Knox Grammar School

From the Head of
Knox Sports Academy Mr Chuck Ardron

Another good weekend for Sport by Knox students with some excellent results across all activities. It was also great to see many of our current Year 12 going to other sports and supporting their fellow students. » Read More

I thank them for their support but again ask that they lead the way with the attitude and attire that Knox expects and is known for. The week-end saw Tennis led the way with outstanding results with only 2 losses from all teams that competed on the day. Cricket also had a fantastic day winning all but one game including the 1sts which brings them to the top of the table clash this week-end against Trinity.

At Basketball there were some good results across the board which included the 1sts with a win but also showed that there is still plenty of work for all teams to do and work towards.

Volleyball had a great day wining both the seconds and thirds and had a very close loss in the 1sts. Waterpolo continued to do well with a draw in the 1sts and many wins in the other divisions. Golf continues to be competitive in a very tough competition.

Baseball Juniors continued on their winning way. Mountain Biking continued its winning ways as well and I particularly thank all those who travelled to the Southern Highlands for this competition.

Squash had a narrow loss in the 1sts and some great wins in all other competition rounds. This week-end sees us play Round 3 against Trinity and I wish all students in all activities all the best for the coming week-end.

The Knox Fit boys continue to be challenged and work hard every Saturday in the Athletic Development Centre. Well done to all.

Quote of the Week

'Laughter is a powerful way to tap positive emotions.'

Norman Cousins

The 8Es Cricket Team after their close win over the Barker 8Ds.


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Summer sports

All summer sports commenced last week and further details (trainings, fixtures and team lists) are posted on the portal under Prep School > Sport.



U16s Baseball
Saturday 24th October saw another solid performance by our U16's Knox Baseball team. » Read More

Dean Gongolidis (Year 8) stealing was a standout, he is confident in his ability to steal and takes every chance – well done!   Harrison Rockwell (Year 7) hit a ball to right of centre and when sent to 2nd, worked hard to beat the tag.  A good 2 bag hit.

William Papantoniou (Year 7) is also batting well with a solid hit to RF.  This young team batted well in the bottom of the 3rd to secure the win – well done boys.  

Despite playing well, our U19's went down to Riverview 12-2 in a tight game for the first 4 innings, with only 2 runs scored. 

Chris Layman (Year 11) had a solid game pitching out his 4 innings. Nicholas Gongolidis (Year 11) hitting a stand up triple. The boys are to be congratulated on an excellent effort.  

Ellie Manou, MIC of Basketball

Coming off the elation of last week’s first round victory against Barker it was important for our 1sts to continue to stay humble and work hard at practice to prepare for the match up against St Aloysius. » Read More

The first quarter was tightly contested with Aloys forcing Knox to work hard in every possession but as the game progressed Knox asserted their dominance and came away 56 – 32 victors. The game saw all members of the team significantly contributing to the win - in particular fan favourite Will Bernhardt having a stellar game off the bench.

Our 2nds fought hard to overcome Aloys’ early lead in the game to finish the game with a draw 33 -33. Ball security again was troublesome for our boys early on in the game but their spirited come back was admirable and exemplified how the boys can and need to play moving forward.

The Open’s year group performed well finishing the day with an 8 win, 1 draw and 3 loss record. The 3rds and 4ths stepped up significantly from their performance from last week and coach Harry Fotopoulos was proud of all player’s contribution. The 6ths played a fantastic game of basketball coming away 47-23 victors. 

The Year 10 year group continued their dominant form from the previous rounds and really challenged Aloys across the board coming away with a record of 6-2. The A’s started the game on fire but Aloys were able to gap the early lead and finished the game defeating Knox 25 – 37. While the B’s won their match 28 – 24.

Year 9 had a tough time against an impressive Aloys age group going 2-4 for the round. The A’s and B’s were defeated 26-41 and 19-37 respectively.  The 9F performed strongly defeating Aloys 37 – 26. 

This week saw both our A’s and B’s team experience their first defeats respectively of the season. Eager to rectify the loss, the A’s and B’s teams will continue to work hard with coach Michael D’Agostino this week at practice. The 8D’s had the game of round putting on an offensive show coming away 71-8 victors! 

Next up will be Trinity with our Open’s and Year 8 age group at away and Years 9 and 10 at home. It will be a defensive test for our 1st teams with Trinity scoring an impressive 90+ points in both games this season.


1st XI vs St Aloysius (H)

Resuming at 38/1 chasing Aloys total of 170 Knox went on the attack looking to get a chance at an outright, aggressive stroke play from Hayden Todoroski (47) and Jack Hoyle (33) saw the runs flow early but meant at 122-5 there was still work to be done, Charlie Sennitt (69) played a superb innings with 3 huge sixes and well supported by Matt Beatty (41*) saw Knox rack up a quick lead and declare at 240-8. » Read More

This left 47 overs in day to attempt to get early wickets and force an outright. Aloys showed grit and determination facing a fired up Knox bowling attack and the match was called off at 73-2. A lot of positive signs from this side and we are all looking forward to a tough challenge next week away against Trinity

2nd XI vs St Aloysius (A)
After a disappointing display with the bat in the previous week, Knox began Round 2 of the CAS against St. Aloysius at College Oval, eager to perform. The first day would finish with St. Aloysius barely surviving at 5/40. Day 2 began with a frustrating St. Aloysius batting partnership that was finally broken by Duncan Ballantine (2/10) in the 35th over. The spin king had everyone excited including his fellow tweaker and captain Tom Moscou (2/3) who produced a timely two wickets himself from two overs at the death. Despite our best efforts with the ball and in the field, the game was well and truly lost with the bat on the first day’s play. In any other context it would be a pleasing result to bowl a team out for 89.
In what turned out to be an extra training session, Josh Tighe toughed his way to 51 n.o. in the 2nd innings in what has been a long time coming for the top order enigma. The reaction from the crowd and his teammates was telling, as hours of hard work was justly rewarded before our very eyes. Ably supported by Rob Towers (7) we began to show signs that we are learning and developing as cricketers. Despite the result, mark down Round 2 of the CAS as the turning point in the Knox 2nd XI season. 

3rd XI vs St Aloysius (A) 
Match washed out. 

4th XI vs St Aloysius (A)
Winning the toss and electing to bat, Knox set about the innings on a good pitch. James Demeyrick impressing with 44 runs, well supported by others as Knox helped themselves to the underwhelming but equally competitive target of 113 runs. In reply, captain Cam Jenkins was the hero of the innings picking up 5 wickets for only 5 runs as St Aloysius were bowled out for 88. Eddie Morris picking up 3 wickets in a great performance by the 4th XI. 

5th XI vs St Aloysius (H)
The unbeaten 5th XI took to Gillespie 3 on a beautiful Saturday afternoon against a keen St Aloysius. Batting first in a t20, the 5th XI batsman made short work of the tiny boundaries and good pitch as they helped themselves to 185 off the 20 overs. Chapman with 30 to out, Armstrong 32 not out. In reply St Aloysius lost wickets regularly, finally capitulating to 37 all out. Armstrong finishing a fine all round performance with 3 for 9 from 1 over. 

10A vs St Aloysius (A)
After posting the fine total of 237 run. Knox knew that a win would take time on a good pitch at St Aloysius. The scoring rate was never high throughout the innings as the Knox bowlers toiled away on a good line and length. 
Despite losing some early wickets, the win began to look increasingly unlikely with the score 6/130 with only 10 overs remaining. First day centurion, Nick Astridge then tweaked his Stuart MacGill like leggys spinning a web to pick up two wickets. In addition to Nic Gallu who finished with 4/18. It came down to the last 2 minutes of the match with 9 wickets down. Cameron Hewitt managed to trap the man in front of the wickets to win the game with an LBW. The 10A unbeaten run continues…..

10B vs St Aloysius (H)
Losing the toss and being asked to bat on a tough early morning Gillespie pitch, the 10B’s set about making a competitive total against St Aloysius. Tom Lee and Rahul Bhatnagar batting with maturity and composure as Knox made their way to a reasonable total of 127 runs.  In reply the bowling was accurate and attacking. St Aloysius could only manage 14 runs from their first 13 overs. Luke Bray ended up being the pick of the bowlers with 3/11 off 3 overs. Patrick O’Day taking a couple of wickets. Knox eventually bowling St Aloysius out for 60. A great win! 

10C vs Kings C (A)
Match washed out. 

9A vs St Aloysius (H)
Lower Gillespie was buzzing on Saturday morning with the anticipation of a 9A win. With 211 on the board on a damp wicket. Captain Henry Wines could afford to be attacking throughout the innings in search of a victory. Opening bowler, Zac Graham has been the pick of the bowlers in the early season. He did not disappoint, picking up two early wickets as the Alo’s chase had the heart ripped out of it. Despite some lusty lower order hitting from an talented Aloysius all rounder, Knox racked up an impressive win. Eventually winning by 25 runs. Graham and Toole with the great figures of 3/25 and 3/27 respectively. Viruna Tennakoon deserves a mention for backing his 70 runs up with 4 catches. Two of which were screamers!  

9B vs St Aloysius (A)
The foundation for a thrilling victory from the Knox 9Bs was set with a Toby Craig and Ben Martin 70 run 1st wicket partnership, which was maturely played with textbook batting & running between wickets setting a solid platform. A swashbuckling innings from Glover set a good but gettable target. Craig and Glover both making excellent 50’s. Ben Martin making a fine 25. 
The victory did not seem possible with SAC at 2/84 after 10 overs & right on top of the chase but enthusiasm, great bowling, fielding & captaincy tightening the screws. Harry Charalambous taking 4 wickets for only 13 runs, with Toby Craig completing a fine all rounder match with 2/15.
9C vs St Aloysius (A)
Knox 9C’s have romped to an easy victory over St Aloysius. The recent rain had cleared to reveal a beautiful day.  Alo’s batted on a ground with a thick green outfield that promised to slow down scoring.  The Knox bowlers struck early, John Hunter getting his man caught at backward square leg with the first ball of the day.   The Knox bowlers saw off a few other St Aloysius batsmen in short succession before their middle order managed put the brakes on. St Aloysius proved to be like an old time Welsh rugby line; didn’t give any ground up but didn’t make too much either. They  eventually finished on 7/86. The bowling performance was one of all round contribution, but special mention should go to Harley Clifton and Sam Lilley, who finished with 3 and 2 wickets respectively.  Knox needed just 3 batsmen to run the total down. In an innings reminiscent of a  young Steve Waugh, Archer Bradshaw batted pugnaciously to 42 not out.  His foil was the ever elegant John Hunter, who channelled VVS Laxman to a graceful 35, including a six.   Knox had the runs by the 15th over and were in their lounge chairs at home or in the boarding house by lunch time.

8A vs St Aloysius (A)
Match washed out

8B vs St Aloysius (H)
By the time the afternoon came along, Lower Gillespie was an excellent batting pitch which after winning the toss, our 8B’s made full use of. Opening the batting Liam Ridley and Dan Mulch batted with poise and energy, putting on 81 runs. When Ridley was out for a fine 36, the stage was set for Lachy Donaldson who continued his blistering run of form with his maiden 50. Finishing on 58 not out. Dan also completing his first 50 with an excellent 53. Knox finishing on  3/180. In reply the St Aloysius innings never got going. The 8B bowling attack has been on fire all season, Jack Delaney taking 2 wickets, and Zac Thomas with 3 wickets as Alo’s were all out for 36. 

8C vs St Aloysius (A)
The 8C’s juggernaut continues! Another fantastic and emphatic win from the 8C’s this weekend after batting first and making 162 runs in the first innings. Carl Giacomo making 50 not out in his first inning as opener. Well supported by captain Adam Barnes and Sam Dickson. In reply, St Aloysius were bowled out for only 68, in a great team bowling performance. Finn Elliot taking 2/4 and Adam Barnes completing a fine game with 1/5. 

8D vs Trinity D (H)
Winning the toss and electing to bowl first. Knox 8D’s produced a quite remarkable display of bowling and fielding to dismiss St Aloysius for only 49 runs. Hamish O’Reilly bowled with incredible accuracy and claimed a hat trick! Largely thanks to a fantastic catch from Nimay Kallianpur on the hat trick ball. In reply, the chase was never in doubt. Captain and superb leader, William O’Sullivan making 16 not out to steer his team home. A great win! 

8E vs Barker D (H)
Barker won the toss and batted first, finishing with 9/109. Knox was fiercely competitive in the field and played the match with tremendous energy and passion. Jono Cole (1/3) off three overs, was the pick of the bowlers and showcased exceptional control and discipline. Sam Carroll was also fantastic, finishing with 2/10 off three overs. However, the whole team deserves recognition for backing up each other so well in the field and with the ball in hand. Going right down to the wire, Knox finished with 5/111, chasing down Barker’s total with five balls to spare. Aidan Jacobson was brilliant with a well fought 27 while twin Ben Jacobson (14) backed up his brother in a great partnership before guiding us home with Jono Cole (7 not out). The boys should be very proud of their effort and look to build on this for the remainder of the season.


Timing, distance and speed were key learnings during the boys' fencing bouts last Saturday. Extensive bouting practice gave them the opportunity to put their skills into action in their round robin matches.
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Developing a good attack is always handy as is the ability to riposte after a parry. Also fencing against each other gives a learning opportunity where the boys need to adjust their individual fencing styles if some of their actions are easily blocked. 

A reminder that on 7 November 2015 from 9am to 12.30pm there will be a special fencing event “Italian Relay”, at which all boys, both Prep and Senior will be taking part.

David McGowan, MIC Golf

Avondale Golf Club looked spectacular at the start of today’s competition, with our A-Team up against Riverview. » Read More

Pat Ferris (Captain - Hcp 4) led the team off, and although he had to give 17 shots to his opponent, kept in touch throughout a match that seesawed between each player. A wayward tee shot on the 18th resulted in him losing the hole and his first competition match, 1 down at the last.

Greg Bradford (Hcp 6) also had to give a number of shots to a player who was playing well below his 22 Hcp. Although Greg played some good shots at times he was defeated 5/4 on the 14th.

This left our last pairing, comprising Matt Finfer (Hcp 7) and Doug Fox (Hcp 9) to save the day. Both boys made a solid start and took advantage of the excellent playing conditions. 
Matt was in good form in his first match and was able to secure a reasonably comfortable victory. Doug, now a seasoned campaigner, also played some excellent golf throughout the day and finished off his match in style – congratulations to both boys.

Avondale is a beautiful course to walk around, so please feel free to come out and support both teams next week. If you do come out to support the boys, please remember the dress regulations!

Eric van Arkkels, MIC Squash

Knox 1st had a very convincing result on Saturday, this team is training very hard and at this early stage of the season are showing commitment and their desire to work on the little things is paying off.
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Saturday saw Knox 1 going down 1-2.  With all three boys having to play five setters Nick You Lee went on to win 3-2, Bryn Arnold and Viney Kumar losing their games 2-3 each. This team played very well and showed they have the spirit and the will to make a difference.

Teams 3, 4 and 5 all won 3-0 with each of these boys are really enjoying themselves and playing with the right attitude and clearly enjoying their Sport.  

Team 3 Ritwik Rattan, Thomas Joseph  Peter Kooch
Team 4 Micheal Gee and Lachlan Hiller played 2 matches
Team 5 Tye Ballinger, Eugene Bakker and Zach Slonim 

Knox 9 v Briars 6 
Brenden Fraser, Finn Prince and David Wade
These boys showed strength and character in defeating a team three divisions higher by 2-1,
with David Wade playing a very entertaining match which saw the lead change every rally – it was a great team effort.   

It was very pleasing to see the Sportsmanship shown, with the students recognising sometimes it is not all about the wining, but taking part and doing your best.  

