A beautiful spring Saturday for the first Saturday of Sport for the 2016/17 summer season. This was an opportunity for most Sports to run trials, and or prepare for Term 4.

It was great to see the majority of students involved in the trials do the right thing with regard to attitude, attendance and attire and ask that this continues in term 4.

Last week’s CAS Track and Field went well with Knox coming third behind Trinity then Barker. All students involved did a fantastic job of representing both themselves and the school and with the majority of students achieving personal bests I would like to thank Mr Ferris and his coaching team, as well as the athletes, and especially the large crowd of supporters who cheered all afternoon and all night for their fellow students. The team has now laid the foundation for the next few years at the CAS.

Knox hosted Central Coast Mariners v Phoenix on Saturday afternoon on Knox 1 and this was a great occasion with approximately 1300 people watching this A League trial football game. It was great to see Knox students acting as Ball Boys for the game.

As the holidays approach at the end of this week I encourage students to take advantage of the camps, training options and facilities that will be open in the holidays to help and prepare to achieve their sporting goals. Please see the options available further in the bulletin.

I wish you all the best in the holidays and hope that you have a safe and enjoyable break.
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'Laughter is a positive way to tap positive emotions.'
Norman Cousens

Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix – Knox 1, Saturday 17 September

Central Coast Mariners 0 Wellington Phoenix 1 (Watson 38’)
A lone first half goal to Wellington Phoenix striker Hamish Watson saw the ‘Nix take home a 1-0 win at Knox Grammar on Saturday afternoon in front of 1500 vocal supporters.

Despite it being a pre-season friendly, Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix both started with strong sides in what was a crucial hit out for both Hyundai A-League outfits.

There were wholesale changes to both teams in the second half which gave Paul Okon a chance to see his whole squad in action during his first challenge against a Hyundai A-League opposition.

It was Wellington who had the ideal start away from home when they took the lead in the 38th minute as a result of some scrappy play in the Mariners’ box and Watson was there to capitalise from close range.
Throughout the first half there were plenty of promising moments for the Mariners, especially the attacking combinations between the likes of Connor Pain, Trent Buhagiar, Blake Powell and Roy O’Donovan.  

After changing almost the entire squad in the second half, the Mariners pushed hard in the closing stages for an equaliser and came close on several occasions.  Second half substitutions in Fabio Ferreira, Kwabena Appiah and Josh Bingham were asking serious questions up front but Italiano made several crucial saves to keep the Phoenix ahead.

The Mariners put in a dominant display in the second half but unfortunately couldn’t find the equaliser and Wellington Phoenix finished with the bragging rights.

Unfortunately for Jake Adelson, who recently marked his return from a long-term ACL injury, the lightning fast right back was stretchered from the field grasping his knee. The Central Coast Mariners will provide an update when available.

The Central Coast Mariners would like to say a massive thank you to Knox Grammar for hosting and also to the 13 Year 7 and Year 8 Knox students who acted as Ball Boys. 

  

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Basketball Holiday Camp - October

Track and Field - Prep

Please see the notice in the Senior School section.

Athletic Development Centre – holiday times

During the school holidays the Athletic Development Centre will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am-12 noon, except for the Public Holiday on Monday 3 October.


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Baseball

Mr Jason Van Blerk, MIC Baseball

Knox U19’s - Lost 17-6
Knox Baseball started off over the weekend, playing in the Ryde Hornsby Competition.

Knox went down to a very strong Concord Rosebank, who had an A grade pitcher on the pitching mound.

There were several new faces in the Knox team playing Baseball for the first time and coming up against an A grade pitcher was good test for them.  With each game, the Knox U19’s team will grow with confidence.    
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Basketball Holiday Camp - October

Cricket

Knox Cricket Supporters 2016 Season Launch
Friday 21 October 2016, 7pm

2016 Cricket Supporters Season Launch 2016 Cricket Supporters Season Launch (536 KB)

Racquet Skills Holiday Camps - September and October


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Track and Field

Mr Andrew Ferris, Track and Field Director

With a massive week of track and field complete, its time to look forward to the action over summer.

CAS Track & Field Championships
Well done to all Knox athletes on a fantastic CAS season.  The team can certainly be proud of it’s improvement so far this season and hopefully this year has set the tone for what can be achieved in 2017 and beyond.

The evening was certainly highlighted by the eight individual wins.  Well done to Cameron McEntyre, Riley Hemsworth, Charles Barclay, Mitchell Westhuizen, Peter Sherlock, Thomas Shannon and Rhys Williams on taking out their respective events.  A special mention also goes to Riley Hemsworth for setting a new 13 years 90m Hurdles record. 

Behind every great team performance is a sprinkling of individual brilliance and commitment.  Many athletes went above and beyond expectation to ensure the best possible outcome for the team.  Between overloading themselves with multiple events and digging that little bit deeper to find something special the following athletes are the hallmark of this team.  Jack Brasher, Lachlan Antoinette, Riley Hemsworth, Harrison Muller, Tom and James Constable, Sam Schofield, Jackson Ellis, and Thomas Woodcock.

A big thank you to our Year 12’s, for their dedication and service to Track and Field over the years and best of luck in your future endeavours. 

CIS Track & Field Championships - Prep

Well done to the 13 boys that represented Knox and IPSHA at the NSWCIS Track & Field Championships at SOPAC on Wednesday.  Each boy performed outstandingly to give the remarkable statistic of every Knox boy finishing in the top 10.  Four Knox boys managed to qualify for the NSWPSSA Championships to be held next term.  

Our relay teams - Junior (Max Roach, Ben Williams, Sean Williams, Simon Tan & William Fisher) and Senior (Jay-T Stubbs, Alex Sherlock, Lachlan Bannigan & Daniel O’Hanlon) finishing 4th & 6th respectively. This was followed by Ben Williams winning gold in the Junior boys 800m closely followed by Sean Williams in second place. William Constable ran the race of his life and crossed the line with two others boys to win a bronze medal in the 12 years 800m.
Ben Williams went on to place 6th in the 10 years 100m and 4th in the 200m finals. Alex Sherlock won bronze in the 12 years 100m. 
Meanwhile out in the field great performances were turned in by Lucas Banfield 9th in 12 years discus; Charlie Sherlock 4th in 12 years high jump, Toby Caspari 8th in junior long jump and Sean Williams 9th in the junior discus and 4th in shot put.

Congratulations to all boys on their fine performances and we wish William Constable, Alex Sherlock, Ben Williams, Sean Williams and Charlie Sherlock (reserve) all the best at the NSW Primary Schools Championships in October.

Training will continue throughout the holidays and next term.  Please check the portal for updates.

Good luck to the 37 athletes representing CAS at the CIS Championships on Wednesday at SOPAC.

Entries for NSW All Schools close midnight Thursday 22 September.  http://nswathletics.org.au/Competitions/Calendar/2xu-nsw-all-schools-championships-7
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Sport Wet Weather Information

Wet Weather Information
Prep: 9901 7982
Senior: 9901 7701
Online: Download the 'Prep Skoolbag' or 'Senior School Skoolbag app' - search 'Knox Grammar' in the app store
Sport fixtures are advertised on the fixture schedule on the Knox Portal.

These fixtures can change due to many factors and changes after 3pm on Fridays due to wet weather, cancellations or forfeits will be advertised on the sports info website and wet weather number. 
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Boarder Travel to Sport

Any boarder who needs assistance with travel arrangements to each Saturdays sport should check with their coach to assist in arranging transport.
Where this has not been successful then students should check with their housemaster to assist with arrangements.
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No Dogs Allowed Policy

To improve safety of the students and visitors to the school, we have a No Dogs Allowed policy. Dogs are prohibited, leashed or unleashed, on school grounds, unless they are assistance dogs, security patrol dogs or police dogs.

Dogs may not be brought onto any Knox Grammar School property, including the Prep and Senior School campuses and all playing fields, including Curagul and Gillespie Fields.

Signage has been installed and our Security Team has been asked to let parents and carers know that we are a dog-free school. If you bring a dog onto school property, you may be approached by the School's Security Team and asked to leave.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding on this safety initiative.

Mouthguards

It is school policy that we recommend all students wear mouthguards for training and games for AFL, Football and Rugby.

Coaches have been asked to check that students have them as training will be modified if they do not have them.  


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