Lesson learned this week - “arrange summer sport program and the rain will come! ” It didn’t quite sink in for me in Term 1 but it is all becoming very clear after a few weeks now into the Term 4 program.

I really hope all have now downloaded the Knox Skoolbag App and are receiving the necessary updates for the sport you are interested in through the week and on Saturdays. Mr Butler and Mrs Dewar are doing everything possible to get the boys a fixture in these tough conditions, and where it is not possible we send out alerts via Skoolbag immediately.

For those that braved the wet conditions we did still have plenty of action on over the weekend. It all started with a wonderful event on Friday evening as we hosted Barker College in Tennis and Basketball. Whilst the results did not all go our way, it was another great experience for our boys in front of crowds and support they may never again have in their lives. The Knox and Barker support was brilliant particularly in the Great Hall and all done in the right spirit. Well done everyone!

I was fortunate to watch our young Surf Life Savers in full action at Whale Beach on Saturday as they prepare themselves for the Summer ahead. They braved some tough conditions and I was very proud of their efforts on the beach then into the surf. There would have been as many as 40 boys split into groups as some continue their IRB training whilst others were continuing to build their confidence and skills under the guidance of our coaches and staff from Whale Beach. The boys worked extremely hard and earnt a nice BBQ lunch at the end of it all. Well done fellas.

A big mention to Tyler Krenkels who was awarded the 2017 Manly Daily Junior Sports Star of the Year! This is very well deserved for Tyler who is a state and national level Swimmer, Water Polo player and Surf Life Saver.

At Homebush over the weekend the Track & Field season continued with the State Championships. We are very proud of all of the boys that competed at this elite level and particularly our U14 men's 4x100 relay team – winning the State Title. Great work boys – this is a huge achievement and is great to see the hard work paying off.

Our First Waterpolo team boys had another nail biting victory over St Ignatius College. This sport is quickly becoming extremely popular and a great option for the boys in the Summer.

One other sport that is growing every minute is Mountain Biking. Numbers are great and results are even better. In last weekend’s Kings Classic 2 hour race our Junior Team won their event comprising Jordan Fowler and Michael Aschoff whilst Alex Richter won the U15 individual event. Well done to all involved.

Week Ahead:
For the majority of Summer Sports Knox will be hosting St Aloysius’ College. This promises to be another tough weekend of CAS competition.

Team of the Week:
Track & Field – Under 14s - 4 x 100m relay gold medallists at the state club relay championships – Aidan Lau, Will Tsui, Rob Sanderson, Will Constable (all Year 7).

Individual of the Week:
Mountain Biking - Alex Richter (Year 9) came 1st in the U15 solo race at the two hour Kings Classic Mountain Biking event on Saturday.

Have a great week. Go the Black & Blue!
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Aquatic Sports

Mr Nick Warby, Director of Aquatic Sports

I would like to congratulate all of our students for the manner in which they have once again risen to the challenge within our various sports over the past weekend. Despite the weather we continued to make great strides in our programs with some great results being gained across all sports.

2017 Manly Daily Junior Sports Star
Last Thursday night, Tyler Krenkels was named the 2017 Manly Daily Junior Sports Star. Tyler displays utmost dedication and commitment within the sports of Swimming, Water Polo and Surf Life Saving at the School State and National level. Many parents and students have commented that “this award could not have gone to a nicer young man”. Well done Tyler!

Knox-Pymble Club Swim Meet
Thank you to our many parents and students from Year 6 through to Year 12 who competed and assisted in the Knox Pymble Carnival last Friday night. The night was full of great atmosphere - thank you to our students who acted as fantastic hosts to the many external swimmers who were involved.

Water Polo 
It was another very successful day in the pool for our water polo players winning 7 from 8 games (as well as 1 from 1 Prep games). The opposition was tough but we prevailed.
 
1st Grade def SIC Riverview 7-6.
In what was a close game throughout only 1 goal separated the teams, but it was a big 4th quarter that won it for Knox. Aiden O'Neill was always looking dangerous and Ben Yates scored a crucial goal late in the game to secure our win.  Austin Wagner had a blinder in goals. Current position on the overall table - equal 1st.
 
