Knox Grammar School

From the Head of
Knox Sports Academy Mr Chuck Ardron

The last of the trials were conducted last Saturday – a big thank you to the majority of students who did the right thing with regard to attendance, attitude and attire. I ask again now that we are in Competition rounds for all sports that we aim for 100% in attitude, attendance and attire. » Read More

Congratulations to the 1sts Cricket on a fantastic win in their first competition round against Barker.



I wish all Sports the best of luck this week-end in the opening round and look forward to the rest of the season.

Quote of the Week

'You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.'

Arthur Ashe

Action from the 1sts Basketball Team's game against King's.

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PREP SPORT

Summer sports (Rounds 6-12)

All summer sports commenced last week and further details (trainings, fixtures and team lists) are posted on the portal under Prep School > Sport.

Supporter group news

Rugby Supporters AGM - cancelled

The Rugby AGM scheduled for Wednesday 14 October has been cancelled, a new date will be advised in due course. » Read More

Track & Field Support Group AGM
Wednesday 18 November  
7.30pm, Curagul Pavillion  

Snow Sports Parent Meeting 
Wednesday 28 October 
7.30pm,  Curagul Pavillion  

SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT

Basketball
Ellie Manou, MIC of Basketball

The 1sts were slow out of the gate against a competitive Kings unit which resulted in a 65-57 loss. » Read More

Our boys picked up their defensive intensity in the last quarter which saw them giving Kings a scare but it was too late with Kings holding on as victors in the match. Moving forward, in order to be successful in the CAS competition we need our boys to play as if every quarter is the last.

The 2nds competed in a highly entertaining game which ended in a 48-48 draw. In a disjointed preseason, this was the first time the entire squad has played together and showed glimpses of the exciting potential that they will have this season.

The Open’s finished the round against a strong Kings age group with a 6 win 1 draw and 3 loss record. Game of the Opens goes to the 10th’s who put on a show coming away 41-6 victors. 

The Year 10 age group put on a dominant performance by sweeping Kings and coming away victors of all six games. The A’s team held on to win a tight match 40-38 and the B’s dominated their game winning 40-21. Special mention goes to the D’s who won their game by a massive 40 points (46-6)!

Year 9 also put on a dominant performance by again sweeping the entire age group 6-0. The A’s won 45-31 while the B’s won in a low scoring defensive battle 26-16. Again, the D’s had a stand out game in this age group winning 56-10.

Year 8 is continuing its reputation as the year to watch with an impressive record of 5-1. The A’s won against 49-37 and the B’s won 24-18. 

The entire program performed incredibly with 23 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. Congratulations to all boys who competed in our Kings and competitive internal games on the weekend.

Barker will be our first round opponents this weekend. The rivalry between our schools is strong with Barker being one of the toughest schools in the CAS competitions again this year. Our Opens and 8’s are away at the Brickpit while our 10’s and 9’s will be at home. We strongly encourage all students to unite as our 6th man and go rally behind our 1sts (11:15am) and 2nds (10:00am).



Cricket

1st XI vs Barker (A) 

Summer kick-started the CAS season for Knox with a scorching hot day away at Barker, a very flat wicket greeted both sides and Barker won the toss and elected to bat. » Read More

3 wickets early to Will Graham had Barker 52/3 but disciplined 90 from M Fletcher (90) and contributions throughout the order saw Barker post 288 all out in last over of day. The bowling unit toiled very hard through-out the hot conditions and without any response from the wicket it required some big hearted performances, Will Graham richly deserved his 5/57 bowling his full quota of 20 overs. The rest of the attack supported him very well with McConnell and Hoyle both taking 2 wickets apiece.

Following Saturday the chase began badly as Furrer bowled superbly to leave Knox 13/2 after 10 overs, Jonny Lang and Harry Purcell showed considerable skill and application to resurrect innings and get through to lunch without further damage. Two quick wickets after lunch dented our momentum and at 99/4 it was anyone’s game. Harry Purcell (74) and Charlie Sennitt (63) played vital roles getting Knox close but a composed 8th wicket partnership of 88 between Jonty Cornford (37*) and Jack Hoyle (46*) saw us home with plenty of overs to spare. Furrer’s contribution to the game should not go without mention, 15.4 over, 9 Maidens, 3 for 20 was exceptional.