Ben Higgins, MIC Tennis

Saturday 24th October saw Knox take on St Aloysius at home at our temporary venue Turramurra Park. The 1st team played some great tennis with Cooper Cole and Hugo La Hei combining very well in their doubles to beat a solid pair. » Read More

Max Nguyen and Pedro Papangelis played a great doubles to win very comfortably. This helped the cause straight away for our singles. Max Nguyen stepped up in his singles playing at No.4 and won 6-0. The 1st team won 7-1. The 2nd team was a young up and coming team with two year 7s playing this week, Clive Marolt and Robert Khattar. The two Year 7s split the doubles sets playing brilliantly in both sets, whilst the two Year 9 players Lachlan Walker and Charlie Wong played a great doubles match to win both sets. The seconds won 6-2 overall with a great team performance and looking good for our future at Knox. The 3rds won comfortably 5-1 with a strong show of tennis from Andy Xuan. The 4th team had a close battle winning by 3 games to split the two teams. The 5th-8th teams played an internal matches at Morona Avenue.

The Year 10A and B teams both had some great matches to both win 5-1 overall with a great performance from Nicholas Galati and William Wang in both singles and doubles. The C team were just too strong for their opposition winning 6-0 overall with a strong show by Ethan Chan to not drop a single game in both doubles and singles. The D team had a superb battle with only 1 game splitting the two teams for Knox to get the win. Teams E-G played an internal point match play system for extra grading.

The Year 9 A and B teams both won very well 6-0 with a much better show in our doubles matches. Well done to Clinton Lui and Kyle Mutema on a good performance. The C team won 5-1, whilst the D team won 6-0 with a great show by Toby Chathrassay to win both doubles and singles matches 6-0. Teams E-H played an internal point match play system for extra grading at Regimental Park with some great tennis played by the boys.

Year 8 A team had a good win 5-1 overall, whilst the B team won 6-0 with a great performance from Lucas Evans and Luke Rowbottom winning their doubles and singles 6-1. The C and D team unfortunately lost 2-4 in both teams with only a few games splitting the two teams. Teams E-J played an internal point match play system for extra grading at Regimental Park with some great tennis played by the boys. The depth is growing in our younger age groups which is an exciting prospect for the future.

Overall it was a very successful weekend with some outstanding play from all of our boys. Knox won 88% of matches played. Let’s keep up the good tennis boys and looking forward to next week’s fixture.

Water Polo

1st Grade vs SIC. Draw 10-10 (2-2, 3-3, 2-2, 4-4)
Goal scorers: Will Turner 3, James Winterton 2, Alex Trobec 2, Andrew Hemsworth, Kyle Daniels and Liam Daniels.
In the game of the day the teams could not be separated at each break and the resulting draw demonstrated the closeness of the teams. The Knox team stuck to the game plan and defended well.   Harry Phelps had a great game as keeper with Alex Trobec , James Winterton and Will Turner always amongst the action. » Read More

Brent Mitchely being fouled out in the 3rd quarter and the limited time that Will Turner could play due to his 2 early major fouls proved decisive as our major attacking plays were restricted. Practicing Extra Man attack proved important as our percentages improved and Andrew Hemsworth almost snatched victory with a length of the field counter attack with several seconds remaining only to fall short due to desperate SIC defence. The team remains undefeated with a tough game against Newington in the next round.

2nd Grade vs SIC. Lost 4-7 (0-2, 4-1, 2-0 2-0)
Goal scorers: John Kyrikos 2, Rhys Taylor 2.
A slow start led to a very strong 2nd quarter giving the boys a 4-3 half time lead. Led by John Kyrikos and Rhys Taylor, the team was right in the match but unfortunately several wrong options and inability to get the ball to the best attacker proved costly. Both keepers (Amrit William and Spencer Wagner) had strong games in goals and even stronger games on the field but a 0-4 second half destroyed our chances of remaining undefeated in this competition. Students will be working on fitness and awareness in up-coming training sessions. 
16A vs SIC. Won 8-4 (3-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2)
Goal scorers: Will Hart 2, Tom Winterton 2, Xavier Wall, Nick Di John, Oscar Ley and Aiden Robertson.
The tone was set for a solid performance when the team jumped to a 3-0 1st quarter lead and was never headed. Strong outside shooting from Will Harte, Oscar Ley and Aiden Robertson along with Tom Winterton’s experience and savage defence gave the team another win. The rugged opposition was not able to handle our quick counter attack and ability to find the best man to take the shot. Well done 16A’s and special mention to a great debut from young keeper Austin Wagner.

