THE BACKPAGE #13

A huge thank you to the Rugby Support Group for hosting our Annual Rugby Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel last Friday. It was a huge success and we thank all those who attended. 

From conversations with parents and coaches at Sport last Saturday, they each took away something valuable from Alan Jones’ interview with Wallabies Coach, Michael Cheika. Cheika’s advice to parents was ‘at every age and level of sport the goal should be to avoid focusing on winning but rather focus on ‘excellence’ in the process and ultimately the results will take care of themselves’At Scots we focus on ‘excellence’. Our vision is to provide the best learning pathways in Sport, enabling our boys to focus on their process of achieving their goals.

All teams performed well over the weekend, a particularly outstanding effort from our senior soccer program, winning 8 of 9 matches against King's, including the 1sts and 2nds. I would also like to congratulate our Year 8 Volleyball players who have committed to early morning training and are yet to miss a session. As a result of this they had a great win last weekend.

We sent our first Mind Body Heart reports to all Prep boys last week, for some of these boys it was confronting to see their results, showing areas of weakness in their fitness, yet for other boys reaffirming the amount of effort they are putting into their training. Either way,  boys should be using this information for setting targets of improvement with their coaches before the next report is distributed early next term.

Lastly, a number of teachers and parents have asked the question, where do I find team lists and fixtures? This along with all other sporting information can be found on our website under‘Sport at Scots’.

Scots to the Fore!

The Staff Wellbeing program is running extremely well. We have had increases in participation each week. Mobility/Mindset sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:30am. There is no need to sign up for these sessions.   

Weekend Roundup

From Ed White, Acting Senior Sportsmaster

Good results this weekend.  I would like to highlight the effort of our Cross Country team as they move ahead in the Premiership race and great results from our senior soccer program.

Rugby

Tough loss this week from our 1sts but with a hard week of preparation I am sure that we will be ready for our first home match,  this week against Newington.  Outstanding performance from our 2nds with a good solid victory.  I would also like to highlight a strong performance across the 13's with good wins in the B's, C's and D's. 

Soccer

Strong weekend for our senior soccer players, almost taking the card against King's winning 8 of our 9 matches, including good wins for our 1sts and 2nds.  Well done!

Cross Country

Our Cross Country team showed their ‘team’ approach to running this weekend, taking out their second straight competition at Sydney Park, extending their overall lead in the competition.  Outstanding performances were had by James Wily in year 10, Harrison Murdoch leading the team for the first time this season and a huge improvement for Tom Snell.

Volleyball

Our Year 8 Volleyball players showed the competition how it's done this weekend, winning in 3 sets.  Our senior players performed extremely well and are improving each week. 

Shooting

Our Shooting team were in preparation for the upcoming season at ANZAC Range.

From Brent Wilsmore (Prep Sportsmaster)

Our teams continue to excel with some outstanding performances from all age groups and teams in both rugby and football. Highlights include Prep Rugby 1st 68-0 win against Cranbrook and Prep 1st Football 4-2 win against the very strong St Patricks College. We also hosted the 7's at Christison Park with 10 schools and 40 teams participating. This was a great success with boys thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to get involved and score tries. This week we play Waverley and Mosman Prep.

This Week in Sport

This week is our first home Rugby match of the season. The boys need your full support in numbers as we take on Newington. Looking forward to seeing you there.

That’s a wrap for this week! 

Graham Pattison

Director of Sport