2nd Grade def SIC Riverview 6-3
Coach Cubirka revved the boys up for a strong performance against a well drilled opposition and were never in doubt with a 6-3 win. Aidan Robertson and Alex Heintze were damaging and Adam Swiderski made his debut with a strong performance. Currently sitting equal 1st on the table.
 
3rd Grade def Shore 9-8.
It was their closest game of the season and the game was goal for goal but it was a great team performance that secured the win.
 
16A def SIC Riverview 9-1
The 16A boys continued their improvement and played well as a team to convincing win against the Riverview boys.
Oli Utteridge put up the brick wall in defence and was only beaten once. Charlie Bladon was dominant and Pat Hogan was vital to the teams attack. Currently equal second on the ladder
 
16B def Shore 10-2
A young looking 16 B team completely dominated in this game and ran out easy winners by 8 goals.
 
15A def SIC Riverview 12-3
The 15's continued their demolition season by destroying the Riverview team by 9 goals. Team play is improving and despite toying with the opposition early ad 6 goal 3rd quarter with 3 goals each to Xander Mercer and Harry Miller proved our dominance. Well coached by Paddy O'Brien
 
14A def SIC Riverview 11-2 
The Banfield twins lead the way on a counterattacking spree and were ably supported by Wyl Parker, Sayan Bahl and Jordan Menzies in this cruisy win.  All players played well and fully deserved full points.
 
14B def by SIC Riverview 6-10 
In a greatly improved performance the Knox team tested the more experienced Riverview team with the 4 goal margin at full time not accurately conveying the closeness of the game.
 
Water Polo Team of the week - 15A's with their continued dominance and remaining undefeated.

Mr Mark McNamara, Head Coach Water Polo 

External Events
Congratulations to Cooper Hennessy, Myles Ball, Travis Cox, Will McDonagh and Romeo Bray who competed in the Newport SLSC Senior Carnival over the weekend. Hugo Stabback competed (and gained 2nd place) in the Mona Vale Board Riders Carnival. As well as this, Harry Parker competed in the Flying 11 State Championships (Sailing) in Kurnell over Saturday and Sunday.

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Basketball

Ms Ellie Manou, Director of Basketball and Volleyball

CAS Round 3 Knox vs Barker
The atmosphere in the Great Hall was electric on Friday night in the local derby against top of the table Barker. Firstly, many thanks to all the boys who came and supported their peers. It was an incredible experience for the 1st’s and 2nd’s boys and although the results did not go our way, it was a night our boys would never forget.



The 1sts knew they had a big task ahead of them against a strong Barker unit and put up a great fight in the first half but Barker did not falter throughout the game and defeated Knox 45-88.

The 2nd’s showed grit in a highly entertaining final two minutes of the match but were defeated 32-40. Both squads will work hard at training this week to prepare for a tough match up against St Aloysius this Saturday.

The remainder of the games results are as follows: 3rds (L – 22-47), 4ths (L- 22-29), 5ths (L – 33-37), 6ths (W – 33-28), 7ths (L – 18-32), 8ths (W- 25-24), 9ths (W – 28-15), 10ths (W- 30-14), 11ths (L – 17 -34) and 12ths (L – 11-33).

The 10’s and 9’s dominated Barker and finished the round undefeated with 18 victories. The results are as follows: 10A’s (W – 39-28), 10B’s (W – 33-17), 10C’s (W – 33-22), 10D’s (W – 59-25), 10E’s (W – 25-11), 10F’s (W – 39-13), 10G’s (W – 32-3)) and 10H’s (W – 29-13). The 9A’s (W – 40-10), 9B’s (W – 39-8), 9C’s (W – 39-12), 9D’s (W – 26-12), 9E’s (W – 43-17), 9F’s (W – 52-12), 9G’s (W – 33-15) and 9I’s (W – 64-0). The remainder of the games were unfortunately washed out. The 8’s year group also had great round finishing with 7 wins and 2 losses with results as follows: 8A’s (L – 25-34), 8B’s (L- 16-28), 8C’s (W – 36-24), 8D’s (W – 51-8), 8E’s (W – 45-9), 8F’s (W – 31-6), 8G’s (W – 40-2), 8H’s (W – 39-0) and 8I’s (W – 29-6). 

Knox finished the CAS round with a 29 win, 10 loss record (74%). Congratulations to all boys who played on Saturday for their hard work and sportsmanship against some of the toughest competition in the CAS. This Saturday Knox will be versing St Aloysius with the Open’s and 8’s at home and 10’s and 9’s playing away. Best of luck to all boys competing this Saturday!
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Combined Sports

Mr Stuart Newman, Director of Combined Sports

Karate Grading
Knox students participated in the Term 4 Grading class on Saturday 4 November and it was an opportunity for them to demonstrate the skills they have been refining over the term. Students performed their kata and will be keenly awaiting the result of the grading to see who has progressed to a new belt.

Cricket

Mr Julien Manuel, Director of Cricket, Baseball and Tee-Ball

The round of cricket started on Friday afternoon when Knox was very lucky to host a visiting team from Scotch Oakburn in Tasmania. Despite playing against an older and much larger opposition our 8A’s fought hard and took the game down to wire in this 20/20 fixture. Daniel Hoare bowled a beautiful spell of spin bowling to claim 4-26 and help restrict the opposition to 111. In reply, Knox fell 8 runs short in a very spirited chase.

Unfortunately, the return of rain on a Saturday morning plagued another round of cricket at Knox. Very few teams were able to take to field due to the continuation of Sydney’s wet summer much to the disappointment of the boys and coaches.

However, it would be remiss of me not to mention two young bowlers who made the most of the brief opportunity on the park to take 4 wickets.

Will Shortis: 4 – 4 vs Barker in the 9A’s
Daniel Hoare; 4- 26 vs Scotch Oakburn Tasmania in the 8A’s
Angus Rich: 5 wickets for 1 run vs Cranbrook in 9B’s

Fencing

Mr Angelo Santangelo, Head Fencing Coach

Keeping movements simple but well timed was an important lesson this week. Often the best attacks are not the fastest but the ones that have good technique. Speed is also good but only in tandem with well executed attacks, defences and ripostes. The boys also learnt to use smaller movements and to time their attacks by using patience and keeping a keen eye on their opponent’s tactics.

Golf

Mr David McGowan, MIC Golf

Rub of the Green
A damp start for today’s play with umbrellas and wet weather gear the order of the day. With the late withdrawal of Calvin Su due to injury, we were already a match down before we got started in our game against the second Riverview side at the reasonably short layout at Massey Park Golf club.


Will Ryan and Nick Anderson had a significant turn-around in form today, and although they were once again required to give a significant number of shots to their opponents, they took advantage of their experience in some challenging weather, securing comfortable 5/4 Up victories. This left William Wells with the opportunity to secure our first win for the season. 

William also adjusted his game to the wet and blustery conditions, and although he made an excellent start, his opponent was not keen to throw in the towel, resulting in a hole by hole tussle for the win. On the 16th Tee William found himself 3 down, but easily won the next two holes. There was a slim hope for an “all-Square” result if Will had won the last hole, but his opponent did enough to square the last hole and secure a 1UP win for his team. In the end we finished with a draw, which was a good result today.

The last two weeks will see us at North Ryde and Avondale, which will more favorably suit our team’s low handicaps. Training will be at Thornleigh whilst I am at Geelong, so please ensure that you arrive in time for the bus.
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Outdoor Sports

Mr Kieran Donohue, Director of Outdoor Sports

KnoxFit
KnoxFit Teachers vs. Students week was an epic success, having both groups go head to head in competitions on the rower, sled and weighted deadballs. Teachers barely held on to the overall win, with many of the boys in all year groups putting up a hard fight right to the end.

Thanks to Mr Butler and Mr Shaw, as well as Basketball staff Jacob Jackomas and Ellie Manou (Monday) and Mr Waterhouse, Mr Bryan and Ms Kennedy (Wednesday) for your support!

Saturday sport then brought an equally hard challenge, where boys completed a long work/rest interval workout, with the toughest movement proving to be stationary heavy object hold. Shout outs of the week go to Patrick McDonnel (Year 7) & Nathan Yang (Year 7) for putting their head down and working hard throughout the session, as well as Ethan Talwar (Year 7) for dealing with an injury like a true champion.

We look forward to bigger and better KnoxFit Teacher vs. Student Throwdowns to come!

Head Coach of KnoxFit, Harriet Roberts

Mountain Biking
The 3rd race of the season saw the team travelling to the King's School to participate in the Kings Classic race. This race provided an extra challenge as it was open to members of the public and all schools. The consistent rain during the previous day had settled the dust but made sections of rocks and roots slippery.

The race was run in a two hour relay format, with the boys in teams of two aiming to complete as many laps as possible in the time allowed. A small group of riders, including Matt Dinham (Year 12), Alex Richter (Year 9), Jack Vizard (Year 9) and Hugh Phillips (Year 9), elected to take on the extra challenge of riding in the solo division. 



The whole team rode extremely well, particularly when the rain started to come down partway through the race, turning the smooth dirt into sticky mud or slippery clay from corner to corner. 

In the Seniors Team category, Captain and Vice-captain Gil Garrett and Ollie Heys came 2nd in a strong field of 16 teams with Toby Marchant and Luke Henning-Smith following closely behind in 5th place. In the Intermediate Teams category, Charlie Sargent (Year 10) and Fine Kane (Year 8) put up consistent and fast lap time to finish in 3rd position in a massive field of 30 teams. 

Our Year 7 & 8 riders again proved their dominance, with Jordan Fowler and Michael Aschoff (Year 8) coming 1st in the Juniors Teams category, with Ben McNamara and Jackson Young (Year 8) right behind them in 2nd place. 

Matt Dinham competed in the Open Solo division and came 2nd out of a pool of over 300 riders. Alex Richter and Jack Vizard (Year 9) came 1st and 3rd respectively in the U15 solo race.



Overall, the team took out the Champion School award, with some strong competition from Kings, Barker and Riverview. Well done to all on a great day. 

Head Coach of Mountain Biking, Cam Smee

Orienteering
Senior Orienteering was cancelled this weekend due to the wet weather, so instead we have included a recap and a few photos from the Racing Towards a Cure orienteering event held at Macquarie University a few weeks ago on Sunday 22 October. The fundraiser has raised nearly $1000 towards cancer research and treatment through the Macquarie University Cancer program. 



Knox had a great turn-out on the day, with 15 individual orienteers and many prize winners, including first place in the overall teams event!

Individual results are as follows:
1st Place, Level 1
Ethan Ang (Year 8) – 19:05

2nd Place, Level 1
Dominic Rodriguez Russell (Year 8) – 42:20

3rd Place, Level 1
Jonathon van Es (Year 11) – 42:23

3rd Place, Level 2 
Lachlan Hwang (Year 9) – 35:19

1st Place, Level 3 
Jake Evans (Year 9) – 38:58

2nd Place, Level 3 
Thomas Bartnik (Year 10) – 39:08



Saturday saw the Prep Orienteering team tackle a prologue course, followed by three ultra-sprint courses of approximately 1km in distance at Robert Pymble Park in light rain. It was great to see the boys putting their newly found Orienteering and map reading skills in to practice.

Congratulations to Matthew Fisher (Year 6) for taking on a leadership role during warm-up and the teams event, as well as Matthew Newham (Year 6) for digging in and giving a number of short courses a crack in trying conditions.

Orienteering Coach, Dan Schofield

Track & Field
The NSW State Relay Championships were held over the weekend at Sydney Olympic Park. 

Knox Grammar had a number of teams competing throughout the weekend against the best clubs in the state. The U14 4x100m team of Aidan Lau, Will Tsui, Will Constable and Robert Sanderson topped off a tremendous year with gold in the U14 final. The team was ultra impressive, running their fastest time of the year in 50.16, with Bankstown Athletics Club a close second. The U18 team of Max Mandera, Josh Batten, Jasper Spiller and Charles Barclay, one of the youngest teams in the event, had some super slick changes in the final and of the 4 x100m, placing a sensational 5th with a time of 44:21. "All of the boys did a fantastic job this weekend, with some great performances and more importantly some great showings of a consolidated team," said Sprints Coach Nick Bate.



Congratulations to the 4 x 100m team including, Aidan Lau, Will Tsui, Rob Sanderson and Will Constable (all Year 7), who won the 4 x 100m relay event in the Under 14s at the State Club relay Championships over the weekend. 

Head Coach of Track & Field, Nick Bromley
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Squash

Mr Ben Higgins, Director of Racquet Sports, Mr Eric van Arkkels, Head Coach and Ms Annie Gleason, 1st and 2nd Squash Coach

Knox 1st 3-0 K2 A Soonius, F Hellen-Ford, R Deshpande. Our 1sts team is coming together with all three boys having very strong matches Adam playing a very attacking style with good length varying his plays to win 3-0, Finn set the tempo from the first ball controlling the "T" with some well delivered drives and drops to win 3-0, Rishi continued the dominance playing good length and focusing on controlling the front of court to win 3-0.

R Rattan tried very hard to stay in the match chasing every ball varying his shots unfortunately Ritwick went down 0-3 in a well contested match, K Tse found his opponent challenging but credit to Karlon he never gave up chasing every ball only to go down 0-3, Z Slonim also found his opponent challenging as he varied his plays to stay in the match Zach chased hard only to go down 0-3.

K3 0-3 Briars 1 J Price, L Matinaki, P Koch. James tried very hard against an older more experienced opponent, Luke played well , with some powerful forehand drives which at times confused his opponent. Peter also played well, just outclassed today by a visiting player from China.

K4 1-2 K5 A Lin Lacy stepped up from team5 and played a very competitive 5setter to narrowly go down 2-3 Andy varied his plays with some well delivered drives and cross court shots only to lose focus in the last game, Well Done. C Lee started slowly but quickly found his rhythm playing good length Chan varied his plays with some great drives and drops giving him the match 3-2, Chan then filled in to play his second match finding his opponent challenging, to his credit he chased every ball and managed to win one game only to go down 1-3. Great Effort!

L Tilley dominated early playing good length he focused on his drives along with some quality drops he had to fight hard as his opponent never gave up but Leo stayed focused to go on and win 3-2. J Ngo took control early playing good length also varying his plays Jackson lost his focus to go behind but to his credit he fought hard to narrowly go down 2-3 in a well contested 5 setter, H Partridge played to his strengths controlling the "T" Harry chased hard varying his drives to win 3-1.

K6 1-2 Northmead1 E O’Sullivan found his opponent challenging but to his credit Eddie chased every ball winning the first game only to lose focus going down 1-3, In a well contested 5setter L Hincks played an outstanding match being down 0-2 Lachy stayed focused fighting back playing good length along with some clinical serves to win 3-2 in a very entertaining match and great sportsmanship shown by both players, F Prince Absent.

K7 3-0 Northmead2 P Mehta played a very dominant match varying his shots Pranav played great length with some quality drives and cross court shots giving him a 3-0 win, L Page started slowly but quickly settled playing good length and controlling the "T" Lucas went on to win his first match 3-1, then played his second match totally dominating from the first ball to win 3-0. Great mindset.

K9 2-1 K10 A Bradshaw playing up found his opponent challenging but to Archers credit he chased every ball varied his plays unfortunately going down 0-3, S McGaughey stepped up from team12 to play two matches for team9 in a display of determination Sebastian won his first match 3-0 playing great length with some well delivered drives, had a drink break and then fought hard varying his plays with some well-placed drops and cross court shots in a five setter to win 3-2 given he has just started Squash in term4 his spirit and drive along with his never say die attitude must be mentioned as a great Motivation for Knox Squash. Well Done!

E Albany played a very dominant match with good length controlling the "T" Elliot varied his plays with some great backhand and cross court shots to win 3-0, R Soutar found his opponent challenging trying to stay in the match Ryan chased hard unfortunately going down 0-3, T Murray had a very good match chasing every ball Tyler focused on his front of court boasts and forehand drives to level at 2-2 just going down 2-3 in a very entertaining match.

K11 0-3 Barker6 B Fraser found his opponent challenging but credit to Brendan he fought hard unfortunately going down 0-3, C Beauchamp also found his opponent challenging with Cameron varying his plays unfortunately also going down 0-3, H Mendes played a very good match competing for every ball Harrison lost focus, but to his credit he never gave up and made his opponent fight for every point in a 1-3 lose.

