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The Morven Race in and around the College grounds was held last Friday on St Patrick’s Day. For the uninitiated it’s a fast 1400m course weaving in and out of the student spectators around the grounds. Students are nominated by their House leaders to compete. Our top three places in each race will receive awards at the Sports Awards Ceremony in May. Year 12 student Lucas Lutter has now for the second year in a row, and setting a new record, won the ‘Fastest Run of the Day’ recording a slick 3 minutes 18 seconds. Other winners were Anakin Vaughan Year 5/6, Matthew Moate Year 7/8/9, and Jack Smith Year 10/11.

As the term comes to a close swimming, cricket and volleyball coaches are currently reviewing the season and making recommendations for 2018. All three sports will have development clinics in Term 4 and some students will be invited to attend extra tournaments and tours. At this time I would like to say thank you to all our coordinators and coaches, parents and students for your continued support in making the Trimester One sports season such a success. It has been a challenging year in regard to results for some teams, however, winning or losing doesn’t always reflect the effort put in by both students and coaches. A number of teams have secured top three finishes. Congratulations to our 2nd and 4th VI Volleyball teams in winning an AIC Premiership. On Tuesday 2 May the Trimester One Sports Awards Assembly will be held. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend to celebrate the talented sportsmen of the school.

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Top AIC positions for SPC teams

  • 2nd VI Volleyball Premiers
  • 4th VI Volleyball Premiers
  • 11A Volleyball 3rd
  • 1st XI Cricket 3rd
  • 2nds XI Cricket 2nd
  • 3rds Cricket 4th
  • 9B Cricket 4th
  • 8A Cricket 3rd
  • 8B Cricket 4th
  • 7A Cricket 3rd
  • 7B Cricket 3rd

Parents are welcome to provide constructive feedback to Mr Ryan Schultz our Sports Development & Performance Coordinator rschultz@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

A thank you to our many parent and community helpers who volunteered to assist in the canteens. To the 1st team parents who assisted is catering for after match functions, thank you. I wish to acknowledge the assistance by the Sport Support Group, namely Mr David Row for his continued coordination of the canteen in the Christian Brothers Canteen. Special thanks to Louise and Peter Olley and Peta Dunbar for their efforts at the Curlew Park canteen.

The first official football and rugby trial game of the year against St Edmund’s College will be held on Saturday 22April. It is very important for all football and rugby players to attend training in the first week back after the holidays. Some teams will have trials and games over the holiday break. Coordinators will be sending information via email and the SPC App for these activities.

All students are reminded that signing up, training and competing with your rugby/football team means you have committed to the WHOLE season. It is St Patrick’s position that our school teams are the most important sporting fixture of the week. Please don’t let your team mates, coaches and school down by picking and choosing which games you will attend because of club commitments. Players are asked to communicate with their coach or coordinator if students are going to miss training or a game.

All sports uniform requirements are available at the College uniform shop. A large second hand range of boots and uniforms are available for purchase.

Good luck to the students participating over the Easter holidays in the various rugby year level camps, Year 6, 8, 10 and Open football teams competing at the Edmund Rice Education Australia Football Tournament at Ambrose Treacy College, Indooroopilly. Our Cross Country runners are heading to Melbourne for a four day tour. A great mix of training, sightseeing and attending AFL/NRL games will keep the group very busy.

Mr Jackson Alves has organised a number of running/fitness sessions over the Easter break. All students are welcome to attend. Students should ensure they have signed up for cross country to receive the information. On Friday 7 April, the group are participating in Run for a Reason an exciting event held in and around Southbank Parklands.

Shorncliffe Shufflers running group will run a practice Shore 2 Gate on Sunday morning. It’s an early start at 6:00am meeting in the plaza area. Students, parents and community are all welcome to practice before next Friday’s run. With no AIC sport on Saturday it’s a perfect time to fit some exercise in over the weekend.

Contacts for Trimester 2 Sport

Rugby Coordinator Mr Ryan Schultz rschultz@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

Football Coordinator Mr David Ludlow Daludlow@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

Cross Country Mr Tim Hoysted thoysted@stpatricks.qld.edu.au

Outstanding Student Achievements

Congratulation to Declan Cashman on his selection in the Metropolitan North U19 Squash team. Declan was undefeated in the selection tournament.

Liam Botting Year 8 has started the year strongly with his indoor rock climbing competitions. He came first on the weekend at the QLD State Lead Titles and as a result will go to Melbourne in May to compete in the Nationals. He has also competed in six other competitions over the last eight weeks achieving a total of five 1st places and two 2nd places. Well done Liam and we wish you all the success in May. Great news for Liam with the rock climbing disciplines being considered for future Olympics.

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Last weekend at QSAC Stadium Nathan, the Little Athletic Queensland State Championships were conducted. A number of St Patrick’s students competed over the three days of competition with some great results. This is encouraging for our track and field season later in the year. Special mention and thanks to Kate Colahan SPC Track and Field Coordinator who attended to spectate and coach some of the boys.

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  • Brock Roberts (pictured) – 1st 1500m
  • Callum Crossan – 2nd Long jump
  • Brandon Merrick – 2nd Javelin
  • Cooper Wellman – 2nd 100m
  • Alex Migus – 3rd High Jump
  • Josh Smith – 3rd Triple Jump
  • Lachlan Smith
  • Ethan Ryan
  • Isaac Ryan
  • Lee Van der Westhuizen
  • Jack Booker
  • Will Boland
  • Trent Cleary
  • Lucas Lutter

Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport