From the Co-curricular Desk

T2W6 Co-curricular Programme

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Netball News

Amelia Meek | Netball Captain

On Sunday, our teams travelled to Laidley to play the last Inter-District Carnival before finals in June. Scots 1 had a tough day due to a lack of numbers but fought through the day. The younger teams had more success with full teams and all played well through tough conditions.

On Tuesday night in the town competition, Scots 1 had a smasher, beating Shooting Stars by 11 points while Scots 2 had a bye. This is a great improvement from the previous game against Shooting Stars when Scots won by 4 points. The girls played a good game and particular mention goes to Rose Dearden and Emily Rhodes for some great intercepts to gain this lead.

 

Mr Tom Bradbury | Assistant Director of Co-Curricular Activities

We are motoring through the term! Who can believe we are now at the end of Week 5?  Again we’ve had some wonderful things happening in the Co-curricular space, so here’s a brief overview:

DD 10-12yrs Football Trials

Last Sunday and Monday Adam McDonald and Tanner Grant attended the Darling Downs Trials for Football in Stanthorpe. Unfortunately, neither made it through to the Downs team but both gave good accounts of themselves from all reports with Tanner making the cut for Possibles v Probables held on Monday. Well done lads and don’t stop chasing your dreams as you never know who will be the next Tim Cahill.

QCIS Cross Country

Last Friday we hosted the QCIS Cross Country as a lead up to our regional event. The day was a great success with all races going off without incident. The College fielded competitors in all age groups but illness depleted some of our numbers.

Our best performers were as follows with top 7 placings:

Hayley Wainwright (1st), Ewan McFarland (4th), Shona McFarland (5th), Samuel Proudlove (7th), Amelia Meek (5th), Zara Kruger (2nd), Samuel Wainright (6th), Eliana Jones (4th) and Sam Harvey (7th)

In the Aggregate Trophy SCOTS PGC finished 4th and in the for the Percentage Trophy we finished 3rd due to depleted numbers across our fields. Hopefully next year we can get a few more to attend and claim back the coveted Percentage Trophy.

 

Darling Downs Cross Country Success

On Tuesday the College was represented by 16 students at the Darling Downs Cross Country Championships held at Highfields, north of Toowoomba.

The day was a fantastic one for Cross Country and a number of our students took a liking to the new course which will be the home of the State Championships on July 20-22.

Shona McFarland was first to take to the course and gained a very creditable 15th in the 16yrs girls 4000m. Sam Harvey in his first ever regional event gained 25th in the 15yrs boys 4000m, and some valuable experience which will stand him in good stead for the future. Eliana Jones as the big improver from last year going from the mid 20’s to 11th place in the 14yrs 4000m.

Hayley Wainwright was our first athlete selected after a hard fought 6th in the 10yrs girls saw her gain her first DD selection. Zara Kruger followed suit with a tremendous 3rd in the 13yrs 3000m and our first medal of the day. Alerah Ross tried her best for her 55th place but the field was quite hot and a poor start hampered her progress.

Ben Carey battled the flu to finish 16th, Sam Wainwright came home strong for 27th, with Hamish Swift right behind him in 29th, Viacheslav Cheredov ran a creditable 32nd, and Percy Kruger chased Slava home for 33rd giving our 13yrs boys 4th in the teams event behind TGS and St. Mary’s Toowoomba.

Briana Groves found the going a bit tough in the 12yrs girls but fought on for 30th out of a field of 60 starters, whilst Riley Wainwright ran a fine 16th with a strong finish over the last 500m. Riley was followed by Samuel Bourke in 29th who learnt a lot from his first appearance at this level.

Finally, the 16yrs lads took to the course and after gaining 26th in 2017 and 6th in 2018 Ewan McFarland gained 2nd place in a race that was in my opinion the race of the day where anyone of a number of the lads in the top 6 could have taken the day. Also in the fantastic field was Geoffrey Warren who toiled hard to gain a creditable 17th place and again demonstrated great potential.

Hayley, Zara and Ewan will now contest the State Championships on this very same course in late July and we wish them well.

In the overall aggregate trophy for the Secondary Shield I am pleased to advise that Scots PGC finished 7th overall, which was a great effort from a small team. Well done to all and a huge thank you to Mr Campbell our team manager and the gap students for their contribution to the day.