The NSW Regional Oztag Championships were held in Coffs Harbour over the weekend of 9 to 11 February 2018. CGGS had three players in the ACT Cougars Representative Under 9 team, Bella Barry and Claudia Ryall (both Year 2) and Willow Barry (Year 1). The girls faced tough competition in the humid conditions, and in spite of early losses to some fancied rivals they won their final pool game with both Bella and Claudia scoring tries. Willow received a call up to the run on squad for the entire tournament because of an injury in the team and she impressed all with a 'take no prisoners’ approach and some hard running against girls that were sometimes four times her size.
Oztag is a great game that promotes team work; physical fitness and hand eye coordination - and fun. Next stop is the Oztag Nationals in October when a game hardened ACT Cougars Team will take on other states.
In December, a number of CGGS students represented the ACT at the 10th Pacific School Games held in Adelaide.
Sophia Medina (Year 7 Glebe) had a terrific time as a member of the ACT 12 Years and Under Girls Team, Sophia and her teammates performed really well and enjoyed the experience of playing against other states. Unfortunately, the ACT team fell just short of a medal but were competitive (and unlucky) in key games against NSW, Queensland and Victoria.
Meanwhile, Bella Oloyede (Year 7 Deakin) ran a personal best in the 1500 metres and was also selected to run the 300m leg of the medley relay where she picked up a bronze medal as part of the ACT team.
Congratulations to all our students who took part in the Pacific School Games!
Photo above: Claudia, Willow and Bella at the NSW Regional Oztag Championships