A great start for Knox to the CAS competition, the hard work done by the players over the winter both on physical conditioning and batting was very evident, a lot of room for improvement but all the same some exciting signs for the summer ahead.

2nd XI vs Barker (H)
The 2015/2016 2nd XI Cricket season began against Barker in a two day fixture on a blistering hot day at Curagul, with the bat. With a lot of new faces in the side, it was evident that nerves would be a factor early in the match. Josh Tighe and Rob Towers began in positive fashion, before falling to almost identical avoidable dismissals positioning the Knox side into early trouble at 3/46. Joe Bissett (33) was able to provide brief respite to what was becoming a spineless batting performance, as all batsman became their own worst enemy; crippled by poor shot selections and a lack of positive intent. After two more quick dismissals, finally someone decided to take the game to Barker, as captain Tom Moscow (24) and Michael Loong (24) showed toughness and perseverance to provide our largest partnership of the innings (56). The tail unfortunately failed to wag, giving Barker a relatively comfortable run chase of 140 to win. 

Knox side was fizzing with excitement and energy in anticipation of a strong performance with the ball. Thankfully for them- they delivered early, as the bowling attack led by the new ball pairing of Todd Anderson (0/16) and Alex Gilbert (2/24) successfully combined youthful enthusiasm and patient pressure to have Barker 4/36 after 20 overs. Two quick wickets by Duncan Ballantine (2/33) before afternoon tea had Barker reeling at 6/90. A 7th wicket partnership of 25 aided by loose bowling and lapses of concentration in the field, managed to steer Barker to victory, on what turned into a day of ‘what ifs’ for the newly formed Knox 2nd XI. 

Despite falling short, the attitude and application for the most part in the field was encouraging. As the boys will quickly learn however, you cannot expect results to go your way if you tally 139 runs with the bat. Whilst it may have come too late for this match, there is a definite willingness and hunger to learn and grow within the group which will undoubtedly hold us in good stead for the rest of the season. 

3rd XI vs Kings (H)
A tough fixture against Kings was on the cards for the 3rd XI boys. Losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, King’s helped themselves to 260 from their 32 overs. Lead by a hard hitting batsman who made 160. 

In reply Knox were bowled out for only 54. An eye opening first Opens fixture some of our boys. 

4th XI vs Kings (H)
The 4th XI won the toss and batted first on a good Gillespie wicket, making 118 against another strong Kings side. Danuka Tennakoon making a fine 43, backed up by the excellent Lachlan Wood who compiled a well made 31. 

In response the Kings batters had no troubles chasing down a reasonable total. No one bowler excelling but also all bowlers bowling with good control and accuracy. 

5th XI vs Kings (H) 
A T20 against Kings at Gillespie saw our 5th XI make a massive 237 in their allotted 20 overs. Westerway, Gratton and Armstrong all top scoring with 32 runs apiece. Chapman and Newbury also making 28. 

In reply Kings were all out for 90 in the 19th over. Jack Roe the star with 1 over and 3 wickets for no runs. 

10A vs Barker (H)
First game against Barker was always going to be a tough ask from the 10A’s boys as we all knew what this Barker side was capable of. It turned out to be a gritty and tough performance from the men in the black and blue with a tight victory which showcased Cricket at its finest and gave us glimpses into the serious potential this team has.  

Losing the toss Barker sent us in to bat. The openers fell early to some good bowling through the channels by Barker. From 2/23 we recovered to a dominant position of 3/130 with some brilliant stroke play from Astridge (23), a very patient and tidy 50 from Glover, and some calculated batting from Gallu (66). However from that strong position the boys crumbled, with cheap wickets given away to be all out for 168. Something to work on in the future! With an hour left in the first days play and some strong words from the sheds, the team responded in firm fashion by ending the day at 2/43, to reclaim the days play.

The second days play saw the men in the blue and black respond in fine fashion. During the first hour of the second day 3 wickets fell for Barker to be in a position of 6/68 after some tight bowling, dot ball pressure and then going for the jugular with an inspired spell from Hodge (3/5 off 6 overs), to pin Barker back. After that, Knox never looked back, clipping away wickets without loss of runs until a gritty performance from Barker’s Ho (28) threatened to steal a win from Knox. However with the last wicket – bowled Ho, bowler Zatz meant that Knox bowled out Barker for 147.

10B vs Kings (A)
An opening partnership of 142 in only 17 overs between Sam Chapman and Nick Woodward was the paving stone for a massive score of 223 from our allotted 32 overs. Rahul Bhatnagar contributing an impressive 41 at the end of the innings. 

In reply Kings never looked in with a shout of chasing with Keshav Manaktala and Ned Young destroying the top order with 2 wickets apiece. Kings finishing on 67 all out. 

10C vs Kings (A) 
The summer of cricket has started with a dominating performance by the Knox 10C’s. Winning the toss and batting first, from the first overs Knox were slowly but steadily compiling the foundations for a good total. Johnnie Holland (27) and Ethan Schokmann (22) put on a good display of contained stroke play, blocking the good balls, attacking the poor ones.  The hero of the innings had to be Harry Charalambous, who wielded the willow to a commanding 34 at good pace.  Adam Holmes chimed in a terrific late cameo of 12, giving a Knox a solid final total of 129. In reply, Kings were kept to 56.  Johnie Holland chimed in, with the ball this time. He captured 3 wickets for 8, at a critical point in the game where Kings were starting to develop some traction. Joe Hedley also got in on the act with a quick fire 2/1.  A great start to the season.

9A vs Barker (A)
The first two day game for our Year 9 boys began at Rosewood on a very hot early summer day at Barker. Losing the toss and being asked to bowl, Captain Henry Wines and his troops fought hard on a flat pitch and a very fast outfield. Some poor fielding and drop catches can be expected early in the season, unfortunately it cost our boys at Barker made their way to 281. At the end of day 1, Knox found themselves 1/22 with Wines not out 17. 

The second day was all about Henry Wines. A young man who has been close to pushing into the school 1st XI, Henry batting with patience beyond his years as he neared a century. Unfortunately a lack of support until he was met by lower order all-rounder, Oliver Garrett meant that not only was the result a long way off but Wines’ century also looked in doubt. With 9 wickets down Zac Graham was undone by a good ball, leaving Wines not out on 98. 

9B vs Kings (A)
The first match for the 9Bs in season 2015/16 saw them come up against Kings. Winning the toss and batting first, Knox posted 91. It was somewhat disappointing not to pass our target of 120+ on what was a good pitch but this was testament to the quality and control of the Kings bowling performance. Nonetheless, losing multiples fairly steadily throughout the day made the job hard for ourselves. Tom Ivers showed that he was in ominous touch before falling for 13.  Trent Muskens showed significant grit and leadership by anchoring the innings with a well fought 17. Henry Cross (11) and Sam Leafe (13) generated a partnership during the middle and latter overs to guide us to a modest, but defendable target. While showing that many of the boys are clearly in good touch, it was a shame that we weren’t able to convert our starts into larger scores. However, Knox made up for this with an excellent display in the field involving two run outs and many good catches. Knox’s bowling was also terrific. Tom Ivers was the pick of the bowlers with 2/6 off 5 overs but this was hotly contested by Toby Craig whose impressive leg spin saw him finish with 3/12 off 4 overs. Henry Cross was also very good with figures of 2/7 off two overs while the rest of the team chipped in with a wicket or sustained scorebook pressure. While there is still plenty to work on over the coming season, today was an excellent hit out for the boys. They are to be commended on their enthusiasm and positive attitude which is what Knox cricket is all about. 

9Cs vs Kings (A) 

To paraphrase the immortal words of George Harrison: “It’s been a long cold lonely winter” but “here comes the sun and it’s alright”!  That’s right, the football finals are over, days are getting hotter and the nights are getting shorter. That can mean one only one thing, cricket. And the 9C’s have started the season off with a thriller.  This was a duel of the bowlers, and the result came down to a one run difference. Knox won the toss and batted first. The Kings bowlers quickly took two of the Knox upper order for not much.  Oscar Cheal, Harley Clifton, Tim Shannon and Archer Bradshaw then occupied the crease against a peppery Kings attack, but it was a dogged 18 by Michael Pinn in a series of partnerships that gave respectability to the Knox Innings, reaching 86.  The Knox bowling attacking struck hard and early with all bowlers contributing to take four quick wickets. A drop in intensity amongst the Knoxies almost let Kings back in. Only a sharp run out by Christian Oliver broke Kings’ momentum.  The match was finished by a flying catch by Will Coe, giving Knox victory by one run.  A thrilling match that has whet everyone’s appetite for a great season ahead.

8A vs Kings (H)
Lower Gillespie was the venue for out debut season hit out for the 8A’s. They came up against a Kings side full of rep players so a close game was always on the cards. Batting first on a wicket that had a little bit in it early, we made our way to 117 from our 32 overs. Captain, Kale Gabila making a blistering 36 including 2 maximums. 
With the ball Kings looked in control but fell 10 runs short. Best bowlers were Ollie Penn 2/9 and Jayllen Naganayagam 2/23 as Knox won a close match. 

8B vs Kings (H)
Following our A team on Lower Gillespie the 8B’s took on Kings. Bowling first and restricting Kings to 108 thanks to some economical bowling from all of our boys. Jack Delaney and Luke Schofield impressing with two wickets apiece. 

In reply, Lachlan Donaldson and Angus Sloane showed some fight making 32 and 25 respectively. Unfortunately they lacked support from the rest of the batting order as Knox collapsed to 93 all out. 

8C vs Kings (H)
The incredible depth of our year 8 age group was on show on Saturday as a very strong Knox team took on Kings at Gillespie. Batting first, Knox making 179 thanks to Ridley (30) and a captain’s innings from Quigley who made 69 not out. 

In reply Kings needed 3 runs from the final ball. Bowled by the tall and fast Adam Barnes, Kings scrambled a single and Knox won by 1 run. 

8D vs Kings (A)
Our 8Ds batted first against Kings. Making only 65 with Hamish McMaster top scoring with 16. In reply Kings chased it down without losing a wicket. Hill bowling with lots of control and accuracy. A good start to the season, the boys will improve with more time spent in the nets and in the middle. 

8E vs Kings (A)
The 8E’s pushed the Kings batting order bowling them out for only 29 runs. Boyd and Singarayar bowling very well taking two wickets apiece. In reply Cole and Du Plooy saw our boys home with commanding and calm innings of 20 not out and 14 not out. A fantastic performance. 



Fencing

Parrying and riposting to their heart’s content, the Knox boys were eager to make the most of their fencing training. The Prep boys engaged in some spirited bouting, practising their footwork, parries and disengages. » Read More

They also worked with the ring exercise to learn to focus and concentrate on improving their pointwork. 

The Senior boys were learning about tactics and dealing with more advanced fencing moves.  The key to fencing more difficult opponents is to watch what they do and be prepared to respond to more complex attacks and defences. The boys are learning to fence their own game and develop their own style to be able to respond to a variety of different fencers.

House Comp makes a splash!
Matt Lee, Senior House Prefect

Monday saw the inaugural beginning to the 2015/16 Cock House Cup; it kicked off in the pool with the Senior House Water Polo Competition. » Read More

All the teams exhibited healthy House pride and spirit to set a positive tone for the season to come. Upsets occurred as last years Water Polo Champions, Sinclair, underwent an unexpected defeat to Angus House in the first round of fixtures. Gillespie and MacNeil Houses both proved their dominance in the pool, achieving large margin victories over their opponents. The individual stand out performance thus far was James Winterton of Gillespie House, who scored 4 of the 7 goals in a 7-0 victory over a short-sided Adamson House. This week there are still many exiting games to transpire. Come on down to support your Senior boys! Get inspired Junior’s, and be prepared for next week’s clashes, starting Monday. See you all at the pool!

Squash

The Saturday squash competition started with convincing wins from Knox's top 3 teams against Barker. Knox 1, 2 & 3 won all their matches, demonstrating an exciting start to the season. » Read More

Highlight was Thomas Joseph (Year 9) playing for Knox 3, who fought hard to secure a win in 5 sets against the number 2 player from Barker 3. 

Team 6 v Willoughby played very well with Timothy De Solom winning in 5 sets last game resulting extra time to take the match 17-15,Chan Lee dominating from the start with a very controlled performance, Kiano Ramcharan gong down 1-3 in a match where Kiano started well but lost his way with some unforced errors which we addressed and he was very keen to work on during training this week 

It is overall very pleasing to see all the boys ‘having a go’ and enjoying themselves.

Supporter group news

Rugby Supporters AGM - cancelled

The Rugby AGM scheduled for Wednesday 14 October has been cancelled, a new date will be advised in due course. » Read More

Track & Field Support Group AGM
Wednesday 18 November  
7.30pm, Curagul Pavillion  

Snow Sports Parent Meeting 
Wednesday 28 October 
7.30pm,  Curagul Pavillion  

Tennis
Ben Higgins, MIC Tennis

Saturday 10th October saw Knox take on The King School at our temporary home venue Turramurra Park. » Read More

The 1st team was excited to take on a very tough school in tennis who have won the GPS countless times. The 1st and 2nd teams got off to great starts winning all doubles matches. The boys played some outstanding tennis with our new team member Clive Marolt (Year 7) who won both doubles and singles matches against some very strong opposition. The 1st team won 7-1 overall with a good fight back by Thomas Burwood in his singles to get the win. The 2nd team did nearly as well winning 6-2 overall with a great team performance. The 3rd tea and 4th team couldn’t quite get it over the line losing both matches 2 sets to 4. Well done to Andy Xuan on a goo singles performance. The 5th to 6th teams played away at The Kings School but found their teams a little too strong losing 2 sets to 4 also. The 7th and 8th team played an internal match.

The Year 10 team were away at Kings. The A team had a great match tying 3-3, but won on games. The B team played some great tennis also to win 4-2 overall with a good performance by Andrew Lee in his singles and close doubles match. The C team won 6-0 overall with a strong team show of tennis. The D team also managed a win winning by 2 games to separate the teams in a very competitive battle. Teams E-G played in an internal FAST 4 TENNIS COMPETITION at Regimental Park where results will be collected through the term.

The 9A team had a tough match away at Kings and lost 2-4 overall, but the boys’ fort well and pushed them all the way. The B team won 5-1 overall with a great team victory and some great tennis played by Alex Wang and Thomas Raymond in both singles and doubles. The C team destroyed their opposition 6-0 whilst the D team had a close match winning 4-2 with only 4 games splitting the two teams. Teams E-H played in an internal FAST 4 TENNIS COMPETITION at Regimental Park where results will be collected through the term. The boys were competitive through the day and will be an exciting leader board through the term.

The 8A team played at Knox Prep courts along with the B team and both continued their great unbeaten record with the A team winning 6-0 with Robert Khattar playing some powerful tennis to outclass his opponent. The B team won 4-2 overall with only 4 games splitting the two teams. Well done to Justin Nelson on a good singles and doubles performance. The C team played at Turramurra Park winning a close match tying 3-3 on sets but won on games. The D team found their team too strong and lost 0-6 overall. Teams E- J played in an internal FAST 4 TENNIS COMPETITION at Regimental Park where results will be collected through the term.

Overall it was a very successful weekend with both teams playing with great spirit and sportsmanship. Knox won 66% of matches played again a very strong tennis school. Looking forward to next week’s first round match against Barker.

Track and Field
Chris Pittman, Director of Track & Field

The 2XU NSW All Schools Championships from 8th-11th of October represents the pinnacle of School based Track & Field in NSW for 2015.

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Knox traditionally has a strong showing for the All Schools competitions and in 2015 our athletes did not disappoint. Our athletes were all vying for selection in the NSW team to compete at the Australian All Schools in Melbourne from December 4th – 6th 2015.  

Tom Shannon kick of the competition with an outstanding performance in the 12 years Hammer earning a NSW gold medal with a throw of 28.49m. Tom also earned himself a NSW 5th ranking with a throw of 10.23m in the 12 years Shot Put. John Hunter also made a strong show in the 13 years Hammer earning a NSW Silver medal with a throw 30.87m. In the 13 years Discus John threw an impressive 40.48m to earn himself a NSW Bronze medal. To close out a busy program John threw 11.75m in the 13 years Shot Put.

Lachlan Antionette completed a demanding program consisting of the 15 years Hammer with a throw of 40.59m, Long Jump 5.13m, Shot Put 13.95m and Discus 46.55m. Max Hirst and Cooper Barr continued their fine form in the hurdles with Max and Cooper running 14.41sec and 16.06sec respectively. Max progressed to the finals where he ran 14.12sec to rank himself as the 4th fastest 13 year hurdler in NSW.

James Constable continued to rise as one of NSW’s finest athletes running 2:17.16sec in the 13 years 800m heats, this progressed James to the Final where he ran an impressive 2:12.05sec to earn a NSW Silver medal. James also tackled the challenging double running the 400m in 58.76sec. Michael Hitchcock is new to Track & Field, but is definitely not showing any signs of taking a backward step, Michael competed in the 13 years 400m running 58.51sec to qualify for a NSW final.

Benjamin Fitton again continued to improve the distance aspect of his competition running 6:57.80sec in the 16 years 2000m Steeplechase. In the 16 years 3000m Tom Gordon continued to emerge as a bright prospect in the distance events running 9:39.12sec placing 6th.

Shah Garcia had a busy program completing the 17 years Hammer and Discus. Shah threw 39.54m in the Hammer to earn a NSW 4th ranking and 39.68m in the Discus to place 6th. Rory Cheal continued on from a stellar CAS season to run 2:05.93sec in the 16 years 800m. Austin Thomson again tackled the challenging 400m/800m double. Austin placed 4th in the 14 years 800m with a run of 2:08.18sec and a fast qualification of 53.96sec in the 400m preliminaries. Austin ran 54.53sec in the 400m final to rank himself as the 4th fastest runner in NSW. Charles Barclay transitioned from the short sprints to the 14 years 400m running 58.15sec. Charles also backed up running 12.57sec in the 14 years 100m.

Tom Gratwicke represented in the 14 years Shot Put throwing 11.25m. Joshua Batten and Zac Schieber both completed the 200m and 100m 15 years double. Joshua and Zac ran 24.63sec and 25.10sec in the 200m respectively. In the 100m Joshua and Zac ran 12.27sec and 12.36sec respectively. Mitchell Westhuizen continued his impressive season running 4:52.97sec in the 13 years 1500m. 

Nicholas Frost was again nothing but impressive. Nick claimed a NSW Gold medal in the 16 years Discus with a throw of 52.43m. In the 16 years Shot Put Nick continued to grow his 2015 trophy cabinet with a NSW Bronze medal with a throw of 14.81m. In the Javelin Nick continues to test some very significant marks throwing 51.17m. Bandon Kreymborg also booked himself a trip to Melbourne by claiming a NSW Silver medal in the 17 years Shot Put.

Congratulations to all our 2015 NSW representatives.

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 AM 6:45-8am at Gillespie Field
  • Thursday Am 6:45-8am at Gillespie Field


Water Polo

School Water Polo returned to Knox on Saturday 10th October, 2015 for the commencement of the School’s competition for 2015/16. Trial games against a variety of teams and selection of the CAS team for eligible players were carried out with many fine battles and excellent play. » Read More

1st Grade: Def by SAC 4-5.
1st grade began the day with a hard fought 4-5 loss in a game held over 2 x 10 minute halves. Unfortunately they began the game at a slow pace and found themselves 0-4 down before they started to chip away at the Aloys lead. Goals were spread between Liam Daniels, Will Turner, Francis Carmody and Wes Van Zyl. The second half of this game demonstrated that Knox have improved considerably as a team since last year and the 4-1 second half result to Knox should give the team confidence for a tough encounter with Trinity next Saturday.

1st Grade: Def Barker 9-6
The second game of the day from the Knox 1sts resulted in a comfortable 9-6 win for the home team. The longer game would have seen the fitter Knox boys run away with the score but the result was never in doubt. Barker fought hard to stay in the game and Knox Academy players contributed 4 out of the teams 6 goals. Knox goal scorers were Andrew Hemsworth (2), Henry Studdert, Liam Daniels, Kyle Daniels, Will Turner, Kevin Zhang, Alex Trobec and Francis Carmody with one each. The pre-season build up appears to have paid off for the 1sts and the dedication of the players is paying dividends. Obviously the changing of rules reducing the number of players in the team has been a factor with players fighting for positions. Unfortunately not every deserving player can be selected this year and the coaches and selectors have needed to make some difficult choices.  

North (reps) vs Souths (Reps) game: 
This game was competitive and hard fought between eligible players of suitable standard, all battling for selection in this year’s CAS representative team. Wes Van Zyl, Kevin Zhang and Alex Trobec all played well in their attempts to impress the selectors.  The players selected for this team will be announced early during the week – the best of luck to all three boys.  

