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Cross Country

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​​​​​​​​​​​​The GPS Cross Country season runs from Friday 17 March until Thursday 18 May 2023.

The QGSSSA Cross Country season runs from Tuesday 21 March until Saturday 27 May 2023. 

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 recognition​, fruit trays, some catering during the season, equipment and trophies. All prior levies and subject fees are required to be finalised before commencing the 2023 season. 

  • 2023 Boys Levy: TBC
  • 2023 Girls Levy: TBC

Boys Season 2023

DateCross Country EventVenue

​TBC

​Donnelly Dash

​BSHS School Oval

​Friday 17 March 

​GPS Meet 1 -  Host NC

St Joseph's Nudgee College Golf Course, 2199 Sandgate Road, Boondal​l

​Friday 24​ March

​GPS Meet 2 - Host TGS

​24 Margaret St, East Toowoomba 

​TBC

​Interhouse Cross Country

TBC

​Friday 21 April 
​GPS Meet 3 - Host ACGS

​ACGS Main Campus, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane​

​TBC

Mt Gravatt District 

TBC

TBC

​Composite District Cross Country
TBC
​Friday 28 April 
​GPS Meet 4 - Host BGS/NT

​BGS Northgate Playing Fields
771 Nudgee Rd, Northgate​​​​

​Friday 5  May

​GPS Meet 5 - Host IGS/BBC

Limestone Park, 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich
​Friday 12 May
​GPS Meet 6 - Host BSHS/TSS
Minnippi Parklands

Thursday 18 May

GPS Championship Meet

Limestone Park, 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich

TBC

​Met East Cross Country

TBC

TBC

State Cross Country

TBC

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 Season 2022

​​Date
​Cross Country Event 
Venue​
TBA
Donnelly Dash ​
BSHS School Oval ​
Tuesday ​22 March 
QGSSSA Meet 1 - Host BSHS
​BSHS Playing Fields - Fursden Rd, Carina 
TBA 
Interhouse Cross Country ​​​BSHS Playing Fields - Fursden Rd, Carina 
​Wednesday 30 March
QGSSSA Meet 2 - ​Host St Aidan's
​Sherwood Arbretum​
Friday ​22 April
​QGSSSA Meet 3 - Host
​University of Qld, St Lucia 
TBA
​Mt Gravatt District
​​Sunnybank Rugby Union Fields
​Wednesday 27 April 
​QGSSSA Meet 4 - Host BGGS
​Rangakarra, Sprenger Street, Fig Tree Pocket​
TBA
​Composite District Cross Country 
​Minnippi
Thursday ​5 May 

QGSSSA Meet 5 - Host St Hilda's​​Rivermount College, Yatala
Saturday ​14 May 
QGSSA Championship Meet
​Rivermount College, Yatala
​TBA
Met East Cross Country ​​John Paul College
TBA
​State Cross Country 
​Limestone Park, 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich​



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:

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 16 November 2022
Last updated 16 November 2022