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AIC Round 6 against St Edmund’s College was highly successful for St Patrick’s. We achieved strong results in both Football and Rugby across all age groups. The 1st XI Football continued their undefeated season and 1st XV Rugby bounced back from last week’s disappointment to win on Saturday.

A number of our teams have consistently played very competitive games and are genuine premiership contenders going into the last two rounds of competition. Attendance at training becomes vital for these students over the coming weeks. Many games against Iona this weekend are premiership deciders. Both colleges have a number of teams at the top of the aggregate point’s ladder.

Mr Kearney has spoken on Assembly many times about students wearing full formal uniform before and after games. It sends a very strong message to our opposition that we have passion and pride at St Patrick’s College. Students who arrive very early to games are to be in uniform. If students arrive and move straight to warm up, the playing uniform is acceptable. Remember if students are going to remain at Curlew Park to support their school mates, all students must change into formal uniform. Many teams have taken the team rule of turning up in formal which sets an excellent positive, passionate tone for their team.

Curlew Park spectators are reminded that it is a safety regulation that everyone except match officials must remain behind the ‘red’ line adjacent to all playing field sidelines at Curlew Park. Thank you for your assistance in maintaining a safe playing environment for the players and match officials.

Full canteen facilities will be available on Saturday at Curlew Park. All parents are asked to support the Sport Support Group by volunteering 30 minutes of their time to assist in the canteen or BBQ while their son is warming up prior to their game. Please drop by the canteen and introduce yourself. Your assistance is appreciated on this very busy day.

On a sad note this Saturday is Mr David Row’s last ‘on duty’ Saturday running the Curlew Park canteen. He has for more than a decade provided bacon and egg burgers at Curlew Park! David’s sons graduated some years ago, but David has continued in his role working tirelessly for the Sport Support Group and our wider community. Thank you, David!!!!!

A reminder to students and parents that Basketball, Tennis and Track and Field sign-on closes Monday. Parents are required to use the Parent Portal to complete this process. If there are any issues please contact Mrs Di Twist, Sports Administration on 3631 9000 to gain assistance.

Contacts for Trimester 2 & 3 Sport

Outstanding Student Achievements

Charlie Schiffer has been selected to represent Metropolitan North School Sport at the U12 State Basketball Queensland School Sport State Championship. Charlie will travel to Cairns in late May.Well done.

Ryan Laycock in Year 8 races in the Karting Australia (Junior) competitions. He averages speeds of 90–100 kms an hour in his races at tracks across Queensland and Northern New South Wales. 2017 was his rookie year and he finished 8th in his Queensland Raceway Club Championship division. In 2018 he has been on the podium twice (2nd and 3rd) in races against drivers from Queensland and New South Wales clubs. Ryan races most weekends at Club and Regional Championship events located in Ipswich, Lismore, Warwick, Toowoomba, Cooloola Coast, Grafton etc. Ryan will be racing at a round of the Queensland State Titles for his grade this weekend. He will also be racing at another round of the Queensland State Titles (mixed grade level) in Gladstone in the June/July school holidays. Last weekend Ryan came 5th in the Queensland State Title round with only 100ths of a second separating the top 5 racers.

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Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport