Over the school holiday period various St Patrick’s athletes, coaches and support staff participated in numerous competitions and training activities.

Our Confraternity Rugby League team competed at Charters Towers in the very competitive Division One pool. The team had a challenging week finishing fourteenth overall from over 48 teams. College teams come from all over Queensland to compete. Our team enjoyed a great week. A huge thank you to John Tucker, Brain Polich, Steve Lawrence, Rob Yeo, Clint McGoldrick and Chris Essex for their tireless coordination and coaching. Special thanks to Chris Essex and Ananda Oxford for their sponsorship of the team through Big Dog pet foods and 13 CABS. Also to Chris Walsh and Ross Crookey for making the long drive to Townsville in the College bus to collect the playing group from Townsville Airport. Our St Patrick’s team representatives reported experiencing a wonderful time and will have lifelong memories from their week.

Brother Chris Pritchard and Mr Brad Harbottle (professional tennis coach) have been working with our tennis squads throughout the holidays. The students have enjoyed the opportunity to receive specialist coaching and improve their skills in preparation for the upcoming season.

The Open and 15’s basketball squads trained through the holiday break and competed at the EREA Basketball competition hosted by St James College. The competition was an excellent preseason activity. Thanks to Steve Copping, Chris Ferris, Mabor Mabor, Craig Rowe and Mark Glenday for their attendance and organisation.

Many of our junior football players participated in coaching clinics held at Curlew Park. The feedback being very positive to the professional coaching received by the students.

The Cross Country runners attended the annual Sunshine Coast training camp on the first weekend of the holidays. Head coach Alec Gold, College staff and students enjoyed great times and lots of hard training. The highlight runs of the camp was around the Noosa National park area, beach sessions at Coolum, climbing Mt Coolum and also running the famous 3km Noosa Hill used in the triathlon every year. The squad compete in various AIC meets starting tomorrow. All students are welcome to race even if students haven’t been attending training. The Saturday meet has been scheduled to start mid-afternoon so Tennis and Basketball players are able to attend. Mr Dom Crowley would like to see our Football, Rugby and club AFL players attend to help our existing athletes form a strong team. The coming meets will act as selection races for the August Championships. Further enquiries should be directed to Alec Gold or Dom Crowley.

On Saturday a Basketball and Tennis trial will be against Iona College. The trials allow players an opportunity to be selected into appropriate teams which reflects their current ability and fitness levels. All Tennis teams will be involved in games against IONA. Some Basketball teams will be involved in games against Iona while others will participate in internal games. Year 5 will not be participating in the Saturday trials. Parents and players are reminded that player movement within graded teams will occur throughout the season should player performance improve or stagnate. Please support the coach’s decision on player selection and encourage your son to enjoy and participate for their team and school to the best of their ability.

All games information is on REALM.

Next Friday sees the beginning of the Year 5 and 6 Basketball season. The College will select four teams from both year levels. A free bus will transport students to and from St Patrick’s when teams are required to travel away for the competition. Year 7-12 basketball is held on Saturday’s. All teams will be playing Villanova College in Round 1.

Year 5 and 6 Track and Field athlete’s trialled today for the Bramble Bay Championships at the Inter-House Track and Field Carnival. Students who nominated for the Bramble Bay Championships will be contacted via email by Dan Nethery outline training and selections.

Contacts for Term 3 Sport

Cross Country Dom Crowley

Basketball Coordinator Steve Copping

Tennis Coordinator Br Christopher Pritchard

Track and Field Coordinator Jacob Jennings

Mr Dan Nethery

Outstanding Student Achievements

Congratulations Bradley Kuhn on his selection in the Queensland 1 Schoolboys Rugby Team. Bradley’s team competed strongly at the carnival and were placed 3rd at the National carnival. Mr Luke Oxford our AIC 1st XV premiership coach also coached Queensland 2 and his team finished a creditable 7th overall.

Isaac Kyle-Little was selected, and was named as vice-captain, in the Queensland Maroon U14 boys’ Water Polo team for the Pan Pacific Games held in Auckland over the holidays. The Maroon team won the silver medal in the U14 boys’ competition, going down to the NZ North Harbour Maroon team 10-8 in a penalty shoot-out, the game score was 6-6 at full time. Josh Kyle-Little was selected as the main goalkeeper in the Queensland White U14 boys’ team, which is the development team. The team finished seventh out of 25 teams in the competition, performing well above pre-tournament expectations.


Harry Clench, Murdoch Hogan, Lachlan Hartshorn, Harrison Tonks and Steven Hogan represented Queensland at the National Indoor Cricket Championships over the holiday break. Harry, Lachlan and Steven’s U13 team where defeated in the preliminary final however Murdoch and Harrisons U17 team went through the Championship undefeated and were National Champions. The final was against Victoria. Murdoch and Harrison where named in the Australian U17 team to compete at the World Cup to be held in New Zealand in September.



Craig Gilpin has been selected to represent as a part of the Queensland Midget Ice Hockey Team. He will be playing against the other states in a tournament from 17 July - 22 July. This tournament will possibly provide Craig the opportunity to be selected for National camp and then he could go on to represent Australia in ice hockey. Good luck Craig.

Mr Doug Locke - Head of Sport