The 2017 AAGPS Athletics season will start straight after the last weekend of winter sport. All information relating to training and dates of the Invitational meets will be posted on the SPACES Athletics page. All boys from Years 7-12 are invited to come along and see what they are capable of.
The inaugural AFL season at Newington will see the Year 9 and Year 10 team play their final fixture this weekend against St Aloysius, the winner of this match will determine the winner of this competition. Congratulations to all boys in the squad on the way they have played and conducted themselves this season.
Newington had four boys represent the CIS at the NSW All Schools Cross Country at the start of the term, all boys placed at the top end of the field, with Bailey Habler (7/MO) winning the U13 Division and Angus Beer (10/ME) winning the U15 division.
Matthew Dyster (11/FL) represented the AAGPS Cross Country team on Saturday against our friends from CAS, Matthew finished in 10th position overall to ensure the GPS retained the trophy.
In the first weeks of the term the Newington 1st XI played in the CIS Cup Final. In a tough encounter Riverview scored a 1-0 victory to claim the title. Well done to Riverview and congratulations to all boys from Newington who took part in the campaign. Both teams are currently equal 1st in the GPS 1st XI competition with two rounds to go.
In other Football news congratulations to the U14 team who travelled to Canberra to compete in the Kanga Cup. After an exhilarating week of six Group matches, a semi final and the Kanga Cup Grand Final – a total of 8 matches and 560 minutes, the boys were denied in the final 5 minutes of a superb roller coaster decider as Adelaide City scored in that final climactic period to take the game 3-2.
Head Coach Neil Jablonski and Assistants Christian Scardilli and Ed Summers were full of praise for the boys’ magnificent performances, resilience and indefatigable spirit as they earned admirers throughout the Tournament. Considering their opponents, Adelaide City are an experienced club team, the scale of the boys achievement is extraordinary.
Congratulations to Newington 1st XV player Angus Bell (11/KL) who was recently selected for the Australian Schools Rugby team after a week of outstanding performances representing NSW Schools at the recent Australian Schoolboy Championships in the holidays.