Knox Grammar School

From the Head of
Knox Sports Academy Mr Chuck Ardron

We are now in the middle of the term and Sport has been going along very well with some great results bet even more importantly all students following the Knox mantra and doing the right thing.

Their attendance has been excellent, their attire has been very good and their support of each other and of the other teams has been outstanding. » Read More

It was great to see that whether you were in the E’s or the F’s or the A’s there were some great result and this weeks reports outline how these teams are performing. I thank all the students and their parents for the support they are giving to the Knox Sporting programme and ask that this continues as we play St Aloysius and other schools on this Saturday.

Good luck and go the Black and Blue!

Quote of the Week

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. Michael Jordan

Members of the Knox Cross Country Team at Centennial Park on the weekend.

HIGHLIGHTS

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PREP SPORT

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SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT

AFL

Under 14s – Knox Blue 11.3 (70) defeated Knox Black 9.9 (63)
The Knox Blue and Black teams lined up last Saturday afternoon against each other for the first time this year at ELS Halls Park. » Read More

The Knox Black team was coming off a dominant performance in their first game of the season, whilst the Knox Blue team was coming off a disappointing loss to a strong Barker outfit. Both teams played with great intensity in the opening minutes of the first quarter, as it was mate vs. mate in this all Knox affair. The Knox Blue team started the stronger of the two sides with some great passages of play thanks to Harrison Rowles and Braeden Campbell with Angus Menzies being on the end of their efforts to take the ascendency in the early stages of the first quarter. The Knox Black team started to gain some composure towards the end of the first quarter with two late scores thanks to some good work from the midfielders Jack Puncher, Zayne Hookham and Ethan Ravenhall. The second quarter was more free flowing with the ball moving end to end as both teams gained momentum at different stages in the quarter with the Knox Blue team taking the lead into the main break by three goals. 

Knox Black came out of the main break with some real intent to make a statement against their class mates with some nice work by Jayllen Naganayagam in the forward line and Rhys Owen on the wing. The combination of Jack Puncher and Oscar Geddes in the middle proved pivotal as Knox Black regained the lead. The last quarter saw Knox Blue regain the lead once more and through Angus Menzies’ presence up forward and the good work in defence from Jordan Moses, Severin Fairfax, Will Fernandez and the Knox Blue captain Henry Smith they repelled attack after attack from the Knox Black team. Time became a factor for the Knox Black team and was held resolutely despite some good work all day from Nik Kaderavak, Jack Bregenhoj and Hugh Peden. Thank you to all involved in the day and all those who participated played with great spirit and did their school proud. 

U16’s – Knox 14.15 (99) defeated Riverview 3.6 (24) – full report to come next week  

Andy Morris and Angus MacRae (Coaches)

All Schools Diving State Competition

Monday 18 May at SOPAC
Congratulations to the following students who received these amazing results. » Read More

Christian Holman - 1st 17+yrs Springboard and Platform events

Nicholas Gordon - 3rd 16yrs Springboard

Sebastian Smith - 5th 13yrs Springboard 

Christian and Nicholas have both been selected to represent NSW at the Pacific School Games to be held in Adelaide, South Australia in November 2015.   Well done  

The All School’s report will be in next week’s Bulletin.  

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

This weekend was an exciting start to the GPS/CAS Cross-Country season with Waverly hosting the first round of cross-country at Centennial Park. » Read More

Knox had a huge turnout for the event with many of the KnoxFit runners teaming up with the cross-country team for a run. Our opposition could feel the presence with many teams commenting on how much our team had grown since last year.

There were many top CAS performances on the day beginning with the first race which was the Junior 3.4km. Our first runner home was Jackson Croker who finished in a top 10 position in 6th place. This was a great run for Jackson who has improved in leaps and bounds since last year. Not too far behind him was the almighty Ewan Shingler who finished in 8th place. Tom Ivers showed some big improvements from last year finishing in 18th place, almost 40 places better than his best result in 2014. Other runners whose results were commendable include Buster Scarr (KnoxFit), Haowen Gao, (KnoxFit), Riley Dwyer (Track and Field), Charlie McCann (KnoxFit), Will Gibson (KnoxFit), Sean Leech (KnoxFit), Jonah Marsden (KnoxFit), Jackson Sault (KnoxFit), Zac Hartmann (KnoxFit) and Aidan Kumarasinghe (cross-country) who all finished in the top 40.

In the Intermediate 5.2km, we had a strong team of runners with standout results from Tom Gordon and Ben Fitton. Tom Gordon who recently joined the Knox cross-country team finished in an impressive 3rd place. This was a fantastic result as Tom is new to the sport and has dedicated himself to every training session. Behind Tom was passionate distance runner, Ben Fitton, who finished in 6th place which was a fantastic result for the first week. Other commendable results were Kent Felton (KnoxFit) who finished in 12th place, along with Tom Sanderson (KnoxFit) in 17th and Ben Jackson (cross-country) who finished in 20th place. The entire team should be commended as they all finished in the top 50 which is a great effort for our Knox Intermediate team with many of the boys from KnoxFit competing for the first time.

In the Open’s we once again had a great turnout with seven boys, stepping it up for the 7.4km run. Cross-country runner, Andrew Crosling had a gutsy run putting his heart and soul into the race finishing 15th, which was a huge improvement from last year improving by almost 30 places. Cross-country captain Vaughn Wickenden was right behind Crosling in 16th place having a consistent steady run. Other commendable performances included top 40 results by KnoxFit runners, Peter Song, Jack Stilwell, Cam Lonsdale, Nick Kindl and Ashton Cook.

The first round of cross-country was a great opener to the season and I am excited for what’s to come over the next couple of months. I have faith that this season will be one of our best.

A big thank-you to the Director of Track and Field, Mr. Chris Pittman for all his help getting everything ready for the season and to KnoxFit Coaches, Tara Andriejunas (Head of KnoxFit) and Matthew Ross (Head Coach) for all their work with getting the KnoxFit boys prepared and ready to run for the season ahead. Thank you also to our latest addition to the cross-country coaching team, Ben Moss for all his help with warming the boys up prior to their race. Finally, a big thank-you to Dale Thompson and Richard Winstanley for all their assistance on the day.

Next week, Cranbrook will be hosting the cross-country at Sydney Park.

Fencing

NSW under 15 Fencing Championships - 17 May 2015 Jonathan Duff, Jeffrey Chung, Ken Kawaura, and Jackson Young represented Knox at the State U15 Fencing Championships and finished up with the rankings below;

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16th Ken Kawaura 
17th Jonathan Duff 
18th Jackson Young 
19th Jeffrey Chung

The fencing competition was of a high standard and the boys gave their maximum effort with all of them benefiting greatly from the experience.

Training update
Practising point work was the key learning on Saturday. The boys practised using the rings to refine their motor skills and strengthen their fingers to keep their points on target. They were then drilled on their parries and ripostes and completed footwork exercises to strengthen their legs. The older boys competed against each other using the electric fencing equipment. Epees were their weapons of choice as the whole body is target area and they could score double hits. By seeing the lights go on, the boys could check their fencing to see how much pressure they needed to apply to score the hit. They enjoyed the session as the use of the electric equipment made for exciting and fast fencing.

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 30 May 
  • Saturday 13 June 
  • Saturday 25 July 

Football

Knox vs Trinity CAS Round 3 - 16th May 2015
Round 3 Vs Trinity was a tough day at the office for a lot of the teams and this fixture usually brings out the best football for both schools. » Read More

Statistics for the day were in the positive for Knox with 19 wins 11 losses and 1 draw scoring 71 goals and conceding 47.

The Opens won 6 out of the 7 matches with the 1st XI going down 3-1 to Trinity in a battle to the end which was a game with many chances that went begging. The 2nd XI won 2-0 along with the 3rds 2-0 (Karl Harbers and Sam Suleyman grabbing one goal each) and 4ths 4-2. The 6ths and 7ths both got on the board with 4-0 and 4-3 wins.

Year 10 went down in the early morning game 2-0 but had their chances. 10Bs got up in a thriller 3-2 scoring at the death to grab the win.

Year 9 had the mixed bag with a couple of mismatches with our Fs playing Ds and Gs playing Es, getting up in the Fs 2-0 and only losing 0-2 in the Gs. The As kept the winning streak going recording a 1-0 win with the only goal coming from Nick Drummond. The Bs went down 3-1 and the Cs got their second win of the season with a 4-0 score line.

Year 8 had a difficult day winning two out of the six matches with wins for the 8Cs and the 8Fs playing a grade up showing great resolve to come away with a 3-0 victory.

Year 7 recorded the best results for the day winning six of the seven matches and drawing 2-2 in the As. The Bs showed some class scoring 5 unanswered goals to win 5-0 and the Cs and Ds both slammed in 7 apiece to get the gold 7-0 in both matches. The Gs and Hs both played in mismatches and both grafted out solid wins 4-0 and 4-2 respectively. 

Congratulations to the following students - Alexander Brown, Matt Lee,  Charlie Baker, Zac Morris, Mathieu Cordier and Hugo Forlico who have been selected for CAS competition to be played next week – we wish them well.  

Congratulations also to the 9A’s wining their round 2 Bill Turner Cup Match against St Ives High School – 6 – 2, they now move on to play Killara in the next round.  

House Competition Results 2015

Please see the House Competition results below. » Read More

  Event Winner House Spirit Winner

Junior Waterpolo: Turnbull Gillespie  
Senior Waterpolo: Sinclair McIlrath
Senior Volleyball: Montgomery McKenzie
Junior Volleyball:   Montgomery McIlrath
Senior Basketball: Angus McKenzie
Junior Basketball: Murdoch Turnbull
Senior Cricket: MacNeil MacNeil
Junior Cricket: Angus Gillespie
Senior Oz Tag       Turnbull McKenzie and Adamson
Junior Oz Tag   Angus Bryden

Cock House Table - May 2015 Cock House Table - May 2015 (11 KB)


Knox Football Annual Dinner 2015

When: Saturday 8 August, 7.30pm
Where: Roseville Golf Club
For more information, please see the invite below. » Read More

Rugby
John Rownes, MIC Rugby

After two dominant displays the 1st XV eagerly anticipated their return to Knox 1 and take on Trinity. » Read More

Trinity’s start to the season has been somewhat inconsistent but previous form meant little as a very determined Trinity team defended with vigour. Knox was forced to work hard to overcome the persistent straight line of Trinity defence. Knox too displayed great determination on their line repelling a late charge from Trinity holding them out to secure a 17 – 8 win. Three from three heralds a fine start to the competition season but Knox can expect to face an enthusiastic St Aloysius.

The Open teams have been impressive and last Saturday was a continuation of the performances from the previous two weeks. The 16A’s came from behind to defeat Trinity 33 – 12 while the 16B’s encountered a strong St Joseph’s College team. The 16C’s and 16D’s exhibit a genuine enthusiasm for the game but unfortunately for the 16E’s a late cancellation meant that they lost the opportunity to play their match. They are however, to be commended for their fine attitude and willingness to support the other teams. They will look forward to playing this week.

The 15A’s defeated Trinity in a close match 17 – 15 and this age group has made a very sound start to the season. The 15C’s are definitely a team to watch. Daniel Breden scored a hat trick of tries for the 14A’s and the U13’s are a truly passionate group of young rugby players.

Senior and Junior House Oz Tag

Senior Oz Tag
As the term commenced the hype of House Sport began echoing its way through Knox with the announcement of first event of the term Senior House Oz-Tag. » Read More

As the first lunchtime games drew near the Mighty Turnbull Bulls missed out from a potential full team of 1st and 2nd XV players and the Angus Crew contemplating swapping out there entire seniors squad for there All Star Junior Team displaying possibly the first sightings of organized set plays within House Sport. After suffering the persistent nature of Sydney’s Weather the Senior Comp was delayed for numerous weeks, however after the recommencement into the repêchage round supplied the spectators with brilliant team efforts including Adamson’s 3 vs. 7 win over Murdoch to keep there place within the competition. After steady quarter and semi final rounds the two victorious teams Gillespie and Turnbull went head to head in an extremely intense final with the final whistle blown at 2 tries each and the controversial rule of first try wins coming into play and Jakes Mighty Turnbull Bulls resulting as winners despite there early loss of crucial players. 
Senior Oz Tag Winners – Turnbull 
Brad Betty, Adamson House Prefect

Junior Oz Tag
Junior OZ-Tag was a huge success with most houses bringing in a huge number of players from the younger years. The fiery spirit was clear to see as after shows from scoring and high-fives were given out at try won and encouragement was roared at every point lost. With the final game won by the mighty Angus cave men prevailing over a distraught Bryden in the final. It was a great competition even with the set back due to wet weather. Congrats to everyone who got involved and played in or watched the games. 
James Haggerty, Montgomery House Prefect
 

