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AIC Trimester 2 Sport finished on Saturday with our College celebrating Back to Shorncliffe Day. Excellent weather and an enthusiastic crowd made for a great day. Those community members present would, I’m sure, agree. A big thank you to Padua College for allowing all their junior teams to travel to Curlew Park and give up their last home game.

St Patrick’s have had a successful season. AIC Premiership to 3rd XI Football (Coach Br Chris Pritchard), 5th XI Football (Coach Br Chris Pritchard), 1st XV Rugby second (Head Coach Mr Luke Oxford), 1st XI football second (Head Coach Mr Gary Ward).

Our congratulations to Mr David Ludlow, Football Coordinator and Mr Ryan Schultz, Rugby Coordinator, in planning, organising and implementing a strong, structured program over the last ten weeks. Special mention to all coaches who trained and mentored the students in all the teams during Term 2.Thanks also to the parents who supported their son’s in purchasing gear, getting them to training and games on time and being a positive support throughout the season. And lastly, a job well done to the tireless Curlew Park crew who arrive at 5:30am every Saturday and are still packing up as the last of the players depart each week. To Geoff Paulsen and his team, thank you!

To the many parent helpers in the canteen throughout the day, thank you. To Sport Support Group canteen coordinator Mr David Row, well done on another great winter season!

The Co-curricular Awards ceremony for Football and Rugby will be held on Tuesday 25 July. Award winners will be contacted via mail early next term.

Trimester 3 sport consists of Basketball, Tennis and Cross Country. Students and parents should ensure they have signed up for the sport specific alerts on the St Patrick’s App. Trials will be played on Saturday 15 July against Iona College with the competition beginning on Saturday 22 July.

The Cross Country program has been in action for a number of months and students are ready to compete at AIC meets. Thirty-three students will be attending the annual Training Camp on the weekend. The venue this year will be at Perigian Springs and camp activities centred around the Noosa and Coolum district. Mr Alves, Head Coach, has organised training sessions during the holidays. All students are welcome to attend the sessions. Information is available on the App. After the holidays, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning meets will fine tune our runners in preparation for the AIC Championships to be held on 9 August.

Br Chris Pritchard in conjunction with Professional Tennis coach Mr Brad Harbottle have commenced trials and training at the Morven and Deagon courts. Details have been communicated via email to all signed up students.

Basketball sign on was a huge success. Over 450 students have expressed an interest to play. Unfortunately, our training facilities can only cater for A-E teams in each year level. The trial process begins immediately after the holidays.Students and parents are asked to check their email for details. Some teams are having holiday sessions to extend the preseason.

Good luck to our Confraternity Rugby League team who will compete in Division One from 25-30 June at Padua College playing fields, Elliot Rd, Banyo. Once confirmed the draw will be placed on the App. The team would love to see you at the games throughout the week.

Thank you to the Confraternity Rugby League sponsors: Big Dog Pet Foods, Redcliffe Dolphins, Bracken Ridge McDonalds, Countrywide Embroidery and Clothing.

Contacts for Trimester 3 Sport

Outstanding Student Achievements

Congratulations to Brandon Merrick on receiving confirmation of his selection into the Queensland U18 Mixed Netball Team to compete at the National Championships in Melbourne at the end of July.

The mighty Year 5 Leprechauns sent Ms Anne-Marie Bliss off in style last Saturday. Anne-Marie has been coaching the Year 5 Rugby program for longer than she cares to admit and has advised of her pending retirement from the Leprechauns. The students expressed their appreciation of her efforts after the games on Saturday with some wonderful gifts. Well done Ms Bliss, the Leprechauns will miss you!

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Mr Doug Locke – Head of Sport