Knox Grammar School

From the Head of
Knox Sports Academy Mr Chuck Ardron

Summer Sport is well and truly over with all Spots finally concluding all activities on Saturday.  The only exception is Sailing which continues to prepare to the State Championships and I wish all those involved the best of luck.  

Last Saturday saw Winter Induction days for AFL, Football and Rugby whilst Tennis conducted trials for the Winter season.  All students should have checked the Portal and the Bulletin for the details of their pre-season training requirements and commitments. » Read More

From all accounts, the days were very successful and I look forward to this Saturday’s AFL, Football and Rugby induction for the Prep school.  

I know many students are still in preparation phase for the Winter season and I encourage them to continue this work.  Good luck and enjoy the weekend.

Quote of the Week

'Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.'
Bill Copeland

Knox supporters at the CAS Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday.

HIGHLIGHTS

84th CAS Championships 2015

With almost 1000 Knox supporters creating the best atmosphere I have witnessed at any swim meet, how could the swimmers not be lifted to great results? » Read More

Starting proceedings was Swim Captain Vincent Dai (year 12) who won the first event with a new record in the Open 50m freestyle.

The rest of the freestylers followed his lead, with four consecutive wins. Another record breaker in the 50m freestyle was Justin Lee (year 8). Knox took a six point lead going into the backstroke events.

Knox carried on its dominance in the backstroke too, outpointing their close rivals by a further four points.







The gap was closed by Trinity in the breaststroke, with only Justin Lee’s new record in the 14yr 50m breaststroke, stopping Trinity’s clean sweep. With the medley relays adding to their lead, Trinity were winning by 11 points, with only butterfly and the freestyle relays left.

Knox re-gathered and again Justin Lee set his third individual record of the evening. The lead was trimmed to just eight points going into the freestyle relays. Knox would need to win all six relays and Trinity come third in one, if we were to still win.

The crowd roared on their brothers, the 13yr team got the ball rolling with a “surprise” win over the favourites from Trinity, with less than a tenth of a second separating the two. The crowd lifted again, with the 14yr Team of Justin Lee, Lachlan Kelly, Sydney Robertson and Ben Bradshaw setting a new record. Trinity came second again!

The next two teams carried on the momentum, with two more tight wins. We could not shake off Trinity though as they held second both times.

The 17yr freestyle team was a serious underdog, with a 15yr old and a 16yr old swimmer in the team. Lifted by the crowd, and having to win, they did just that, with again 0.1 of a second. The last race with the results still in the balance, Trinity stacked their team with all their best freestylers, even a 19yr old International swimmer from Trinity, could not hold back the Knox Captain. Trinity led after three swimmers, but Vincent’s astonishing 22.23sec. anchor leg catapulted his team to the win. It almost brought the house down. Unfortunately Trinity came in second and held on by two points to win the Team Point score.

Trinity - 547
Knox - 545
Barker - 441
St. Aloysius- 342
Cranbrook - 329
Waverley - 284

CAS Basketball Selections

Following Saturday’s CAS basketball trials the following Knox boys have been selected into CAS basketball representative teams as follows: » Read More

CAS 1st
Will George - 12
Alex Selvarajah – 11
Lachlan McKimm – 10
Coach: Mr J Strong - Knox

CAS 2nd
Alistair Colyer – 12
Adam Fawcett – 12
Matt Horsley – 11

Training:
CAS 1st – Wednesday at Knox – 4pm
CAS 2nd – Wednesday at Cranbrook – 4pm

The boys will play the following games:
23 Mar – v AICES at Central Coast – 6pm / 7:20pm
25 Mar – v GPS at Kings – 6pm / 7:30pm
27 Mar – v ISA at Aloysius – 6pm / 7:20pm

Please wish the boys all the best for their games.

NSWCIS Representatives

Last week a number of Knox boys played in the trials for the NSWCIS Cricket and AFL teams against some very tough opposition. » Read More

Avinash Mirando and Tom Osborn were successful in being selected in the CIS cricket team to play at the NSWPSSA Championships in October, whilst Liam Puncher and Patrick Bolger were selected in the CIS AFL team to compete in the NSWPSSA Carnival in May at Blacktown.

