At the recent end of season, Warwick Hockey Association awards a number of SCOTS students figured highly with the following students receiving accolades.
Millie Groves – Junior Association Player of the Year
Rosemary McDonald and Seb Christensen – Mixed Competition Most Improved Players
Patrick Swift – Best and Fairest
Congratulations to all players on their awards and a big thank you to all players and their manager Mr Michael Keevers for a successful season.
Our senior mixed touch team are off to the Queensland All Schools Touch Championships from October 10-13th in the first week of Term 4. The next training session for this group will be on Monday 8th October (Travel Day) from 4.00pm. All students have been sent final details of arrangements for the carnival. We wish the team all the very best in what will be their last carnival in the cardinal and green.
On October 18th we will be contesting the QCIS Basketball in Toowoomba. We have nominated eight teams across all divisions of boys and girls as listed below:
Year 4, 5, 6 Boys and Girls
Year7, 8 Boys and Girls
Year 9, 10 Boys and Girls
Year 11, 12 Boys and Girls
I am very pleased to advise that Molly Turnbull and Shona McFarland have been successful in making the final 12 for the Downs Rugby U15 7’s Team to contest the State Championships over the September holidays. Tshinta Kendall and Kate Wild are still in contention for the final team of U17’s to be announced next week. We wish all girls the very best of luck as they press for Queensland selection.
In other representative news, Beau Kendall has been named in the National Indigenous U15 Rugby Team and Will Gilmore the Queensland U15 Blue Team to contest the Northern conference of the Junior Gold Programme being held at TSS from September 28 – October 6. The highly prestigious development Programme has in the past revealed some exceptional talent that has gone on to join Super Rugby and NRC teams in ensuing years. We wish the boys all the best for a successful tournament.
SCOTS PGC 7’s Carnival
In the weekend SCOTS PGC hosted our annual 7’s Carnival. Due to the drought conditions, we had to hold the event over three venues which detracted somewhat from last year’s carnival atmosphere, but it certainly did not take anything away from the competition.
Thirty-eight teams took part across six divisions with three of our teams figuring in the final.
U14 Boys – Runners-up, U16 Girls – Runners Up, U14 Girls – Champions
Congratulations to all teams on a fantastic effort both on and off the field.
A huge thank you must go to the following for their assistance with the organisation and the running of the event.
– SCOTS PGC P&F members and Pipes and Drums supporters – manning the canteen at both venues.
– Warwick Water Rats Rugby Union Club- for the use of their facilities and support.
– Warwick Cowboys Rugby League Club – for the use of their facilities and support.
– The College Maintenance and Kitchen Staff – for preparing the grounds and the lunches for our visiting schools.
– Mr Peter Wilson, Mrs Vanessa Soloman, Mrs Carissa Miller and Mr Anthony Savovski for their administration and organisation of all the behind the scenes necessities when conducting these events. And finally…
– Mr Aaron Palmer and Mr Mitch Simpson from the QRU and Downs Rugby and their team of assistance for providing technical support.
Without these many people and organisations, the event could not go ahead as efficiently as it did.
We look forward to hosting and even bigger and better event in 2019 when we hope to bring on line all our fields and open the divisions to a greater number of teams.
This event is to be held on Thursday 25th October in Toowoomba, and at this stage we have 3 girls teams and 3 boys teams nominated. More details will be forwarded to our rugby community in week 1 of Term 4.
In final news we wish our Darling Downs Representatives all the very best as they enter their final preparations for the State Championships in Term 4.
Riley Wainwright – Long Jump, Samuel Wainwright – Combined Event, and Tanner Henley – Discus will all head north to Cairns for the Queensland 10-12yrs Track and Field Championships October 18th – 20th, whilst Will Gilmore – Hammer, Discus, Samuel Proudlove – 400m, Ewan McFarland -3000m, Kira Holmes – Javelin, Shot Put and Discus, and Lucinda Bourke – 100m, 200m, Javelin and Discus will all head to Brisbane for the Queensland School Sport 13-19yrs Track and Field Championships October 25th – 28th.
We wish all the very best in what will be very stiff competition.
Thank you to all for their support of Co-curricular activities in Term 3 and we look forward to a busy but most enjoyable end to the year with the highlight being the College Musical – Footloose at the end of Week 2 Term 4. Get your tickets as of this Friday for this fantastic production.
Tom Bradbury – Assistant Director Co-Curricular