Mr Tom Bradbury | Assistant Director of Co-curricular Activities
Our netballers are finding their groove as they completed Week 2 of the season. Congratulations to our Open and Junior teams on their wins Tuesday night. The Open Girls won 30-13 and the Juniors 23-11.
Our Laura Geitz Team of Years 7 to 9 students will head to Toowoomba this weekend to take on the best schools in the region. We wish the girls and their coaching staff all the very best for an enjoyable and successful day of netball.
Our Futsal boys kicked off the week producing a mixed bag of results. The Senior Boys took a hard-fought win over Downlands to remain second on the table. Stand-in goalkeeper Eden Taylor, fought valiantly to keep us in the contest with regular keeper Daniel McNamara out of action due to injury.
The Under 16 Boys had their first hit out after a forfeit last week with a solid 7-7 draw. The Under 13 Boys continue to work hard but are struggling to find their shape in defence going down 11-3, and the Under 12 Boys continue to be very competitive despite their tender age, going down 3-2 to a much bigger Downlands team.
Our girl’s Futsal teams continue to grow and develop, with competition convenor Mrs Sue Watts, from The Glennie School, commenting how much our teams have improved from the 2019 season. This week produced mixed results with the Under 13 Girls losing 6-2 and the Under 14 Girls with a 4-4 draw. Our Under 16 Girls had a good 4-2 win and our Senior Girls came back from 3-0 down to salvage a 3-2 loss against ladder leaders, St Ursula’s. To put the last game into perspective, the corresponding match last year saw St Ursula’s take the day 8-0, so this directly shows how far our players have come.
Well done to all teams on another great showing and to our dedicated coaches Mr Simon Mascadri and Mr Derek Kane who are truly getting the best out of our teams.
Next week is a big one on the Futsal calendar with the SWQ Titles being held in Toowoomba. We have all eight teams in action across the week and hope that the Titles are a great learning experience for all teams.
Queensland 10-19yrs Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships
This weekend we wish Shona McFarland, Ewan McFarland and Bailey Harm all the very best as they contest the Queensland State Championships for their respective age groups in Hervey Bay. We look forward to reporting on their efforts next week.
Warwick All Schools Swimming
Oh, what a night! The Warwick All Schools was held at WIRAC this week with a solid roll up from across the district.
SCOTS PGC was well represented by a dedicated team of young athletes, some of whom this is their major sport, some of whom were showing their school spirit by having a go for the team.
Across the Age Championships, our swimmers took out five of the twelve trophies on offer and a further five runner-up placings to boot. All in all, 10 of the 24 top two placings were filled by SCOTS PGC students.
We congratulate the following students on these Age Championship accolades:
12yrs – Age Champions: Bailey Harm, Ellyse Kruger – Runner-up: Hanna Eising
13yrs – Age Champion: Nicholas Denny – Runner-up: Samuel Bourke
14yrs – Runner-up: Darcy Noller
16yrs –Runner-up: Nicholas McGahan
17yrs and Over – Age Champions: Will Gilmore, Caitlin Skaines – Runner-up: Tom Keable
On top of this, several records fell across the evening and we congratulate Bailey Harm on his record achievements. Unfortunately, full details of these achievements were not available at the time of publication, but we will acknowledge these in due course.
Caitlin Skaines and Bailey Harm were named Champion Swimmers of the meet, for female and male categories which was quite an honour given the quality of the swimmers nipping at their heels.
Of the ten trophy categories on offer, I am proud to announce we were successful in bringing home seven of these as follows:
E.J.Portley Trophy – 15yrs and Under Girls Relay Trophy
16yrs and Over Girls Aggregate Trophy
E.J.Portley Trophy – 15yrs and Under Boys Relay Trophy
Barnes Cup – 15yrs and Under Boys Aggregate Trophy
16yrs and Over Boys Aggregate Trophy
Robert Reid Memorial Trophy – Most Outstanding Female Swimmer
Robert Reid Memorial Trophy – Most Outstanding Male Swimmer
Overall, the Warwick All Schools Carnival was a very successful swim meet for the College, capped off with some tremendous school spirit displayed by all competitors and spectators alike.
Special thanks to Mrs Brooke Dwan and Mr Peter Wilson for supervising our squad, to Tom Keable and Caitlin Skaines for their leadership throughout, and to our Gappy, Mr Cameron Abegglen for officiating.
Special thanks to our convenor Mr Louis Reen from Clifton and all the helpers from Warwick Swimming Club, many of our parents included, for their support and organisation of the evening now in its 94th year of contest.
Well done on a fine effort!! Go SCOTS!!