Main Image: Under 13 Division A and C Netball Teams
The Futsal season has kicked off with SCOTS participating in the Senior and Junior Divisions on a Wednesday night at Downlands. Last week’s games were tightly contested with the Senior team drawing 7 all with Concordia. This was a fast and physical game with Samuel Proudlove and Bradley Cook leading the way.
The Junior team went down to a more experienced Downlands team but as a group are improving well. Great performances by Alex Eising and Clancy Bambling.
The Annual Interclan Athletics events for JAM and Senior Schools were held last week. It was a cold morning as we began but as the day warmed up so did the performances. Several school records were broken across the age groups.
It was a close fought Clan battle throughout the day with Leslie taking out the honours.
The Open team, under the guidance of Mrs Lauren Fowler, continued to perform well in the Open Mixed Division at the Wednesday night Warwick Touch Competition. Mrs Fowler has brought a competitive edge to the team and they continue to gel as a group. Charlie Brennand shows great control in the middle with Kate Wild and Tish Kendall always threatening the line.
Arranmore Football and Hockey
This week saw the first round of Arranmore Football and Hockey. This is organised for the JAM students in a Give It a Go format. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of the game with individual skills as the focus. This structure is mixed with fun group activities to enhance the physical coordination of the JAM students and foster an interest in physical activity.
Garden Club and Sustainability Group
The Garden Club and Sustainability Group, under the leadership of Mrs Bernie Bourke, has created great participation amongst the JAM students. The ethos of these groups complement each other and encourage environmental responsibility early in a student’s life.
SCOTS PGC is partnering with Warwick Netball in the Queensland Netball’s NetSetGo programme. This programme develops beginning Netball coaches introducing them to the delivery of fundamental skills and game play. This session will be conducted at the WALEC Outdoor Sports Centre on Wednesday, August 22nd. This session is free to members of Netball Australia. An open invitation has been extended to SCOTS PGC Open netballers, interested staff, and parents of netballers.
Cadets Netball Team – The Cadets played with determination and focus to gain possession of the ball. The game was very evenly contested even though Highfields was much higher on the ladder. Our shooters struggled to find their form at the start, however, as the match progressed players regained their confidence and accuracy! The girls displayed amazing sportsmanship, courage and dedication on the court and should be proud of their performance and ‘never give up’ attitude. Well played girls, although the score may not reflect your efforts, you should be proud of your performance.
Final score, 25 – 20 to Highfields.
Under 13 Netball Teams – The Under 13 netball teams continue their road to finals glory, with the C team cementing their 2nd placing on the ladder with a win over Brothers – 21 vs 18. The team played very well together in order to come back from being 3 goals down at three-quarter time.
Congratulations to Jekeira Major who was awarded best SCOTS player on the day. Alexandra Rickert was awarded as the stand out player for the A team. The whole team is commended for putting up a great effort. SCOTS just fell short against 2nd placed team Highfields, leaving them 4th on the ladder. This week signals the end of Round games with both teams sure to make finals. Great job girls!
Jam Dance group has begun training on Wednesday afternoons in the Gym. Mrs Stephenson and Mrs Bomford are guiding the group through some basic moves in time with the music. This activity provides the students with an opportunity to develop neural control of their body movements and build a spatial awareness of their bodies in space.
Strength and Conditioning
Currently, the weights room and cardio floor are open to Years 8 – 12 from 6.30 am Monday to Thursday. This is supervised by certified trainers Mr Cahal Davis and Mr Peter Wilson. All students are encouraged to attend. First timers will be given a thorough orientation and safety briefing followed by a supervised basic training programme.
A new initiative to encourage female attendance has now begun. Friday mornings, beginning at 6.30am, is a designated girls only time. Mr Cahal Davis will be on duty to supervise these students and allay any fears they may have about resistance training.
DD Youth Girls Sevens Squads Announced
The Darling Downs Youth Girls Sevens squads have been announced ahead of the 2018 Girls 7s State Championships in October. Coaches of the respective sides have named squads of 16 players, who will participate in development carnivals ahead of the final teams of 12 being named prior to the State Championships.
Well done to the following students who have been selected:
Under 15 Squad – Molly Turnbull (Year 10), Niamh Fender (Year 8) and Shona McFarland (Year 9).
Under 17 Squad – Kate Wild (Year 12) and Tshinta Kendall (Year 12)
Border District Athletics
Congratulations to all our students who represented the College at the Border Districts Athletics carnival yesterday, held in Warwick at Hamilton Oval. The College had very successful day, winning the Overall Girls Champion Trophy and five students taking home Age Champions, and two others as Runners Up.