As the 2018 school year closes, it is time to reflect on the outstanding year the students of St Patrick’s have accomplished on and off the sporting field. The College has had an historic year, winning our first ever premierships in the 20 years of AIC history in 1st XI Cricket and 1st XV Rugby. This, along with numerous other premierships and high team placings in the top 3 in other sports and competitions. The enthusiasm and commitment shown by the young men is to be commended. 2018 was about continuing to ensure ‘balance’ was achieved between academics and co-curricular opportunities. The College Year Book documents all our successes in the AIC Sports and individual student representative honours.

Our Sports Program has many personnel that make it run efficiently. Thank you to Mr Dan Nethery, Mr Jake Jennings and Mrs Dianne Twist for their tireless work throughout the year. To the many staff and community who take on sport coordinator, coaching and managerial roles in the specific sports, your dedication is very much appreciated by myself and the students. To the parents who assist coordinators, coaches and managers in transporting students to training and competition games and purchasing all required uniforms and supporting the many College sport tours and activities - thank you. The Sport Support Group led by Mr Steve Cowell, Mr John Upson, Br Chris Pritchard and especially our canteen supervisors Mr David Row and Mrs Anne-Marie Percival for keeping us well feed during competition days. And finally, to the 1300 plus students who throughout the year enthusiastically participate in the various sports and activities, well done. I hope you have enjoyed yourself, and we look forward to sport in 2019.

To those families leaving our community, thank you for your support of the many years. We wish your son, and your family all the very best for the coming years. Don’t be strangers, come along during 2019 to reconnect with the community. Back to Shorncliffe Day will be held on Saturday 1 June!

Over the holidays our senior cricketers will be competing in trial games and attending camp. Cricket trails will begin for all age groups starting the week of 14 January for those students not on family vacations. Swim Camp, organised by Ms Kelsey Duke, will spend three exhausting days on the Gold Coast just before the College year begins. All sport specific information will be available for signed on students and parents on REALM.

The first trial game for all students who have signed on for Australian Rules Football, Cricket and Volleyball will be Saturday 2 February against Villanova College.

Contacts for Term 1 2019 Sport

Mr Doug Locke – Head of Sport