12 Feb 2019

Sport report

Sport Weekends in Term 1

Sporting fixtures and trials will be held on the following Saturdays in Term 1.

Saturday 16 February
Saturday 23 February
Saturday 2 March
Saturday 9 March
Saturday 16 March
Saturday 23 March – Head of the River Rowing Regatta – Penrith
Saturday 30 March – Winter Trials Saturday 6 April – Winter Trials

Captains of Sport

The following boys have been announced as captains of their respective sports for the AAGPS season:

Basketball – Sam Clemens (12/MO) 
Tennis – Daniel Nailand (12/LE) 
Swimming – Lachlan Sheehy (12/JN), vice captains – James Douglas (12/PR) and Miles Parhash (12/MA).

Congratulations boys.


The following Newington 1st XI cricket players have been selected in a Combined AAGPS 1st XI squad for representative fixtures later in the season:

Ned Barnet-Hepples (11/KL) 
Clancy Barrett (12/JN) 
Dominic O’Shannessy (11/LE)

Well done boys on your selection.


On Saturday 9 February, the Year 8 and 9 Rowing squads competed in the All Schools Regatta in Hen and Chicken Bay. Newington crews were drawn in a Division with Scots, Sydney Grammar and Riverview. Of our ten crews entered, nine of the crews finished in first place. This is one of the best performances from the rowing squad in many years. The rowers were very happy to notch up a win as it is not easy to achieve. The crews have all been training hard and the results were a great reward for their efforts.


The Newington Age Swimming Championships were held in the School pool on Friday February 8, congratulations to all boys who participated in the event. Results from the meet can be found on the following link:

Newington Age Swimming Championships

We would also like to acknowledge two of our long distance swimmers William Gray (10/KL) and Ben Wainman (10/FL) who both participated in the Australian Open Water Swimming championships in the recent holidays, Ben and Will both participated in the 5km race, Ben then went on to swim in the 7.5km race, a fantastic achievement by both boys


Over the course of the weekend Newington 1sts tennis players were involved in a series of matches to determine representation in the AAGPS team, the following Newington 1st players have been selected in a squad of 8:

Justin Dong (9/MA) 
Eric Tripathi (11/JN) 
Tully Suttie (10/LE)

Water Polo

The following water polo players have been selected in a combined AAGPS (U17s) Water Polo team:

Toby Goldschmidt (11/KL) 
Grayson Richardson (11/KL) 
Andrej Grgurevic (10/FL)

Congratulations boys on your selection.


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