One of the oldest sports in the world, having originated hundreds of years ago in England, Cricket has become hugely popular at ATC. Apart from developing physical fitness, hand eye coordination, stamina and balance, cricket also promotes team skills, cooperation and learning how to cope with winning and losing. The latter can be a hard skill to aquire for a typical competitive boy!
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Fishing, footy, 4WD-ing, swimming, dune wrestling, quality banter and camp cooking, the essential ingredients for 5 days of boy heaven! Every year, without exception I come away from the annual Fishing Club trip to Stradbroke Island with a huge sense of pride in being part of the ATC Community. Being outdoors offers a wonderful opportunity for boys to step outside their comfort zone and demonstrate their independence, strength of character, loyalty, maturity and good nature. Boys are wonderful company, enthusiastic beyond comprehension and always willing to assist in making the camp a more enjoyable experience for everyone.
As Phil Jackson has learnt after his time with the Knicks, building a basketball dynasty is no easy feat. While I am in no ways comparing the ATC Basketball Program to that of an NBA Franchise, we too have faced challenges in trying to build a basketball program that the boys can be proud of. After inheriting the Basketball Coordinator’s role this year, it was evident early on that we had a number of extremely talented basketballers at the College who would thrive in the Club program. The challenge comes with getting boys to early morning training sessions in an effort to get them to work together collectively towards a common goal. Thankfully I also inherited fantastic and reliable coaches to lead our program through the Southwest Pirates Club Competition and mentor our boys as they developed and matured as basketballers.
Traditionally the most popular sport at the College and an activity that mobilises the sporting community across the greater Brisbane area, this weekend heralds the start of the cricket season. Facilitating a cricket game takes a lot of manpower. From managing to coaching, umpiring to scoring, the quality of our boys cricket experience relies on everyone chipping in to help out.
Last night held our Term 2 and 3 Sports Awards evening and celebrations. The evening was a great success with the ATC Sporting Community gathering to share in celebrating the achievements of our boys both individually and as teams. Whilst there is a great deal of sport left in Term 4, this awards evening is the culmination of the interschool sport season. Listening to the coordinators reflect on the journey of each sport, it is hard to believe that we managed to pack so much into two terms! In addition to awarding students (see awards attachment below) it was also a great opportunity to thank those who make sport at our school possible. Again in this forum I would like to acknowledge the following group of people: