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On Tuesday, our Trimester 2 Sports Awards for Football, Rugby and Confraternity Rugby League were held. Special thanks to the many parents who were able to attend. Our College community always appreciates your continued support for our sports program. Included in the ceremony, was the presentation to our 1st XV Rugby, 2nd XI & 3rd XI Football Premiership teams.

Ms Elizabeth Gaber addressed the Assembly and she made the very important point that sport is not about winning awards but being part of a team, giving your best and representing your College. Of course, winning an award is a thrill and a well-deserved recognition for a season of hard work and commitment. Students have been reminded that to win an award always requires students to have a team and support group working with them. All participants who partook in Football, Rugby, Cross Country and Confraternity Rugby League are to be congratulated.

As we move into Round 2 of the Basketball and Tennis season, teams and training sessions are now being confirmed for the season. Training times are available on every students’ diary located on the REALM daily information pages. Parents can also access this information on the Sports and Year level specific sports pages. We have 35 Basketball teams entered into the AIC Competition. Tennis have eight year levels with two teams per level. St Patrick’s have the largest number of Basketball teams throughout the AIC competition. With this comes a few teething problems with coaches, selections and organisation of training sessions times and venues. Thank you to the Basketball community for your patience during this time. Even with record number of teams entered, we sadly still had a number of students miss selection. Our use of Boondall Sports Centre to accommodate our teams for training brings with it some issues. Unfortunately, Boondall is also used for many other tournaments making some of our training times unavailable. We apologise that the Basketball training times haven’t been consistent over the last few weeks.

Parents and students are reminded to check REALM on Wednesday of each week to access the weekend’s game information. Students MUST confirm with coaches what team they will be participating in for Saturday at their last training session of the week. This will save frantic phone calls and emails being sent on Friday’s trying to confirm team selections. Mr Steve Copping posts team lists outside his office each Friday and Br Chris Pritchard sends an email to the eight Tennis confirming details.

Basketball players have been requested to improve their uniform standards. Players are required to be in white socks and correct shorts/singlets. Shorts are not to have pockets. Hair bands, shirts worn under the singlets, various coloured sleeves etc are not permitted. Use of skins under shorts is permitted. If students have any medical or injury requirements in regard to uniform, they must see Mr Steve Copping to discuss.

Rugby League was off to a great start in Round 1 with our 1st XIII winning against St Laurence’s. Curlew Park was the venue for Rugby League Round 1 for all schools. The day was a great day of Rugby League with many compliments coming from other schools with the way St Patrick’s hosted the first round. A big thank you to all involved especially our grounds crew headed up by David Brushfield.

Round 2 AIC Sport sees St Patrick’s coming up against Marist College Ashgrove. 1st Basketball and Tennis will be playing at home, whilst all Rugby League fixtures will be at Marist College Ashgrove. We are looking to get as many St Patrick’s supporters to these fixtures as we can.

Contacts for Term 3 Sport

Outstanding Student Achievements

  • Angus Wagner, Brodie Wagner, Cooper Grinlaubs, Bayley Carter, Kuot Thok, Mason O’Sullivan, Riley Francis played for the EREA AFL team against Scotch College

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  • Malakai Davis-Raeli and Ellis Lloyd Were selected in the U15s Met North Rugby Union Team
  • Steven Hogan, Zach Harvey, Noah Polinski, Henry Moore have all made the Bramble Bay U12 Cricket team.

Mr Dan Nethery – Head of Sport