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Week 1, Term Three, 2017

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This week we prepare for next week’s Annual House Athletics Carnival on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 July. Over the holidays our Senior Netball team had much success at the QISSN Netball Titles, as did Josh Vuta at the Rugby Nationals.

Josh Vuta- Rugby

2017 - T3 - W1 - Hockey Kipp

Not long after playing a key role in Somerset’s great come-from-behind APS Grand Final win, Josh became a member of the Queensland School Sport Rugby Union team, participating in the School Sport Australia ASRU National Championships in Sydney. Josh’s team has a great tournament, going down to ACT in the Final where Josh was named in the Australian Schoolboys Team.

Kipp Thrupp- Hockey

Kipp in Year 9, was the youngest member of the South Coast U/19 Boys Hockey Team which competed at the state titles Townsville in June.

The boys were a highly talented bunch with an agenda to represent their schools well. There were 10 teams from all over Queensland competing. Over 160 players and an additional 100 officials took part. It was a massive step up from club and local inter-school hockey. The boys played well but were muscled off the ball in some close games by some much bigger, quicker and stronger opponents. The boys lost five games narrowly by one. They beat the eventual tournament winners in an earlier round game, with some fast skill set and two cracking corner conversions.

While the boys didn’t place in the finals for the tournament, they did return with the Chris Hammett Cup, after winning their relegation match on the final day of play.

QISSN Netball Titles

Over the holidays our newly crowned Senior Girls APS Netball Champions competed at the prestigious QISSN Netball Tournament. The girls had a hectic schedule of games over the week, in essentially a state championship for Independent Schools, with over 60 schools from all over Queensland. Playing excellent netball, the team made it all the way to the Grand Final with a 12 to 1 win-loss record but went down to Matthew Flinders in the Final.

Special recognition and congratulations to Rylee Burns who was named tournament MVP for Somerset and was selected in the All Stars Team of 10 from 600 players, also to Madizen Wilkins who was selected in the Rising Stars team of 10.

Congratulations to the team on a great month of netball and to coach, Mrs Sheryl Burns.

Rylee Burns- Pierre de Coubertin Award

Congratulations to Rylee for taking out this year’s Pierre de Coubertin Award, which rewards excellence in Olympic sports and all-round ability in sports, while embracing the Olympic spirit and ideals.

Summer Sport Selections

All students have been sent a link to select their Summer Sport preference.

Choices are: AFL, Basketball, Cricket, Softball, Tennis, Touch, Water Polo.

Students wishing to be involved in Sailing must see Mr McLaughlin or Golf, see Mr Wrigley. These students must still select a Summer Sport.

Students who are injured long-term, need to see the nurse with a medical.

Athletics Season Practices

Students meet at 7.00am at the Track and practices are daily:

  • Monday & Wednesday: SS Track, JS Jumps/Throws

  • Tuesday & Thursday: JS Track, SS Jumps/Throws

  • Friday: All events

  • Senior School House Athletics Carnival: Friday 21 to Saturday 22 July.

Students of all abilities and experience are welcome and all events are catered for with excellent coaches.

Come and join Somerset’s biggest team.

Sport this week:

Athletics Practices: Every day 7.00am at the Track

Sport next week:

  • Athletics Practices: Every day 7.00am at the Track (except Friday)

  • Friday 21 July: House Athletics: Day 1 (8.30am to 3.00pm)

  • Saturday 22 July: House Athletics: Day 2 (8.00am to 4.00pm)

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

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