Captains Corner | An around the grounds update

Equestrian

Georgia Rohde | Equestrian Captain

The SCOTS PGC College Equestrian Team has continued on their journey of success.  Last weekend 10 of our riders travelled to Fig Tree Pocket to compete at the Stuartholme Dressage and Show Jumping competition.

Despite the searing heat, all of our riders rode to an excellent standard. Our youngest team member, Lillian Sharpe came 3rd and 5th in her dressage tests on her new pony which was a great achievement.  Our star of the weekend was Tom Keable, who was the champion in the 120cm show jumping.  As always, a brilliant effort from our entire team – we were named reserve champion team in the show jumping and placed 6th as a dressage team.

Cattle Club – Pittsworth Show Wrap-up

Bridie Shooter | Cattle Club Captain

Last weekend the Cattle Club ventured off to Pittsworth to compete at the local show. Being our third show for the season, everyone, including Mr Thompson, is beginning to understand just what it takes to prepare, show and judge cattle.  We are very proud to share the following results:

In the under 15 years paraders classes, Lily placed 1st, Stuart placed 2nd and Matilda came in at 4th place.  Congratulations must also go to Marty, Thea and Josh for making the finals in that class. The 15 years and under 25 age group resulted in Arena making the finals, but unfortunate to receive a placing.

In the junior judging, Thea placed 2nd overall. The effort of all of the team members is highly commendable, given they were up against 130 other competitors (our biggest show yet). Next weekend, we will be competing at Inglewood show, hoping to better improve our skills and hopefully score a few more wins.

Netball

Amelia Meek | Netball Captain

Last weekend, SCOTS PGC teams lined up for their very first Inter-District Netball Carnival of the season. This is the first time our teams have played in this competition which was a great opportunity for us to test our skills against some of the other representative teams at a district level.

The SCOTS 1 team played in the Under 16/Opens age group, winning their first two games against Goondiwindi and Chinchilla. This team also faced the Dalby Open team and a very strong Toowoomba team which they were unable to beat.  Despite the loss, the game gave our girls exposure to some high-level netball.

The SCOTS 2 team also had a very successful day with two wins against Highfields and Stanthorpe in the Under 14 division. While the Under 12 girls did not manage to win any games, the girls had an enjoyable day, bonding as a team and learning more about each other’s skills.

Our next Inter-District carnival will be at Dalby on 24 March. Although many families are busy over the show weekend, it would be great to have as many girls as possible to attend the carnival.

In this week’s town competition, our SCOTS 2 had a bye on Tuesday night while the Opens team walked away with another win against Shooting Stars, 30-26.

Cricket

Kira Holmes | Cricket Captain

This season SCOTS PGC joined the Saturday morning competition here in Warwick, fielding teams in the Under 11, 13 and 16 age groups.  Even though we came into the season quite late, our players have thoroughly enjoyed their cricket and the opportunity to mix in with the local teams.

This year our SCOTS PGC cricket teams have put a lot of hard work and dedication into the season.  It is a credit to everyone involved for their continued effort and support of one another’s achievements  – everyone can be proud of the progress they have made to their cricket.  Special performance mentions must go to Ronan Crotty for his efforts with both the bat and ball as well as Adrian Mayfield who was a constant performer with the bat throughout the season. Ben Savidge has also been a constant contributor with the ball and always seems to be able to provide a breakthrough in challenging times.

Saturday morning also included a presentation session, which recognised most runs and wickets achieved for the season. It was great to see Jed Esson awarded for the equal most wickets taken in the under 16 competition and Samuel Bourke receive the most runs in the under 13 competition.

On behalf of all the SCOTS PGC students who have participated in cricket this season, I would like to thank Mr Wilson, Mr Bradbury, Mr Bolton, Mr Edgar, Jeremy and Scott for their constant support, effort and hard work which has helped everyone immensely.