I hope everyone enjoyed the long week-end and had a break from Sport.

This week-end sees the last fixture of the term and I hope that the weather remains fine and that all students will be able to participate in their chosen sport.

I wish all students good luck with selections in the Opens Rugby and congratulate the U16 boys who have already been selected in the U16 CAS team.

Next week sees the School Track and Field championships and I wish all the best for all those involved.

Finally, a reminder to all to ensure that we are properly attired and have the right attitude and enjoy your sport this week-end. Good luck and go the Black and Blue.
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'Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your dream.'
James Ross

Football Skills Holiday Camp

When: Tuesday 5 July - Thursday 7 July, 9am-1pm (K-6)
Tuesday 12 July - Thursday 14 July, 9am-1pm (Senior)
Where: Curagul Field, North Turramurra

See flyer for more information and how to register.

Football Skills Training Camp Football Skills Training Camp (398 KB)

Firsts Rugby, Football and AFL Supporters

It is a tradition that where possible our Year 7 and 8 boys attend to support either our 1st Teams during the CAS competition when they are playing at home. This includes AFL, Football and Rugby.

We ask boys to attend the Football at 11.15am at Curagul or the Rugby at 3.15pm at Knox 1. AFL is as scheduled.   

Boys are to show their support by wearing either full school uniform or full tracksuit.  

We understand that boys might be playing school sport at this time, and are therefore unable to attend.   

Home Games in Terms 2 and 3  
Saturday 18 June 
Saturday 6 August 
Saturday 13 August
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Uniform after Sport Training

All students are required to either wear their full school track suit or full school uniform after sports practice each day. This includes period 7 sport as well. Students in full track suit may wear their boater and blazer over the top if it is more convenient than placing in their bags. No variations of this is allowed.

AFL

Mr Joey Britton, MIC AFL

Over the last week several Knox AFL players represented the school with distinction at representative carnivals.

Luke Parks and Jack Puncher represented CIS at the NSW Schools Under 15 carnival. Both players played very well, and narrowly missed out on selection in the NSW team. 

Over the Queens birthday weekend, a regional representative carnival was held at Blacktown Olympic Sports Park. This carnival showcased the best talent from the greater Sydney region. Congratulations to the following boys on their participation in this carnival.

Lachie White    (North West U13)
Liam Puncher  (North West U13) 
Kale Gabila  (North U14)
Jude Yates (North U14)
Harrison Rowles (North West U14)
Braeden Campbell (North West U14)
Henry Smith (North U15)
Jack Puncher (North West U15)
Jack Brasher (North U17)
Tom Kite (North U17)
Harry White (North West U17)
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Football

Mr Steve Roche, MIC Football

Thursday afternoon saw the 1st XI travelled to College oval for the makeup game against Aloysius after the torrential rain over the weekend.

It was a top of the table clash and Knox were looking to increase their lead and try to grab the 3 points.

The opening 15 minutes was a little messy with both team struggling to keep possession and was becoming a midfield battle.

Very few clear cut opportunities were presented to either team until a poor clearance and an error saw Aloy’s get in behind the Knox defence and the Aloy’s player was fouled giving a free kick just outside the box. The Knox wall was set but didn’t help as a well-placed strike sneaked inside the post to put the hosts up 1-0. Knox responded quickly with a counter attack with Hugo Forlico holding up the ball well and a flying Matt Lee sprinting 60 metres to support hit the ball first time on his left from 30 metres out for a wonder strike hitting the post and bouncing the right way into the net for a 1-1 score line going into halftime.

The second half was also a midfield battle neither team really finding their flow until late where the Knox boys found some possession in the opposing half and started to create some chances Hugo hit the bar from a free kick and Matt Lee brought the best out of the Aloy’s Keeper who made two classy saves to keep Aloysius in the game.

The game finally ended in an entertaining draw which keeps the Knox 1st XI at the top of the CAS table by 5 points at the halfway stage of the competition.
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Football Skills Holiday Camp

When: Tuesday 5 July - Thursday 7 July, 9am-1pm (K-6)
Tuesday 12 July - Thursday 14 July, 9am-1pm (Senior)
Where: Curagul Field, North Turramurra

See flyer for more information and how to register.

Football Skills Training Camp Football Skills Training Camp (398 KB)

Racquet Skills Holiday Camps

Knox sports will be running two Racquets Skills Sports Camps during the holidays, open to Years 7-11.

First Camp
When: Mon-Thu, 27-30 June 2016, 9am-2pm
Where: Knox Senior Tennis Courts and Lawson Centre

For more information see attached flyer.

Racquet Skills Sports Camp - June Racquet Skills Sports Camp - June (255 KB)

Second Camp
When: Mon-Thu, 4-7 July 2016, 9am-2pm
Where: Knox Senior Tennis Courts and Lawson Centre

For more information see attached flyer.

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Rugby

The following year 10 boys have been selected into the CAS U16 Rugby rep team to compete in the NSW SRU 16’s Championships on Saturday and Sunday 25-26 June at Curagul.

Tom Cameron
James Frear
Sean Kennedy
Tom Leigh
Alex Trobec

Well done boys!

Rugby

Last Friday the Knox 1st XV travelled to College Oval, Willoughby to play St Aloysius. This was to make up for the wash out the previous Saturday. Knox continued their strong form to record an emphatic 45 – 8 win. Knox has now completed the first round of the CAS competition undefeated and this upcoming Saturday will play Cranbrook at Knox.

CAS U16 Representative Program

Following the North Harbour v South Harbour match last week five Knox boys gained the honour of selection in the CAS U16 team. Tom Cameron, James Frear, Sean Kennedy, Tom Leigh and Alex Trobec are to be congratulated on their selection to represent CAS at the NSW U16 Championships.

Tue 21 June CAS Squad training @ Queens Park from 4pm

Thu 23 June CAS squad training at Knox 1 from 4pm

Sat 25-26 June – NSW U16 Championships (draw tbc.) @ Curagul

CAS U18 Representative Program

This Saturday 18th June the CAS U18 teams will be announced. Two teams will be selected, CAS 1st XV and CAS 2nd XV. All players selected in CAS teams are to meet at Cranbrook School on Sunday 19th June from 9am sharp.

Sun 19 June – Recovery and training session at Cranbrook from 9am

Mon 20 June – Training @ Knox 1 from 4pm

Tues 21 June – GAME v GPS @ Shore from 1.45pm & 3.00pm

Thur 23 June – Training @ Tyneside Oval from 4pm

Fri 24 June – GAME @ Curagul from 11.10am (v CCC ) & 12.20pm (v ISA I )

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Tennis

Mr Ben Higgins, MIC Tennis

Friday 10 June 2016 saw the Knox 1st Tennis team (Cooper Cole, Pedro Papangelis, Hugo La Hei & Max Nguyen) compete in the semi-finals of the Independent School Championship.

The event was held at St Ignatius School with all of the boys there nice and early for a warm up. The 1st team were all excited and feeling confident for the matches a head. Knox took on Oakhill in the semi-finals with the boys getting off to a shaky start splitting the doubles. 

After that the boys went downhill being outplayed by their opposition in all singles matches. Knox ended up finishing 3rd out of the 4 final teams in the championship.

The boys have kept positive with them all learning from their losses to help them grow as a player.

Success for Pedro
1st team member Pedro Papangelis of Year 9 played in the 2016 Springwood Junior Tour (White) tournament over the long weekend. Pedro played some great tennis to beat the No.3 in the tournament 6-1/ 6-3 in the semi-finals. He then went onto the final match to then beat the No.2 seed 6-1/ 6-2. This was a great win for Pedro seeded at No.1 seed himself and lived up to his ranking with all pressure on him.
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Track and Field

Mr Andrew Ferris, Track and Field Director

Knox Track and Field Championships
Knox Track & Field Championships will be held on Wednesday 22 June at Sydney Olympic Park Warm Up Track.

Full details will be on the Portal by the end of this week, and participating students will be sent an email with details.  Travel to and from the event will be by bus, departing from Gillespie Field, Bangalla Street.

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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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