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Head of Sport Week 2

Santi showing speed and skill on the recent Armidale Tour

What a start to the winter sport season! Across rugby, AFL and soccer our Irish Warriors played great football and relished the opportunity to put into practise the hard work in skills training and strength and conditioning training that they had put in during the pre-season.

Rugby

Particularly impressive were the Rugby players in our first ever rugby clash with St Edmunds College, the boys rose to the challenge of playing a new opposition and proved quite successful both on the field and on the scoreboard.

AFL

In the AFL our three youth teams played quite tough grading matches, however the coaches were very pleased with the boy’s performances on the day and are looking forward to developing the boys both individually and as members of a team as the season progresses. Our youngest footballers who for many were playing their first game of AFL were fantastic both in the air and across the ground. With time on the park we will be a force to be reckoned with.

Football

St. Edmund’s and Gregory Terrace proved to be quite strong opposition for our soccer players, congratulations in particular to the 6A team for a hard fought 1-0 win over Gregory Terrace. No doubt both teams will be looking forward to a re-match in a few weeks!

Cross Country

A real highlight for the weekend for me was the All Schools Cross Country Relay Championships which were held at Rivermount College at Yatala. Mr Donatini has been working hard to develop our runners and on our first competitive run for the season, the 45 ATC boys who ran were outstanding! Our youngest team in the Under 10s, made up of Cooper Beachy-Head, Blake Densley and Hudson Shine were the most successful winning a Bronze Medal in their event. Most pleasing for me was the sheer numbers of runners that we had at the event. We had one of the biggest squads of all schools and the boys were running confidently and enthusiastically. Many of the boys had already played a game (in many cases a couple of games) prior to running and dug deep to put in courageous performances for their team mates and for their College. Slowly we are building a core group of about 50 runners who are training and competing, preparing for Saturday 21 May when we travel to Warwick for the QCIS Cross Country Championships!

A fantastic start indeed for all of our winter sports – over the ANZAC weekend we have again a full schedule of fixtures in all three of our football codes. I wish everyone the very best for a great weekend of ATC sport.
Warriors go Brach!

ATC Sport Support Group

I met earlier this week with a group of enthusiastic and passionate parents regarding a Sport Support Group. We would like to hold a meeting on Tuesday 10 May at 6.30pm in the Mt Sion Staffroom for all parents who are interested in getting involved. The group’s aims will be to assist with the logistical facilitation of our sporting program, coordinate volunteers, and assist with running sporting events, fundraising and developing business partnerships. All parents are welcome – we would love to see you there!

Multi Fitness Program

Multi-fitness is starting next Tuesday April 26 from 3.10pm – 4.00pm at NJC Hall. This is a fitness program for boys who are not currently involved in a sporting team or fitness program within or outside the school. The exercises we do are modified where necessary and the groups are quite small. If your son is interested please email Mr Darren Cullen.

Mr Dave Capra, Head of Sport and Activities
caprad@atc.qld.edu.au

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