Round One against Iona saw both our Basketball and Tennis teams win on aggregate. Both 1 st teams also had convincing wins. A great start to Trimester 3 sport. This week the local derby against Padua is scheduled. Year 9-12 will be away at Padua and Years 5-8 at home. Confirmed venues and game times have been posted on the sports specific pages - Connect Sport Pages link here ».

AIC rules dictate our College sports uniform. It is essential that all players are dressed in the correct uniform when representing the College. Mrs Julie Bowden has all necessary sporting uniform items in the Uniform Shop. Parents may phone ahead with credit card details to enable their sons to visit during lunch times and pick up or purchase the required uniform items.

Last week the 1 st XI Football team had a function to present jerseys and celebrate St. Patrick's College's second AIC 1st XI premiership in the last three years. Special thanks to Joanne Donohoe, Harry Smith's mum, for coordinating a wonderful evening. The team presented coach Mr Gary Ward with a signed framed jersey in appreciation of his efforts throughout the season. Not only did the team also win the Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) tournament in April but they are now in the semi-finals of the Uhlsport Cup, a Southeast Queensland open competition for all schools and colleges.

Congratulations to the award winners from Tuesday's Trimester Two Sport awards. Thank you to the many parents, family and community members for attending Tuesday's Spirit Assembly and the awards. Our College community always appreciates your continued support for our sporting program. When Mr Mayes addressed the assembly he made the very important point that sport is not about winning awards but about being part of a team, giving your best and representing your college. Of course, winning an award is a thrill and a well-deserved recognition for a season of hard work and commitment. However, students have been reminded that to win an award always requires students to have a team and support group working with them. All participants who participated in Football, Rugby and Confraternity Rugby League are to be congratulated.

The Cross Country squad has been announced and will be presented to the College community on Tuesday during the Spirit Assembly. The athletes will participate in the traditional pasta night on Monday evening after training and take on the seven other AIC colleges on Wednesday at Limestone Park, Ipswich for the championships. Good luck to the team and coaching staff.

Unfortunately a group of volunteers has not been identified to assist with the running of a canteen for junior home Basketball games. Students and parents are reminded to bring snacks and refreshments should they be required during the morning competitions.

The Shorncliffe Shufflers 7am Sunday run group are organising a singlet to identify our loyal group of runners. Community members who have participated in the group over the last three years should email a singlet size should they wish to order a running singlet. New runners, young and old, are always welcome. Please meet in the plaza area at 7am ready to run/walk.

Contacts for Trimester 3 Sport

Basketball Coordinator - Mr Steve Copping

Tennis Coordinator - Br Chris Pritchard

Cross Country Coordinator- Mr Paul Toohey

Track & Field Coordinator - Mr Ryan Schultz

All information regarding Cross Country, Basketball and Tennis is located on the sport specific Connect pages Connect Sport Pages link here »

Outstanding Student Achievements

Daniel Champness has been selected in the Under 14 Queensland Football team. Daniel with compete at the National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour in late September. Congratulations and good luck!

Adam Ravbar and Jay Balhatchet competed in the Under 15 State Football Championships as part of the Metropolitan North team last week. After five days of tough competition the Metropolitan North team played in the state final against Sunshine Coast and had the heart breaking situation of losing in a penalty shootout.

On Monday night the annual AIC v GPS Football match was played. St. Patrick's was represented by Harry Smith and Cameron Thompson. Liam Fairgrieve was selected but had to withdraw due to injury. Harry had the honour of being named as Captain of the team. Unfortunately, the AIC team were defeated 4-1. Congratulations to Harry, Cameron and Liam.

Congratulations to Tyler Harrington for being selected in the Queensland Boxing team. Tyler has been very successful over the last year in his bouts throughout southeast Queensland. Keep up the hard training!

The Under 12 Metropolitan North Rugby team was selected recently. Five St. Patrick's students were selected to contest the State Championships to be held at Curlew Park beginning 28 August. Congratulations to Lachlan Bishop, Lincoln McMurtrie, Will Greentree, Jack Booker and Kaleb Sturgess.

Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport