From the Co-Curricular Desk

Mr Tom Bradbury | Assistant Director of Co-Curricular Activities

Queensland Cross Country Results

Last weekend SCOTS had three participants in the Queensland 10-19 years Cross Country Championships held at Highfields Sports Park. Ewan McFarland, Hayley Wainwright and Zara Kruger represented the College and their region in an exemplary manner with all three mentioned in dispatches to me post event for their team focus and efforts across the two days.

In their Individual events each met with mixed results.

Hayley Wainwright (10 Years’ girls):  Hayley finished 58th in her first attempt at a State Championship in Cross Country and learned a lot from her experience I am sure. The field was a hot one and she worked her hardest to get amongst it from the start. On day two Hayley’s relay team finished a creditable 6th of 11 in a close fought relay encounter.

Zara Kruger (13 Years’ girls):  After a big week of football in Coffs Harbour, Zara managed to pull together a great result in 28th position and was the 5th Darling Downs Runner across the line. In the relays on Monday the Darling Downs girls placed 2nd to South Coast in an impressive display giving Zara a nice memento of the Championship.

Ewan McFarland (16 Years’ boys) – With an unfortunate interrupted preparation due to illness in the days approaching the event, Ewan was not on the top of his game but gained a very creditable 30th place.  Ewan ran a new personal best of 21.51 min and was the second Darling Downs competitor across the line. In the relay Ewan pulled a personal best over the 1500m course as the 3rd fastest of the Darling Downs boys in their 7th place finish.

We congratulate all on their efforts and wish them well for the track events fast approaching.

 

Athletics Carnivals Ahead – Add to your Calendar!

The term is a busy one with the following events involving our student athletes over the coming weeks.

12 August            QCIS Athletics in Brisbane – 10-19 years College Team
(This will involve students from 10-18yrs of age details of which will be in your SEQTA messages over the weekend.)

15-16 August     Queensland 10-12 years State Championships in Brisbane
(Selected College Athletes to be advised)

15 August            Border District Athletics in Warwick – 13-19 years College Team

(The 13-18 years’ team will be attending and the team will be advised in the very near future)

22 August            Warwick All Schools at SCOTS PGC – 13-19yrs College Team
(The 13-18 years’ team will be attending and the team will be advised in the very near future)

29-30 August     Darling Downs 13-19 years Championships in Toowoomba
(Selected College athletes  who have made qualifying standards will attend. Current qualifiers from our carnival will be advised over the weekend.)

As you can see a busy time ahead. Remember training is available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with Mr Bradbury and Mr Campbell along with sprint and distance training on Wednesday and Friday morning’s with Mr Bradbury. Please contact us if you require further details. A reminder that Mr Des Davey will be attending the College on 11 August and 25 August from 2pm to coach interested student in throws and also on 11 September from 3.00pm. Please utilise this service for the benefit of your children.

 

Arranmore Sports Options

Next week we commence Arranmore Basketball and Athletics. Mrs Cole will be gathering the Athetics students and Mr Heather will gather our Basketballers from the steps of the Junior School. There are still places available in these programmes and parents are asked to SEQTA message Mr Bradbury ASAP to enrol.

 

Darling Downs Super Schools Rugby Competition

The new and exciting concept in schoolboy Rugby kicks off next week with our Year 7/8, Year 9/10 and Year 11/12 Teams playing their first matches in the competition against Our Lady of the Southern Cross College. Due to camp unfortunately the Year 9/10 game has been postponed until next Friday but the other teams will be hard at it in the opening carnival for the competition at Highfields on Wednesday 31 July.

This competition will see the boys play against Toowoomba Anglican School, Our Lady of the Southern Cross College, and Faith Lutheran in a round robin series culminating in the finals towards the end of Term 3. Downs Rugby, the Queensland Rugby Union and the schools involved hope to see this expand to include two further schools in 2020 and offer boys on the Downs an alternative to the traditional schoolboy pathways.

 

Semester Two Touch

We are calling for interested players to contact Mr Bradbury immediately if they wish to play for the College in any capacity this Semester. We are looking at three representative teams for the South West All Schools and one Open Mixed Team for the Queensland All Schools. Players can play into the local competition in mixed social teams as well. A lack of interest at our recent meeting puts all these teams in doubt for the future of Touch at the College. Training is on Tuesday afternoon for all those wishing to attend the South West and Queensland All Schools and attendance is mandatory.