team has not yet been photographed and is scheduled to be photographed at a later date, you will receive an additional email notification when the images are ready to be ordered
    ● Photos will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are ordered
    ● Past years’ photographs including sports, extra-curricular and representative groups are also available at your school’s advancedlife & your advancedyou photo sites (follow the link above)

advancedlife would like to express our appreciation to Toowoomba Grammar School for placing your trust in us. Please remember we offer a 100% money back guarantee on our products to ensure your peace of mind. We would also love to receive your feedback or resolve any issues you may experience as fast as possible, to ensure your satisfaction. If you have any questions, comments or feedback relating to your advancedlife experience please contact us at [email protected]



Volleyball TVA success

The finals for the local Toowoomba Volleyball Association Premier League were played on the evening of Tuesday, 4 June. TGS had three teams amongst the top four of the Men’s A Reserve grade competition, a Year 12 team, a Year 10 team and a Year 9 team.

The Year 12 team played in the Bronze medal match and unfortunately lost in three close sets to a much improved Downlands opposition. The Year 10’s and 9’s played against each other for the Gold medal. The Year 9 team showed some of the fire and heart that made their Schools Cup weekend so successful, however, in the end the Year 10 team prevailed and Ben Hood was named as MVP for the season.

Volleyball: Schools’ Cup success

This past weekend, 31 May – 2 June, Toowoomba was host to the Queensland Volleyball Intermediate Schools Cup. This competition showcases some of the best school aged (Year 9 and Year 10) teams in the state with many participants from the south-east corner but also those as far as Proserpine in the central coast. This year TGS fielded three teams; Year 10 Division 1, Year 10 Division 2 and Year 9 Division 1.

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DD Volleyball Success

The U15 Darling Downs volleyball side concluded the State Championships on Sunday morning by snatching the Bronze medal out of the hands of their opponents in a gripping five set match. The School collectively congratulates TGS members Ben Hood (captain), Tom Cocks, Hayden Kenny, Sam Noble and Ruben Geldenhuys. Ben Hood was also re-selected in the state team alongside another DD teammate. A great achievement for both boys.