Mr Tom Bradbury | Assistant Director of Co-curricular Activities
Samuel Bourke (Year 7)
Congratulations to Year 7 student Samuel Bourke who represented his state and school at the National Hockey Championships in Bendigo last week. The team secured a bronze medal in a tight contest where WA and NSW tied for first and QLD and SA shared third place. This is a fantastic effort – well done Sam!
T20 Cricket Competition
Years 5 and 6 are invited to be a part of the Southern Downs T20 Cricket Gala on 18 September and the expressions of interest are coming in thick and fast. Students and parents have until Monday 3 September to submit their nomination to Mr Bradbury.
Broncos Cup Sports Day
Several students from Years 5, 6 and 7 participated in the Broncos Cup Sports Day last Friday with mixed results. The Hockey team finished third behind Warwick West and St Mary’s. In the Soccer all students performed exceptionally well claiming second overall for the day.
Our SCOTS Rugby League Team joined forces with other individual students to form the ‘SCOTS Barbarians’ and went on to finish third with two wins from their four matches. Ryan Bohm had a great day out being named Player of the Day and the boys all played with great spirit.
Finally, our Netballers played extremely well as a team, progressively showing greater confidence and ball skills with each game they played. They played a total of nine games and narrowly missed out on taking part in the final play off, which was won by Yangan. All girls were wonderful representatives for the College, displaying outstanding behaviour and sportsmanship over the course of the day. Well done girls!
Warwick All Schools Athletics
Last Thursday we hosted the 98th edition of the Warwick All Schools Athletics and the home ground advantage was certainly felt by our athletes.
After his very successful State Championships local champ Nick Denny rewrote the history books for several of the 12 years records as seen below. Riley Wainwright chimed in to pinch the 400m record previously held by his big brother, Sam Wainwright. All track records were hard to come by in the terribly windy conditions but that makes these records all that more special.
12 years Boys Long Jump Nick Denny (SPGC) 4.83m
12 years Boys 100m Nick Denny (SPGC) 12.6s
12 years Boys 200m Nick Denny (SPGC) 27.1s
12 years Boys 400m Riley Wainwright (SPGC) 1:14.6s
12 years Boys Shot Put Nick Denny (SPGC) 10.32m
In the race for the Age Championships, our students figured very highly gaining the following placings and points which set us up for further success in the wider team categories.
12 years ‐ Champion Nick Denny (60 Points) and Clarina De Jager ‐ 49 Points
12 years – Runner Up Riley Wainwright (36 Points) and both Briana Groves and Phoebe Sellick (44 Points)
13 years ‐ Champion Sam Wainwright (75 Points)
13 years – Runner Up Harry Mayall (30 Points)
15 years – Champion Cooper Seng (51 Points)
16 years – Runner Up Will Gilmore (42 Points) and Shona McFarland (51 Points)
17 years ‐ Champion Caitlin Skaines (64 Points)
17 years – Runner Up (Joint) Bradley Cook, and Samuel Proudlove (36 Points) and Amelia Meek (53 Points)
In the trophy stakes our Junior Girls dominated with a win in the Montrose Cup and received second in the Junior Girls Relay trophy. The Junior Boys also won the Appel Challenge Trophy aggregate and the relays on the back of solid performances across all age groups. In the Seniors, the girls finished second and the Senior Boys won in their respective aggregate categories and finished second and third in the respective relay categories.
Our small but dedicated band of athletes demonstrated great team spirit once again picking up extra events when needed and demonstrating excellent courage and tenacity in many cases. I could not ask for a better bunch of students to work with and these are among the best.
Congratulations to all on your efforts and conduct as students and representatives of our fine college.
Darling Downs 13-19yrs Athletics
William Gilmore (Year 10)
Day 1 of the Darling Downs 13-19 years Athletics Trials saw Will Gilmore take the chocolates in the Hammer defeating all-comers and all ages in a dominant display. On the track Ewan McFarland and Eliana Jones flew the flag for us high in the 3000m. Both achieved personal best performances gaining 4th (1st 16yrs) and 8th (3rd 14yrs) respectively. Both were the youngest in their age group and get another bite of the cherry next year.
Day 2 saw 14 of our students attempt the Field Event Trials with various success stories amongst the performances. The best of these were Kira Holmes – 1st in Javelin, 1st in Discus and 2nd in Shot Put. Will Gilmore added to his Hammer gold with 3rd in the Discus. Caitlin Skaines pulled a silver in the Triple Jump and Cooper Seng also grabbed silver in the Discus. Many students scored personal best performances but were just off the pace for medals including Millie Groves in Shot Put, Cooper Seng scored 4th in Shot Put and 5th in Triple Jump with personal
Cooper Seng (Year 10)
Caitlin Skaines (Year 10) – Far left
bests in each. Bradley Cook was unlucky to end up 4th on count back in the Long Jump after equalling the best jump of the bronze medallist. Several students scored 5th placing on the Darling Downs which is no mean feat given the schools we are competing against. Well done to Sam Wainwright who showed great tenacity in the Long Jump and the Triple Jump. Caitlin Skaines was 5th in the Long Jump, and Cooper Harm was 5th in the High Jump. Of our 14 competing athletes over day 1 and 2 we scored 3 Gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze and 16 odd top ten placings across all events contested. A fair effort for a small school.
Kira Holmes (Year 11)
Day 3 was Track events day and results from this day were unavailable at the time of publication but we know the 21 attending students all gave their very best to the events. Results for this day will be reported next week so stay tuned.
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