Knox Grammar School

From the Head of
Knox Sports Academy Mr Chuck Ardron

Welcome to the last week of Winter Sport and I would like to congratulate all teams on their efforts this Winter Season for their continued support of the standards that Knox expects of all teams, individuals and students.» Read More

We have had excellent results across the board and going into the last round 13 Football teams remain undefeated, and last week 100% wins by the Tennis teams.

1sts and 2nd XV are leading the way with both remaining undefeated. The 1sts wining their competition.

All students should have completed their summer sports choices by the end of this week with their mentor or team leader as we will be finalizing team numbers for all sports by the end of next week.

Track and Field season commences on Monday. All students wishing to be involved should be speaking with Mr Pittman and checking the Portal for the Training schedule with competitions beginning next week-end with the first of the CAS Invitations.

At Barker this week-end I exhort one more time that we show all in our community how we do things at Knox. We play hard, and always fair. We turn up in the right gear and with the right attitude and we support in the right manner; and I know this week-end will be no different. I wish all of you all the best and go the black and blue!

Quote of the Week

'The only way to lead is by example.'
Don Shula

On Saturday 25 July, the last home game of the season, boys in Year 9 raised funds for the Cancer Council in support of Year 9 boy Louis Clark, who was recently diagnosed with leukaemia.

HIGHLIGHTS

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PREP SPORT

Basketball and Cricket Skills programs

These clinics are being held at the Prep school 10th August – 11 September and is open to any K-6 boys. All details and application forms are on the portal under Forms.

Prep Sports Information

All information regarding Knox Prep Sport is listed on the Knox Portal under Prep > Sport.

Prep. Fencers Shine in NSW 2015 Mini Series 2

The Marrickville Competition saw many of our Knox Prep boys compete in both foil and epee events. » Read More

In the Under 11 Boys Foil, the most exciting and hard fought bout was between Jamie McPherson and Fergus Andrews in a direct elimination round. Fergus placed 7th, Jamie 10th and Andrew Smithyman 12th.

Ken Kawaura (Year 7) finished 4th and Oliver Heller 28th in the Under 13’s Foil.

In the Epee, Under 13’s, Oliver Heller and Under 11’s, Jamie McPherson surprised themselves with their outstanding performances, placing them third in their respective age groups and being awarded a bronze medallion.

Congratulations to all boys who competed in the Mini Series. 

Summer Sports

On Saturday 12th September the summer sports regradings will take place in preparation for Term 4 summer sports. Details will be available in due course. » Read More

Winter Sports Trainings and Fixtures

The winter sports training sessions (except Track and Field) will conclude on Friday 7th August. The last fixture for all winter sports (except Track and Field boys) will be Saturday 8th August. There is no organised sports for Years 3-6 boys for weeks 5-9.

SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT

AFL

Under 14 Black:
The Knox boys knew that shore was going to be a tough team to beat, although they were still able to impress the audience with their willingness and grit. » Read More

The first term started with two competitive sides scrambling for the ball, however, Shore managing to kick the first goal. By half time, Shore had a comfortable lead, however Knox wouldn't back down. Hugh Peden's ability to continuously win the ball back in the back 50 was able to inspire the backmen to minimize Shore's score. Also, an impressive effort shown by Zayne Hookham who was able to break numerous tackles whilst running 100 meters to unfortunately miss out on a potential goal of the year by a slither. Other honorable mentions are Nik Kaderavek, Dominic Johnston, Jack Puncher and Rhys Owen. Overall, the team provided an inspiring performance to demonstrate character and tenacity. 
 
Final Score:
Shore 50 Defeated Knox Black 30
Best Players: Jack Puncher, Hugh Peden, Rhys Owen, Nik Kaderavek, Zayne Hookham and Chris Eaton.
 
Coach Lukas De Vries
 
Under 14 Blue:
Another great Saturday greeted the team, setting up for a great day of footy. The wind was strong from one side of ground, meaning an advantage would be with the team running with it. Due to Waverley being short on player numbers a modified game was set up providing the boys with an opportunity to test their skills on a slightly smaller field.  It was a Strong team performance from all boys involved with many appearing on the scoring sheet. Some great skills all over the ground and attack on the football meant that the Knox boys were on top and led the way for the game. 
 
Knox 50 Defeated Waverley 15
Best Players: Braeden Campbell, Henry Smith, Jude Yates, Xavier Pereira, Owen Lees and Liam Parnell.
 
Coach: Tom Wells
 
Under 16:
The Knox under 16s side put in a dominant performance against Riverview. The game started slowly with Knox finding themselves down early. However after the quarter time break the team sprung into action recording a 6 goals to 0 second quarter. Some fantastic tackling from James Bennett and defensive running from Tom Kite was a big part of the Knox team getting back on top. Good ruckwork from Harry Potter and Nick Barclay combined with Mitch Parker's defensive pressure also helped Knox to continue their dominance of the game. After half time, the game continued in much of the same fashion with Campbell Saddington (5) Zach Stewart (4) and Alex Doling cook (4) all kicking big bags of goals to help the team to their biggest victory of the year.
 
Final Score 
Knox 124 Defeated Riverview 34
Best Players: James Bennett, Tom Kite, James Robertson, Campbell Saddington, Nick Barclay and Jordan De Vries. 
  
Coach: Mitch De Vries
 

Baseball
Mr Jason Van Blerk, MIC of Baseball

The Stealers - pre-season development day on: » Read More

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
Benjamin Moss, Coach

Centennial Parklands Hosts CAS/GPS
Positioned between two weekends of considerable importance to Knox athletes, the intermediary Centennial Park run came at a nadir; but garnered the toughest and most dedicated Cross Country runners nonetheless. » Read More

Last week’s Knox hosted St Ives showground and showcased a brand new course redesign and a change up from what has been the Centennial Park run staple for well over a decade.

On form as always, the Juniors came 2nd as a team in CAS – hopefully they can challenge Trinity next weekend for the CAS team Championship. Jackson Croker led the Knox boys in with a 2nd place in CAS (9th overall), Angus Menzies finishing in 5th place. Ewan Shingler backed off after his mammoth performance last weekend with an 11th place. Tom Ivers anchored the Knox 4 person team with an 18th place in CAS. Congratulations to the 8 person strong juniors on all finishing in the top 40 CAS places. 

The Intermediates put in another week of hard work, and their results really showed their dedication. Ben Fitton placed 6th in CAS (15th overall), who is gearing up for both the CAS Championships and the City2Surf next weekend where he will be looking to post the fastest Knox time at the event. Ben Jackson finished in a solid 21st place, followed closely by Luke Bray in 26th. 

Captain and dedicated runner Vaughn Wickenden racked up an impressive 11th overall CAS position to give him a good shot at a top-10 finish at next weeks CAS Championships. 

Congratulations boys and good luck for next week!

Fencing

After their warm up, the boys were taken through their footwork and bouting exercises. » Read More

Teams were formed and the boys had a "minute to win it" as they fenced each other. By trying to score as many hits as possible in a short amount of time the boys learned how to stay calm under pressure and remember the basics to score their hits accurately. They enjoyed the competition and adjusting to the different fencing styles of each other as they raced the clock.

Football
Steve Roche, MIC Football

Knox Football vs Cranbrook CAS Round 9
CAS round 9 saw perfect Football weather and 13 Knox teams looking to wrap up their respective competitions. 22 wins and only 3 losses for the day and 125 goals scored for with a miserly 36 conceded! » Read More

Opens had an even day with 2 wins 2 draws and 2 losses, 2nds are still undefeated with a 4-1 victory along with the 6ths racking up a 3-0 win. The 1st XI with quite a few players out went down 3-1 in a very physical encounter.

Year 10 had their first undefeated day with the 10As leading off banging in 9 goals in a romp winning 9-2 on a day when they couldn’t miss, goals were shared between seven different scorers, Ed Yoong, Lincoln Tasker-Hughes, Connor Jones, Tom Colfer, Alex Duffy, Aedan Curtis and a Lachlan Tan double filled the scoresheet. 10Bs held the league leaders Cranbrook to a nil all draw while the Cs and Ds won their matches 4-1 and 2-1 respectively.

Year 9 recorded 6 wins a draw and a loss the 9As making hard work with the bottom placed team drawing 2-2 Oliver Wiggin and Nick Drummond knocking in one apiece. 9Bs also continued their winning ways sliding three in the net to win 3-0. 9Cs Ds and Es are all still on track to record and undefeated season winning 5-1 2-1 and 4-0 all playing possession football and giving very little away every time the boys take the field.

Year 8 was on song winning seven from eight matches. 8Bs recording another solid 3-0 win keeping the pressure on Aloysius to keep winning to stay ahead. 8Cs and 8Es are looking at undefeated seasons also in 2015 with only Barker in their way after winning comfortably 3-0 and 6-0. Will Seitam, Aiden Rajarartnam, Viruna Tennakoon scoring a goal each in the Cs while William Coe scored a double in the Es victory. The 8Gs put on a show for the fans going behind early in the first half 0-2 rising to the occasion after great vocal encouragement from the bleaches in the second half coming back to win 4-2 with a Lachlan Hogan hat trick being the difference.

Year 7 recorded their fifth clean sweep of the season nailing 44 goals and conceding a poultry 6.  7 out of the 8 year 7 teams are still undefeated and will break all records if this can stay the same next week against Barker. 7As produced another win and have been the improvers over the past few weeks and have shot up the table into second place behind Trinity. Bs Cs Ds Es Fs Gs and Hs all bagged wins and are all still undefeated and at the top of the league!


Photographs

House Photographs 
Thursday 6 August 
The following Houses are to meet at Assembly time (12.05pm) on Knox 1 dressed in full Winter uniform (blazer, no boater) for House photographs.  The remaining Houses will have House Assembly in their usual venues. » Read More

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.

Rugby
John Rownes, MIC Rugby

Last Saturday 1st August the Knox 1st XV travelled to Cranbrook in their effort to maintain an unbeaten CAS season. » Read More

The quality of defence and the adherence to their structure enabled the Knox team to outlast a willing Cranbrook team and secure a very sound 25 – 15 win. The 2nd XV were placed under pressure and had to withstand a strong finish from Cranbrook to win 11 – 10. The 3rd XV won 20 – 0, 4th XV 35 – 5 and the 5th XV 27 – 0 to complete a good day for the Opens teams against Cranbrook. The 6th XV met sterner opposition from St Joseph’s College 10th XV losing 0 – 48.

The 16A’s who have been in sensational form this term produced another excellent display to defeat Cranbrook 37 – 10. The 16B’s won 47 – 0, 16C’s 55 – 5 while the 16D’s and 16E’s played The Scots College. The 16D’s lost 0 – 52 and in a high scoring match the 16E’s lost 30 – 45. The Under 15’s have made impressive gains this season and their development is certainly promising for the future. The 15A’s played one of if not the finest performance of the season to defeat Cranbrook 45 – 0. The 15B’s had a tough day against a very strong St Joseph’s College team losing 0 – 57. The 15C’s and 15D’s both had wins against Cranbrook 28 – 5 and 32 – 14 respectively. The 15E’s played and defeated St Ignatius15G’s 45 – 10.

The 14A’s had a true challenge taking on a very good Cranbrook team. Through some fine defence they remained in touch with Cranbrook and with the game at 19 – 19 and time almost up, Sam Rechner sought an opportunity down the short side beating a defender and outlasting the cover defence to dive over in the corner and secure a sensational 24 – 19 win. The 14B’s were solid in their 31 – 12 win and the 14C’s too good running in plenty of tries to win 82 – 0. The 14D/E team played against St Augustine’s but went down 17 – 30. The 13A’s were quite brilliant winning 35 – 0 and the 13B’s scored some wonderful tries in their 74 – 0 win. The 13C’s played St Ignatius losing 10 – 52 while the 13D’s stepped up against Cranbrook 13C’s to win 53 – 10. The 13E’s and 13F’s both played St Joseph’s College losing their respective matches 12 – 65 and 12 – 35.

This Saturday is the final round of the CAS for 2015 and all teams will look forward to their clash against local rivals, Barker College. 

Sport Training and Activities for the rest of Term 4

Period 7 Sport for Week 5 And 6
In Period 7 in Week 5 students will not require to be changed as we will be confirming sports choices at this time. Students involved in Winter Squash and who are in the semi finals will continue to train and prepare in their Period 7 sport allocated time. » Read More

 Winter Basketball in Week 5 will continue to train after school as scheduled.  

In week 6 students will get changed at lunch as normal for Period 7 Sport and will report to the Lawson Centre where they will be put into their sporting groups and be informed of the coming trials.  

Students who have qualified for Winter Season Squash Grand Finals will continue to train in Period 7 or after school for these Squash finals.  Winter Basketball in week 6 will continue to train as scheduled.  

Period 7 sport for summer will formally commence from week 7.  

Students who would like to maintain or improve fitness are able to attend the Athletic Development Centre before school, after school and on Saturday morning between 7.30am – 11am.  

Week 6 
Trials and Training for 1sts and 2nds teams and some A teams will commence from week 6 and any student wishing to be involved should check with the MIC.    Full details will be in the Week 5 Bulletin.    
 
Track and Field commences in Week 5 and students who wish to be involved should contact Mr Pittman.  

Squash

K6 v Barker 2 – a great win 13/9
Z. Partridge, K. Kyanian, special thanks to Kiarash playing twice.  This team is currently 2nd » Read More

K7v Barker 3 another good team win 21/1- M. Gee, T. Joseph, K Ramcharan

This team is currently 3rd

K28 v Barker 7 - Another good win by these year 7 boys - Soonius, A. Lin Lacy, J. Harris. This team is 3rd.

K31 v Wby a great team win.   A. Srivatsan, W. Wells Also special thank you to Adi for playing up to help another team – well done. 

K32 v Barker 9
A special mention to Jono Simmonds playing twice K39 v Barker 14 Good win 16/6  S.Wang, M. Mohandass.  

With only one round left to play, Training once again concentrated on length and controlled playing.  

The T Semi Finals will be held at Knox on Saturday 15 August – so please come along and support the boys.   

Tennis
Ben Higgins, MIC Knox Tennis

Saturday 1st August saw Knox Tennis take on Cranbrook away. » Read More

The 1st team split their doubles with the 1st pair winning both sets whilst our 2nd pair lost a close 2 sets. The singles showed a great performance from Captain Jamie Fraser to win 6-0 in 10 minutes. The 1st team won 6-2 overall. The 2nd team played some outstanding tennis to win 8-0 overall with a good performance from Thomas Burwood to win both singles and doubles very comfortably. The 3rd and 4th team played a friendly match against Sydney Grammar, where both teams won with ease 6-0. The 5th-7th teams played an internal competition at Morona Avenue.

The 10A team played a friendly match against Sydney Grammar at the Knox Prep Courts. The team won 6-0 with a strong performance from James Lu, whilst the B team also won 6-0. The C and D team played in an internal competition.

The 9 A team won a close match 4-2 with a good team performance to get the win. The B and C team played a friendly match against Sydney Grammar School, where both teams won 6-0 only dropping 7 games between the 2 teams. Teams D- H played an internal FAST 4 TENNIS Competition at Regimental Park. There was some great tennis played by all with some good tactical understanding.

The 8 A team had a great battle with the Cranbrook team drawing 3-3 but won on count back by 7 games. Well done to Henry Wines and Nathan Guo on a good doubles and singles performance. The B and C team played a friendly match against Sydney Grammar School, both winning 5-1 overall. There was an impressive effort from Adam Swiderski to win both singles and doubles. Teams D- G played an internal FAST 4 TENNIS Competition at Regimental Park. There was a good show of tennis by the boys with some very close matches.

The 7A team continued their domination to win 6-0 overall with a tight win by Kiran Anker in his singles. The B team played a friendly match against Sydney Grammar and won 5-1 overall with a good doubles and singles win by Sebastian Goh. The C team won against Sydney Grammar School 6-0. Teams D- H played an internal doubles competition at Turramurra Park which the boys had great fun combining with each other.

Overall it was another very successful weekend winning 100% of all matches played. Congratulations to all the boys on some impressive tennis and thank you to the parents for making your sons get to their allocated venues on time.


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. The choices can be found in the document below. » Read More

Track and Field

Track and Field Season Launch
Thursday 13 August, 5pm
Please see the flyer below.
» Read More

Track and Field Season Launch 2015 flyer Track and Field Season Launch 2015 flyer (478 KB)

Track and Field - Term 3 training schedule

Track and Field Training Schedule - Term 3 2015 Track and Field Training Schedule - Term 3 2015 (36 KB)

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