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Good luck to our swimming squad going head to head against Padua this Friday night at Centenary Pool, Spring Hill. It is always a great event and completes our preparations for next Thursday’s, AIC Swimming Championships. Students selected to swim for St Patrick's at the AIC Championships will be presented to the College community at Tuesday’s Assembly. Parents are welcome to attend this Assembly. Congratulations to all students who participated in the swimming program and especially the students selected to represent the College at the Championships on Thursday 3 March.

Cross Country, Rugby and Football sign on are presently being conducted. Students who are not presently participating in any organised sporting program are encouraged to take advantage of the pre-season fitness sessions being offered over the coming weeks. On Wednesday morning a running group leaves from the back oval at 6:45 am for a 4-6km session of steady hills, intervals etc. The group has varying abilities allowing students to work towards their desired fitness level. Sport-specific sessions will be communicated via email once students sign on.

This weekend our Cricket and Volleyball teams compete against St Peter’s Lutheran College. The Paddies’ Battalion has been out in force lifting the spirit of our student athletes. I encourage you to suggest to your son to join this group to support his College. For those students travelling to St Peter's, a reminder that parking can be difficult so please allow extra time to find a parking spot.

Parents are requested to contact the Sport Department if you have any concerns in regard to your son having multiple training sessions that may be causing him to fall behind in homework and general studies. Many students have visited the Sport Office this term to have an individualised training plan organised to make efficient use of time. Mr Ryan Schultz has been in charge of this process and is more than happy to assist.

The Uniform Shop is currently heavily discounting the St Patrick's green tracksuit pants to clear stock. The pants will be sold for $20. These are a great item for the upcoming cold winter mornings for those students who will be participating in the Cross Country, Football and Rugby programs.

Shorncliffe Shufflers are still meeting on Sunday mornings at 6:30am in the plaza area. Again, different running speeds are catered for from speedy adults/students to runners just getting back into shape. Two groups are available, 6km or 10km. A swim afterwards is always a great reward after the run. At present parents and community runners outnumber the students!

Contacts for Trimester 1 & 2 Sport


Outstanding Student Achievements

The following students were selected in the Bramble Bay Basketball team to compete at the Metropolitan North Championships in March. Congratulations to Thomas Croughton-Lloyd, Harvey Simmons and David John.

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Over the last few years Jett Bradley has been playing Baseball with the Redcliffe Padres Club as a summer sport in an effort to keep fit and active over the Rugby off-season. Recently he was chosen to represent in the Brisbane North Region Team in the State Titles held in late January, where he hit a grand slam in the second day of play. The team won the titles and are now heading to the National titles in Adelaide in May. Jett recently received the great news he has been invited to train in the Queensland Bandits U16 Development Squad, which involves training sessions and games run by the Bandits coaching team.

Jett was also invited to trial for the ARU Gold Cup Program, and successfully earned a place in the Brisbane Gold team. The team has been training hard and have just begun playing games in various locations around Queensland.

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Jacob Arthur has been selected in the U17 Queensland Basketball team. His team will be touring Los Angles for two weeks during the June/July school holidays. Congratulations Jacob!

Lachlan Sinclair and Callum McFarlane were part of the winning Metropolitan North triathlon team at last weekend’s State Championships in Hervey Bay. Strong individual and relay races were recorded by both young men. Well done!

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The 6C Cricket team coached by Mrs Anne-Maree Bliss continue to enjoy their Saturday morning Cricket games. Win, lose or draw this group of young men are having a wonderful time representing their College. Keep on ‘fighting the good fight’ men!

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Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport