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Cross Country

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The GPS Cross Country season runs from Friday 19 March until Wednesday 19 May 2021.

2021 QGSSSA season information will be updated on this page in due course. Please refer to the Events Calendar and Sport this Week.

Compulsory registration and consent

Parents/guardians are required to complete the online registration and consent for their child via the school website.

Please complete the online web form including each sport that your child may undertake for the year. The web form generates a school consent form which is to be completed, signed and placed in the tray on the counter in the Extra-Curricular Office in room D101.

Team App for coaches, players and parents

GPS Cross Country and QGSSSA Cross Country are using a smartphone app as the main means of communication between coaching staff, players and parents/guardians. Team App keeps member contact details private and no members can communicate with each other through the app.

To download, go to https://teamapp.com/app

  1. Sign-up using your name, date of birth and email address. You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration.
  2. Search for 'BSHS Girls Cross Country' or 'BSHS Girls Cross Country' and request access to the group which applies to you.
  3. Once your request is approved, you will be able to see news and upcoming events on your device or by checking your emails.
  4. Please note that turning on push notifications on the app allows you not to miss important posts as they are made, however, this can be switched off at any time.

Levy

Students must pay a levy for bus transport, administration costs, coach shirts, coach gifts, fruit trays, some catering during the season, equipment and trophies. All prior levies and subject fees are required to be finalised before commencing the 2021 season. 

  • 2021 Boys Levy: $122
  • 2021 Girls Levy: TBA

Boys 2021 season schedule 

DateCross Country EventVenue

​Tuesday 9 March

​Donnelly Dash

​BSHS School Oval

​Friday 19 March 

​GPS Meet 1 - Host BSHS/TSS

BSHS Playing Fields, Fursden Road, Carina

​Friday 26 March

​GPS Meet 2 - Host NC

St Joseph's Nudgee College Golf Course, 2199 Sandgate Road, Virginia

​Tuesday 30 March

​Interhouse Cross Country

BSHS Playing Fields, Fursden Road, Carina

​Friday 23 April 
​GPS Meet 3 - Host ACGS
​ACGS Main Campus, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane

​Tuesday 27 April

​Mt Gravatt District 

​Sunnybank Rugby Union Fields

Thursday 29 April

​Composite District Cross Country

Iona College

​Friday 30 April
​BSHS Training Session
​Limestone Park, 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich

​Friday 7  May

​GPS Meet 5 - Host IGS/BBC

Limestone Park, 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich
​Friday 14 May
​GPS Meet 6 - Host GT/BGS
​Tennyson

Thursday 20 May

GPS Championship Meet

Limestone Park, 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich

Tuesday 25 May

​Met East Cross Country

John Paul College

Saturday 17 - Monday 19 July

State Cross Country

Limestone Park, 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich

Please refer to Sport this Week for up-to-date information on times and venues.

Transport for boys

Charter bus transport will be provided to all GPS lead up events and the GPS Cross Country Championships.

Girls 2021 season schedule

2021 QGSSSA season information will be updated on this page in due course. Please refer to the Events Calendar and Sport this Week.


Transport for girls

Return Charter bus transport will be provided to all QGSSSA lead up events and the QGSSSA Cross Country Championships. Parents may collect students from the venues. Parents must collect students from the following meets as there will be no return bus: Yeronga Meet (Meet 1) and the UQ Meet (Meet 3)

For all other events students are to make their own travel arrangements.

Training

Attendance at training is an important component of being a part of the BSHS Cross Country Team. Students must attend a minimum of 15 training sessions to be eligible for a school pocket award. Students are encouraged to train with the group at least two times per week. 

  • GPS training times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30am, and additionally Open Boys train Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30am. Departure from the Indoor Sports Complex (F Block), Vulture Street Campus.
  • QGSSSA training times are Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 7:30am; Wednesday at 3:00pm.
  • Students who are members of a club, training with an outside coach, must attend at least one school training session per week. 

Uniform

Students may choose between the unisex school shorts or 'taslon' cross country shorts. Girls may choose to wear BSHS bike pants available from the Uniform Shop. Cross country singlets for both boys and girls can be purchased from the Uniform Shop.

Volunteers

Any parent who would like to contribute by being part of the sub-committee, or assist at meets and trainings, please contact the Master in Charge.

Sub-committee

The Sub-committee is combined for Track and Field and Cross Country. Meetings are organised via email using information provided from registration forms.

The Track and Field and Cross Country Sub-committee is led by:

  • Chairperson  Mr Jim Bennett
  • Secretary  Mrs Kristy Crome
  • Treasurer  Mrs Rachel Langdon

End of season presentation

Separate end of season presentation dinners are held for GPS and QGSSSA Cross Country. Details regarding confirmed venue and ticket availability will be advised once the season begins. Tickets are sold at the B Block Finance Counter and must be purchased by the closing date to enable catering numbers to be finalised. Once ticket sales are closed no further tickets will be available for purchase.

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Last reviewed 23 March 2021
Last updated 23 March 2021