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AIC Round 4 against St Peter’s Lutheran College was highly successful for St Patrick’s College. We were the dominant school in both Football and Rugby across most age groups. The 1st XV played an entertaining brand of Rugby to win 29-22. Unfortunately the 1st XI had to settle for a 3-3 draw against a stubborn opponent. The 10A Football team continued their quest for back to back premierships winning 9-2.

Winning AIC premierships is one goal of many players and coaches each season. However, finishing the season strongly, training enthusiastically and continually developing sport specific skills needs to be the main focus. Please encourage your son to finish the season and continue attending training and competing to the best of his ability. Over the last week the College has received a number of emails thanking coaches for the effort they put in each week to assist the students on and off the sporting field. It is great to hear that appreciation.

I spoke on assembly this week about students wearing full formal uniform before and after games. This act sends a very strong message to our opposition that we have passion, pride and respect at St Patrick's College. Year 5 and Year 6 students are exempt from this rule. However, if students are going to remain at Curlew Park or opposition grounds to support their school mates, all students must change into formal uniform. Mr Mayes suggested students learn a life skill of how to use a washing machine and take away the burden of washing a uniform from parents. Thank you to the majority of students who have followed school rules on Saturdays.

This Saturday all teams travel to St Laurence’s playing fields, Nathan Road, Runcorn. It is St Laurence’s equivalent of our ‘Back to Shorncliffe Day’. Many extra festivities will be held throughout the day. Both 1st Football and Rugby will be played on adjoining fields at 3:15pm. A large student Paddies' Battalion presence is required to support our teams this week.

Orange Sky Laundry, a social justice initiative started by two St Joseph’s, Gregory Terrace students, a few years ago, will be fundraising for charity on Saturday. For a gold coin donation students can have their playing uniforms washed and dried after the game while enjoying a refreshment and supporting the St Patrick's College teams as they compete.

St Laurence's College have asked the following information be communicated to all our community to ensure the smooth running of the day.

Housekeeping for Saturday 28 May St Patrick's College v St Laurence's College

  1. Parking – Parking at Runcorn at some stages during the day can be very difficult. The best places to park for the relevant fields are:
  • Crawford Oval (Rugby) - In the Runcorn train station car park (across the road from St Laurence's College, Runcorn) or enter the fields and park ‘behind the hill’ adjacent to Field 1.
  • Fields 2, 4, 5 (Rugby) - Along Nathan Road.
  • Field 3 (Football) - Inside grounds (enter off Nathan Rd.) and ring road around.
  • Fields 6, 7, 8 (Football) - In Altandi St (access off Mains Rd.)
  • Under no circumstances should parents park in the Souths Utd Football Club Car Park- Vehicles will be towed immediately.

Between Field 2 (Rugby) and Field 3 (Football): We will set up benches in tents between the fields. Can I please ask that only boys benching for the current game on the field be in that bench area. No Spectators will be permitted to sit between the these two fields. Spectators can watch from the eastern side of Field 2 or the western side of Field 3.

Spectator Exclusion Zones- Crawford Oval (main Rugby) will have ropes around it, spectators are to remain behind these. There will be red lines on the other fields where spectators must remind behind

A massive thank you to the parents who acted on the email request for assistance in the canteen during your son’s Football /Rugby warm up. Many hands make light work. The loyal crew led by Mr David Row, Mr Andrew Moir, mr Ian Johannessen and chairman, Mr Matt Grinlaubs appreciate every bit of assistance each week. Please make time over the last two weekends of home games to offer your services in the canteen or on the BBQ to support your College community.

The Shorncliffe Shufflers are running this Sunday at 6:30am. Please meet in the plaza area ready to enjoy a 6km or 10km run/walk. All abilities welcome.


Contacts for Trimester 2 Sport

Parents are reminded that all weekly fixture venues and times are available on the specific sports Connect pages (link here ») and on the College App.


Outstanding Student Achievements

Last weekend nine students represented St Patrick’s in the Volleyball Queensland Intermediate Cup held in Toowoomba. The students placed 5th in a very tough competition. Special thanks to Mr Aidan Molloy, Mr Matt Grinlaubs and Mr Corey Meehan for coaching and managing the team over the weekend.

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The following students have gained selection in the Bramble Bay Rugby Union team to compete in June at the Regional Championships. Well done and good luck to Seth Scholes, Malakai Davis-Raeli, Mitchell Brough, Liam Grimshaw, Jet Daly, Isaac Kyle-Little and Lachlan Condon.

Last week, Shaun and Owen Smith competed in the Queensland School Sport U19 Hockey Championships in Ipswich. The boys played well and matched up against Wide Bay in the final, going down 3-1. Following this, both boys were selected in the Queensland U16 side to compete in Melbourne in August. Shaun is pictured below competing against Darling Downs.

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Recently at the Queensland School Squash State Championships Declan Cashman was placed 2nd in the U15 boys tournament. As a result Declan has been selected in the Queensland team and will travel to Palmerston North in New Zealand at the end of August to compete against New South Wales and the New Zealand teams.

Wesley Reuben has been selected in the U11 Australian Gol Brasil Futsal team to tour China in August. Congratulations and good luck.

And just a great photo to finish the week...our Year 5 Rugby Leprechauns...Captain of 1st XV Liam Prendergast was an interested spectator.

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Don't forget to support the Orange Sky Laundry this weekend. Orange Sky and their volunteers will be at Runcorn from 9am-4:00pm to provide a laundry service for you!

Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport