THE BACKPAGE #17

Thanks to everyone for your support and dedication to Sport this term. If it takes a village to raise a child, it's fair to say that it takes a whole school community to get our boys prepared to represent us each weekend.

We achieved outstanding results across the board on Saturday, and a number of our top teams are on the hunt for Premierships going into the break. Soccer had a great day out at King's with our 1sts, 2nds and 3rds all winning convincingly. At home on the Main Oval, our Rugby teams were also strong with our 5ths through to 1sts all victorious against Shore.

13 of our boys have gained selection following the announcement of the 2016 GPS Rugby teams on Saturday evening. This is the largest number of boys for Scots in recent years, a testament to the strong culture of excellence being developed by Brian Smith and Ed White in the Rugby program.

Congratulations to Jeremy Longworth who has done well carrying on the strong tradition of Cross Country running at the College. Our Open boys team was successful on Thursday in winning the NSWCIS Cross Country team championship. Well done!

Thanks in advance to all of the coaches and staff involved in running a full holiday program of tours, camps and training. This is a key time in our preparation for the remainder of the winter sport season.

For all the results from the weekend, upcoming fixtures and Scots Sport news click HERE
 
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The Staff Wellbeing Program is going well, with increases in all areas 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

Rugby
Solid Performance from our Open boys who were successful in winning the 5ths through to 1sts at home against Shore. Nick Shannon came up big when it counted for the 1sts to kick for the 29-26 win. Ben Baker had an outstanding performance leading the 2nds team who are in contention for the premiership to a 40-0 win. Our 14As are looking in good form after a strong win.

Congratulations to the following boys for GPS Rugby team selection:

GPS 1sts Darcy Breen, Charlie Jeavons-Fellows, Sam Ridley
GPS 2nds Harry Todd, George Miller, Hugh Green
GPS Blue George Finlayson, Charlie Crawford, Ben Miller, Nick Shannon, Tom Yassmin
GPS White Archie Gavin
GPS Reserve Ryan O'Beirne

Cross Country
Congratulations to Jack Freer, Madison Weekes, Harry Philips and Harry Murdoch who were successful in winning the team championships at the NSWCIS Championships at Eastern Creek on Thursday. Top performers on the day for the 25-strong Scots team were Christian Della-Cioppa finishing 4th in the Opens and Jack Freer Finishing 4th in the Under 17s. The team were successful in finishing with two silver medal performances at the Trinity Relays on Saturday.

Volleyball
Our 14Bs were the standout performers at King's, winning in 3 sets. Joshua Williams had an outstanding performance as man of the match. Our 2nds team played well against Kings, who don't play a 1sts team to hold in for three solid sets. Looking forward to seeing a big turnout of boys at the drop-in sessions over the holidays.

Football
Great effort this Saturday from all of our Football teams. In the Opens the 1sts, 2nds and 3rds all won, with Nick Tracey showing great form as man of the match for the 1sts. Max Cooper led the way for the 13As coming from behind to draw 2-2. Good luck to all the boys travelling to Japan over the holidays.

From Brent Wilsmore (Prep Sportsmaster)
It was an exceptionally strong performance from our Prep teams. Rugby were undefeated in all teams, with Football only losing 3 games. This included a number of wins against opposition who beat us in Round 1, which highlights our continual improvement. No games are scheduled this week due to the holidays. Rounds 8-10 resume Saturday 23 July (Term 3, Week 1). Thank you to our MICs of Winter Sport—Greg Clarence, Football and James Bruce, Rugby for their invaluable co-ordination of these sports during Term 2. 

We also had 9 students participate in the CIS Cross Country at Eastern Creek on Thursday. Rawley St John and Jonathan Ryan (our Captain of Cross Country) in 11s and 12s each missed selection in the CIS Team to go to NSWPSSA by one place respectively. Our 9s and 12s teams both finished 2nd Overall. A great team effort well supported by MIC James Bruce and coaches Ben Thomas and Byron Crimmins.

Prep Football and Rugby Clinics will be operating during the school holidays.

Good luck to our Snowsports competitors for the Scots race and Sydney Interschools during the holiday period. Thanks to Clive for all his work with this.
 
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Good luck to those boys involved with AAGPS Rugby. Safe travels to the boys going to the boys going to Japan. Looking forward to seeing a big turnout at holiday training.

Thats a wrap for this week!

Graham Pattison
Director of Sport