THE BACKPAGE Term 1 Week 10

On behalf of the College I would like to thank the Rugby community for another successful Scots 7s. It was a great day of schoolboy rugby with players from all parts of the South Pacific competing. Thank you to all of the coaches and players for making it such a successful day. 

A special thanks to our sponsors: Pillinger, Rhino, 1888 Butchers, Midford, imageseven, Solar D, Buildcorp and Sydney BMW. Without your support we would have not been able to have the teams from Fiji, New Zealand and Queensland playing

Finally, thanks to all the players and the staff, particularly Mr Chris Delooze, Mr Justin McInnes and Mr Ed White for your efforts behind the scenes ensuring a successful day.

Monday and Tuesday saw the initial round of our Mind Body Heart Pathway testing program. Thank you to Mr Daniel Markham, Mr Lachlan Wylie and the MBH team for what was a huge effort getting more than 800 boys through the tests in two days. The program, which consists of a series of physical tests, is designed to give boys, parents and coaches feedback that will allow tracking of physical development and improvements throughout a boy’s time at the College. The Mind Body Heart Pathway is central to our whole of boy sport philosophy, where all boys, regardless of sport or level of team, are given equal access and information to our world-class facilities and strength and conditioning coaches. Tests results will be up on Pipeline early next term. I encourage all parents to go through these results with your son and encourage him to attend Mind Body Heart Pathway sessions.

For more information on our Mind Body Heart Pathway please click here.

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A reminder that school holidays are an important time for Scots Sport where we are fully operational across all Sports. I encourage boys to commit to their training throughout the holiday.

Holiday program information can be found by clicking here.

Good luck to our Sailors who compete this weekend at the New South Wales Sailing Championships and to our Rugby Gold squad who will be touring New Zealand.

Thank you to everyone involved in Scots Sport for a successful first term. We look forward to continued success throughout the winter season.

Scots to the fore!

From Ed White, Senior Sportsmaster

A huge thank you to everyone involved in the Scots 7s - it was a memorable day for the College. Congratulations to our Cross Country team who started the season well with a strong win at the Cranbrook Invitational. Also, a strong start for our Volleyball teams who had strong wins at home.

Good luck to our Sailors as they prepare for the upcoming NSW Championships and to the Rugby boys touring New Zealand.

To all boys, be sure to commit to your training throughout the holiday as we prepare for the upcoming winter season.

From Brent Wilsmore, Prep Sportsmaster

IPSHA Cross Country:

Forty athletes represented Scots Prep at the IPSHA Cross Country Championships which were held on Saturday 1 April at The King’s School. It was a great opportunity for the athletes to showcase the hard work they have displayed during their preparation.

At the IPSHA Cross Country Championships, Scots had the highest number of athletes qualify for the upcoming NSWCIS Cross Country Championships. Seven boys qualified as individuals along with the Under 10s winning and the Under 11s finishing second in the team event of their respective age groups. This brought our total number of boys through to CIS to 11.

Congratulations to the following boys: Conrad Blackwell-Smith, Daniel Ibrahim, Harry Kyle, Alexander Reid, Lachlan Cunningham, Charlie Hatton, Charlie Verco, Jay McKenzie, Oscar Levy, Leo Jacques and Owen Douglas. A special mention must go to Conrad Blackwell-Smith who finished 1st in the U9s race.

This week boys continue to trial for winter sport teams. We will also have eight boys competing at NSWPSSA Swimming on Thursday at SOPAC, including our two Relay teams.

From David Todd, Director of Athlete Development and Pathways

It is with great pleasure to congratulate 1st XI All Rounder, Ryan O’Beirne, on winning the inaugural Tom Brooks Medal for the Most Valuable Player in the AAGPS 1sts Cricket Competition.

Ryan is an outstanding young man, who will be pursuing a pathway to play First Class Cricket, whilst attending University. Congratulations, Ryan.

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Story of the Week (James Cotis - National Junior Silver Medal - Sprint Hurdles)

James Kotis represented NSW in the National Athletics Championships last week out at SOPAC. James has competed in athletics for several years now, coming through little athletics running the 80m hurdles. However, in only his fifth ever 90m hurdles race, James went on to win a silver medal in the U14 90m hurdles final, in a time of 14.30, which is brilliant achievement.

James is a superb athlete and shows great dedication to his training, and deserved everything he achieved last week. He has a bright future in the sport, and we wish the very best. Well done James!!!