K12 1-2 K13 O Weeding stepping up as number1 player tried hard chasing every ball Oliver managed to win one game in a well contested match to lose 1-3, E Rogers played a hard fought 5setter in a match with good length Ethan varied his shots with some well delivered drives and boasts to win 3-2, O Weeding playing his second match found his opponent challenging but credit to Oliver he never gave up going down 0-3. W OSullivan played a very attacking match controlling the "T" Will found great length in his drives and cross court shots to win 3-0, B Boyd also dominated from the start with some powerful serves and back of court drives giving Brad the match wining 3-0, M Davidson started well going up 1-0 playing good length Matt lost focus but to his credit he fought hard in a 5setter to just go down 2-3.

K14 1-2 K15 L Thomas played a very competitive match varying his plays Liam managed to win 1game just going down 1-3 , J Watts found his opponent challenging but credit to Josh he tried so hard to get back into the match only to go down 0-3 , J Ahmad dominated from the start serving well playing good length Johar varied his plays with some well delivered cross court and forehand drives to win 3-0 , S Burhop controlled the "T" from the start with some well delivered forehand drives Sean played with a good mindset to win 3-1 , R Burlee played a very attacking match from the first ball always playing length Ryan stayed focused to win 3-0, J Ng found his opponent challenging from the start but credit to Jordan he never gave up going down 0-3.

K16 2-1 K17 M Illing-Kelly played a very strong match varying his plays and also dominating the serves Max went on to win 3-2 in a 5setter , M Walker started slowly going down 0-2 Mark fought hard to win one game with some good drives only to go down 1-3 , M Illing-Kelly played his second match dominating from the start Max controlled the "T" to win 3-1 , J Law fought hard in a 5setter match that saw the score change several times with Jamie playing good length and some well delivered drives and boasts to lose 2-3 , J Patel started strong with some great serves Jay focused on the back of court playing forehand and cross court drives to win 3-1, T Hey found his opponent challenging but to Tim's credit he never gave up chasing every ball just going down 1-3.

K18 0-2 Willoughby2  W Wu ,  A Guo , both these boys played very well competing against a very experienced team  both Will and Anlong never gave up going down 0-3 in both games.

K19 1-2 Barker L Hogan, D Zhang, R Xue, Lachan ran well retrieving all the balls, consistency let him down today. Daniels game is improving every week, serving well today, Richard played well, dominating his match and took advantage of his opponents’ lack of speed with good length.
 
To both Competitive and Internal players - great effort! 


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Table Tennis

Mr Ben Higgins, Director of Racquet Sports and Amy Chen, Head Table Tennis Coach

Knox boys had a very competitive game against St Ignatius Riverview on Sat 4th November. Out of the 5 teams, Knox claimed great victories in 3 teams and lost closely in the two other teams. In those two teams that lost, it was the doubles that determined the victory. Unfortunately after the long hard fought matches, both of our Team 2 & Team 4 lost just by 2 points in the 5th set. It was a great effort by both teams who performed very well.

• Team 1: Knox 4 - 1 Riverview
• Team 2: Knox 2 - 3 Riverview
• Team 3: Knox 4 - 1 Riverview
• Team 4: Knox 2 - 3 Riverview
• Team 5: Knox 4 - 1 Riverview

There were fantastic matches across every team. All players played seriously & stayed focused with wonderful team spirit. Well done to the boys for the great efforts shown throughout the weekend.

Tennis

Mr Ben Higgins, Director of Racquet Sports

Friday 3 November saw Knox take on Barker at home. This was the first ever Friday match Knox Tennis had played in. It was a great event and well supported by both teams giving a real Davis Cup atmosphere. The 1st team were in a tough battle throughout the evening where both pairs split sets in the doubles matches. Taking us down to singles matches Barker went 3-2 overall then Knox got it back all level and eventually up to 4-3 lead in sets. This came down to the last set where Knox were up by 1 game going into the last match meaning we had to win the set to win the match.

Unfortunately wasn’t to be with the Barker boy playing some great tennis to win the set. This meant Barker won by 3 games after both team tying 4-4 in sets. The 2nd team got off to a similar start with the doubles split 2-2 before going in to the singles. All of our boys came out firing in the singles matches with some outstanding tennis played by Aston Bloom (Y8) to beat a strong player 6-2. Overall the 2nd team won 6-2 in a very solid team performance.

