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Brothers Damon (Year 11), Blake ( Yea r
8) and Aaron Moore (Emerald, Year 8
boarder in 2014) along with Maddison
Black and Grace Wakeman ( Year 7)
who all gained Queensland team selection
at the State Touch Championships. They
will represent the State with their various
teams at the Nationals in December.
Maddison also joined the Queensland Fire team
at the 18’s Girls National Youth Championships
in September, scoring a try in her team’s 8-5 win
over New South Wales Combined High Schools.
RGS touch football players are now preparing
to represent the School at the All Schools
Touch Championships in Brisbane from 9-13
October. The Championships attract over 300
School teams from across Queensland.
Connor Christensen (Year 11) gained
selection in the Queensland White team to
compete at the National Under-16 Rugby Union
Championships in Sydney over the School
holidays. Connor will play games against NSW
Country, Western Australia and NSW Schools in
his team’s bid to win the Rod Macqueen Shield.
Paris Doyle and Sarah Moller (Year 12),
Lucy Reid (Year 11) and Year 10s Ruth
Beaumont, Whitney Doyle, Bailee
Murray, Jenna Watson, and Nirmala
Seemungal-Dass represented the School
at the national championships in Brisbane.
The Grammarians Cricket Club First XI Sydney
Tour is from 29 September to 4 October. RGS
will play a 50 over match against Waverley
College, 50 over and T20 matches against
Newington College and a 50 over match
against Scots College. Touring players are:
Year 12s Justin Smith, Lachlan Danby
(c), Callum McMahon, Sam Sleep,
Tim Meyers, Cameron Horne, Year 11s
Trent Acutt, Callum Henderson, Tom
Cassidy, Jack Donaldson and Year 10s
Lachlan Knuth, Harry Fordyce.
RGS girls and boys tennis teams were crowned
Country Champions at theTennis Queensland
Secondary Schools Tennis State Finals at
Rockhampton’s Victoria Park in September.
The RGS girls team finished third and the
boys placed sixth. Overall champions were
(girls) Kelvin Grove State College and (boys)
Brisbane Boys College. RGS players (girls) were
Ruth Beaumont, Amy Nicholls, Hillar y
Tjandramulia, Lucy Brown, Chelsea
Lorraway; and (boys) Kennedy Tjandramulia,
Tim Meyers, Callum Henderson,
Angus Houston, Callum McMahon.
The RGS Open Seconds rugby league team
had a 26-8 loss to St Brendan’s College in
their Rockhampton and District Secondary
Schoolboys Rugby League grand final at
Browne Park in September while the 8B
team lost 30-6 to St Brendan’s College.
Wheatley race to title
Wheatley house captains (from left)
Captains Bret Hamilton and Melinda
Lovell and Vice Captains Casey
Henderson and Brandon Fourie hold
this year’s Athletics Carnival Shield.
Girls have Golden touch
The RGS Gold (pictured below) senior girls
team produced a 1-0 win over the previously
undefeated Glenmore State High School
in the grand final of the Rockhampton
and District Secondary Schoolgirls
Football Competition. RGS Black finished
runners-up after a 2-0 loss to TCC.
Rowers strike gold at Qld Championships
The Rockhampton Grammar School rowers
joined the medal winners at this month’s
hotly contested Queensland Schools Rowing
Championship Regatta in Bundaberg.
RGS finished the regatta with 1 gold, 2
silver and 4 bronze medals. Rockhampton’s
Lucy Blair (Year 10), who tested her
fitness competing in six races on the final
day of competition – including 2 heats,
1 semi-final and 3 finals - finished with 1
gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.
The gold medal resulted from a standout
performance from the RGS Schoolgirls Year
10 Quad Coxed crew of Lucy Blair, Imogen
Storey, Lucy Haks, Jordana Hill and
coxswain Julia Becker. The John Smyth-
coached crew led from start to finish.
Lucy Blair won a silver medal in the
Schoolgirls Under-16 single scull, combined
with Imogen Storey to win bronze in
the Schoolgirls Year 10 double scull and
won a further bronze medal in the Inter-
Regional Schoolgirls Under-16 Quad (coxed)
final which included a combined crew of
Emma Kennedy (RGGS) and RGS rowers
Jordana Hill, Imogen Storey, Lucy
Blair and coxswain Julia Becker.
RGS rowers Spencer Hansen, Ben Ramsey,
Rigardt Kruger, Lachlan Becker and
coxswain Imogen Johansen also placed third
in the Inter-Regional Schoolboys Under-16 Quad
(coxed). Rockhampton’s Callum Chisholm
(Year 11) claimed silver in the under-17
boys single scull final while Rockhampton’s
Lachlan Becker (Year 10) finished third in
the Schoolboys Under-16 Single Scull final.
This regatta followed earlier success at the
North Queensland Schools Championships
in Townsville where RGS rowers topped
the medal tally with 32 medals (14 gold,
10 silver, 8 bronze. RGS also performed
strongly at the Central Queensland Schools
Championships on the Fitzroy River. RGS
won 9 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals.
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