16B vs SIC. Lost 2-4 (1-2, 1-0, 0-2, 0-0)
Goal scorers: Lachlan Pudney, Bodhi Phillips.
This game was a close and low scoring affair with many opportunities at either end. Stout defence was key to keeping the opposition to no goals in the 2nd and 4th quarter, but the 1st and 3rd  quarters was where the game was lost.  All boys worked hard with George Zhu and Lachlan Pudney having strong games. Jason Park made many fine saves in goals. The effort was much improved from last game and the experience gained from week to week is starting to show and the boys are enjoying their battles.

15A vs St. Aloys. Won 12-1 (4-0, 3-0, 3-1, 2-0)
Goal scorers: Harry Kyrikos 4, Will Kablau 4, Adam Swiderski 2 and Alex Heintze 2.
A great team performance from the boy’s vs Aloys at Cabarita today as Harry Kyrikos and Will Kablau led from the front with 4 goals apiece. All boys played their part with a decisive win where defence was well structured and solid, with the team conceding only once. 

14A vs SIC. Won 12-8(4-4, 2-0, 3-3, 3-1)
Goal scorers: Mitch Westhuizen 3, Josh Johnson 3, Angus Hornery 2, Oli Utteridge, Dylan Horsfall and Will Saddington 2.
Mitch Westhuizen, Josh Johnson, Will Saddington and Angus Hornery provided the firepower up front with solid defence from Dylan Cooke, Charlie Bladon, Bailey Farris and Dylan Horsfall and outstanding goalkeeping efforts from Oli Utteridge and Pat Hogan to continue the winning ways of this great young team. Fitness and swimming ability leads their strengths but game knowledge is ever increasing. A true test of character will be the clash with Newington next game.

14B’s vs SIC Won 15-2 (4-0, 4-0, 6-0, 1-2)
Goal scorers: Angus Menzies 4, Shane Ting 3, Elliot Heys 3, Jeremy Cartwright, Jay Mace, James Riordan, Matt Lahoud and Will Bondy.
The boys had a well deserved win against SIC on Saturday. From the 1st qtr, the boys dominated with good game play and marking their players. Jay Mace scored an outstanding goal with strong swimming, excellent timing and shooting. The boys quickly went to a 4-0 lead and capitalised on this in the 2nd by constantly creating turnovers. Angus Menzies lead the charge early on scoring four goals, as did Shane Ting and Elliot Heys scoring 3 goals each. The boys continued to make the most of SIC's lost balls with accurate passing. Cameron Cormio and Ryan Thom showed excellent game play and decision making. Mitchell Longstaff and Jeremy Cartwright played in goals and had great saves. Matt Lahoud showed his strength in defence in the back and attack up front scoring in the 3rd. The boys had learnt from their game last Saturday and had a good selection of passing and shooting, excellent timing and strong defence. Other scorers were Will Bondy and James Riordan. Congratulations boys on a resounding win!


Sport Wet Weather Information

Wet Weather Information
Prep: 9901 7982
Senior: 9901 7701
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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

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 - new policy for parents

To improve safety of the students and visitors to the school, we are moving to a No Dogs Allowed policy. It is unlawful for dogs (Companion Animal Act 1998), leashed or unleashed, to be on school grounds, unless they are assistance dogs, security patrol dogs or police dogs. » Read More

Dogs may no longer be brought onto any Knox Grammar School property, including the Prep and Senior School campuses and all playing fields, including Curagul and Gillespie Fields.

New signage will be installed over the coming weeks reflecting this change in policy. Our Security Team has been asked to let parents and carers know that we are moving to 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.


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


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.  

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