Girls Sport

Last Friday, we farewelled our Year 12 cohort. Our Year 12 students in 2017 were a diverse group of sportswomen, with outstanding rowers, equestrians, rhythmic gymnasts, swimmers, tennis players and softball players, just to name a few. We congratulate to all Year 12 students and thank those who participated in sport. We would also like to thank parents for supporting their daughters in sport: driving them to training sessions, watching their games and teaching them the importance of commitment to a team. We wish Year 12 graduates every success in their journey ahead and hope that you can continue to be involved in sport and physical activity in your life beyond school.

As we approach the end of the 2017 school year, we can reflect on our 2017 year. This year our girls have won a number of premierships, including: QGSSSA Swimming, Senior A Softball, Senior A Tennis, 9A Volleyball, 8A Netball, 7A Softball and BWPI 14B Water Polo. Girls in these teams must be congratulated as winning premierships is not easy and takes a lot of hard work, dedication to training and holding your nerve on the day. Well done girls and thank you for representing the College at such a high level.

In addition to our premiership wins, it is also good to reflect on the number of girls involved in sport across the College. In 2017, 361 girls were involved in our Autumn sports (basketball, football and touch), more than 400 girls participated in Winter sports (hockey, netball, tennis, volleyball, rowing and rhythmic gymnastics); and 121 played softball throughout the year. This is in addition to the 85 girls who played water polo as part of the BWPI competition. If we were also to add the numbers of girls involved in our core sports of swimming, cross country and athletics we can certainly say that our goal of high participation numbers in sport this year has been met. We hope to continue to build on these numbers in 2018 and encourage all girls to find their sport.

Looking ahead to 2018, the information below outlines the sports on offer in Term 1, 2018.

2018 Senior Softball Trials

Coordinator: Ms Emy Huntsman

Training will continue on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in Term 1, 2018. The first training for all teams will take place on Thursday 25 January from 6.15 - 7.30am at Harts Road Oval, with teams being announced that day based on the recent trials. There will also be a Saturday morning training session on 27 January ahead of our first round of games on Saturday 3 February.

2018 QGSSSA Swimming

Coordinator: Mr Peter Dawson

Swimming training continues to be on offer to our aspiring QGSSSA swimmers. There is a lane in the 50m pool for the girls on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3.30 - 4.15pm until the end of term. The last session available is next Tuesday 28 November.

Our 2018 Swim Camp takes place on 19 January (11.00am – 9.00pm) and 20 January (6.00 – 9.00am) at the 50m pool. The camp costs $50 (meals are included) and full details will be emailed to parents by the end of the week. Our first Friday night swim meet will take place on Friday 2 February.

2018 Autumn Fixtures - Basketball, Football and Touch

Basketball Coordinator: Mr Paul Galland
Football Coordinator: Mr Ben Innes
Touch Coordinator: Ms Anne-Marie George 

2018 trials for our Opens basketball, football and touch teams will start in Week 2, Term 1 and all other teams will start trials in Week 3. Information will be emailed to all girls early in 2018 and we look forward to girls being involved in a wonderful year of sport.   

We wish everyone a very happy Christmas break.

Kelli Rodman, Kerry Schreiber and Susannah Treschman, Girls Sport Coordinators