THE BACKPAGE #26

Dear College Community

In this week’s assembly I had the opportunity to speak to the boys about hard work and commitment and more specifically my philosophy concerning the labeling of boys as “talented”.   It is always with great honor that I present boys have made the commitment to sport throughout their time at Scots.  As a described to the boys I am always reluctant in naming boys as “talented” as what we are often describing as talent is really the culmination of years of hard work and commitment.    

At Scots we give all boys the opportunity to be involved in the Mind Body Heart program with full access to the gym every morning and every afternoon.  We also provide spring training led by some of the best Athletics coaches in the country every Tuesday and Thursday morning.  I would like to commend those year 7 and 8 athletes who have already made the commitment to attending these sessions.  I have no doubt with the level of commitment that you are displaying you will be able to reach your goals and will become the future leaders of Scots Sport.

I also had the opportunity to introduce Darcy Breen who has taken up a new position at the College as Sport Prefect.  Darcy is an outstanding roll model who exemplifies the values we believe in.  He is a quiet achiever who leads by example.  I have no doubt that he will do the College proud in his new position.

Darcy introduced to the boys a new program starting at the College this summer sport season.  The Senior Locker Room will be held each Friday afternoon at 3.00pm in s101.  All senior boys from any sport and any time are invited to attend with the purpose of preparing for the weekend’s competition.  We look forward to he success of this program in creating a senior sport community.

A big thank you to Michelle Fergusson, Ed White and the entire Scots community in running another successful House Swimming Carnival.

This weekend sees the start of a number of the GPS championship rounds.  Good luck to all of our teams as they start the season.

Weekend Roundup
From Ed White, Acting Senior Sportsmaster

Wet weather greeted last weekend’s fixtures on Saturday 22 October. Please be aware there is a new wet weather line, 9391 7753.

Unfortunately, due to the rain all Tennis was cancelled, as was all outdoor Basketball and most games of Cricket. In Basketball, the 15A, 16A and 1sts teams had good wins. The Volleyball 1sts had a close win of 3-1 and Table Tennis won 5 divisions versus Waverley College. The Rowers and the Rifle Shooters both used the weekend to train. Congratulations to Charlie Burnett who ran a NSW team qualifying time in his first ever 400m Hurdle race. Cricket 1sts and 2nds still played in the overcast and wet conditions. Both teams managed good wins going into this first round of the GPS, versus Riverview last weekend.

Congratulations Grace
Congratulations to Grace Hamilton our Sports Administrator who made her debut with the Walleroos in the test at Eden Park on Saturday again the Black Ferns.  Grace has earned a start as blindside flanker in the second test.  


This Week in Sport
We are looking forward to another great weekend of sport.  Good luck to our Cricket and Water Polo teams as they kick off their championship seasons.
 
Thats a wrap for this week,
Scots to the Fore!
 
Graham Pattison
Director of Sport