Teams miss out on deciders
Geraldton Grammar School’s touch rugby and basketball teams have just missed out on making the finals for their respective competitions after successful country week campaigns.
The students, aged 16-17, will be playing off for third place this morning in their respective competitions.
GGS head of physical education Simon Moffatt said they had done extremely well.
“The development of all the students has improved throughout the week, so we’re very pleased with how they’ve represented the school,” he said.
“It’s really good for our students to be able to play some competitive school sport against the rest of the country schools from across WA.
“Both teams have shown great growth on the field and on the court.”
The girls’ basketball team beat Karratha Senior High School 32-22 yesterday to record their fourth win from six games, but it wasn’t enough to make the final as they just missed out on percentage.
Jessica Giudice-Nairn was a star all week and scored more than half her team’s total in their win against Cape Naturaliste College on Monday, while Shannon Marsden and Emily Bradley were tireless workers.
The mixed touch rugby side — winners of the previous two country weeks — were desperately unlucky to miss the decider after losing their last game against Headland Senior High School, 7-5.
Earlier on, they had taken care of Newman Senior High School 7-4 and also drew with Esperance SHS 8-8 in a couple of thrilling encounters.
Caitlin Pears and Samuel Solomon starred in the drawn game, while Rukaya Msuo showed great leadership within the team and Brayden Connor also played well.
The GGS country week mixed touch rugby team.