On Wednesday to Friday this week our Track and Field athletes competed at the Metropolitan North Regional Championships at the University of QLD, St Lucia Campus. Full results will be reported next week, but Coordinator and Head Coach, Jake Jennings and Kate Colahan were very pleased with our early season performances. A number of our students will be selected to compete at the State Championships to be held in October, in Cairns. The Track and Field training program is in full swing. Students and parents should view the St Patrick’s Track and Field Realm pages for up to date session times and venues. It’s not too late for students to join the various squads.

Our Tennis squads had a more successful round against Ashgrove last Saturday. The Year 11 A and B teams remain in contention for an AIC premiership. Our Basketball teams won the aggregate competition against Ashgrove. Our 1st V Basketball played a very competitive game but unfortunately lost in an improved team performance.

Round 5 of the competition has us against St Edmund’s College and Ambrose Tracey College in Basketball and Tennis. Players are reminded to fulfil their commitment to their coach and team mates and finish the season strong and play to the best of their ability. Apologies to a number of teams that have a bye. St Edmund’s don’t have the same team numbers as St Patrick’s and we weren’t able to secure an opposition to play supplementary games in all year levels.

The next meeting of the Sport Support Group (St Patrick’s parents) will be on Monday 3 September, Edmund Rice Boardroom, Morven Building 6:30pm start. Everyone is welcome. This group gets a monthly report from myself and Principal Mr Chris Mayes on all St Patrick’s sporting business. Ideas regarding our programs are always welcome and often discussed at this monthly meeting. Improvements through monetary investment from Sport Support canteen money is also discussed and voted on during these meetings. Come along and have your say.

Sign on for the 2019 Term 1 sport program is open. Parents and students are requested to action the instructions (Parent Lounge) to assist the College in preparation for next year. Full details regarding all sports can be located on the sport specific Realm pages. Please note that senior AFL played on Friday nights will involve parents travelling to Yeronga. Students have been briefed on the various activities and how playing multiple sports is possible in some instances.

St Patrick’s Half Season Cricket is a subcommittee of the SPC Sport Support Group (volunteer parent group of St Patrick’s). Kellie Jilani has volunteered to coordinate again in 2018. Students will participate in BNJCA competition up until Christmas holidays. Kellie would like to hear from any parents who would be prepared to work (coaching, managing, scoring, BBQ set up, trophy presentation etc) in a small committee group to assist in the running of the Half Season competition. Kellie can be contacted on Sign on information for both the Half Season (October-December) and the AIC Cricket season (January–March) can be located on the Realm Cricket pages. Please note to play in both competitions requires two separate sign-on procedures. Thank you to the community members who attended a meeting this week to assist Kellie in 2018’s organisation.

Contacts for Trimester 3 Sport

Outstanding Student Achievements

Our Open Football team have continued on from their very successfully AIC season to have won their way into the Ulhsport Cup Grand final next week. The competition has been played since mid-May with schools in South East Queensland participating in a knockout competition. Our team over the last two weeks defeated St Peter Clavier Ipswich 3-2 in the preliminary final and on Wednesday night triumphed in a penalty shootout after finishing 3-3 at full time with a win over St Laurence’s College. Good luck in the final next week!


Mr Doug Locke – Head of Sport