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Last weekend the College participated in the 2016 Brisbane Schools Handball Championship. Our team won the tournament defeating Brisbane State High 9-8 in the final. Thank you to the many parents who transported students and assisted on the day. Special thanks to Hamish and Paul Langenberg for their expert coaching and organisation.

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This week’s final Track and Field meet will be held at the University of Queensland athletics track. This is the last chance for students to post a time, distance, and height in their chosen events. Head coach, Mrs Kate Colahan will consult with all coaches to finalise the team on Saturday. Emails have been sent alerting students of selections. The Track and Field Spirit Assembly will be held next Tuesday. Selected students must be in full formal uniform and Year 10 to 12s in blazers to participate in the spirit assembly. A final team session has been planned for Monday afternoon at Curlew Park. Students should see Mr Ryan Schultz if they have any enquiries. Good luck to our students and coaches for Monday and Wednesday’s AIC Championships. The competition is always tough. The College will be proud of your achievements no matter the result.

Last Round for AIC Basketball and Tennis

Good luck to the following teams who, if results go their way, will win an AIC Basketball or Tennis premiership: 1st V, 10A, 8A, 11B Basketball and 2nd, 3rd 11A Tennis. Our last round is against St Edmund’s. Please ensure your son fulfils his commitment to his team for the final round.

Tennis Family Day and Break-Up

The tennis community will hold it's annual Family Tennis Day at Coops on Sunday to finish the season. Special thanks to the Wicks family for assisting our Tennis Coordinator Brother Chris Pritchard in organising this event.

  • Sunday 23 October
  • Coops Tennis Centre Beams Road Carseldine
  • 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
  • All are welcome
  • Years 5,7,9 and 11 players are requested to bring the afternoon tea to share with the 2016 Tennis Squad

Swimming

The swimming program begins in week five of this term. Ms Kelsey Duke will be organising and coaching the program. Training sessions will be communicated next week. Students who have a current swim coach/club are encouraged to continue training with them. The school sessions are open to all comers however the squad is mainly assisting students who don’t currently train in a squad to prepare for the AIC Championships next March. All enquiries should be directed to Ms Kelsey Duke kduke@stpatricks.qld.edu.au Swim meets against AIC Colleges begin on Friday 28 January.

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 Friday 28 October. Brisbane Roar are delighted with the St Patrick's College student response so far. Some positions still remain in the before school clinics. Students and parents received an email regarding the details of the program last week.

Contacts for Trimester 4 Sport

Track & Field Mr Ryan Schultz rschultz@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

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

Outstanding Student Achievements

Last weekend Matthew Palmer competed in the Coolangatta Gold 32.4km short course Elite Men’s competition coming home in 4th position. What a great achievement competing against many athletes more mature than himself. Matt has pulled up a bit sore in the back and knees and has a few blisters on his hands from the ski paddle, but is very proud and rightly so of his effort. The event consisted of:

SKI 14.6 Coolangatta – Miami

RUN 2.1 Miami – Burleigh

SWIM 2.5 Burleigh beach

BOARD 6.1 Burleigh – Currumbin

RUN HOME 7.1 Currumbin – Coolangatta

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Congratulations to Joshua Smith in being named the Captain of the 10-12 Years Metropolitan North Track & Field Team. Joshua is pictured below with fellow St Patrick's College Metropolitan North Track and Field team member Jayden Morris.

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On assembly this week Mr Justin MacDonald Branch Manager QT Mutual Bank Strathpine presented Owen and Shaun Smith with their sporting bursary for Aspirations4Kids in Sport. Both Owen and Shaun were selected to play in the Queensland Schoolboys Hockey team.

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Old Boy, past College Captain & Premiership winning 1st XI Captain Joe Champness is currently representing Australia in the U19 Football team. TAP HERE to Follow his progress.

Congratulations to Our victorious Handball Team from the weekend - Hamish Langenberg, Hamish McKerihan, Clayton Alexander, Liam Jacobsen, Matthew Smith, Nathan Ryan, Joel Whinn, Richard Cook, Owen Smith, Will O’Shaughnessy, Christopher Wyllie, Alexander Christie, Xavier Stringer, Samuel Ringer and James Matthews

Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport