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Week 1,
Term One, 2016

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Welcome back to our Spartan sporting community for 2016. This year will be an exciting one with the completion of our world-class sporting facilities.


Yukimaro Ii, Tennis

Yukimaro led Gold Coast Under 17 Team as a captain and the team won the whole division among 7 regions and 14 teams including other regions from Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory and New Caledonia in the Queensland Junior Teams Carnival. Yukimaro didn't lost any singles matches for the carnival.

James Guy, Cricket

James played for Queensland in the Under13 National Cricket Championships in Brisbane earlier this month. Playing in a 50 over format, results were as follows:

  • Round 1: South Australia 50 all out (31.1 overs) def. by Queensland 1/51 (11.5 overs). James: 3/9 off 7 overs.
  • Round 2: Queensland 8/220 (50 overs) def. Northern Territory 104 all out (49 overs). James: 2/12 off 7 overs.
  • Round 3: Queensland 8/163 (50 overs) def. Western Australia 8/83 (50 overs). James: 3/15 off 9 overs.
  • Semi Final: Victoria 80 all out (47.2 overs) def. by Queensland 4/81 (37 overs). James: 2/6 off 5.2 overs.
  • Grand Final: New South Wales 8/176 (50 overs) def. by Queensland 7/177 (49 overs). James: 0/25 off 4 overs.

Queensland won the carnival and James took the equal most wickets in the carnival, with 10 at an average of 6.4.

Regional Swimming Nominations

All students who wish to qualify for the South Coast Swim Trials must see Mr Lunniss for paperwork. (Hinterland Trials no longer exist. Qualification is through the APS Carnival and paper nominations for other events).

Winter Sports Sign-ups

Rugby, Netball, Soccer, Hockey, Tennis and Volleyball are available. All students have been sent an email with a link to select their sport. If you make an error or change your mind, you must go to the Sports Department.

Swimming Practices

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30am. Meet Mr Butcher at the pool.

Spartan Elite and Cross Country Practices

These will start soon and will be advertised shortly.

Student Injuries

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

Sports Information

Don’t forget to check the Schoolbox Senior School Sport Page as well as the noticeboard at the end of The Smith Building for all sports notes.

This Week

Swim Team Training: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.30am to 8.15am. Meet Mr Butcher on the pool deck - all welcome. Swimming Carnival is in Week 4.

Friday 29 January

  • 12.50pm: Sports Assembly
  • 1.15pm: House Swimming Trials

Next Week

House Swimming Trials are next Monday for Starkey, next Tuesday for Veivers. All students must attend and swim at their House Trials. House Swimming 100m races are on Friday - 1.30pm.
Hinterland Sports Trials: Under 19 Boys and Girls Tennis and Under 19 Softball - trials are on Tuesday 2 February. See Mr Lunniss as soon as possible for forms if you wish to attend. This is your only pathway to Regional teams and State teams.

Tuesday 2 February

  • Hinterland Trials: Softball (19 Years), Tennis (Boys and Girls 19 Years)

Friday 5 February

  • 12.50pm: Sports Assembly
  • 1.15pm: House Swimming 100m Races

Swimming Season Dates

  • Friday 5 February: Somerset House Swimming 100m Events (1.30pm to 3.00pm)
  • Monday 15 February: Somerset House Swimming Carnival (1.00pm to 6.00pm)
  • Wednesday 17 February: APS Swimming Carnival (9.30am to 2.30pm) at Somerset
  • Monday 29 February and Wednesday 2 March: South Coast Swimming Trials (4.30pm to 9.00pm) at Southport

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

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