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Week 6, Term One, 2018

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This week we continue our APS Winter Sports Trials, which will run for three weeks in total before our first round versus All Saints.

Felix Jackson King: Track and Field

Felix (Year 9) competed over the weekend at the Queensland State Athletic Championships in Long and High Jump at QSAC and won a silver medal in both events. He performed excellently on the day with PB’s achieved in both events.

As a result he will be travelling to Sydney in March to represent Queensland in the National Athletic Championships. As a result of his achievements in summer Athletic events, he has been selected for Queensland Athletics (QA) A Squad. As outlined by QA, "The A squad Australia's Top 8", has been established to recognise the very elite of Queensland talent. The standards have been set to reflect predicted "Top 8" performances nationally in the 2017-18 season.

Luke Shirley and Jack Newman: Tennis

Luke and Jack (Year 7) competed in the 2018 Annual Gold Coast Secondary Inter-School Challenge (Middle Years) Tennis Tournament held at Southport’s Queens Park on Sunday 25 February.

Somerset College entered two Doubles Teams including Luke Buker and Oliver Yang and competed against some tough competition from 20 school across the Gold Coast including TSS, Trinity, Palm Beach Curumbin, Benowa SHS, Nerang SHS, Miami SHS, Coomera Anglican, All Saints, Marymount and St Michael’s College.

Jack and Luke went through to the Quarter Final undefeated at 4-1, 4-0 and 4-2. They then played the Quarter Final against TSS which they won 4-0, then the Semi Final against Marymount 4-1 and finished the Finals of the day against Trinity winning 6-2.

This is the second consecutive year that Jack and Luke have represented Somerset College in this Doubles Team event. Putting Somerset College on the plaque last year in 2017 for the first time to win the 2017 Annual GC Primary Inter-School Challenge.

Somerset Sport Policy

All policies and procedures are outlined in the Senior School Sport page of Schoolbox, under “Sport Policy and Dates”. All students and parents are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these.
Please note, practices are compulsory for both Winter and Summer Seasons.

South Coast Swimming Trials

On Monday the Trials took place at Miami Pool. Results will be posted when available.

Hinterland Sports Trials

Hinterland Trials are for strong performers to trial for representative selection in school sport. These lead to Regional and State teams.

Students wanting to trial for these teams, must email or come to the Sports Department ASAP. All trials are listed on the Sports Page of Schoolbox (“Representative Sport” tile) and announced in Notices during the week.

Cross Country Team Training

Every day at 7.00am to 8.15am
Meet Ms McKenna and Ms Oppermann at the Track, all welcome

House Cross Country Carnival, Wednesday 18 April:
In Week 1 of Term Two, we will host our Annual House Cross Country Carnival. Students will leave class at the end of period four and head to the Track area to prepare for their races (16 Years+ Boys race 6km, all others race 3km). Awards will conclude at the Track by 4.45pm.

APS Winter Dates

Friday 2 March APS Winter Sports Trials #2/3 Friday 9 March APS Winter Sports Trials #3/3

Monday 12 and Wednesday 15 March Compulsory APS Practices begin

Friday 16 March APS Winter Sports Back-up Round vs ASAS Friday 23 March APS Winter Sports Practice Round vs ASAS (Years 8 and 9 on Camp)

Term 2: Weeks 1 to 8 Winter Season Rounds 1 to 7 and Finals Day

APS Sport Photos
Click here to access photos of your sport or your team.

All Season details on Schoolbox Senior School Sports page. (“Winter Sports” tile for all season dates, and training schedules of the APS Season)

Sports Information

  • Don’t forget to check the Somerset Schoolbox Senior School Sport Page, as well as the noticeboard at the end of the Science Block for all Sports notes.

  • If you need more information, drop by the Sports Office.

  • The Sports page link must be added to your Schoolbox.

  • If you need more information, drop by the Sports Office in the Ray Building.

Student Injuries: If your son or daughter is injured at school sport, it must be recorded at the time by the school nurse/medical person present if parents wish to apply through the school insurance policy. If delayed signs or symptoms arise over the weekend, students must notify the school nurse on Monday morning.

All sporting details are posted on Schoolbox on the Sports page.

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