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It was a massive day last Saturday against St Laurence’s College. The students did themselves proud by moving around the different fields cheering on their school mates. Both 1st Football and Rugby teams continued their undefeated run. Our senior teams also are preforming very strongly recording victories.

This week is Back To Shorncliffe Day. A carnival atmosphere will prevail. Students and parents are reminded to ensure they arrive for their Yearbook photo: times of photos and games are on the Realm. Back To Shorncliffe Day is also a perfect opportunity for the younger players to remain at Curlew Park for the day and cheer on the older students. Don’t forget to pack formal uniform.

It was disappointing to be informed of a small part of the spectators at SLC becoming involved in negative ‘banter’ with supporters, match officials and players. St Patrick’s students are having the message reinforced weekly that whatever the others do, WE DON’T! Saturday sport is school sport and we need to keep this in perspective when supporting our young men. St Patrick’s spectators in season 2018 have been excellent. We look forward to a very competitive day on Back To Shorncliffe Day v Marist Ashgrove College.

Each Tuesday Mr Darren Kearney and I chair the Sports Judiciary with the Sport Coordinators and College 1st Captains also present. The judiciary is to challenge students who have been reported for unsportsmanlike conduct on or off the field during sport. Students are sent email communication requesting their attendance. On most occasions the student is issued a warning after having discussed the issues and formulating a positive plan to move forward. Unfortunately, we do have players suspended from playing because of their actions. A Red card in nearly every situation is an automatic one week suspension. Physical violence as per our St Patrick’s College Rules also carries suspension. Any student who is suspended from competition games will have email communication sent to the recorded family email address.

The Sport Support Group are very hopeful for a large response to their cry for assistance for this weekend. BBQ cooks and serving behind the counter duties are required for the entire day. Information regarding the distribution of funds from the canteen are always discussed at the regular month Sport Support Meeting held on the first Monday of the month. The next meeting is Monday 4 June. Everyone is welcome to come along and help support our sporting program. Thanks again to those parents who are able to help this Saturday. The aim is always for parents to assist during their sons warm up and leave once their game kicks off.

Sign on for Term 3 Basketball, Tennis and Track and Field commences late next week. Parents are requested to monitor their email. Full instructions on the sign on process will be sent. Year 5 and 6 Basketball is played after school on Friday afternoon. A college bus will transport the students to and from away games. Year 7-12 Basketball is played on Saturday mornings. All Tennis is played on Saturday mornings. All dates for fixtures can be located on the College calendar.

A reminder to the Year 7-12 runners. The Cross Country Sunshine Coast Camp on the weekend of 23-25 June will fill fast on release of camp details via an email. Any questions should be directed to Coordinator Dom Crowley. A few days running around Noosa Heads, Coolum Beach area and eating lots and lots of food is great fun.

Contacts for Trimester 2 & 3 Sport

Outstanding Student Achievements

Liam Botting competed in the Youth Climbing Nationals in Sydney last weekend. The Nationals was a massive event with over 240 youth competitors. Liam enjoyed great personal success. With 32 boys in his category he placed 14th in Lead, 13th in Bouldering and 9th in Speed with a total Australian ranking of 8th place. Liam keeps himself in shape as part of the St Patrick's Cross Country Squad.

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Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport