As we get closer to the summer sports trials, 1sts and 2nds teams continue to do their trialling and Period 7 sport is underway with trials in selected sports.

Saturday saw the third invitational at SOPAC and all those involved did well. Last week saw members of the Track and Field team compete in the NSW School’s Knockout competition with success enjoyed by all.

I congratulate all these students on their efforts and wish them good luck with their selections for the CAS Track and Field championships.

To finish I remind everyone that on Saturday 17 September there will be summer sports trials and students should check the portal for details of their sports to ensure that they are where they need to be on this day.

A reminder that if your son is attending the CAS Track and Field Championships as a spectator, permission must be given via the parent lounge by Monday 12 September at 5pm.

Good luck, and go the black and blue!
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'Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.'
Lou Holtz

Basketball Holiday Camp - October

Track and Field - Prep

Please see the notice in the Senior School section.

Basketball Holiday Camp - October

Racquet Skills Holiday Camps - September and October


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Track and Field

Mr Andrew Ferris, Track and Field Director

Track and Field CAS/GPS/ISA Invitational #3
This week all parents will be sent an email with information on how to accept electronically through Parent Café for student attendance at this event.

With winds swirling around SOPAC, fast times were always going to be a roll of the dice.  The 3000m runners once again got the day underway with Luke Bray and Andrew Crosling recording great runs.

The sprinters took their chance with the wind and managed to come away with some outstanding times.  Notable performances over 100m and 200m came from Will Graham, Lewis Clabburn, Nick Kindl, Sam Matruglio and Oliver Graham. Testing themselves over one lap Rory Cheal, Sam Coburn, Peter Sherlock, Tom Constable and Michael Hitchcock ran very well in less than ideal conditions. Hurdle newcomers Daniel Lum and David Sherlock ran sensationally in the 14’s.  Both are rounding into form just in time for the CAS Championships.

The middle distance runners once again stacked up favourably against the competition.  Ben Fitton, James Constable and Henry Hill all had fantastic races.  Special mention must go to Zachary Wyatt who took on all three distance races.

The Knox throwers led from the front and produced some fantastic results that I am sure will strike fear into the hearts of our CAS rivals.  Multiple discipline throwers Tom Shannon, and Lachlan Antoinette had great performances in the field. In the Shot Put Brady Dawson, Lucas Chamen and Oscar Cheal performed well.  In the Discus circle John Hunter was back to his best and Riley Hemsworth also put his hand up for CAS selection.  Toby Craig and Zack Bannigan both had great throws, however the highlight in the field was Cameron McEntyre throwing over the officials standing in the middle of the field.

The jumpers used the wind to their advantage and took full flight.  High Jumpers Harley Clifton, Luke Parks, Samson Nicholl and Nicholas Reynolds all recorded either personal bests or season best performances.  In the Long Jump Jackson Ellis, Lachlan Antoinette, Harrison Muller, David Sherlock and Edward Ogilvy performed very well.

Athletes will get one last shot to make the CAS Championships team at the final invitational this week.  Held at Blacktown, the bus will leave at 7am from Woodville Ave.  Athletes will need their Track & Field uniform, water bottle, sunscreen and athlete friendly snacks.

Knockouts
Torrential rain saw the Sydney round of the Knockout competition postponed by a week.  Against the best competition New South Wales has to offer, Knox entered five teams across three age divisions.  Performing extremely well, the Junior teams were 2nd and 5th, Intermediates 5th and 7th and the Senior team was 3rd.  

The most notable aspect of the Knox teams throughout the evening was each athletes team spirit.  The determination to do the best for the team was infectious and it showed on the results page.  Highlights from the evening included Riley Hemsworth falling in the hurdles and getting back up to still finish fourth.  The Intermediate Blue team being down to only four men by the tend of the program and each remaining athlete putting their hand up to run the relay so that the team could finish as high as possible.  

Standout performances from the night were the Junior Black team taking out the relay.  James constable running away from the field in the 800m.  Charles Barclay in the hurdles. Lachlan Antoinette in the Shot Put.  Ben Fitton and Rory Cheal with their huge double efforts for the Senior team

The Knox boys also received a shout out from New South Wales Athletics for their willingness to assist officials on the night.  Their contributions certainly helped the program run smoothly.

IPSHA
Well done to the 35 Prep boys that competed at the IPSHA Championships on Monday.  Highlights of the day included Alex Sherlock winning the 100m and 200m.  Ben Williams and Sean Williams crossing the line in 1st and 2nd place in the 800m and both relay teams qualifying for CIS, a true sign of program depth.

Congratulations to the following 11 boys who have qualified for the CIS Championships to be held 14 September: Lucas Banfield, Toby Caspari, William Constable, Alex Sherlock, Charlie Sherlock, Ben Williams, Sean Williams, Simon Tan, Max Roach, Daniel O’Hanlon and Lachlan Bannigan.

All Prep School boys are still encouraged to come along to training Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  The fundamentals of Track and Field will certainly assist them in their summer sports.
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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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