THE BACKPAGE #18

It was great to see the number of boys and staff 
participating
in the extensive holiday programs we had available. Even during the break, we continue to focus on our whole-of-boy philosophy in 
S
port aimed at encouraging excellence in developing athletes. Thanks to all staff who were involved in organising these programs. 

I would particularly like to highlight the coordination between the Sport and Academic departments for our Year 12 boys, who were given a training schedule that allowed them to train each morning prior to their practice exams.

The second round of Mind Body Heart testing was completed in the final week of Term 2, and results will be available on Pipeline this week. As we collect more data on the physical improvements that our boys are making, it will be interesting to see how this correlates to improvements academically.

With only four weeks remaining in the 
W
inter 
S
port season, it is great to have a number of teams in contention for top places in the GPS competitions. If any teachers have not yet fulfilled their sport requirement for this year, I will be reaching out during the next few weeks to determine
S
ummer 
S
port options to be involved in. If anyone has a particular interest in any sport please contact me.  
  
Scots to the Fore!

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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. 

Senior Sport

From Ed White, Senior Sportsmaster
A huge thank you to all staff involved in making the holiday sport programs such a huge success.

Snowsports
Congratulations to Andy Kovari, Clive Tanner and their team in successfully winning the Sydney Schools Snowsports Championships and Scots Race. Good luck to the team of boys currently with them at the Academy and to the boys here at Scots preparing for the upcoming NSW Snowsports Championships.

Shooting
Congratulations to Phil Cooney and his team in winning the NSW All Schools Shooting Championship. Our Shooting team committed to their preparation with camps throughout the holidays. Good luck to the team as they compete at the AAGPS Championships this week.

Rugby
Thanks to Brian Smith and his team for providing training for the boys throughout the holidays. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd XV were all successful in trial matches against Waverley on the last Saturday.

The Under 14 and Under 16 teams travelled with Robbie Williams, Ed White and Tenzing Tsewang to the Gold Coast. Both teams had hugely successful tournaments with the Under 16 team as joint winners.

Another big turn out for Camp Wallaby, giving our younger athletes a chance to work on their skills over the holidays.

Congrats to Charlie Jeavons-Fellows, Darcy Breen and Nic Shannon who all represented the College in the Australian Schoolboys trials.

Cross Country and Athletics
Our Cross Country team travelled to Glengarry in the first week of the holidays and trained throughout the remaining weeks in preparation for the final three weeks of the season. The team are in contention to win the Intermediate AAGPS Championship and the Open Premiership.

The Athletics team kicked off their training, preparing for the GPS Championship later this term.

Volleyball
Thanks to Claudia Brin and her team for running drop-in Volleyball sessions for the boys throughout the holidays.

Basketball
Thanks to David Todd and his team for running drop-in Basketball sessions for the boys throughout the holidays in preparation for the upcoming season.

Football
Tony Canning, Andrew Goldrick and Sue Sidaway ran a successful Japan tour for the Football program.

A number of camps and training session for our Football teams also ran throughout the holidays.

Sailing
Thanks to Gary Faulkner who travelled to Tasmania with our team to compete at the National Sailing Championships. Our boys competed well, moving into the top position going into the quarter finals, but were unfortunately unsuccessful in advancing.

Congratulations to John Cooley who has been selected to the Australian Youth Sailing team that will compete at the World Youth Championships in New Zealand later this term.

Prep Sport
From Brent Wilsmore (Prep Sportsmaster)

House Athletics Carnival (SOPAC) – Thursday 4 August. 

Information notes, entry details and transport permission notes have been emailed directly to parents. Please ensure you have completed the online transport and permission note.

TSC Snowsports Team 

Congratulations to the team on their recent success at the Sydney Interschools Championships. This is a credit to exceptional effort of all involved: Students, Parents, Staff and Support Group. Well done all!

Camp Wallaby 

On the Main Oval was a great opportunity for our Prep boys during the break with Kurtley Beale, Rob Horne and Tatafu Polata Nau attending.

Football Fun Camp 

Over 90 of our Prep boys attended this camp run by Director of Football, Tony Canning.

Queensland Winter Sport Tour 

Good luck to our Prep 1st Rugby and Football squads as they travel to Queensland for the annual Winter Sport Tour. Our teams are hosted by The Southport School with games against Southport, Iona, Ambrose Treacy, A B Paterson and All Saints. 

This Week in Sport
Looking forward to a big Saturday of sport. Our Rugby teams go up against King's at home in a top of the table clash for the 1st XV. Our Football teams also play at home in big matches against Shore.

Thats a wrap for this week!  

Graham Pattison
Director of Sport