PREP SPORT

Cross Country - House Championships

On Thursday 12 March, the House Cross Country Championships were held at Gillespie Fields for the boys in Years 3-6. » Read More

It was a perfect day for racing with the sun shining and the course in good condition. This year’s competition was the closest we have ever experienced with only seven points separating the Houses from 1st to 4th place.

House point score: Burns – 1st  490 points, Lang – 2nd  485 points, Fuller – 3rd  483 points, Haslett – 4th 482 points and Ewan – 5th 456 points.

Our Champion boys:
  • 8/9 years – 1st Sean Williams (Haslett), 2nd Marcus Walsh (Haslett), 3rd Toby Caspari (Haslett)
  • 10 years – 1st Alex Ruygrok (Ewan), 2nd Ryan Khattar (Haslett), 3rd Charlie Anderson (Haslett)
  • 11 years – 1st William Constable (Haslett), 2nd Spencer Selikowitz (Lang), 3rd Matthew Pearson (Burns)
  • 12/13 years – 1st Sam Rockliff (Burns), 2nd Jake Buchanan (Fuller), 3rd Liam Whiteing (Lang)
In our parents race Allan Kosinar was the first dad across the line and Nicola Rockliff the first mum to finish. Burns were our Parent’s Champion House.

Congratulations to all boys and parents who raced on the day for your great sportsmanship and House spirit.

Fencing

The Prep boys practised their fencing tactics during the team bouts. They polished up their attacks including second intention attacks and ripostes. » Read More

Keeping their opponents guessing is part of the fun to ensure that their hits will be successful. Learning to disengage is also a good tactic to assist in evading an opponent's blade and reaching their target. The boys also practised keeping off target hits to a minimum which is a good lesson for point control.

Winter sport trials

Winter sports trials and trainings
A list of all Years 3-6 boys and their chosen (Terms 2 and 3) winter sport choice is on the Knox Portal under Announcements.  

Trials for the Winter sports – AFL, Football, Rugby and Tennis will commence as of Saturday 21 March and continue in Week 9 and 10 this term. The schedule is posted on the Portal under Prep School Sport > Training Schedule > Winter Sports Trials Schedule to end of term. » Read More

Other winter sports – Fencing, Golf, Karate and Orienteering will commence in Term 2, Week 1 .

Track and Field continue with their current schedule.

SENIOR SCHOOL SPORT

Golf

Triumph at the end of the season! It was a great finish at Avondale on Saturday, with the Knox 2 team securing a 4-0 victory against Riverview and a share of the overall championship with Barker. » Read More

Whilst the boys in the Knox 1 team played a difficult round against a strong Trinity side, all the pressure was on the Knox 2 team – Could they win all games and equal Barker’s impressive points tally? The answer was a resounding yes!

In the Knox 1 team, Ben Robinson (yr12) and Andrew Connellan (yr12) played their last golf round for the school. Enthusiastically supported by Ethan Chambers and Matt Connellan (back from injury), the Knox 1 team started reasonably well in perfect conditions. Trinity plays great “tee to green” golf, and although the boys enjoyed the conditions, Trinity won the day 2½ to 1½, with the results of three games determined on the last 2 holes.

The Knox Two team were under pressure to secure a 4-0 Win today and share victory with Barker. Pat Ferris played another brilliant match and easily secured victory (8-6). He is the only player of the series to be undefeated. Well-done Pat!

Greg Bradford (team reserve) continued his support for Knox Golf today, securing a comfortable 5/3 win. Thanks for your support Greg – it is appreciated!

Josh Hourmouzis won his match by forfeit, and so in the end the pressure rested on Doug Fox!

Doug played a solid game today and hit a perfect drive down 17 to secure his match (3/1). He made the turn at +1, and although it was a pleasure to watch the two players exchange wins on each hole on the back 9, it was starting to become a “nail bitter”. Doug stepped up to the 17th and hit “the best tee shot of the season”. Needless to say he secured victory for the side and a share of the overall points with Barker.

Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed this season – not only for the second win in three seasons, but also for the spirit in which each match has been played by all. Thanks Boys!

Squash

Grand finals
What an exciting day! » Read More

K3 v Barker 1; Knox narrowly lost in a tough encounter.
A.Li, B.Leaver, S.Bold.

K5 v Willoughby 3; a great team win.
Jack Williams played an extremely controlled game winning 3-0 to set up the win for the team.
N.You Lee, J.Williams, K.Kyanian

K6 v Willoughby 4; great  win, one rubber all, set up with a brilliant display of clinical positioning by Finn Hellen-Ford winning  3-0, Bryn Arnold went on to play the match of the day in a nail bitting 5 setter winning in the fifth game to secure the win.
B.Arnold, F.Hellen-Ford, S.Ragavan

K7 v Briars Thornleigh; Knox just missing out today.
G.Chan, J.Lam and a big thank you to F.Prince for filling in.

K9 v Barker 5; a valiant effort but not enough today. All boys tried hard, with some very long rallies.
M.Gee, T.Joseph, T.Ballinger

K20 v Barker 7; very close matches just going down 1-2.
A really close match with Ethan Pincott just losing in the fifth game.
E.Yan, E.Pincott, B.Fraser

K21 v Barker 8; a great win 2-1 with very controlled rallies. Rafeh and Akhil played a good game of length to secure the win.
R.Kayani, S.Gibbs, A.Bonu

K24 v Barker 9; a fantastic effort by these boys winning 2-1.
Great playing by Chris Hogan with long rallies in his first grand final.
A crowd pleasing, hard fought match.
C.William, C.Hogan, A.Xu

K25 v Barker 10; great win 2-1, winning by 1 game.
Eugene played a smart controlled game to secure the win 3-0.
P.Koch, E.Bakker, F.Bryant.

K28 v K29; just going down in a local derby 1-2.
N.Wong, C.Lee, B.Sterrett.

K29 v K28; winning 2-1 with all matches having exciting rallies. This had the crowd clapping not wanting a loser.
L.Hiller, E.O’Sullivan, O.Ellard. This is these boys first competition well done.

K30 v K31; these teams fought out a hard competition every time they met. They showed good sportsmanship every time also. K30 won 3-0.
E.Cremer, D.Ledger, L.Sherman.

K31 v K30; always great to watch these boys with great team spirit.
H.Nottle, M.Pearce, L.McManus.

K33 v K34; these year 7 boys had a ball in their first competition.
All boys played hard in a fantastic match. Ewan v Hugo produced long rallies and great positional play.

K33 wining 2-1 K.Ramcharan, E.Denton, S.McKay.

K34 v K33; a fantastic match with Victor v Sam demonstrating great court coverage.
R.Desai, H.Morgan, V.Zhong.

Awards given to Knox players by NSW Squash;

Most Valued player D.Price YR 12
                                 V.Kumar YR 11
                                  J.Williams YR 10
                                  M.Gee YR 9
                                  P.Koch YR 8

All boys played well and with good sportsmanship.

Track and Field

From Wednesday the 11th to Sunday the 15th Mar 2015 SOPAC saw the pinnacle of Junior Track & Field in Australia. » Read More

The Australian Junior Athletics Championships attracts the best U14-U20 Athletes in the country to compete across 25 events.

Cameron McEntyre completed a stellar return to competition in 2015 with a National Gold Medal in the U18 Javelin with a massive throw of 72.60m. Cameron has continually eclipsed the 69.10m World Youth Championships qualifying mark in the past month. This result is even more amazing given Cameron was competing up an age group. Later this week Athletics Australia will notify Cameron on his role in the Australian Team for the World Youth Track & Field Championships.  

Nicholas Frost continues to build his substantial trophy cabinet. Nicholas claimed a National Silver Medal in the U17 Discus. Nicholas threw 49.46m against strong competition from Queensland. Shah Garcia claimed two National top 10 rankings in the U18 Discus and Hammer throw. Shah recorded 39.56m in the Discus and 43.41m in the Hammer to show great versatility.

James Constable competed up an age group in the U14 800m with a swift time of 2:15.57sec. James came away with some extremely valuable race experience and satisfaction knowing he was only 0.20 of a second off an U14 National final.  
Knox is extremely proud of our National level representatives and their achievements.

Any students wishing to undertake Track & Field training are reminded that Knox conducts regular (year round) Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions. All students are welcome and I would encourage any student wishing to improve their athleticism to attend:

Tuesday Am 6:45-8am at Gillespie Field.
Thursday Am 6:45-8am at Gillespie Field

Water Polo

The previous Saturday all the water polo teams had completed their games and the Knox boys played fun games amongst themselves. The boys had great fun and a sausage sizzle followed.

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