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The sporting year is coming to a close

From the Director of Co-curriculum, Steve O’Donnell

For many students, this week will be their final round of sport for the year. Our two-day cricketers will continue next weekend as well as our water polo players and swim squad, but all other activities are finished for 2017 after this weekend’s fixtures.

Last weekend saw the 1st V Basketball defeat Trinity for the first time in many seasons to continue their great performances. All of the off-season efforts by the players, coaches and convenor has proven to have a great impact. The USA tour group has also been training hard and have their information session this Friday in the E40’s from 6.30pm.

Our 1st XI cricket snatched victory from the jaws of defeat again with Lachlan Forrest taking six key wickets. Both teams will need to improve for key matches this weekend. Matthew McAlpine took a brilliant hat-trick while generating his amazing figures of 4/1 in the 9A’s comprehensive victory.

There were great performances in a range of other sports and activities, including the Trinity swimming invitational on Friday evening. Our young 1sts water polo squad is training hard and is developing soundly. Whilst they have had tough matches against older and quality opposition, they will become a great team over the next couple of seasons.

I want to take this opportunity also to thank all of our convenors, staff, coaches, students, parents and supporters for their amazing work over the year. A special mention goes to the  many parents in our supporter groups and the important role you play in the delivery of our co-curricular program and the well-being of your sons. Thank you!

With the upcoming holidays it is also timely to remind students to keep up the physical activity, stay safe and think carefully about what you are eating. When we return in 2018 we want to keep the great momentum of 2017 going as well continuing to set high standards for our new Year 7 cohort. These young men were all part of their orientation day last Friday and a big thank you to our staff and student leaders involved on the day.

Good luck to all and ‘Go the Waves!’