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Finally some cooler weather to play AIC Round 5 at St Laurence’s last weekend. It was ‘Back to Laurie’s Day'. However, we spoiled the party winning both 1st Football and Rugby games! Results overall were again very even between both Colleges. On a positive note, a number of year level teams are showing noticeable improvement in individual techniques and overall team play. Sport is cruel and sometimes the effort at training doesn’t always transfer to winning results on the field. With two rounds to go, both home games for all teams, students are encouraged to continue training consistently, giving their best on game day and enjoying the experience of competition.

A number of teams including 1st XI Football and 1st XV Rugby can win AIC premierships depending on other Colleges' results, with 10A Football remaining undefeated. We wish them well through the last two rounds. If you get a chance, spend some time watching this very skilful team in action. 10A kick-off is at 9:45am on Football Field 1.

We could see some wet weather for Round 6 this weekend against Marist College, Ashgrove. Our Years 6-8 students were reminded during Tuesday’s assembly that it is essential they they support their teammates and College by making themselves available to play this Saturday. Everyone will be exhausted Friday afternoon after attending camps. A good meal on Friday night, plenty of water and an early night will have our campers ready to compete. Many of our teams operate on limited numbers of reserves so teams will be severely impacted if students don’t play due to minor illness or tiredness.

Football jerseys have finally arrived in the Uniform Shop. With only two rounds to go this season we suggest purchasing a size up. The St Patrick's College hoodie is also available for purchase. The hoodie forms part of the College sport uniform and can be worn by all students when attending sporting fixtures on the weekend.

The Year 7 students are on a challenge this week to be the first to all arrive in formal uniform before their warm up activities begin. Thank you to all the community who have followed College policy and have students arriving at sport in formal uniform. Year 5 and Year 6 may arrive in their playing uniform but must change into formal if they are staying to support their peers.

As our community will enjoy the last two rounds of the Football and Rugby at home, the Curlew Park canteen will be very busy. The Sport Support Group (parent volunteers) do a fantastic job every week. All parents are requested to assist. The system that works best is for parents to volunteer 30 minutes on the BBQ or serving while their son is participating in their warm up activities. As kick off approaches parents can move to the field to spectate.

Spectators are reminded that it is a safety regulation that everyone except match officials must remain behind the red line adjacent to all playing field sidelines at Curlew Park. Also, the field area between Rugby Fields 1 and 2 is a player and officials area only. Thank you for your assistance in maintaining a safe playing environment for the players and match officials.

The Australian Volleyball School’s Cup tournament is held in Melbourne from Sunday 3 - 10 December and is now in the early planning stages. A Cricket tour for senior students to Auckland in New Zealand, January 8 - 15 is also planned with expression of interest forms due on Monday. Fundraising for both tours will commence once final student nominations are finalised. For further information regarding the Volleyball please contact Mr Corey Meehan or the Cricket tour coordinator Mr Doug Locke.

The Shorncliffe Shufflers are running this Sunday at 6:30am. Please meet in the plaza area ready to enjoy a 6 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.

It is always advised to check the draw on Friday night in case a last minute change has been made.


Outstanding Student Achievements

Congratulations to Ben Hogan who has gained selection in the Queensland AFL 15’s team. Ben will compete in the National Exchange in Maroochydore later this year. Ben was partnered with fellow St Patrick's College students Angus Wagner, Tom Mabin and Jackson Olley in the Metropolitan North team at the State Championships.

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Josh Andrew competed last week at the Australian Schoolboys Waterpolo tournament at the AIS Canberra. His Queensland team won the silver medal and Josh was named as a reserve for the Australian Schoolboys team. Josh has been selected to represent QLD at the Pan Pacific games in Auckland in July. Well done Josh!

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The Metropolitan North Cross Country Championships were held yesterday at St Paul’s School. Twenty three St Patrick's College students competed for both Bramble Bay (Years 5 and 6) and St Patrick’s College. Sam Cleary, Brock Roberts and Alex Migus were all successful in qualifying for the State Championships to be held in Maryborough in July. Alec Camplin was named as first reserve in his age category. Well done to all runners and good luck to our Metropolitan North representatives.

Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport