Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright

The Rugby 1sts are announced at the Spirit Assembly this week.

Term 3 is competition time for Rugby, Basketball and Track and Field.

A significant thank you to all the boys and families that gave their time to attend the numerous sporting camps, clinics, training sessions and tours over the June/ July holidays.

It was certainly a busy time, but putting the work in over the holiday period and preparing for the upcoming season will be beneficial in the competition phase of the season.

Term 3 is competition time for Rugby, Basketball and Track and Field.

Numbers currently are indicating 41 Rugby teams, 35 Basketball teams and the numbers for Track and Field are exceptionally good with over 130 boys signed on.

Balancing all that is offered at the College is a challenge – finding time for Track and Field with your Rugby and Basketball can sometimes be challenging, but the all-round athletic development provided by Track and Field enhances all other activities. I would strongly encourage all boys who are interested in improving their running, jumping and throwing skills to attend at least one of the sessions offered. Leaving it to the end of Rugby, Basketball seasons and the September holiday period is far too late.

An addition to Track and Field is the availability for the boys to be involved with the Core Strength classes on a Monday afternoon in College Hall and the Stretching/Flexibility classes on a Friday morning in College Hall. Not your normal offering, but an exceptionally important addition to their overall development . Again I would strongly encourage the boys to attend these sessions.

Balance and plan your commitments.

CONGRATULATIONS / SPECIAL MENTION

Congratulations to the boys that represented the College in Water polo over the Holiday period in various Queensland Under 16 and Under 20 teams. Special note of mention is for LachlanSteains in Year 10 who made the Australian Youth Water polo team to travel to Serbia and Montenegro in August to compete in the European Championships.

Congratulations to the following students that made the Queensland Schoolboy Rugby teams at the recent Australian Schools Championships in Sydney. Will Kirk in Combined States, Hoani Ford-Stevens in Queensland II, Byron Ralston in Queensland II, Ryan Gassman in Queensland II and Harry Wilson in Queensland I. Special congratulations to Harry Wilson who was named in the Australian Schoolboys team following the championships.

NUDGEE ROUND 1

What a fantastic way to commence the Rugby and Basketball seasons with a fixture against our traditional rivals in Nudgee College. Fixtures will be played AWAY this weekend at our opponent’s home ground.

Please note that the Nudgee College Round does require boys to wear their white shirt with blazer to support ALL the teams. Formal dress please.

1st V Basketball | 12.15pm

1st XV Rugby | 2.15pm