Knox Grammar School

From the Head of
Knox Sports Academy Mr Chuck Ardron

The last home game for our Open teams saw some great Knox spirit and I would like to thank all those students who attended any of the Open teams as they did it well dressed and in the right spirit.» Read More

The week-end saw our 1sts and 2nds Football, Rugby and Tennis all win, along with the AFL 1sts. However it is not just the results at this level, but across the board and all ages and Sports that continues to impress.

The effort put in by those involved in activities such as Knox Fit, Fencing, and Karate highlights the attitude of all Knox students as week in and week out they continue to do the right thing
Last week was also the School Track and Field Championships and I would like to congratulate all those involved and I was impressed by the behavior and attitude of all on the day. I congratulate the 5 students who set new records despite the trying weather conditions, they and all boys set high standards. I look forward to the coming Track and Field season.

This week sees Round of the Winter Sports season away to Cranbrook and with this and the last round against Barker the following week I encourage all students to continue the great work they have done this season and play with the determination and respect for all others that they continually display Good luck and go the black and blue.

Quote of the Week

'If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.'
Ronnie Lott

Congratulations to the Knox 1st XV Rugby Team, which has won the CAS Competition (Henry Plume Shield) with a win over St Aloysius' on Saturday.

HIGHLIGHTS

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PREP SPORT

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SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT

Baseball
Mr Jason Van Blerk, MIC of Baseball

The Stealers are having their pre-season development days on: » Read More

Aug 2nd - Sunday
11.15am - 1.15pm

Aug 9th - Sunday
11.15am - 1.15pm

At the Stealers home ground, 
Golden Jubilee Field, Esk Street, Wahroonga

Any Knox students who would like to attend to get some pre-season training and for those who have not played before will have an opportunity – all welcome.  

Any enquiries to Mr Jason Van Blerk, MIC of Baseball. 

Cross Country
Nick Walker, Head Middle Distance and Cross Country Coach

On the 25th of July, Knox hosted the CAS/GPS cross-country carnival at the St Ives Showground. » Read More

The course around St Ives Showground is the most technical course out of all the invitational meets because of its rocky terrain, steep down-hills, tough up-hills, muddy surfaces and single file trails. KnoxFit once again joined forces with the Knox cross country team which meant the Knox teams were in full force in every event.

Our Under 14’s had their best ever result finishing in 1st place in the CAS team categories and 2nd overall out of thirteen GPS/CAS schools. That result is a tremendous achievement and the first time in two years we have won the CAS teams result! The almighty Ewan Shingler had his best ever race finishing in 2nd place, dominating from start to finish. Ewan has always been a big advocate of trail running and this was proven in the run.  Close behind him was the gutsy Nik Kaderavek who came flying home behind Ewan, finishing in 3rd place! Our Year 7 gun runner, Mitchell Westhuizen, had his best run all season, finishing in 4th place. The ever consistent Jackson Croker had a fantastic, consistent run from start to finish, finishing in 8th place, followed by Tom Ivers who too had his best run finishing in 10th place! There were some fantastic runs by the rest of the Under 14’s KnoxFit team that included Zac Hartmann, Haowen Gao, Lachlan Sky, Jake Voysey, Hamish Mcewan, Will Gibson, Jackson Sault and Jonah Marsden. The boys should be very proud of their amazing results!

In the Under 16’s CAS race, Tom Gordon had another solid run, proving his consistency throughout the season finishing in 3rd place which was a brilliant result as he was recovering from a big week of Athletics and not feeling 100% on the day. Ben Jackson had his best ever run finishing in the top 20, followed by Ben Fitton who was still recovering from his big performances at the Knox Athletics Carnival where he broke the Opens 3000m record. There were some great runs by KnoxFit athletes, Alex Huang, Angus Grant, Tom Gladigau, Kent Felton, Jackson Sault, Joshua Sung, Kyle Jones, Gus Thatcher, Mac Powell, Alex Voinovich, Harry Evans and Tom Moscou.

In the Under 18’s CAS race, Knox cross country Vice Captain Duncan Ballantine had a challenging run in one of the most competitive races of the meet finishing in a commendable 12th place. Not too far behind, was Captain Vaughn Wickenden, who finished in 14th place, followed by Jack Stilwell and Cam Lonsdale who both finished in the top 30 which is a fantastic result for our opens!

A HUGE thank you goes to all the parents who helped out on the day at the canteen, barbeque, photography, marshalling, water stations and timekeeping and to all the KSA Staff who helped set up the carnival and to coaches Ben Moss, Nick Bate and Brett Van Zyl for their efforts on the day.


Fencing

Agility and fine motor skills tests were enjoyed by the boys to help them develop their fencing skills. » Read More

They then were taken through their footwork lessons to ensure speed and balance when they are fencing. Putting their skills into action, the boys bouted each other, some in the Italian relay format which emphasises the importance of teamwork. 

Football
Steve Roche, MIC Football

CAS round 8 saw all the A teams record a win for the first time this season it also marked the 2nd XI winning the CAS competition with two games still remaining! » Read More

The Opens managed to win five from seven matches the 7ths providing a plethora of goals for the fans knocking in 11 unanswered goals to win 11-0. The 1stXI bounced back from last week’s result to beat a tricky Aloysius side 2-0 with Mathieu Cordier scoring a double before half time to secure the win. 2nds scored a 4-1 win to give them the CAS title for 2015 with two rounds still to play and have been a standout in the Opens competition this year managing to win even with numerous changes happening in the squad each week.

Year 10 could only muster up the lone win in the 10As winning 2-0 in a match that could have provide many more goals to our boys missing a penalty early to keep the supporters on the edge of their seats until another penalty was converted by Lincoln Tasker-Hughes to seal the match after Oliver McKnight scored the first goal earlier in the half.

Year 9 clean sweeping all before them this year winning 5 from 5 scoring 19 goals for and conceding only 2. The 9As got up 3-1 after being down 0-1 at half time with strikes from Oliver Wiggin, Oliver Scott and Finn Harricks doing the damage. The 9Bs also continued their winning ways 4-0 which has put them clear at the top of the table for the first time this season after Barker faltered by losing to Waverley.

Year 8 had the mixed bag of results drawing in the Bs after being ahead most of the match but conceding on the last kick of the match to make it 1-1. The 8Cs also drew 0-0 after a hard fought encounter. The 8Es kept their undefeated tag intact with a solid 4-2 win with Samuel Leafe scoring 1 and Daniel Se grabbing 3 for his hat trick.

Year 7 provided the second clean sweep of the round winning 8 from 8 and scoring a massive 55 goals and only 1 got passed them! The biggest score for the day was the mighty 7Hs who smacked home 15 goals in the 15-0 win but the game of the day was the 7As who finally got up 2-1 in a match of many chances where the woodwork was given a workout and it looked as if the ball would never go in. A missed penalty and many more opportunities went begging before a penalty was slotted home to go into half time 1-0 up. The crowd lost count of the times the Aloysius goal was raided in the second half and, as is the way, three minutes from time Aloysius countered and the ball crossed the line to make it 1-1. It looked like that was the way it would end until a great ball through to Lucas Van De Scheur saw him away and on goal with a one on one with the keeper, Lucas smacked the ball to the far post and into the net for the well-deserved 2-1 win. 


Orienteering
Dylan Sherman, MIC Orienteering

MetrOLeague Event 5
Sunday saw Knox compete in the fifth NSW State MetrOLeague competition, held monthly against all NSW orienteering clubs. » Read More

The event was held at Allambie Heights. Competing in Division 4 against adult teams, the Knox team won the round against WHO (Western Hills Orienteers), scoring a total of 30 points against WHO’s 25. In division 4, consisting of 6 teams, Knox is currently placed FIRST- a huge achievement!! We also currently hold the individual first place in Division 4. Congratulations to Jackson Booth, Isaac Roberts, David Tan, Thomas Gordon and Heath Wallace for competing in the Knox team. Within the division, Knox took the individual 1st place and 4th place along with 2 other times within the top 15, against 30 other competitors. The team will compete for the championship of division 4 in August at the finals.

2015 NSW Schools Team Success
Huge congratulations to Callum Davis and Ewan Shingler for both being selected to represent the NSW Orienteering Schools Team at the Australian All Schools Championships in Ballarat during the September holidays. Callum has been selected for the senior boys team, while Ewan was selected for the junior boys team, who are defending their relay title won in WA last year. We wish both students the best of luck at the championships!!

Schools Champs Entry
Permission slips for the NSW Orienteering Schools Championships are now available via the orienteering portal page or this link.

Please fill out and return by email to shermand@knox.nsw.edu.au or to the orienteering coaches before August 1.

Rugby
John Rownes, MIC Rugby

The much anticipated match with St Aloysius College was played last Saturday 25th July at Knox 1 in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd. » Read More

The match witnessed first versus second and the chance for Knox to secure the 2015 CAS competition. The first half was tight but Knox asserted themselves in the second half with a dominant display to win 43 – 15. The Opens teams once again produced exceptional performances to all record wins on the day. The 2nd XV defeated St Aloysius 24 – 5 while the 3rd XV travelled to Newington College to play in a three way match with Newington and St Edmunds College. They defeated Newington 7 – 5 and then in the second half St Edmunds 12 – 5. The 4th XV defeated St Aloysius 3rd XV 29 – 0, 5th XV defeated St Aloysius 4th XV 31 – 14 while the 6th XV defeated St Joseph’s College 13th XV 22 – 19.

The 16A’s produced an exceptional effort to win 65 – 5. The 16B’s played against Oakhill College to win 31 – 5 and the 16C’s played and defeated St Aloysius B’s 22 – 16. The 16D’s encountered a quite strong Reddham House team losing 7 – 35. In a match of outstanding quality the 15A’s who were so impressive the previous week, reproduced their fine form to defeat a strong St Aloysius team 20 – 12. The 15B’s lost to St Ignatius 15C’s 0 – 31, 15C’s lost to St Aloysius 15B’s 7 – 31 while the 15D’s defeated St Aloysius 15C’s 45 – 17. The 14A’s constructed a wonderful first half against Oakhill and scored on of the finest tries of the season in the second half when five eighth Darcy Fitzgerald placed a perfect kick for winger David Addis to catch on the full and place over the line resulting in a 26 – 7 win. The 14B’s played St Aloysius 14A’s losing 12 – 50 while the 14C’s defeated St Aloysius 14B’s 17 – 5. The 14D’s and E’s unfortunately didn’t play but completed a worthwhile training session and internal match. The 13A’s were relentless in a tough encounter with St Aloysius to win 26 – 12. The 13B’s defeated Oakhill College 52 – 0, 13C’s won against St Aloysius 13B’s 17 – 7, 13D’s went down to Oakhill 7 – 19, 13E’s defeated St Aloysius 13C’s 24 – 5 while the 13F’s lost to Oakhill 0 – 61.

Sport Photographs

House Photographs
Thursday 30 July. The following Houses are to meet at Assembly time (12.05pm) on the Great Hall steps dressed in full Winter uniform (blazer, no boater) for House photographs. » Read More

The remaining Houses will have House Assembly in their usual venues.  

Adamson
Angus
Bryden 
Gillespie
McIlrath 
McKenzie  

Thursday 6 August 
The following Houses are to meet at Assembly time (12.05pm) on the Great Hall steps dressed in full Winter uniform (blazer, no boater) for House photographs.  The remaining Houses will have House Assembly in their usual venues.  
MacNeil
Montgomery 
Murdoch 
Reid
Sinclair
Turnbull

Sports Photographs 
Please see below the list of photos that will be taken on Tuesday August 11 on Knox 1 at 3.30pm.
All students will need to bring their sporting uniform for the photos. 

Also see for state and national reps students should be wearing their state or national attire.

Winter Sports:
1sts and 2nds Rugby
1st Cricket  
16A Rugby
1sts and 2nds Football
10A Football
1sts Volleyball
1sts and 2nds Squash
1sts and 2nds Tennis
AFL

Representative Photos
For students that have made State and National Teams

Captains of Sport 
AFL, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Karate, Lawn Bowls, Mountain Biking, 
Orienteering, Rugby, Sailing, Target Rifle Shooting, Squash, Surf Lifesaving, Swimming, Tennis, Track 
& Field, Volleyball, Water Polo.

 

Squash

With only two rounds left to play for the season all teams are geared up for a big charge to the finals. » Read More

Currently 7 teams are leading their divisions being K2, K9, K13, K16, K19, K29 and K31. In addition 14 teams are 2nd and 11 teams are 3rd.
Skills to practise this week; we will be concentrating on finishing the rallies and controlling the "T".

K 39; M. Mohandass played very well winning 3-0 vs. Barker.
K 36; Once again relying on the captain, S. Gibbs, who came through with a good win 3-1 vs. Barker.
K38; These year 8 boys are doing so well, currently running second. A great team win 3-0. A special mention goes to A. Bradshaw for playing twice.
K33; A. Bahramali also had to play twice winning his second match in a hard fought 5 setter 3-2 (69/66 points).

All boys played well and with good sportsmanship.


Tennis
Ben Higgins, MIC Knox Tennis

Saturday 25th July saw Knox take on St Aloysius at our last home match of the season. » Read More

The 1st got off to a better start this week all winning the 1st sets in their doubles matches. Unfortunately they dropped the ball in the 2nd sets to make things all square going into the singles. The boys played some outstanding singles to win 5-3 overall. Hugo La Hei showed some great tactical thinking in his singles to win 6-1. The 2nd team did just as well winning 7-1 overall with Bruce Farquharson making his debut for the 2nds this week to win 6-1 in his singles and only dropping 3 games in the doubles with partner Lachlan Walker. The 3rd and 4th teams both won with ease 6-0 dropping 8 games between them, with good performances from Chris Skellern and Chris Brereton. The 5th team played a match against St Ignatius and won 4-2. The 6th and 7th teams played an internal competition at Morona Avenue.

The 10As played St Aloysius at Tennis Cove and were down 2 sets before they started due to sickness in our team on the morning of the match. However, the boys played some very professional tennis to win 4-2 overall. The B team played against St Ignatius College and won 4-2 with a great performance from Danuka Tennakoon to win both singles and doubles. The C and D teams played an internal competition at Morona Avenue.

The Year 9A team were way too strong for their opponents winning 6-0 overall with a very solid show of tennis from our Knox boys. The B team played St Ignatius College and won convincingly 6-0 only dropping 3 games between them. Well done to Andrew Lee on a good show of tennis. Teams C-H played at Regimental Park in a doubles competition where the boys showed a greater understanding of their positioning in doubles. 

The Year 8A and B teams showed their strength to win 6-0 in both teams overall, with a good performance from Kyle Mutema. The C- G teams played an internal FAST 4 tennis competition at Regimental Park.

The 7A team continued their great form winning 6-0 whilst the B team won 5-1 and played just as well. It was great to see the boys putting their doubles tactics into play. The C team played against St Ignatius College and won comfortably 6-0 only dropping 4 games overall. Teams D- H played at Regimental Park in an internal fast 4 tennis competition. They all showed signs of a greater tactical understanding.

Overall it was a very successful weekend with our Knox Teams winning 100% of all matches played. The boys won 77 sets out of 88 sets played on the weekend, which is an outstanding performance by all boys that played. Congratulations on such a strong performance.

Term 4 2015: summer sports options for Years 7 , 8, 9, 10, 11

Students will have the opportunity to choose their Summer Sport in Year Group times with their Mentor in Week 3. For more information, please see the PDF document below. » Read More

Track and Field
Chris Pittman, Director of Track & Field

On Thursday the 23rd of July 2015, Knox athletes contested the annual Track & Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. » Read More

Results across the entire program were very strong and the Championships have laid a solid platform for the upcoming 2015 Track & Field season. Mid-morning the weather cleared and as a number of previously cancelled events re-entered the program, the athletes responded to represent their respective Houses. After a close contest throughout the day, Murdoch House prevailed by proving that broad participation is the key to House events, by taking the day with 951 points. The always consistent McIlrath finished in second place with 778 points and MacNeil in the third place with 678 points. 

A number of long standing records were bested on the day in some challenging conditions. Benjamin Fitton capitalised on some consistently hard training to break the 3000m record in very wet early morning conditions. John Hunter was a strong performer for Reid House claiming the U13 Discus record with a throw of 37.36m. Nicholas Frost continued his outstanding season which includes a National Gold medal to claim the U16 Discus record with a throw of 52.73m. Edward Yoong continues to set both Knox and CAS records in the sprints with a new mark of 11.67sec in the U15 100m. Sam Coburn set the stage for a strong 2015 season with a new record in the U17 400m with a very fast time of 52.97sec.

New records;
Boys 19 & Under 3000 Meter Run 10:19.36 23/07/2015 Benjamin Fitton - McIlrath
Boys 13 & Under Discus Throw 37.36m 23/07/2015 John Hunter - Reid
Boys 16 Year Olds Discus Throw 52.73m 23/07/2015 Nicholas Frost - McIlrath
Boys 15 Year Olds 100 Meter Dash 11.67 23/07/2015 Edward Yoong - Sinclair
Boys 17 Year Olds 400 Meter Dash 52.97 23/07/2015 Sam Coburn - Montgomery

Team selection for the NSW Schools Knock Out and CAS/ISA Invitational season will be communicated in week 3. Those athletes selected are encouraged to attend the 2015 Track & Field season launch on Friday the 14th August 2015.


Chris Pittman
Director of Track & 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.

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