Saturday 4 November saw Knox 3rd and 4th teams both won overall 5-1 with special mention to Oscar Geddes for a great comeback in his singles after being 5-1 down to end up winning the match 7-6. The 5th team had a close match and won 3-2 overall with only 2 games splitting the two teams, whilst the 6th team won comfortably 6-0 overall. The internal Open fixtures were cancelled due to the wet hard tennis courts.

The 10A team had a great match with both teams tying 3 sets all and Knox losing by only 1 game to split the two teams. This was a great effort from the boys without their normal No.1. The B and C teams made light work of their opponents to win 5-1 overall. The D team won 4-0 and only dropped 6 games on a wet Saturday. The internal competition fort on in the miserable weather at Waitara with all of the boys showing great effort in all of their matches.

The Year 9A and C teams were the only Year 9 teams to play on the weekend due to the weather. The A team won well 6-0 overall with some great tennis played by the team, especially in the doubles. The C team also played some great tennis to 5-1 overall. Unfortunately no other Year 9 tennis could get on the courts.

The Year 8A team were the only team to complete their match with a real nail biter to win overall by 1 game to split the teams. The B team started their match, but only got 2 sets in before the rain set in for the day. Again no other matches managed to play or finish due to the weather.

Overall on a wet weekend it was a good performance from the boys with Knox winning 85% of matches played. Thank you to all of the supporters on Friday night, it was greatly appreciated by the boys. Thank you to the parents and supporters on Saturday too.

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Volleyball

Ms Alexandra Charles, Head Volleyball Coach

This round we came up against Barker at the Waitara PCYC. The 1sts started off the day with some very close sets but unfortunately, we were unable to close out the game. There were some stand out performances from Hanson Han and Gino Zhuang who attacked incredibly well and demonstrated some excellent passing skills. We finished up the game with a 3:0 loss- 22:25, 22:25, 16:25.

The 2nds then came up against an enthusiastic opposition who played an game. After a slow start the seconds began to communicate and work really well as a team, pushing to take the 2nds set. Ethan Yan had an excellent game, passing with skill and hitting with power, while Jack Grellman was sensational as setter, helping the team negotiate the attack and their positions on the court. The 2nds finished up with a 2:1 loss- 18:25, 26:24, 8:15. 

Finally, we headed back to Knox for the 3rds game where both teams were incredibly positive and we showed off our quickly developing skills. Our Year 7s were not intimidated by the height and power of their opposition, but instead took on the challenge to bring their hits and tips back into play, recovering a lot of seemingly lost points with their passing. Lachlan Wilson was an excellent support for his team mates, supporting them and helping people with their movement around the court. Ryan Lynch and Junkai Wang also gave a standout performance with some strong and consistent serves. The boys finished up the day with a 3:0 loss, but did so with enthusiasm and positivity- 11:25, 16:25, 12:25.
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Sport Wet Weather Information

Wet Weather Information
Online: Download the 'Prep Skoolbag' or 'Senior School Skoolbag app' - search 'Knox Grammar' in the app store

Sport fixtures are advertised on the fixture schedule on the Knox Skoolbag apps.

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 relevant Prep or Senior School app.

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

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

No Dogs Allowed Policy

To improve safety of the students and visitors to the school, we have a No Dogs Allowed policy. Dogs are prohibited, leashed or unleashed, on school grounds, unless they are assistance dogs, security patrol dogs or police dogs.
Dogs may not be brought onto any Knox Grammar School property, including the Prep and Senior School campuses and all playing fields, including Curagul and Gillespie Fields.

Signage has been installed and our Security Team has been asked to let parents and carers know that we are a dog-free school.   If you bring a dog onto school property, you may be approached by the School's Security Team and asked to leave.


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding on this safety initiative.
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Parking for Saturday sport at the Senior School

Due to construction of our exciting new Knox Performing Arts Centre/Junior Secondary Academy, we are no longer able to provide parking at Woodville Ave for families attending sports fixtures at the Senior School campus. Parking is available in the Borambil Street underground carpark for weekend sport. Where possible, we encourage boys and parents to use public transport for travel to and from the Senior School campus.