2nd Grade: Def by SAC   6-7
The new Knox second grade team is a combination of some regulars and a few new players and this showed with the team playing some very nice passages of play but unfortunately a few errors which proved costly. The team appears quite well balanced with a strong goalkeeper, good centre forwards and centre backs and drivers and utility players to compliment the others. The closeness of the game has demonstrated the growing depth of talent available at Knox and competition for positions is intense.  Goal scorers were Jacob Wardley (2) John Kyrikos, Tom Cartwright, Nelson and Brady Phillips. Jacob Wardley led from the front and was always threatening with good support from James Jennings. The experienced John Kyrikos had a very strong game and was very impressive. The team looks like it will again have a successful year and with a little more consistency should place near the top of the table.

16A: Def by Trinity 2-5
A four goal first half by the strong Trinity centre forward paved the way for the defeat of our U16 boys in this close tussle. Knox did not give up their chase after the slow start and 2 goals to Nic DiJohn gave the home side some hope. Jack Edie, Xavier Wall and Liam O'Neill all played with plenty of heart and as usual Tom Winterton, Ted Harrison and Will Harte were reliable.  Coach Frank Cubirka showed plenty of passion and gave some great advice in an attempt to stay in the game, but the initial lead handed to Trinity proved just too much at the final hooter.

16B: Def by Trinity 1-9
Fitness and inexperience in this team, combined with the inexperience of several younger players made this game a difficult one against a more disciplined Trinity team. Although only one player scored the majority of the opposition goals, the Knox boys were unable to defend him resulting in heavy defeat. Chins up boys and keep working hard and results will certainly come. Sam Fitzmaurice scored a nice outside shot to be Knox’s only goal scorer of the match.

15A: Def by Trinity 5-6
The under 15 boys were competing in this new age group for the first time. Unfortunately they got off to a slow start to be behind early in the game. However, they fought back gallantly with goals to Nic Trobec (2), Antonio Matruglio, Will Kablau and Alex Heintze but allowed one goal to be scored towards the end of the game which cost them a winning start to the season. Despite this only being a trial, it is apparent that this age group will be hotly contested this year and despite losing some key players from last year’s 14A’s, the boys will still be very competitive. Will Kablau, Antonio Matruglio were strong and a great second half from Nic Trobec helped the comeback.

14A: Def Barker 15-0 
The U/14 Knox boys travelled up the road to Barker’s pool for the first trial game of the season. The 14A’s had a fiery start to the game demonstrating quick counter attacks up the pool. The chemistry between Josh Johnson and Will Saddington made a significant difference to the scoreboard, leading the team out 4-0 in the first quarter. The team constructed smart, safe passes up the pool, giving the ball to the player in the best offensive position. Angus Hornery used his opportunities in attack, executing 2 bounce shots in the back of the goal. Through determination, the boys defended in a press against the opposition, eliminating any opportunities of shooting at our goal. This was reflected in the final score. Knox 15-0. Well done boys. 

14B: Def Barker 10-2
The importance of training in the preseason has given the B’s an edge over neighbouring rivals Barker with an impressive display. Goals were shared between 5 players with Elliot Heys and Shane Ting scoring 3, Jeremy Cartwright 2 and Cameron Cormio and Mitch Longstaff scored 1 each.
A tight 3-2 lead at quarter time gave the boys the head start they needed and they were experienced enough and had enough depth on the bench to carry on with the goal scoring to come away with a very comfortable win. 

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 - new policy for parents

To improve safety of the students and visitors to the school, we are moving to a No Dogs Allowed policy. It is unlawful for dogs (Companion Animal Act 1998), leashed or unleashed, to be on school grounds, unless they are assistance dogs, security patrol dogs or police dogs. » Read More

Dogs may no longer be brought onto any Knox Grammar School property, including the Prep and Senior School campuses and all playing fields, including Curagul and Gillespie Fields.

New signage will be installed over the coming weeks reflecting this change in policy. Our Security Team has been asked to let parents and carers know that we are moving to 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.

Uniform

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

Mouthguards

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

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


Knox Portal

Prep School Sport
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Fixtures

Prep School fixtures
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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