THE BACKPAGE #31

In our Rugby Assembly this year I quoted Ralph Waldon Emerson who said, “the heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” As the school year winds to a close and with the summer upon us, it would be easy to sit back, relax and reflect on our successes in Sport throughout 2016. In every Assembly I have spoken to you all about the value of hard work and commitment in reaching your goals. We have seen great sporting examples this year that demonstrate these values.

Scots Sport provides a full holiday program for boys who are interested in committing themselves. For more information on Holiday camps and tours visit our website here (https://sports.tsc.nsw.edu.au/news/2016/11/17/summer-holiday-camps-training-sessions-201617/)

Strength and Conditioning – open to all boys in Years 7 to 12 from 6:30am to 8:30am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.

Speed training – open to all boys in Years 6 to 12 on the main oval from 8:00am to 9:30am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.

College community, I thank you all for your support in what was an outstanding year of sport and boys, I urge you to view your summer holidays as an opportunity to toil and move upwards towards your goals.

Scots to the fore!

From Ed White, Senior Sportsmaster

Having completed the last GPS round for 2016, Scots had a great Saturday with some fantastic results across the fixture.

The Tennis team is recording some amazing results. On the weekend, out of the 19 fixtures we had 12 wins, six losses and one draw. The 1sts went down unfortunately but the 2nds kept their Premiership hopes alive with a solid win. Well done to the 14s Tennis who had a clean sweep of wins.

Some great wins across Cricket on the weekend with Scots winning nine out of 11 games.

In Basketball, the 2nds and lower Opens had great wins against Newington, but unfortunately the 1sts had a loss. Overall the Basketball Program had 14 wins, 15 losses and two draws. 

In Rowing, the Scots Regatta was held last weekend. The Year 8 2nd and 3rd IVs, and the Year 10 1st VIII all finished 1st.

For Water Polo, the 2nds had a good win as did the 15s age group.

Congratulations to our Athletics team who had outstanding results at the NSW Relay Championship at Blacktown with our 4x100m and 4x1500m relay teams winning silver medals and the 4x800m team winning the bronze.

From David Todd, Director of Athlete Development and Pathways

An important aspect in the journey of a Scots graduate is building a team of specialists that can assist in the preparation of University applications. The Thinking Sportsman's Pathway has engaged Ms Debbie Shively from Internationally Educated to present on the foundational details of University Applications and Testing Procedures for the USA College system. Whilst this is just a preliminary step for the Thinking Sportsman, building a deeper understanding of the USA University Admissions Process is paramount in any future pathway considerations.

Some interesting facts – there are 347 Division 1 (NCAA) schools across 49 States in the USA. Division 1 schools range from smaller private schools to the largest universities in the USA. There are also 306 Division 2 (NCAA) schools across the USA and Canada. Scholarship opportunities vary depending on the sport and the school.

From Brent Wilsmore, Prep Sportsmaster

Prep Sport has now concluded for the year. There will however be clinics in December and January for Cricket, Basketball, Tennis, Water Polo and Swimming. The Prep Sport and Co-Curricular Assembly will be on Thursday 1 December from 9:00am to 10:30am at the Auditorium.

The Week Ahead

That concludes our final round of GPS sport for 2016. We have a number of fixtures across various Sports still on this week. Please check the Sports website for all the information.

Looking forward to seeing you all training hard at the College throughout the holiday. That's a wrap for this week.

Mr Graham Pattison
Director of Sport