Mr Tom Bradbury | Director of Co-Curricular Activities
More students have been out and about representing the College this past fortnight.
Darling Downs Basketball
Treshawne Achari returned from Townsville and the Queensland Championships
Having been a part of the Darling Downs Team where the team finished in 6th place. We congratulate Treshawne on his achievements.
Last fortnight Jesse Bohm and Ryan Bohm headed off to the Queensland School Sport U18 Rugby Union Championships with the Darling Downs Schoolboys Team. The Darling Downs Team finished 6th in the field of ten regions. A tough competition every year and one that can see many upsets from time to time. Congratulations to the boys on their efforts.
Harry Grayson and Sarah Morris also represented Downs Rugby at the Southern Queensland Championships held at the Sunshine Coast and contested between Gold Coast, Darling Downs and the Sunshine Coast. Southern Queensland teams will now be selected to contest the State Championships over the school holidays. We await these selections to see if Harry and Sarah progress to the next level. Well done to both students.
Our youngest players headed to Goondiwindi on Monday to trial for the Darling Downs 11-12 years Rugby Union Team as members of the Border Heelers Team. Lachlan Doyle, Charlie McCosker, Jai Gray, Bronx Hamilton were all eager to attend this trial and all put up a good fight but were unfortunately not successful in making the final cut to the Possibles and Probables trial.
Last week, Emma Bradbury headed to Brisbane to play for Darling Downs in the Queensland 13 – 19 years Hockey Championships for the girls and her team finished 7th after defeating Northern, Capricornia and Metropolitan West. For her individual performance, Emma was named in the Queensland 18 Years Merit Squad of 18 players from the 160 players at the Championship. We congratulate her on this achievement. Emma joins Samuel Bourke after his success with the Darling Downs Team and being named as a shadow for the boy’s equivalent team.
Just a reminder that the College Cross Country will be held on Friday 14 July on Briggs Oval in conjunction with the Clan Sing-Off. The Cross Country events will commence at 10.20 am after the Clan Sing-Off and run as per the previously advertised program. An updated version will be published in Week 9 of Term and then again in Week 1 of Term 3. This will be on student and family notices.
Last Friday, our Senior and Junior Vicki Wilson Netball Teams attend the Regional Finals of this state-wide competition. Returning to this competition for the first time in many years we nominated in the development Division and came away with some handy results against quality opponents.
The results for the day were as follows.
Chinchilla SHS: 24-3 win
Roma: 15-4 win
Goondiwindi: 9-13 loss
Centenary Heights: 19-1 win
St Joseph’s Stanthorpe: 16-6 win
Fairholme 2: – 7-14 loss
Oakey SHS: 21-1 win
All team members contributed to the team’s performance but special mention from coach Mrs Hester Wiid goes to Miley Caldwell, Amira Duffy and Hannah Bourke who all made significant contributions to the team’s performance.
First VII Seniors:
St George SHS: 8-4 loss
Oakey SHS: 11-3 win
Harristown SHS: 8-7 win
Pittsworth SHS: 15-9 loss
Concordia College: 12-0 win
Stanthorpe SHS: 13-0 loss
St Saviours College: 8-7 win
Again all the girls made significant contributions to the day, but three students stood out from the group courtesy of their commitment and never-say-die attitude, these were Sophie Weir, Kyra Detmers, Makybe Edwards according to coach Tiffany Cullen.
Thank you to our staff in attendance for supporting and encouraging our two teams – Mrs Wiid, Miss Cullen, Mrs Ratcliffe, Miss Bradbury, and Miss Curtain.
Congratulations to our Pipe and Drums Band members who participated at The Gathering on the weekend in Ipswich where we gained the following placings. Particularly congratulations to our Development Band who are performing very well in experienced company.
Novice Juvenile B marches – Senior Band gained 2nd, Development Band were 5th
Novice Juvenile A MSR– Senior Band 2nd
Novice Juvenile B Medley– Senior Band 2 (this was against the adult bands).
Best of luck as we move on to our next events.
A great Saturday out at Warwick Showgrounds for the Darling Downs Cattle Show Finals despite a chilly start. Congratulations to all our participants and placegetters below. Thanks to all our staff and parents who were able to attend and assist the students throughout the day.
15 – 25 Years
Mackenzie Taylor, 5th place in a large class of those qualified to compete at EKKA.
Prime Cattle Judging
15 – 25 Years
Georgia Mulcahy 1st of the qualified group and will go on to represent DD at EKKA.
Stud Cattle Judging
15 – 25 Years
Ben Carey placed 2nd in the qualified group
Team Judging Schools based – SCOTS taking first and second in this event
Special mention to Grace Summerville who received an Encouragement award for her judging comments across both Prime and Stud cattle classes.
Thanks to Mr Franklin and Mrs Mortison as always for presenting, supporting and encouraging our team members all the way.
Congratulations to our 13 Equestrian Team members who participated at the Darling Downs Regionals last Friday – Sunday. Many of these students have now qualified for State Championships in the upcoming School Holidays.
Secondary Show Hunter
Intermediate Show Hack
Primary Show Hack
Intermediate Show Hunter
Show Horse Teams
Secondary Combined Training
Secondary Combined Training Teams
Secondary Dressage Teams
Champion Primary Showjumping School – on the back of our youngest rider – Zoey Nowlan