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I would like thank the College community for making the summer sport season such a success for our boys.  It is through a whole school team effort that we are able to support boys to the level that they are achieving on the playing field while maintaining a standard of excellence in all areas of their College life.  Our vision of sport is an integrated learning pathway to activate character in every Scots boy, for now and in his future.  Your commitment to our boys is helping us to achieve this.

While most boys have now moved into winter sports training, our Rowers are in their final preparations for this week's Head of the River.  Thank you to Robbie Williams for running an outstanding Rowing program.  The academic initiatives at the shed have allowed boys to achieve at a new standard.  Thank you as well to Kurtis Thomas who is coaching our senior rowers and has been working tireously in preparing them to take on the challenge this weekend.  

The list of rowers below will be away from Wednesday through to Saturday preparing for the race.  I realise that this will cause some disruption to your classes and would like to thank you in advance for supporting these boys through what is a tremendous and very important experience for them.  As always, sport should never be used as an excuse for falling behind in the classroom and I would expect all boys to be caught up quickly in their classwork when they return.

Charlie Jeavons-Fellows

Dan Morgan

Elliot Stewart

Flyn Kilby

George Finlayson

Jack Message

James Maclennan

James Mahoney

James Stanley

Joe Skuse

Joe Agnew

Jordan Thomson

Lachlan Crossley

Lachlan Hird

Matthew Hammond

Matthew Grant

Nicholas Hudson

Nicholas McGeoch

Oscar Yenken

Sam Parkes

Seb Galetto

Wayne Lim 

It has been great to see so many staff involved in the first few weeks of the Staff Wellbeing Program.  The program is now fully up and running.  Don't forget to sign up again to join us this week. 

Weekend Roundup

From Ed White - Acting Senior Sportsmaster

Congratulations to all involved in summer sport.  It has been a great end to the season with our boys performing at a high level across the board.

Our opens water polo finish the season as the first AAGPS Premiers.  The boys had an outstanding season and should be commended for the class that they showed in the pool.  Across the water polo program we saw outstanding results.

Congratulations as well to our Open 2nds basketball team had showed outstanding character in their come from behind victory against Sydney Boys High on Saturday to win the 2nds Premiership.  Congratulations as well to the 5ths,6ths and 7ths who all finished with undefeated seasons.  Our 1sts had a good win to finish their season off well.

Our cricket teams had a great weekend against Sydney Boys High with outright wins in both the 1sts and 2nds.  Our 1sts team needed Shore to win against Riverview to finish as joint Premiers.  Unfortunately Shore didn't come through but the boys should be commended on what was an outstanding season finishing 2nd overall.

Our tennis program continues to improve every weekend.  Another good performance this weekend against Sydney Boys High saw our open 2nds finishing second overall in the competition.  With outstanding juniors coming through the program, we look forward to seeing our tennis program continue to improve in coming years.

Good luck to our Rowers this weekend at the Head of the River.

From Brent Wilsmore - Prep Sportsmaster

Our prep students enjoyed travelling in all directions with games versus Tudor House in Moss Vale, Knox at Wahroonga and sailing at Rose Bay.  This week we play at home for our last round of summer sport and utilise a unique opportunity to play on senior school venues while the senior school attends the Head of the River.

Our swim team excelled at IPSHA with our relay teams all progressing to the CIS Championships.

Old Boy News

7 Scots Old Boys on NSW Waratahs U20 Team

Congratulations to Scots Old Boys Max Girdler, Ryan McCauley, Charlie Smith,Theo Strang, Jack Maddocks and Sam Tabuatamata who made their competitive debut for the NSW Waratahs Under 20s last weekend against Queensland Reds.

That's a wrap for this week. 

Looking forward to a great performance from our Rowers this week.

Kind Regards

Graham Pattison
Director of Sport