Knox Grammar School

From the Head of
Knox Sports Academy Mr Chuck Ardron

Sport has finished for Term 1, last Saturday saw the last of our trials against St Joseph’s College for Rugby and Football for those students who are not on Camp or Cadet Camp and I thank all those involved. This provided a good opportunity for students to see how their Training was preparing them for the coming season.» Read More

Again I remind everyone of the opportunities provided in the holidays

Holiday Camps for Prep and Senior School students for Football and Tennis are on in the holidays
>> Football and Tennis Camps

Rugby is also running a Prep Camp
>> Prep Rugby Camp

The Athletic Development Centre will be open from 7am to 11am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (excluding Good Friday and Easter Monday) for any students who wish to take advantage of the facilities.

Finally I wish everyone a happy Easter and enjoy the break and look forward to the start of Winter sport in Term 2.

Quote of the Week

'The secret of getting ahead is getting started.'
Mark Twain

Members of the PSSA Gold Medal winning Junior Relay Team Benjamin Allen, Charlie Anderson, Angus Rowe and Alex Ruygrok.

HIGHLIGHTS

​NSWPSSA Swimming Championships

The NSW PSSA Swimming Championships were held at SOPAC on the 25-26 March. Eight Knox boys represented NSWCIS and swam exceptionally both individually and in the relays with all boys qualifying into the finals. » Read More

All boys came home with a medal!

Congratulations to all the swimmers on the following results:
  • Gold – Joshua Collett 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke and PSSA Record 37.32s
  • Bronze – Ben Rothery 50m Butterfly, Joshua Collett All Age Relay
  • Fourth – Angus Rowe 50m Backstroke
  • Finalists – Ben Allen 50m Breaststroke, Joshua Collett 200m IM
  • Gold – Junior Relay (Alexander Ruygrok, Angus Rowe, Ben Allen, Charlie Anderson)
  • Bronze – Senior Relay (Ben Rothery, Joshua Collett, Will McDonagh, Paul Lee)
Good luck to Ben Rothery who qualified to compete at the NSW All Schools Swimming Champs in May.

Congratulations to Joshua Collett and Angus Rowe who have been selected to compete at the Pacific School Games in November.

Cameron McEntyre selected for World Youth Championships team

​Cameron McEntyre was recently named in the 22 athlete squad of talented young Australians, with Athletics Australia selectors confirming the team bound for the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali Columbia in July 2015. » Read More

On course for competition against the best under-18 aged athletes from across the world, the squad features 12 boys and 10 girls. Of those 22 athletes, 12 were automatically selected after winning gold at the recent Australian Junior Championships while 10 were added at the discretion of selectors. Cameron was selected under the former criteria, winning Gold at the Australian National Championships with a throw of 72.60m.

Australia has competed at every instalment of the championships since they began in Bydgoszcz in 1999. At the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, the Australian team won four medals, three of them gold.

Simon Bold - National Archery Youth Championships

Congratulations to Simon Bold, Year 12 who has been selected to be a member of the Victorian State Youth Compound Team for the National Archery Youth Championships to be held in Penrith from 7 to 11 April 2015. Selection was based on performance throughout the year – well done.

PREP SPORT

Knox runners perform at IPSHA Cross Country

On Saturday our forty strong Cross Country team headed out to The Kings School with the aim of running their best and being selected in the IPSHA team to compete at the CIS Carnival in June either as an individual or in the team event. » Read More

Race conditions were perfect, sunny skies, no wind and a grassy track that wove its way through the grounds of the school, challenging each competitor with its hills. Our Knox boys were very competitive, with the majority of the boys finishing in the top half of the field in their respective races.

In the 9 years, Sean Williams won gold – 20 seconds in front of second place, Marcus Walsh 5th and Toby Caspari 9th; 10 years, Ryan Khattar finished 8th and in the 11 years William Constable placed 6th with Spencer Selikowitz 15th. Sam Rockliff dominated the 12 years race from the start, powering through the finish line 40 seconds in front of the next runner and winning gold!

As a result of good team running, Knox were Champions in the 9 years, thus qualifying Henry Anderson through to CIS as well.

Congratulations to all Knox Cross Country runners on your outstanding effort, great sportsmanship and team spirit.

Winter sport trials and training

Winter sports trials and training
The Winter sports trials and training sessions for all team sports (AFL, Football, Rugby and Tennis) continue during Week 10 this term. Please refer to the Training Schedule on the Knox Portal. » Read More

Track and Field continue with their current schedule.

Winter Karate, Orienteering, Golf and Fencing commence as of Week 1, Term 2.

Winter sports for Term 2

The Training schedule for all winter sports for Term 2 is also on the Portal under Training Schedules. » Read More

Saturday fixtures commence as of Saturday 2 May. There are no fixtures for Saturday 25 April due to the Anzac public holiday.

SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT

Knox and Catspeed Clinics - Multisport speed, agility and power

On Wednesday 8 and 15 April, Knox is running a multi-sport clinic with athlete Cathy Walsh. » Read More

For more information, please see the flyer below. Bookings are required as soon as possible.

Knox and Catspeed Clinics flyer - April 2015 Knox and Catspeed Clinics flyer - April 2015 (1754 KB)

AFL

Congratulations to Oli Roe, Harrison Parker, Alex McConnell and James Bennett who were part of an inaugural AFL Independent Schools All-Stars team that claimed victory in their match against the travelling New Zealand Under 16s side last week. » Read More

In challenging conditions, the boys proved the more skilful against the physical tourists, and despite being challenged in the third quarter, they ran away 32 point winners.

Final Score: AFL Independent Schools 6.13-49 def. New Zealand 2.5-17

The match was a magnificent spectacle with the NZ side’s haka a highlight.

Reports are that the students were a pleasure to manage and coach, and conducted themselves very well integrating with their opposition at the after-match presentation function.

A special thank you to St Ignatius, Riverview who hosted training, the match and the after-match function. 

Track and Field
Chris Pittman, Director of Track and Field

From the Chair of the Track and Field Parent Support Group
Mrs Lane would like to welcome all athletes and parents to the upcoming 2015 Track & Field season. » Read More

The PSG will be conducting two major events, those being the Track & Field season launch and Gala Day fundraiser. Any parents wishing to become involved in the Parent Support Group should contact Mrs Katinka Lane by email.

Training
Any students wishing to undertake Track & Field training are reminded that Knox conducts regular (year round) Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions. All students are welcome and I would encouraged any student wishing to improve their athleticism to attend:

Tuesday - 6.45am-8am at Gillespie Field.
Thursday - 6.45am-8am at Gillespie Field

REGULAR NOTICES

Sport Wet Weather Information

Wet Weather Information
Prep: 9901 7982
Senior: 9901 7701
Website: www.knox.nsw.edu.au/sport » Read More

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. 

A mini website has been created for Prep and Senior School students and parents to get the latest sport wet weather information via their smartphone. Please visit and bookmark www.knox.nsw.edu.au/sport.

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. » Read More

Where this has not been successful then students should check with their housemaster to assist with arrangements.

Knox Dog Policy

Please note that Knox Grammar School has introduced a policy regarding dogs on our property and that all dogs on Knox property must be restrained on a lead at all times. » Read More

Owners must also immediately clean up after their dogs.

Uniform

Any student attending any Knox sporting fixture and/or venue must be properly attired in either track suit or school uniform.

Knox Portal

Prep School Sport
Senior School Sport

Fixtures

Prep School fixtures
Senior School fixtures

Wet Weather and
Sports Information

www.knox.nsw.edu.au/sport

Prep: 9901 7982
Senior: 9901 7701

Prep Sport Office

Phone: 9473 9308
Email: Bonnie McDonald

Senior Sport Office

Phone: 9487 0127
Email: Liz Smith