From the Boys Sport Coordinator

Over the weekend, we hosted Padua College for Round 4 of our Term 2 AIC seasons.  Being the AIC Feature Round for the term, we welcomed a host of Old Scholars who were in force in the grandstands, many wearing their old Senior and Firsts jerseys from their respective sports. Our boys certainly put on a great show for the crowds, with many of the results across all three sports going our way.

Chess

Leading into Friday’s Chess evening, Padua boasted the only other undefeated AIC First IV team alongside St Peters. Unfortunately, our premier team suffered their first loss for the season, going down 7-9 after a couple of risky moves that didn’t pay off. 

Congratulations to our Senior B, Intermediate A, Intermediate B and Junior A teams on their victories.

I wish our Chess boys the best of luck against Iona College this.

Football

Across the board, Football teams finished even with Padua with 9 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, however our Aggregate teams finished in front with our Senior teams leading the way.

Our First VI, after the heart-breaking narrow loss in Round 3, showed little sign of weakness and lead from the start. Our boys had control of the ball for a majority of the match and, to the Padua goalie’s credit, they were able to keep the score respectable despite our consistent barrage of attacks from our offensive juggernauts; Robby B and Nathan T. With moments left in the game, substitutions were made and on his first touch, Pedro M slotted a sitter after being set up perfectly by David A from the right side of the box. Our First XI took the win with a score of 5-2.

In addition to our First XI teams’ success, we congratulate the following teams on their wins against Padua: 2nd XI, 3rd XI, 9A, 8B, 8C, 7A, 7B and 5A teams.

Congratulations to the following players of the round: Robbie B (1st XI), Jordan S (2nd XI), William M (3rd XI), Zorro U (4th XI), Daniel W (10A), Cole H (10B), Josiah R (9A), Zane P (9B), Ben F (8A), Jacob P (8B), Lucas O (8C), Myles B (7A), Max R (7B), Fin L 7C), Oliver N (6A), Hayden R (6B), Jace H (6C), Thomas D (5A), Ian P (5B), Mayank K (5C).

Rugby

The weekend was a big round for St Peters Rugby. In addition to Round 4 being the Feature Round for the term, it was also the VIP round where sponsors, Old Scholars and key stakeholders were invited to attend a Thank You function and watch our First XV and Second XV play some quality rugby. Our juniors also had the honour of playing in front of a large crowd of students who came out to support St Peters AIC Sport – a sight that was great to see!

By the 12:30pm kick off, the 2nd XV crowd was beginning to grow and our boys gave them something to cheer about. With two minutes left, we managed to kick a goal to put us 3 points up. In the dying seconds however, Padua snuck over the line next to the posts and stole the game 25-29.

Our First XV game started like a house on fire and we found ourselves up 20-0 at half time. The second half started with a flurry of points from Padua and we quickly found ourselves on the back foot. With one minute to go, Padua had possession of the footy with a score-line of 29-26 in our favour and it seemed like the 2nd XV game was about to repeat itself. We worked hard to win the ball back and kick the ball into touch on the final siren.

In addition to our First XV, congratulations to the 8A and 8B teams on their victories against Padua.

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Players of the round are: Baguio J (1ST XV Forward) and Malachi H (1ST XV Back), Zach C (2nd XV Forward) and Harry W (2nd XV Back), Ty P (10A Forward) and Riley S (10A Back), Jack T (9A Forward) and Clayton G (9A Back), Harvey L (8A Forward) and Sam B (8A Back), Josh R (8B Forward) and Tom M (8B Forward), Kye P (7A Forward) and Marcus M (7A Back), Liam M (7B Forward) and Brandon L (7B Back), and John J (5C Forward) and Jaden G (5C Back).

Good luck to all boys who will meet Iona College this weekend for Round 5 of the respective seasons. It will be a tough round and we all need to make sure that we turn up to play and put everything on the line for the College.

Years 7 – 12 Cross Country

Coordinator: Mr Seth Antcliff

Training for AIC Cross Country is as follows:

  • Monday 3:30-5:00pm;
  • Wednesday 6:15-7:30am (speed session);
  • Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm (speed session) and
  • Friday 6:15-7:30am.

We urgently need our top 20 place getters from our Inter-House Carnival to attend at least two of these sessions. There are a core group of runners who have been attending regularly and they are improving every week, but we need more. All boys who made the tope 20 at the Inter-House Carnival and haven’t been to training yet will be contacted by either Mr Andcliff, Mr Petherick or Mr Grose. 

Rowing

Coordinator: Mr Peter Hicks

On the weekend of 12 and 13 May, the 2018 Kenmore SHS and St Peters LC Regatta was held at Coomera. We entered our rowing teams into many events and achieved many pleasing results. Congratulations to the following top 3 place getters:

  • Second place Schoolboys Year 8 Double Scull (Division 3): Jack U and Angus G;
  • Second place Schoolboys Single Scull (Division 2): Oliver G;
  • Second place Schoolboys Year 8 Novice Single Scull (Division 1): Jack U;
  • First place Schoolboys Year 8 Novice Single Scull (Division 2): Angus G;
  • Third place Schoolboys Year 9 Novice Single Scull (Division 3): Christopher S;
  • First place Schoolboys Yaer 9 Single Scull (Division 2): Oscar N; and
  • Second place Schoolboys Year 9 Double Scull (Division 1): Mitchell B and Oscar N.

Congratulations on your efforts. Rowing is a sport that involves very early trainings, gruelling sessions and a high level of commitment and organisation. It is great to see so many positive results from these boys.

Tennis Pre-Season

Coordinator: Mr Stuart Delaney

This year, St Peters want to take a seventh AIC premiership in a row!

Trials have begun for the season. Due to the limited number of places to represent St Peters in the AIC competition, some boys may miss out on a spot in the team, however there are some alternate Tennis programs run around and near St Peters where these boys can still get involved in this wonderful sport and set themselves up well for a future in Tennis.

Consult the St Peters App for details about Trials. 

In addition to these sessions, there will be an additional Year 7 trial this Saturday only (26 May) at the Lohe Street courts from 7:00 – 10:00am.

Basketball Pre-Season

Coordinator: Mr Glenn Scott

Pre-season trials and training will begin in Week 7. Please note that in Week 7, there is only one session listed per junior age group. From Week 8 onwards, teams will move into a two-a-week training schedule. Please refer to the St Peters App for full details.

Darren Grose, Boys Sport Coordinator