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A big thank you to the many parents and friends of our St Patrick’s community, who joined us last Friday at the annual St Patrick’s Sports Lunch. Our students and Sport Department are very appreciative of your generosity and support of the many raffles and auctions. The afternoon was a great success and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Michael Crutcher for making the time to MC the afternoon for us and for organising, and interviewing our special guests; swimming legend - Libby Trickett, Brisbane Bronco’s CEO – Mr Paul Whyte and Brisbane Bronco’s player, Mr Ben Hunt. Thanks to our two major sponsors for the afternoon Jody Allison, Crown Properties Redcliffe and Sharon Armstrong Embrace Life & Wellness Centre. Thanks also to our very own Mr Ryan Schultz, who is to be congratulated on his organisation of another great lunch. We are already looking forward to the 2017 event. If you would like to be part of an organising committee please contact Mr Ryan Schultz, rshultz@stpatricks.qld.edu.au.

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Sign on for 2017 Cricket (Years 5 – 12) and Volleyball (Year 7 – 12) is nearly complete. Please refer to the email sent with sign on instructions to complete the process. Training and trials will be confirmed as soon as possible. A number of sessions have been proposed from Monday, 17 January 2017. Our first trial game will be on Saturday, 28 January 2017 against St Laurence’s College.

Due to exams next week, all sports training including use of the gym has been suspended until Friday 25 November. Half season cricket teams are not included in this.

The Swimming squad have begun preparations for the 2017 season. Positions on swim camp are filling fast. Camp sign on is due at the College office by Thursday 24 November. Ms Kelsey Duke has organised a new and exciting itinerary for the camp at the Gold Coast in January. A copy of the camp letter and itinerary is available on request from Ms Kelsey Duke.

Contacts for Term 1 2017 Sport

Swimming Ms Kelsey Duke kduke@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

Cricket Mr Ryan Schultz rschultz@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

Volleyball Mr Matt Grinlaubs matt.grinlaubs@gmail.com & Mr Tim Hoysted thoysted@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

Outstanding Student Achievements

Congratulations Ben Buechler on his performance at the State U12 Cricket Championships. Ben had a great week taking eight wickets and being part of the winning team to be crowned State Champions defeating Met East in the final. Well done Ben!

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Matthew Moate and Callum McFarlane have been selected in the Metropolitan North Triathlon team after strong performances at the recent trials on the Sunshine Coast. Good luck and safe training over the holidays to the triathletes.

We wish Callum and Lachlan Sinclair a fast recovery from a nasty training accident on Tuesday. A collision between cars and bikes never ends in favour of the cyclist! Thankfully both students are on the mend. No doubt new bicycle wheels will be on the Christmas present list.

Jacob Atkinson has been selected in the Queensland team for Futsal. He will be traveling to Sydney to compete in the National Championships in January. Congratulations Jacob!

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Good luck to Joshua Smith competing at the National Track & Field Championships from next Wednesday. Joshua broke many AIC records at the recent Championships so he is in great form leading up to this meet.

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Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport