Knox Grammar School

From the Head of
Knox Sports Academy Mr Chuck Ardron

As we wind down to the of Summer Sport with only two Saturdays to go I was reminded during the week by a parent that one of the most important things that students should have with regards to mixing sport and academic life and that is sleep.» Read More

I would encourage both parents and students to look at the research regarding adolescence and this important factor because with all of technology and the constant distractions that go with being a teenager and being a busy student at Knox it is easy to not think about the importance of sleep. Students where possible should try to get regular and as much sleep as they can each night around homework and sport. This is the most important growth period of their lives and sleep assists with both recovery from the activities of the day, both mental and phsyical and also prepares the boys for the activities of the next day.

I hope everyone has enjoyed 6 Event today and it is one of the highlights of our House Spring calendar. With two Saturdays remaining I expect all to finish as they began - strongly.

By this I mean with their attitude, their attendance, their attire and the behavior that is expected of Knox men. I wish you all the best on whether you win, lose or draw but please ensure that you enjoy your Sport.

Quote of the Week

'Make each day your masterpiece.'
John Wooden

Action from Wednesday's Senior School Six Event Track and Field Day.

HIGHLIGHTS

CIS Awards

On Friday night, 20 February Knox boys featured strongly in the NSW CIS Sports 2014 Awards Dinner with Sukhman Bhinder receiving The MJ Punch Award for Outstanding Individual Sportsman. » Read More

Red Awards (Primary) were presented to William Constable (Athletics), Sam Rockliff (Cross Country) and Joshua Collett (Swimming).

Blue Awards (Secondary) were presented to Sukhman Bhinder (Basketball), Troy Dargan (Rugby League), Cameron Green (Tennis) and Andrew Hemsworth (Swimming).

Jamie Fraser and Cameron Green were members of the Secondary Team of the Year – Boys Tennis.

NSWPSSA Representatives Medallion Recipients

James Constable (Athletics & Cross Country)
William Constable (Athletics)
Sam Rockliff (Athletics and Cross Country)
Joshua Collett (Swimming)
Joshua Johnson (Swimming)
NSW All Schools Representatives - Medallion Recipients
Austin Thomson (Athletics)
Nicholas Frost (Athletics)
Lachlan Mayo (Baseball)
Sukhman Bhinder (Basketball)
Christian Holman (Diving)
Troy Dargan (Rugby League)
Andrew Hemsworth (Swimming)
Justin Lee (Swimming)
Matthew Georgevits (Swimming)
Paul van Westing (Swimming)
Cameron Green (Tennis)
Jamie Fraser (Tennis)
Congratulations to all award winners for their outstanding performances in 2014.

PREP SPORT

House Swimming Carnival

Last Tuesday the Preparatory School held their House Swimming Carnival at the Knox Aquatic Centre. » Read More

It was a full day of racing, cheering and war cries with all boys participating in an event to gain pints for their House.

Our Junior Carnival (8/9yrs & 10yrs) saw Haslett set the pace for the other Houses. This lead continued into the Senior Carnival (11yrs/12yrs+) with Haslett being crowned Champion House, followed by Ewan, Fuller, Lang and Burns.

Joshua Collett broke records in the 11 years 50m Freestyle with a time of 29.70s and the 11 years breaststroke in 38.41s taking over 2 seconds off the previous record held by Tom Fabian in 1998.

Our Champion boys were:

9 years:
1st Henry Anderson (Haslett), 2nd Marcus Walsh (Haslett) & 3rd Heath Turner (Fuller)

10 years:
1st Charlie Anderson (Haslett), 2nd Angus Rowe & 3rd Alexander Ruygrok (Ewan)

11 years:
1st Joshua Collett (Ewan), 2nd Will McDonagh (Haslett), 3rd William Constable (Haslett) & Angus Stevenson (Ewan)

12 years+:
1st Ben Rothery (Ewan), 2nd Paul Lee (Burns) & Lachlan Robertson (Haslett)

Form Stroke Trophy Winner: Ben Rothery

Congratulations to all boys on great sportsmanship and effort on the day.

Individual results from the Prep House Swimming Carnival (Years 3-6) are posted on the Portal under Swimming.

 

2015 Sports Trainings and Fixtures Term 1 Schedule

The Term 1 summer sports training schedule is posted on the Portal at Prep sport under ‘Training Schedules’. » Read More

Basketball, Cricket, T-ball and Tennis Saturday fixtures are posted on the portal under ‘Sports Fixtures’. It is imperative parents check the Portal every Friday in case there has been a fixture change. Saturday fixtures for Fencing, Karate, Orienteering and Golf are given to the boys at their training sessions.

We ask parents to please not to contact other schools where your son may be playing for a fixture. Please contact Ms McDonald for any fixture/venue query before Friday 3pm.

Winter Sport Choices Years 3-6

The winter sport choice listing is on the Portal.  Trials for the winter sports will be held on Saturday 21 March. » Read More

SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT

Period 7 Sport Arrangements in Week 7

Please note the following arrangements for Sport in Period 7, Week 7. » Read More

  1. Year 10, 9, 8 and 7 do not get changed at lunchtime, and all students go to the Lawson Centre at the start of Period 7.
  2. Students will be given the opportunity to confirm sport, change sport and get details regarding their Sport at this time. 
  3. Winter Sport Induction day for Football, Rugby and Tennis will be on Saturday 14 March.  
  4. Pre season training schedules and venues will be advertised in Week 7 as will the Winter Training Schedule for all Sports.  Pre season training for those Sports will commence from Monday 16 March, Week 8.  
  5. All other Sports will commence the Winter Training Schedule from Monday 20 April  
Saturday 14 March – Winter Sport Induction Day for Football, Rugby and Tennis
Please note that ALL students who have chosen Football, Rugby and tennis as their Winer sport option are required to attend this day.  Times and Venues below. 

  Football 
Curugal
Rugby
Knox 1

Tennis
Venue TBA

Year 7 or U13
9.00am – 10.00am
8.00am – 9.30am
1.30pm – 3.00pm
Year 8 or U14 10am – 11.00am 9.00am – 10.30am
11.30am – 1.00pm 
Year 9 or U15  11.00am – Noon
10.00am – 11.30am
10.30am – 11.30am
Year 10 or U16  12.30pm – 1.30pm 
11.00am – 12.30pm 
 9.30am – 10.30am
Opens 
 1.30pm – 2.30pm
 12 Noon – 1.30pm
 8.30am – 9.30am  

Students will need jerseys, boots and shin pads for Football, jerseys and boots for Rugby and come suitably attired in the appropriate sports uniform. Mouthguards and head gear should be brought to all trainings for Rugby and please being sports shoes as well as boots. All students not matter what sport should always being a water bottle to all trainings and games.  

CAS Swimming and Diving Championships

Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Homebush
Thursday 12 March 2015
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The CAS Swimming and Diving Championships will be held on Thursday 12 March from 4.30 – 8.30pm at SOPAC at Homebush.  This is one of the best CAS Sports events of each year and Knox has a long and successful history both in the pools and also with the largest group of supporters.  This year again we hope to follow tradition and do our best. 

Attendance at this event is compulsory for all Year 8 students as part of their tradition and voluntary for all other year groups.  The school looks forward to being the biggest and loudest again! 

Year 8 parents have been emailed information and attendance slips which must be returned no later than Monday 9 March.     

Full details have been emailed to all Years 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12 parents directing them to the online attendance register if students in these year groups are attending the event.  Please see the Knox Portal.

ALL Senior School students attending are to wear WINTER uniform to school on Thursday 12 March and no blazers or boaters. There is an exception for Year 7 who will wear their summer uniform.

All students attending will travel by bus only. However, students wishing to return home with parents must bring a request letter from their parent/guardian to Mr James by 9:00am Monday 9 March. It will be signed off and retained by the student.  These students are permitted to take their bags on the bus handing their signed note to the bus supervisor prior to boarding the bus.

A food pack will be provided to all spectators and at 2:35pm they will board buses to SOPAC, Homebush at 2.50pm. The first event will commence at 4:30 pm. Canteen facilities are also available at SOPAC.

The buses will be numbered and students should ensure they travel both ways on the same numbered bus.

The final event is scheduled for 7:50pm. Buses will then return to Knox, departing Homebush at 8:15pm. Spectators will start to arrive back at school at approximately 9.00pm.

Parents and supporters are welcome to attend the traditional CAS Assembly at 1:35pm on Thursday 12 March in the Lawson Centre.

House Sport Timetable

2015
Senior: Years 10, 11, 12
Junior: Years 7, 8, 9 » Read More

Term 1
  • Cricket Finals - Junior & Senior – Week 5 – Thursday Lunch
  • Basketball: Junior - Week 6 – Monday 2 to Friday 6 March
  • Basketball: Senior - Week 7 – Monday 9 to Friday 13 March
Term 2
  • Oz Tag: Senior - Week 2 – Monday 27 Apr to Friday 1 May
  • Oz Tag: Junior - Week 3 – Monday 4 to Friday 8 May
  • Football: Senior - Week 5 – Monday 18 to Friday 22 May    
  • Football: Junior - Week 6 – Monday 25 to Friday 29 May
  • Track & Field C’ships –  Week 7 – Friday 5 June OR Week 9 Thursday 18 June   TBA   
Term 3
  • Dodgeball: Senior - Week 3 – Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
  • Dodgeball: Junior - Week 4 – Monday 3 to Friday 7 August
  • Debating: Senior - Week 5 – Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
  • Debating: Junior - Week 6 – Monday 17 to Friday 21 August

Senior School Swimming Championships

Wednesday 18 February at Knox Aquatic Centre
What a memorable night of racing. Mr Cobb was the commentator and with music and lights and live underwater cameras the performances matched the hype. » Read More

After last year’s 18 records, a tough act to follow, but again this year it was well matched. The swimmers responded to the atmosphere, with an amazing 8 new school records.

Kicking off proceedings with the first of his two records was Swim Captain Vincent Dai (year 12), swimming 100m freestyle. Knocking over two seconds off the previous record, Vincent also set the 50m freestyle record of 23.55.

Justin Lee (year 8) set a total of 5 new records in winning the 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke events. Justin had already set new marks at the School Championships Distance events, in the 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle and 200m medley.
Andrew Hemsworth (year 11) was in trailblazing form too, setting new marks in the 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke.

William Yang (year 11) joined in the record breaking setting a new 50m backstroke school record.

Another backstroke record fell to Leon MacAlister (year 9) with arguably the best swim of the night. Leon also set a new 200m medley record at the Knox Distance Championships in week two.

A total of 12 records have been set across the 48 events this year.

With just over two weeks to go until CAS – we can do it!  

AFL All Stars Match

An AFL Independent Schools All Stars side comprising of the All-Star nominated players for the 2014 Year 9/10 competition will play a New Zealand representative Under 16 side on Friday 20 March at 4.30pm. » Read More

The event takes place at St Ignatius College, Number 4 Field @ Tambourine Bay Rd, Lane Cove.  

Good luck to Ned Campbell, Oliver Roe, Charles Sennitt, Harrison Parker, Alex Selvarajah, Alex McConnell, James Bennett and Jack Nicholls.   

Baseball

Under 19s first team
What a terrific game this weekend! The result a win to the Knox team 20-8 against the Stealers Pumas. With a change in the pitching roster, Greg Bradford took the mound for the first 3 innings with 2 strike outs and 4 hits, and held the run count to 3 for the innings. » Read More

The final inning was pitched by Chris Layman, who was struggling to find the zone this week, with 1 strike out and 1 hit. Our fielders worked very hard this week with a terrific catch in right field from Woody Wu, and a fly ball catch by Greg Bradford from the mound.  Chris Layman on first had 3 outs with assistance from Jaidyn Leong (catcher), Nick Gongolidis (2nd base) and Greg Bradford (pitcher). Quick thinking by Michael So (short stop) to Nick Gongolidis (2nd base) quickly halted the runner.  Careful hands and calm play between Nick Gongolidis and Chris Layman in the baseball game of “piggy in the middle”, allowed for an exciting out in the 3rd inning. Michael So again halted a runners base run with an out caught stealing in the 4th inning.

Our bats were on fire, and careful base running allowed the runs to quickly mount up with each inning achieving the mercy maximum of 5 runs over the plate!!!!  Jaidyn Leong had a hit in all four innings and was quick around the bases to bring in 4 runs.  Michael So also had 4 runs with great base running and patience at the plate to be awarded base on balls each time.  Greg Bradford was rusty to start hitting into the hands of second base, but came back strong with hits in each inning - 3 runs and a 3 bagger.  Nick Gongolidis had 2 terrific hits but the fielders were too good and caught the balls.  He came home with 2 runs and took one for the team in the third inning.  Max Voysey came out hitting with 4 runs, one off an error in the field and he also got hit by a pitched ball.  Woody Wu had one run off a hit by pitch ball and was unfortunately left on base twice due to the mercy rule!  Hamish Clarke was also hit by pitch, achieved 2 runs and also was left on base.  Chris Layman gained 1 run and hit twice, and was left on base 3 times due to the mercy rule. Alex Stone was the last batter and really felt the impact of the mercy rule having hit a 2 bagger and a one bagger but never being able to convert these to runs!

Basketball
Dom Finlay, Director of Knox Basketball

Overall
The 8th round of the C.A.S season saw Knox versus Waverley. Waverley are inherently strong in the younger years making for some great games in the year 8 and 9 competitions. » Read More

Overall Knox won 90% of the games played (36 wins 1 draw 4 losses). Knox overall record improves to 72%.

Opens
Our opens finished the weekend record of 8 wins 1 draw 1 loss. The 1sts had control throughout the game thanks to a dominant 1st quarter. Coach Strong was able to share his court time allocation evenly rewarding tremendous commitment by all boys involved in the squad. The boys finished the game comfortably ahead 90-41 to finish 8 rounds incurring only 1 loss. Our 2nds played a hard game against Waverley. The lead never extended past 5 points, with both schools experiencing the front runner role throughout the game. The game finished as a draw, providing a fair reflection of the game itself. Overall our opens finished the day with an 8 win, 1 draw and 1 loss record.

10’s
Our 10’s finished another strong weekend of fixtures winning 7 of the 8 games played. Dominant rebounding and stifling defence was the main factor that helped the Knox 10 A’s secure victory. Our B’s looked the better throughout the game, winning a close encounter and reversing their term 4 defeat. Coach Pimentel is doing a fine job with the C’s group remaining undefeated through 3 rounds.

9’s
Our 9’s finished the weekend without a loss to Waverley. This is a very strong year group brimming with enthusiasm and skill. Great defence, solid team work and focus has been some of the calling cards of this group. Our C, D, H, I and J squads all remain undefeated after 8 rounds of the CAS.

8’s
The 8’s had a wonderful weekend, winning 8, and losing only 1 game. Our A’s were very strong against a very skilled Waverley side (Knox won 39-19). Our B’s struggled with Waverley’s height advantage, losing by 11. There is no doubt this year group will continue, with great coaching, fantastic application and enjoyment to improve through their career at Knox. Our *I’s and J’s remain undefeated

7’s
Our 7’s had a great turn around weekend winning 5 of the 6 games played against Waverley. Our A’s really hit their straps winning 50-29. Coach Trikilis is really happy with the development of his troops. Cranbrook have a very strong junior squad coming through which will ensure all games will be tight for the upcoming weekend of fixtures.

Cricket

Week three of the new term saw most teams take on a tough opposition in Waverley. Humid weather conditions saw some excellent seam bowling across all teams and some solid batting was also on show. » Read More

The 1st XI showed guts and determination beating the CAS leaders comfortably and our lower teams dominated as once again our depth was on show for all to see. We must continue to take pride in taking responsibility on the field. We too often rely on our captains to lead the way, set our fields and make the decisions. The great teams have 11 leaders who put their hands up when the game is on the line. This is something we can pride ourselves on moving forwards. We do it in training, time to take it on the field. Well done on another great weekend!

1st XI vs Waverley (Home)

After two lackluster batting performances, a big week of training was focused on taking responsibility and showing intent ahead of taking on top of the table Waverley.

Winning the toss on a flat Curagul wicket Waverley bowled very well early restricting runs and taking two early wickets. This brought Josh Trewin (64) and Harry Chapman (57) together who showed great fitness on a humid day running superbly and putting pressure back on the opposition. Knox batted their full 50 overs racking up a competitive total of 181/9.

Will Graham got Knox off to a superb start with 2 early wickets, Matt Beatty then produced a superb over of flight and guile to earn the key wicket of Vass. James Dey then clean bowled Waverley's skipper De Silva next ball to leave them reeling at 25/4.

Tight bowling and superb fielding kept the squeeze on through out with Matt Wesley destroying the middle order (4-18) and Will Graham (3-19) keeping up his sensational summer with the ball.

2nd XI vs Waverley (Away)
‪The 2nd XI made the somewhat tedious journey to Queens Park to face Waverley in a top of the table clash, which also doubled as our last away game of the season. After some testing weather the pitch was deemed playable and Knox began the match in the field, bowling. Eager to bounce back from two consecutive sundry ridden efforts, the new ball combination of Rob Jones (0/22) and Alex McConnell (2/24) produced easily their most impressive partnership of bowling all season. Early wickets were again the key as the late inclusion of Josh Tighe produced a stunning catch at second slip off spearhead McConnell's 2nd over to kick start the innings. Having managed to salvage another wicket in his very next over, McConnell and the rest of the attack began to be tested by some powerful Waverley batting. A 50 run partnership was finally broken by our fierce leader Olly Morton (2/4) shortly after tea who produced two wickets in two balls in his first over of 2015. From there the runs dried up and Knox were able to reduce the scoring rate significantly, with Waverley reeling at 7/90 thanks to fine spells from Todoroski (2/28), Cornford (3/8) and company. Regrettably, complacently set in in the final 5 overs however which allowed Waverley to blow out to a very generous 9/119. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Having lost our run machine Hugh Sherwood who was 'demoted' mid week to the 1st XI, the new opening stand of Morton and Petro got off to a shaky start, to have Knox 1/4 off 3 overs. A decent partnership from Morton (25) and late call up Josh 'JT" Tighe (18) took Knox to a steady 1/37 after 14 overs. JT would eventually fall for a commanding 18 just before tea, as the score reached 2/40. After the break Waverley managed to strangle the Knox batsman with tight lines and crafty changes of pace. Our Achilles heel reared its head as we were again unable to find a way to rotate the strike, allowing Waverley to dictate terms. This would eventually lose us the match, and seemingly the chance at a CAS premiership. Knox would finish the innings at a disappointing 9/92. As the boys sat solemnly watching the last ball together in the stands, the character that is 'The Viper' Rob Jones reminded us that cricket is only a game after all. Having been taunted by the Waverley keeper all match, Big Rupe was promised a car if the last ball of the innings was sent over the rope. Sure enough he delivered, monstering the ball over long on to have even the most intensely competitive of supporters (me) up on their feet cheering him off the ground. To borrow a phrase from a philosophical friend of mine; 'there is no such thing as failure, only feedback and an opportunity to learn'. Whilst it was a bitter pill to swallow 11 young Knox men will salvage more than they know from this defeat.

3rd XI vs Waverley (Home)
Batting first in overcast conditions Knox made the most of a good start with Ben Feather continuing his good form with another 50. Finishing on 70. Well supported by De Meyrick who made 30 and Tom England who made 36. Knox finishing with 8/173.

In reply the bowling was outstanding. Big quick Tom Wilson was firey with 1/14 in his opening spell. Alex Jackson taking 2/25 and Ben Close 2/18. Pasquali chipping in with 2/3 off only 3 overs also. Waverley being bowled out for only 90. A great win!

4th XI vs Waverley (Home)
The 4th XI went down to Waverley at Queen’s Park despite a spirited fight back with ball and in the field. Bowling first Knox destroyed the Waverley batting line up for only 96 runs. David Taylor has been a consistent wicket taker all year, he finished with 2/9 while the impressive Connor McFadden finished with 3/26.

In reply the batting was ordinary as we capitulated for only 62 runs in the small chase. Despite this the game was full of positives as our boys continued their great season.

5th XI vs Kings 4th XI (Home)
The Knox 5ths/10Cs had their most outstanding performance of the whole season. Playing Kings 4ths at home they elected to bat. Tate Jenetsky and Fred Guest got the boys off to a flying start with a partnership of 58, Fred finishing on 26 and Tate with 29, top score for the season showing that if you turn up to every training session without fail you will improve and get results. Al Currey & Beau Luland were handy with the bat at first and second drop maintaining the momentum by getting 20 & 12 runs. Knox ending up on 167, a solid score to defend! Sensing this the boys all stepped up, planning their own bowling attack. With a good score to defend the boys all put in incredible efforts to bowling with a plan and committing in the field and despite Kings chasing down the score with relative ease, our lads walked off the field with their heads held high proud of their effort and commitment.

10A vs Waverley (Away)
The 10A’s faced a tough Waverley team at home in their own back yard. A green pitch and humid conditions were always going to enable the ball to swing and seam. After losing two quick wickets, Jonny Lang and Fraser Wilson who have built good partnerships all year entered the fray.

Good running and smart shot selection was the feature of a partnership that neared 100 runs as Knox made their way to 9/134 off 32 overs. A good score on a green pitch. Lang finishing with 53 and Wilson 47.

Unfortunately the rain came and forced the game to be called off before our boys had a chance to have a bowl on a green pitch with a good score on the board.

10B vs Waverley (Away)
The 10Bs had a fantastic win vs Waverley despite a low score with the bat. The usual master blaster, Matt Wedlock was a rock in a low innings of only 104 all out. Making a solid and stoic 50. In reply the bowling and fielding was outstanding with off spinner Hamish Cole taking a sensational 7/8 as Knox bowled Waverley out for only 38. A great win.

9A vs Waverley (Home)
Knox won the coin toss and elected to bat on what looked to be one of the better prepared pitches we had had at lower Gillespie in recent times. A slight cover of surface moisture looked as if it may give the bowlers a slight advantage early; though in typical Gillespie style, the pitch continued to play in its 'up and down' fashion. The opening pair of Coburn and Graham gave Knox a great start; reaching 43 before the first fall of wicket. The top order performed solidly as a unit and worked hard to take quick singles and dispatch any loose deliveries - one of the better batting performances this team has produced this season. With wickets in hand, Glover and Chapman were both able to amp up the batting toward the end of the innings to set a very competitive 134 run target.

Rain delayed the beginning of the Waverley batting innings, but Knox was raring to go after a dominant batting display. Caprarelli had the ball on a string from the first ball, terrorising the batsman with his natural pace and extra bounce. Gallu played a great support act adding variety and swing with his left arm bowling. Knox was well on top of the game by the half way mark, having Waverley reeling at 7/45. The drinks break proved to be no momentum-killer, as the boys came out and ran through the rest of the batting line up with Zatz landing his leg breaks on a 20 cent piece. The fielding was sharp and the whole team showed great intent and energy throughout the whole innings - led by Captain Nick Astridge who took a screamer in the gully that's to be a sure nomination for a KFC Classic Catch award! All in all, it was the most complete performance the boys have produced all season - a great way to start the weekend. Bring on Cranbrook!

9B vs Waverley (Away)
On a damp synthetic pitch and a small boundary, our boys won the toss and bowled first. Crawford Lees was fantastic and finished with 2/15, ably supported by Patrick O’Day who also bagged a brace of wickets.

Unfortunately at 7/115 the rain came and washed the game out. A fantastic bowling and fielding performance would’ve surely given the batsman a good chance at a win.

9C vs Waverley (Home)

All season our Year 8 boys have been helping to make up numbers for the 9C’s. This round it couldn’t have been further away from making up the numbers as Year 8 boy, Johnie Holland top scored with 56 runs! Finn Douglas chiming in with 45 and James Meldrum helping himself to 39. In reply it was another Year 8 boy that did the damage with the ball, Will Coe taking 3 wickets for only 11 runs.

8A vs Waverley (Away)
‪Knox won the toss and batted first. After a 27 run opening stand, there was a middle order collapse in which Knox lost 6/23 in the space of 8 overs. Wines made 22 and Nevell who batted extremely well given the conditions made 26. Knox just batting out the overs, finishing on 9/100. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

One major positive from the game was their intensity in the field and their overall bowling performance. After starting with a lot of sundries, the bowling turned to become very tight, controlled and economical. Waverley batted well considering the pressure they were placed under and finished 5/101 off 30 overs. Tom Ivers bowled extremely well finishing his 6 overs with 1-3.

8B vs Waverley (Home)
Batting first on a green pitch, the 8B’s showed guts and determination that has been a feature of most games despite a few losses. Mikey Glover making the most of his promotion from the C’s with 33 runs as we made our way to 98 runs batting first.

In reply the bowling was fantastic. Zac Graham was particularly impressive with only one wicket but building pressure for Sam Leafe the other end, who finished with 2/7 as we bowled out Waverley for only 62. A worthy mention for fielding is Tom Supple and James Gosper who were outstanding throughout our bowling innings, adding to the pressure and affecting the game positively from the field.

8C vs Waverley (Away)
Knox won the toss and batted first - scoring 6/91 off their 20 overs. Jared Meyer top scored with a great knock of 27 - before being run out. It was an excellent knock incorporating singles to ease the pressure of Waverley’s tight bowling while also featuring some exquisite ground strokes and power hitting. Harley Clifton also looked good for his 10 before being bowled.

Most of the other boys got starts but Jared and Harley were the standouts. Credit must also be given to Waverley who bowled quite well - despite giving away 25 sundries.

With the ball in hand the boys were enthusiastic and played with great energy - leading to their tight win in the final over. Waverley finished with 85 (bowled out in the 20th over). The boys fielded really well - with Captain Ollie Morgan getting a fantastic direct hit in the first over at point. The only disappointing aspect was our sundries - conceding 29 - although one must also put this in context with the fact that the Queens park astro-turf wickets are significantly thinner than the pitches at school - so the wides in particular were certainly inflated. Despite these extras the boys bowled consistently well with a very disciplined line and length. Tim Shannon bowled out of his skin for a C"s player - finishing with 2/2 off 2 overs. I think that he definitely deserves a look in for a B"s spot. Adam Holmes bowled without luck - finishing with 1-6 off three overs and beating the outside edge more often than not. Khoby McDonald and Ollie Morgan then stepped up to the plate to bowl the final two overs and did a fantastic job to see us home with some fantastic death bowling under significant pressure.

7A vs Waverley (Home)
An incredible game was seen at Gillespie between two young and keen teams. Our 7A’s are a talented bunch who under the leadership of Kale Gabila have gelled into a good team already. Batting first on a difficult pitch, Knox made their way to 7 for 81 off 32 overs. Lachlan Gee and Alex Stuart combining for a 56 run partnership. Gee making 28 and Alex Stuart making 30.

In reply the bowling was tight and consistent. Economy rates were low across all of our bowlers as we showed great discipline and patience. Jayllen Naganayagam was particularly impressive with his off spin. Taking 3/12 off 5 overs.

The game came down to the last over and with 3 runs needed Knox took the crucial final wicket to win by only 2 runs! A fantastic win.

7B vs Waverley (Away)
The 7B’s batted first against Waverley at Queens Park. A slow and sure start by the openers paved a platform for some destructive middle order hitting from Harrison Rowles who unfortunately had to come off the field with dizziness in the humidity despite hitting two massive sixes! Liam Ridley continued the momentum with some fine pull shots as Knox made their way to 98 runs from their 30 overs.

The rain began to fall as we took the field. An outrageous start by Will Harpur who took 2 wickets with the score on 0. He was supported fantastically by young leg spinner Rishikesh Deshpande who took 3 wickets. With the score 5/4 the rain played its final hand and the boys walked off with a no result. A tremendous performance all round though from everyone.

7C vs Waverley (Home)
The form of the 7C’s so far has been terrific and it continued this week vs Waverley. Batting first, Knox made a score of 2/118. What was particularly impressive was the loss of only 2 wickets and everyone having a good game. Henry Daunt making 25 not out, Sam Nicholl also making 19 not out and Michael O’Day 18 not out.

In reply the rain began to come down thick and fast. The game eventually washed out. Before it was though, we had Waverley 6/38. Sam Dickson taking 2/1, Hamish O’Reilly 1/1 and Michael O’Day 1/5. A fantastic performance all round.

7D vs Waverley (Away)

The 7D’s attempting to win a third game in a row came up against Waverley this weekend. Batting first in a 20 over game, Zac Thomas was particularly destructive. Ably supported by Hugh Kennard and Henry Hill the Knox total made its way to 3/89 with the help of 46 sundries from Waverley.

In reply the innings went Knox’s way immediately as Waverley were bowled out for only 17! The fielding was unreal and with the help of 3 runs outs, the bowling of Liam Serra and Michael Adams.

Hamish McMaster was awesome behind the stumps with a fantastic stumping.

7E vs Kings D (Away)
A tough fixture for our 7D boys against a strong Kings team. Bowling first there were some strong individual performance from Max Couvret who finished with 1/7, Maxwell Evans 2/10 and Bradley Boyd 2/10 as Kings made their way to 112/8 off 32 overs. What was very pleasing was the low economy rate and discipline of our bowlers.

In reply we were unfortunately bowled out for only 40 but there were many positives to be taken from the batting. Ben and Aidan Jacobson both looking comfortable at the crease when batting.

7F vs Kings E (Away)
Saturday morning saw the boys of the 7F’s face for some their first game on a turf wicket against Kings. Having won the toss first and electing to bat, Knox lost some early wickets however some steady and clever batting by Charlie Cooper (17) ensured a total could be built now. Despite the scoring being slow due to large and wet outfields the boys posted 7/62 off their allotted 32 overs. Having set a total that was very reachable, the boys knew every chance and half chance had to be taken. From the outset our bowlers restricted the runs and some excellent catching from Dominic Singarayar had us within reach, with Kings 7 wickets down. Unfortunately Kings built a partnership which proved too hard to crack. Despite the first loss of the season, the boys left nothing out on the field, and gave it their all. Pick of the bowlers were: Xavier Singarayar 2-6 off 2 overs, Lachlan Cummings 1-3 off 2 overs and Severin Fairfax 1-5 off 2 overs.



Fencing

Knox fencing success in NSW competition
Congratulations to the Knox boys who entered the NSW Roberta Nutt Shield men's foil competition on Sunday. » Read More

They were Ken Kawaura, Oskar Loofs, Zac Loofs, Oscar Caswell and Jackson Baker. The boys fenced brilliantly and special mentions must go to Ken Kawaura who came 3rd in the under 13s, Oskar Loofs who came 7th in the under 13s and Oscar Caswell who came 14th in the under 13s. Zac and Jackson also did the school proud and fenced well under pressure in the under 15s.

Practising agility was the key at training last Saturday and after skill and footwork exercises, the boys enjoyed putting new skills into action through competitive bouting. They are developing their lunges and parry ripostes, concentrating on remembering the priority rules for foil and keeping to the torso target. Through their bouting they enjoyed the physical benefits of improved balance, coordination, strength, flexibility and muscular endurance.

Golf

Knox 1 defeats Riverview!
Knox 1 made an excellent start to 2015 defeating Riverview 3/1 at the stunning Terrey Hills Golf Club today. » Read More

This is the first time the inter school’s competition has played a match at this spectacular golf course and the boys were very impressed with the layout.

Ben Robinson (c) had to give 26 shots to his opponent, who was playing particularly well on the tough layout. Although Ben played some solid golf, it was too hard to give away such a large number of shots and he was defeated 4/3.

Ethan Chambers played his consistent “straight down the middle” round and easily defeated his opponent (5/4), who struggled from the start.

Matt Connellan was simply too strong for his opponent and he had a comfortable victory 6/5. Matt played some excellent tee shots, and kept the ball in play for most of his round.

Andrew Connellan had to work a little harder than his brother to achieve his victory, and also hit some superb shots off the tee to win 4/2. Andrew should continue to improve further as he strengthens his approach shots.

Next week:
Practice on Monday at Avondale (weather permitting)
The club professional will be providing tuition.

Boys are reminded about the dress requirements at the course!

Round 8 at Massey Park
Barker v Knox (1)
Trinity v Knox (2)

Timings to be advised!

Squash
Annie Gleason, MIC Squash

This was the last round.

K11 v K12; Alessandro Cigna v William Qian. This was a great match with hard fought rallies resulting in Alessandro winning 3-1.
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K4 v Thornleigh 2. This was also a fantastic match with Ming Lee just going down 2/3 in a match with good shot placement.
K3 v Barker 1. All boys played well with all matches going down to the wire. A.Li, Blake  Leaver, Simon Bold.
K6 v Barker 3. This team is leading the competition and dominating their matches. Bryn Arnold and Finn Hellen-Ford both won 3-0.
Special mention goes to Finn for playing twice to help out another team.
K7 v Barker 4. Another fantastic match with J.Lam playing twice and winning 3/0 and 3/2

Next week is the Semi Finals to be played at Knox starting 8am.

Teams in the Semi Finals
K1,K3,K8,K9,K14,K16,K18,K20,K21,K22,K23,K26,K27,K28,K30,K32,K34.
Grand Final Team
K2,K5,K6,K7,K12,K15,K24,K25,K29,K31,K33

All boys played with Good Sportsmanship.

Track and Field
Chris Pittman, Director of Track and Field

Knox athletes took the valuable opportunity to have a rest weekend after a very busy NSW Little Athletics Regionals program. » Read More

The rest weekend allows athletes to remain fresh for one of the most enjoyable days on the Knox Track and Field calendar, that being Six Event. Six Event provides students with the opportunity to get involved in Track and Field in an environment that promotes participation and team spirit. Six Event is a House based competition where students compete for the valued Spirit Cup and overall House point score. I would encourage all students to get involved and enjoy the day.

Any students wishing to undertake Track and 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 6.45am-8am at Gillespie Field.
  • Thursday Am 6.45am-8am at Gillespie Field

Water Polo

1st Grade vs Cranbrook
Won 10-6

1st grade achieved a great milestone this week by winning their third game of the season and guaranteeing a spot on the ladder well clear of the bottom teams. » Read More

This is the first time in known Knox history that the team has achieved three wins in the competition and with one game to go the boys are hopeful of defeating the unbeaten Newington team.  Well done to all players for their sterling efforts in defence, which set up our strong finish.  We held a three goal lead early before letting Cranbrook back into the game. This trend continued until we led only 7-6 at three quarter time, but a 3-0 final quarter ensured victory and a special piece of history for water polo at Knox. Congratulations to Captain Seb Joubert and team for their effort and dedication to date.
 
Goal scorers:  Will Turner 4, Sebastian Joubert 3, Harry Phelps 1, Francis Carmody 1 and Sam Ritchens 1.
 
2nd Grade vs High
Lost 5-9
 
The second grade team continued their topsy turvy season with a loss against an improved Sydney High team. Lachlan Begg, Angus Roberts and Wes van Zyl battled hard – well done.  
 
Goal scorers: Lachlan Begg 2, Angus Roberts 1, Jacob Wardley 2
 
16A's vs High
Won 13-3
 
The 16A's maintained their dominance in the pool and continued their unbeaten streak to win comfortably. Aiden Robertson, Liam O'Neill and Alex Trobec shared the top goal scoring honours, with Louis Clarke and Xavier Wall dominant. John Kyrikos and Kevin Zhang were their usual consistent selves and Tom Cartwright, Ben Shariat and Leon MacAlister did a mountain of counter attacking work and provided passes for many of the goal scoring opportunities.  Amrit William was a brick wall in goals!  Well done to all players and good luck in the Top of the Table Clash against Newington next game where the winner will be crowned the U16A champions.
 
Goal scorers:- Aiden Robertson 3, Liam O'Neill 3, Alex Trobec 3, Kevin Zhang 2, Louis Clarke 1 and Tom Cartwright 1.
 
16B's vs High
Won 14-1
 
The boys bounced back from a shock loss last game to convincingly defeat the High team.  A huge 8 nil first quarter set the scene for this big win with 7 players getting on the score sheet. Jesse Cavanagh and Ben Adams showed their game is always improving and were ably assisted by Will Ryan, Ted Harrison, Rhys Taylor and Matthew Hee. Tom Winterton was consistent in his efforts and defended and attacking with confidence. Jack Edie countered and covered like a pro to assist all over the pool.
 
Goal scorers:- Will Ryan 4, Jesse Cavanagh 3, Ted Harrison 2, Jack Edie1, Tom Winterton 1, Will Harte 1, Rhys Taylor 1 and Ben Adams 1.
 
14A's vs Cranbrook
Win 15-2
 
Our talented 14A team showed the benefit of training and recent tournament experience and returned to their winning ways with an extremely impressive performance. After leading 5-2 at quarter time, the boys added another 10 goals without conceding. Will Kablau was a standout with 5 goals and strong games by Antonio Matruglio, Nic Trobec and Sean Kennedy added to the Cranbrook team's misery.  Jack Cougle and Austin Wagner were both outstanding when called into action and Ben Bradshaw, Alex Heintze and Harry Partiridge worked hard in support all game.  Josh Mercer and Harry Kyrikos used their swimming and playing ability to earn many breaks and set up this huge win.  Well done boys.
 
Goal scorers: Will Kablau 5, Nic Trobec 3, Antonio Matruglio 2, and 1 each to Harry Kyrikos, Alex Heintze, Ben Bradshaw, Sean Kennedy and Josh Mercer.
 
U14B vs High
Draw 6-6
 
After leading 6-3 entering the last quarter, unfortunately the team conceded 3 goals to earn a 6-6 draw. Dylan Horsfall lead from the front with three goals and is showing his real ability in the pool. Ethan Ravenhall and Bodhi Phillips also played well as did Nicholas Desmet and Will Studdert.  Sean Doerner contributed a goal and was solid in defence.
 
Goal scorers: Dylan Horsfall 3, Will Studdert 1, Nicholas Desmet 1 and Sean Doerner 1.
 
U13 Black vs Trinity
Lost 3-15
 
Unfortunately the boys tried hard, but lost the game.  
 
U13 Blue vs Trinity
Draw 8-8
 
The boys earned their 1st competition point of the season with this solid performance. Well done to everyone!  
 

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.

Representative Honours List

Knox compiles a representative honours list each year for the following achievements. » Read More

Students who have been selected and competed for the Combined Associated Schools, the Combined Independent Schools or NSW All Schools teams. Knox also acknowledges students who have been selected and competed in a NSW or state representative team or has been selected and competed in an Australian representative team. Please advise the Sports Office of any selections that occur so that we can acknowledge the fantastic

Boarder Travel to Sport

Any boarder who needs assistance with travel arrangements to each Saturdays sport should check with their coach to assist in arranging transport. » Read More

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

Knox Dog Policy

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

Owners must also immediately clean up after their dogs.

Uniform

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

Knox Portal

Prep School Sport
Senior School Sport

Fixtures

Prep School fixtures
Senior School fixtures

Wet Weather and
Sports Information

www.knox.nsw.edu.au/sport

Prep: 9901 7982
Senior: 9901 7701

Prep Sport Office

Phone: 9473 9308
Email: Bonnie McDonald

Senior Sport Office

Phone: 9487 0127
Email: Liz Smith