Knox Grammar School

From the Head of
Knox Sports Academy Mr Chuck Ardron

Round 1 of the CAS Competition was held last Saturday under trying conditions and combined with Gala Day made for a very hectic and busy day for all involved.

I would like to thank all those students who did their Sport and also supported KAPA by attending their scheduled events – a big ask on both student and parents and I cannot thank you enough for the efforts of all students that make this day such a great day in the Knox calendar. » Read More

Despite the weather most sporting fixtures that were held at Knox venues went ahead with the exception of Tennis.  It is a credit to the groundsmen that despite the weather our fields were still able to be used for the games that Knox hosted.  I would like to acknowledge and thank them for all their efforts, not just now but throughout the year.  

I congratulate all those Divers and Swimmers who competed at the CAS Swimming and Diving Championships last week as we had some outstanding reports as can be seen in this bulletin.  All the best for All Schools in a few week’s time 

Congratulations also to our U15 Bill Turner Cup group who had a good win last week against Balgowlah Boys High and now now play St Ives High School U15’s next week.

Good luck to the Year 10 and Year 11 CIS Football Cup team that will play this Wednesday.  

Finally congratulations to our 1sts and 2nds in both Football and Rugby on their great wins and as our flagship teams they presented and played exceptionally well.  They are great examples for all teams at Knox.  

This week sees us play Waverley – I wish everyone the best and hopefully the weather will be a lot better than last Saturday.

Quote of the Week

Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential. Liane Cardes

A massive crowd for the Knox Gala Day XV Rugby game against Barker College.

HIGHLIGHTS

Gymnastics/CrossFit - Angus Laurie

During the school holidays Angus Laurie placed 5th overall at the NSW Gymnastics Championships competing in Level 8 Open; placed 1st on Parallel Bars, 3rd on Floor, 4th on Rings, 5th on Vault and High Bar. » Read More

As a result he has been selected in the NSW team to compete at the National Championships in Melbourne this month.
 
Angus Laurie also competed in the CrossFit Open (world wide competition) completing 5 work outs over 5 weeks placing 8th in Australia and 45th worldwide in his age group and has been invited to join the Again Faster Academy.

Congratulations, Angus!

PREP SPORT

2015 Winter Sports

The Term 2 winter sports training schedule is posted at Prep Sport under ‘Training Schedules’. The Weekly Sports Bulletin on the Portal lists further details regarding your son’s sport. » Read More

All boys should have their correct sporting equipment and attire for training and match play. If in doubt, please the Sports Department.

Terms 2 teams listing for Football, Rugby and Winter Tennis
Team lists are posted under the individual sports section on the Portal. e.g Football team lists, please go to the Football section on the Portal. For AFL, the team is selected and for Fencing, Karate, Orienteering and Golf, boys are not placed into teams.

Prep Sport information

All information regarding Knox Prep Sport is listed on the Knox Portal under Prep > Sport. Please check the Sports Page each week.

Sport Venues

There is a Directory of Venues listed on the Knox Portal under 'Directory of Venues' and on the Prep Skoolbag app. » Read More

SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT

Diving

The NSW CIS Secondary Diving Competition was held last week at SOPAC. » Read More

Knox students featured heavily in the results and achieved some outstanding performances as seen below:

Christian Holman (year 12) was 1st in the 17-19yrs platform and also in the 17+yrs springboard. Nick Gordon (year 10) was 3rd in the 16yrs springboard. Ben Dempsey (year 9) was 2nd in the 15yrs springboard while Jack Gutmann (year 9) was 4th in the 15yrs springboard. Sebastian Smith (year 7) was 2nd in the 13yrs springboard while Otto Thomas (year 7) was 4th in the 13yrs springboard and Tom Mountstephens (year 7) was 2nd in the 12yrs springboard.

As a result, the following boys have now qualified for the NSW All Schools Championships to be held at SOPAC on Monday 18th May:

Tom Mountstephens, Sebastian Smith, Ben Dempsey, Jack Gutmann, Nick Gordon and Christian Holman.

Unfortunately, Ben Dempsey is unable to compete at the NSW All Schools as he will be in Melbourne that week competing for NSW at the Nationals Gymnastics Championships. 

Congratulations to everyone – and all the best in their competition.

NSW CIS Swimming results will be published next week along with a State Sailing Report.

Fencing

State Mini-Series 1
This competition was very hard with a high standard of fencing and a record number of competitors (50) from various Sydney schools. » Read More

Ken Kawaura outclassed his opponents from the 1st round without losing a bout to the very final winning with very high scores against his opponents. Ken demonstrated good sportsmanship to his competitors and the way he organizes these gestures of politeness and sportsmanship is an asset to Knox. Mathew Dall’Asen had the honour to present the medals for this event.

Saturday 2 May 
The rain may have bucketed down but the fencing boys were staying dry inside and putting their parries into practice. The more advanced boys were bouting each other and practising their footwork and agility. The boys also learned to use the high level parries and counter disengages.  Some of the newer fencers practised their footwork which is essential for balance and speed. They also learned the technique of how to lunge correctly whilst using advancing and defensive footwork, while properly executing attacking hand movements. Fencing techniques always include footwork and blade work coupled with a sense of distance and timing. Counter parries were also taught to enable a fencer to avoid their opponent's blade and break through their opponent's defences.

Firsts Rugby and Football Supporters - Year 7 and 8

It is a tradition that our Year 7 and 8 boys attend to support either our 1st Football and 1st XV Rugby teams during the CAS competition when they are playing at home. » Read More

We ask boys to attend the Football at 11.15am at Curagul or the Rugby at 3.15pm at Knox 1.  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.  If you are unable to attend a 1st Football or Rugby game, please contact Mrs Liz Smith

Home games in Terms 2 and 3  

  • Saturday 16 May 
  • Saturday 30 May 
  • Saturday 13 June 
  • Saturday 25 July 

Football
Steve Roche, MIC Football

Knox vs Barker CAS Round 1
A wet Saturday greeted the Knox Football boys that were ready to play at Curagul that was one of the only fields open and playable on the day! » Read More

Our opens 4ths kicked off the 2015 season with a hard fought 2-1 win after going down 1-0 early but the boys rallied and eventually ran out winners. 

The 3rd XI succumbed to a 0-1 defeat against the run of play but showed that there is a lot of ability in this squad and will be the big improver as the season goes on. The 2nds started the season with a 2-0 win with goals to Farbod Nasseri and Luke Chapman who struck a cracker with his left foot from a distance, the ball nestling in the top corner of the net! The much anticipated clash in the 1sts was played at a breakneck pace early with both teams pressing the ball and in the conditions was a clever tactic to try and force mistakes to capitalize on. The deadlock was broken with a classy team goal finished by Ben Bradford making the score 1-0 at the break. After the halftime break the Knox boys clicked into the groove and showed some of the style of play that they had delivered on the tour with goals from Charlie Baker, Zac Morris, Matt Lee, a double for new captain Ally Brown and finally super-sub Farbod Nasseri sealing a 7-2 rout!!

Year 10 had a mixed bag of results drawing the 10A match 1-1 with an Ed Yoong strike holding a 1-0 lead until the last minute of the match conceding to make the score 1-1 at full time. The 10Bs had an arm wrestle with Barker all game and neither team could break out leaving it at 0-0. 10Cs and 10Ds both went down but showed some promise in patches and with some time on the training park will bounce back.

Year 7 had three huge scores winning 7-0 in the C’s 12-0 in the B’s and a massive 10-0 in the 7As. Massimo Forlico opened up the scoring in the A’s match and the goals then came in like the rain, Massimo ending up with 4 and Max Ogawa grabbing 3 for himself in the 10-0 win! The year 7s already look like a formidable year group and there will be some exciting matches and lots of goals for the fans to see this season if this is any indication!! 

Knox dominant in Under 15 Swans Cup Regional Competition
Danny Deigan, MIC Australian Rules Football

Knox 6.4 (40) defeated Epping Boys A 0.2 (2), Knox 9.6 (60) defeated Epping Boys B 0.0 (0), Knox 5.7 (37) defeated St Patricks 0.0 (0)
Final – Knox 9.7 (61) defeated St Leos 1.0 (6) » Read More

The Knox Under 15 AFL team arrived at North Ryde on Wednesday morning ready to prove themselves as a force in the Swans Cup competition. 

All players had a fantastic day and relished the opportunity to perform in a number of different roles and positions. Strong teamwork and defence resulted in opposition teams being held to one goal for the whole day. The midfield of Jack Brasher, Tom Cameron, Luke Parks, Mitchell Parker and James Roffe combined extremely well with the forward presence of Finn Harricks, Campbell Saddington, and Zach Stewart. This ensured other teams were continually under pressure and lucky to get the ball forward of the centre. Jack Puncher was a standout performer, playing a pivotal role in a number of positions throughout the day. 

The Knox team will progress to the next round of the Swans Cup later this school term.

Rugby
John Rownes, MIC Rugby

The lead up to the CAS rugby season has included trial matches with St Augustine’s College, St Joseph’s College and St Patrick’s College. Also, a busy holiday period provided the opportunity for some age groups to attend training camps and for others tours to Queensland for the U15s and New Zealand for the Opens and U16s. » Read More

The extreme wet weather greatly disrupted the training program at the start of this term and unfortunately some matches were cancelled last Saturday. Nonetheless, in spite of miserable conditions most matches were played. Knox v Barker is always an anticipated day but more so when played at home on Gala Day. A large crowd bravely ignored the conditions to enjoy all that Gala Day has to offer with the ultimate highlight being the 1st XV match. Barker commenced in determined fashion and with resolute defence and a good supply of possession scored two tries to lead Knox 10 – 0. However, the turning point came as Knox forced their way over and with a second try took a 14 – 10 lead at halftime. Barker was not able to sustain their intensity of the first twenty minutes and Knox went on to score 34 unanswered points in a second half of fine attacking rugby. The Knox backrow is outstanding and Number 8 Milan Basson seized the opportunity to score three tries. As the game started to open up during the second half, Joe Williams and James Armstrong proved difficult to contain. This was certainly an encouraging first game.

Barker traditionally set the benchmark for Knox in the CAS competition but the performances across the age groups on Saturday were strong with Knox winning 11 of the 16 matches played. The 2nd XV had a sound win 46 – 5, the 3rd XV won 15 – 10, the 4th XV drew 12 – 12 while the 5th and 6th XV teams lost their respective matches. All four U16 teams won their matches. The 16D’s 26 – 0, 16C’s 24 – 0, 16B’s 26 – 10 and in a dour struggle the 16A’s held off Barker to win 5 – 0. The 15A’s and 14A’s were the only two teams to play in these age groups and both completed exciting performances. The 15A’s are a team of genuine potential and finished strongly to win 15 – 5. The ever consistent 14A’s won their match 27 – 5. The U13’s shared the results on the day two games each. Knox won the 13D’s 38 – 0, the 13C’s 20 – 7 while Barker proved a little too good in the 13B’s 14 – 31 and 0 – 29 in the 13A’s. 

Sports Captains

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded at Assembly last week (see PDF below). » Read More

Squash
Annie Gleason MIC

What a great day! 15 matches were played with Knox winning 12 and Barker 3. » Read More

  • Knox 2 V Barker 1: B. Arnold won a fantastic match in a hard fought 5 setter 3-2.
  • Knox 3 V Barker 2: D. Price, B. Close and F. Hellen-Ford dominated their matches 3-0.
  • Knox 4 V Barker 3: K. Tse and M. Lee both played well winning 3-0.
  • Knox 6 V Barker 4: Fantastic match with Z. Partridge winning 3-2 in a long match with long rallies and great placement. K. Kyanian 3-0 and S. Ragavan 3-0.
  • Knox 16 V Barker 6: N. Huang, E. Xie, P. Joseph and M. Loong all won 3-0.
  • Knox 17 V Barker 5: N. Walker went down in a valiant 5 setter 2-3. T. De Solom 3-2 and T. Ballinger 3-0 secured the win.
  • Knox 23 V Barker 8: C. Sharpe 3-1, K. Suresh 3-1 and D. Hellen-Ford 2-3 going down in a great match.
  • Knox 27 V Barker 7: Great team effort just going down 1-2. D. Cooke, D. Loyzaga and D. Harrison
  • K31 V Barker 9: Great team win 3-0 for A. Soonius, A. Srivatsan and W. Wells.
  • K33 V Barker 10: Unfortunately went down today but all played with good sportsmanship. A. Bahramali, G. Hu and A. Yeung.
  • K35 V Barker 11:  A 2-1 win for T. Uen, O. Ellard and V. Zhong.
  • K36 V Barker 12: A great team effort and unlucky to go down 1-2. S. Gibbs, W. Wu, H and H Falconer-Flint
  • K37 V Barker 13: Great win by these boys –first matches. A. Bradshaw 3-2, Z. Slonim 3-0 and H. Falconer-Flint 2-3
  • K38 V Barker 14: This went down to the last match. A. Bradshaw 3-2 B. Sterrett 3-2 Z. Slonim 3-0
  • K39 V Barker 15: Great team win and all 3-0. A. Soonius and J. Harris.
All games were played with great spirit and good sportsmanship



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.

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
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