Snow Sports Annual Dinner 2015

When: Friday 29 May, 6.30pm
Where: Pymble Golf Club » Read More

Squash
Annie Gleason, MIC Squash

There were some very close matches on Saturday. » Read More

  • K4 v Barker 2; this match saw F. Hellen-Ford win 3-1 but M. Lee just going down 2-3 in a very exciting match.
  • K6 v Barker 3; K. Kyanian won 3-2 in a fine match with great rallies and good ball placement.
  • K8 v K10; H. Nottle v P. Koch resulted in 1-3 in a match which saw the lead change several times.
  • K9 v K11; B. Fraser beat J. Chen 3-1 in a match that had long rallies and very good sportsmanship.
  • K12 v K14; C. Williams eventually won 3-2 against N. Barnes in a match that seesawed throughout their games with really good placement displayed by both players.
  • K16 v K18; N. Huang won 3-1 and M .Loong beat H. Koster 3-1 in another close encounter that contained long rallies and good shot selection.
  • K19 v K21; J. Cho beat J. Li 3-1 in another game that saw long rallies, and good shot selection on the court.
This week the skills we concentrated on in training were service and service return especially for the new boys that struggled in the first week of competition.

Great improvement was seen this week in the play on court and confidence has increased as well with more understanding of positioning on the court.

Club Championship rounds were also played this week:
  • Yr 10 Winner - M. Kokolich
  • Yr 9 Winners - R. Rattan, M. Gee and T. Ballinger.
  • Yr 8 Winner - E. Pincott
  • Yr 7 Winners - D. Loyzaga, A. Lin Lacy and A. Srivatsan



Tennis
Ben Higgins MIC Knox Tennis

Knox vs Trinity
Saturday 16th May saw Knox take on Trinity at home. The morning got off to a late start with the courts trying to get dried in time with the down pour just before start time. » Read More

The matches got underway eventually and Knox were down 3 sets to 1 after the doubles. Trinity are a very strong tennis school and this was highlighted with their players’ consistency and shot making. It was down to the singles to turn it around, but unfortunately this time Trinity were just too good. The quality of tennis was the best I have seen in a long time from the Knox boys keeping up with the Trinity tournament players.

The 1st team ended up losing 2-6. The 2nd team had a new face in the team this week with Charlie Wong (Year 9) making his debut. After a nervous start in the doubles losing the 1st set, Charlie and partner Thomas Burwood turned it around to win the 2nd set and split the sets between the two schools. The 2nd team ended up winning5.5 sets to 2.5 sets with an outstanding performance from Pedro Papangelis (Year 8) in both singles and doubles. The 3rd team found Trinity too strong and lost 0-6 overall. The 4th team won in a very tight match tying 3-3 but winning by 2 games on count back. The 5ths-7ths played in an internal competition at Morona Avenue.

The Year 10s had quite a successful day with the A team winning 4-2 with a good team performance. The B team had a close battle losing on count back by only 4 games. The C team showed some great strength in the team to win 5-1, with a good show from Sammy Ko to win both singles and doubles. The D team found things a little harder losing 1 set to 5.

The Year 9 A team showed off their tennis skills to win 6-0. Well done to the A team on a great doubles performance. The B team also put on a good display of tennis to win 4-2, with Nicholas Galati playing an excellent singles match. The C team lost a close match with only 3 games splitting the teams. The D also did the same losing by 4 games overall. Teams E-H played in the FAST 4 TENNIS Knox Competition at Regimental Park.

The Year 8 A team found Trinity too strong losing 1-5 overall, but put up a great fight in all singles and doubles matches. The B team found things tough from the start with one of the players not showing up so the team was down 2 sets before the match had even started. The boys ended up losing 2-4, but showed good fighting spirit. The C team also lost 2-4, whilst the D team won 4-2. Congratulations to Haydon Frith on great singles and doubles performances. Teams E-G unfortunately got washed out at Regimental Park.

The Year 7s continued their unbelievable form of being unbeaten teams A-D for the last 13 weeks. The A team won 6-0 with a great team performance. The B team also showed their strength winning 5-1. The C team had a close battle winning on count back by 3 games. The D team played some tremendous tennis to win 4-2. Teams E –H unfortunately got washed out at Regimental Park. Overall it was a tough weekend for the boys, but showed great fighting spirit against a good tennis school such as Trinity. Knox won 55% of all matches played over the weekend. Well done boys and keep up the good work!

Track and Field
Chris Pittman, Director of Track & Field

Knox athletes Nikolas Kaderavek and Benjamin Fitton have taken time out of their busy schedules to achieve amazing results in community events. » Read More

Nik raised an incredible $1,000 for White Ribbon and earned a 2nd place in the U16 age group. This is even more impressive given he is currently eligible to compete at the U14 level. Ben backed up a very strong performance at Saturdays Cross Country to run a new personal best in the Sydney Half Marathon on Sunday. He sliced 15min off last years’ time to run 1:29.29 and earn himself a 6th placing in the 16-19 years age group. Well done to both Nik and Ben.

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