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Last Saturday evening the Sandgate Sunset Run was held. The event is a four runner relay around the Sandgate roundabout. The junior teams competed for twenty minutes and the senior race was held over two hours. St Patrick’s was represented by a number of students in the junior race. Two official teams racing in St Patrick's College uniform placed 1st and 2nd. In the senior event our one team placed 2nd. The team covered over 40km in the two hours and was a mere 20 seconds behind the winners. A great effort by all our students.

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It was disappointing to hear from multiple coaches that students failed to attend training and AIC competition games due to committing to other club sports, namely cricket. The message of being a “Man of Action” is communicated strongly to our student body. Letting team mates, coaches and the College down by taking on other activities which prevents students from completing AIC sporting commitments is very disappointing. The organising committee of the St Patrick's College Half Season Cricket have always supported and communicated that students must finish the Tennis and Basketball seasons before beginning cricket. Parents are asked to ensure all players are present for this Saturday’s AIC fixtures.

Friday night was the second AIC Track and Field meet held at UQ. Only two practice meets to go until the championships on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 October. Our students have been working hard at the numerous training sessions held each week. Our javelin, discuss and shot put athletes working with Ms Kate Colahan and Mr Pat O’Connor have recorded very strong results. Our coaches are presently selecting our six athletes for the relays. All sprinters are requested to race on Thursday night at QSAC. The squad of athletes will be presented to the College on Tuesday 25 October during the Spirit Assembly.

Sports Luncheon

The St Patrick's College Sports Luncheon will be held on Friday 11 November 12pm – 5pm at the Kedron Wavell Services Club. Guest speakers will be Paul White (Broncos CEO), Andrew McCullough (Brisbane Bronco) and Libby Trickett (Olympic Gold Medallist). For more information please see the St Patrick's College website or contact Mr Ryan Schultz at the College. The 2015 Sports Luncheon was a great afternoon and we look forward to a most enjoyable event in 2016.

Brisbane Roar Football Program

Brisbane Roar will be running a four week football program for Year 5, 6 and 7 on the back oval at St Patrick's College starting on Friday 28 October. Students and parents have been emailed regarding the details of the program. Current St Patrick's College players and students wishing to participate in football next year should consider attending the program.

Family Tennis Afternoon

On Sunday 23 October the tennis squads will celebrate our Family Day at Coops Tennis Centre, Beams Road, Carseldine, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm using all 12 tennis courts. All players, their families and friends are invited. Let us celebrate together. All players of Years 5,7,9 and 11 are requested to assist with catering and bring a plate of afternoon tea to share.


Contacts for Trimester 4 Sport

Basketball Coordinator Mr Steve Copping scopping@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

Tennis Coordinator Brother Chris Pritchard cpritchard@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

Track & Field Mr Ryan Schultz Kate Colahan rschultz@stpatricks.qld.edu.aukatecolahan@me.com

Swimming Ms Kelsey Duke kduke@stpatricks.qld.edu.au (begins week 5)


Outstanding Student Achievements

Congratulations to Jordan Conroy on his selection in the Queensland swimming team. He participated at the Australian School Swimming Championships held in Darwin over the September school holidays. Jordan has also qualified for Australian Age Nationals in 2017. Good luck!


9A Basketball Report by Coach Mark

Last Saturday the Year 9A team had a good game even though we lost by 3 points. SLC came out firing in the first quarter and scored a quick 8 points, however the boys managed to score some points to come back before quarter time.

SLC kept the lead going into the half time break, and our boys were still trailing by about 14 points. When we got to the 2nd half the boys stepped up and started catching up, we got within 4 points of SLC, but then the lead would get pushed back out again to about 14 points.

Our offence in the 2nd half improved as the boys were moving the ball around, this was causing grief to SLC's defence. The guards were getting the ball to our big players in the paint for an easy 2 points, and if the pass was not there, then the guards would take the shot and would score.

We changed our defence in the 2nd half and this was also causing some grief for SLC, we went from straight man to man defence to a 2-1-2 press defence and this helped us to get some easy steals and some easy points out of it. The boys ended up losing by 3 points after being down for most of the game, the final score was SPC 47 and SLC 50, credit to every player on the team including the boys who came off the bench, even though the boys lost today they all should be proud of themselves for coming back from being down from double figures and to only lose by 3 points, that is an AWESOME EFFORT by one and all.

A special note to the boys who came off the bench and who did not get much court time today, you don't realise how much of a difference you made to the game, so boys thank you very much.

Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport

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