Training for the boys will commence in Week 1 of Term 1, 2013. There is a full round of sporting fixtures on Saturday 2 February 2013.
The updated training schedules for each sport will be placed on the respective SPACES pages.
The College would like to wish the following boys all the very best this weekend as they represent NSW at the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships in Hobart from 30 November to 2 December.
- Tepai Moeroa (11/JN) SHOT PUT
- Brodie Mellor (10/PR) SHOT PUT
- Tyrone Taukamo (8/ME) SHOT PUT
- Jack Hiscox (12/PR) 800m
- Fin Ballard Mcbride (7/PR) 800M & 1500M
- Lachlan Little (12/KL) LONG JUMP
Congratulations to Tepai Meoroa (11/JN) (pictured above) on his selection in the Australian Youth (U18) Men’s Sevens Squad for the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival. The squad was selected after a Trial Camp at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) in Redfern Sydney, (9-11 Nov), and submitted to the Australian Olympic Committee for approval last week. The 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) will be held 16-20 January 2013 in Sydney.
Congratulations to Ben Lawford (8/MA) who has been training all year for his grading for the Adult Black Belt in Taekwondo. Ben was chosen one year ahead of his peers to grade and on Sunday 18 November he passed the first round of testing by an international examiner. The following week on November 25 he passed the sparring component and officially became a black belt. At only 14, Ben will have to wait until he is 15 before he can receive the actual belt, but his determination and commitment have certainly paid off. Being so young there were times when the task was daunting and anxiety provoking but Ben wanted his black belt more than anything and made sure he got it! Well done Ben!
Those boys interested in competing in the NSW All Schools Triathlon competition please register your interest with Mr Dickens before the end of the term.
Congratulations to the following water polo players who have been selected to represent NSWCIS U17 water polo.
- Will Cotterill (10/LE)
- Keegan Wicken (10/ME)
- James Butcher (10/ME)
- Cody Ingram (10/LE)
- James Smith (11/KL)
We wish the boys all the best at the All Schools Championships in March 2013.
The GPS Sculling Trials were held at the Sydney Interntional Regatta Centre on Saturday 24 November. These four boys made the A & B Sculling finals. L-R: Rob Hunt (11/MA), Anthony Achjian (10/KL), Aidan Sullivan (10/JN) and Sam Hardy (11/MO).
School Fees Raffle
On the 17 November at the Seafood Night held at the Newington Boatshed, the Headmaster Dr Mulford drew the lucky winners of our School fees Raffle. The major prize winners were the Dive Family who will have a boy in year 12 next year. The four runners up who won vouchers to the Uniform Shop were Shane Sullivan, John Hartill, Margaret Leibowitz and Sascha Wooding. Congratulations to all the winners. We would also like to acknowledge all those that purchased tickets and thank you for your participation. The raffle was a great success and the funds raised are a wonderful boost to our fund-raising program, significantly exceeding our expectations.
Sloane van der Vegt
Newington College Rowing Association
The 1st XI travelled to Hunters Hill to take on St Josephs with high hopes and some solid form coming into the game. Captain Lachlan Anderson (11/PR) won the toss and elected to bat in good conditions. A bright start gave way to a few wickets and at 3-43 Newington needed a partnership. This came about through James Holland (11/FL) and Jackson who posted 80 before Connor Jackson (11/MA) was run out just prior to lunch. Holland was bowled for a well made 55 and the rest of the innings was peppered with 20’s for a total of 233. St Josephs batted conservatively until stumps, reaching the end of the day in control at 1-53.
Day two saw a new resolve from the bowlers and fieldsmen. Sticking rigidly to the game plan saw all bowlers apply pressure and the game was a gripping contest. Joeys reached lunch at 3-120 and looked in command. Newington continued to squeeze the opposition batsmen in the post lunch period and all their good morning work resulted in a rash of wickets, one to David Morris (12/KL) and two to Sam Wood (10/PR) as well as a run out to Sam Roby (9/JN). Rhys Andrew (10/MO) and Marcus Atallah (11/ME) closed it out with the final three wickets. St Josephs were all out for 202.
Newington batted again, recording 5-152 in the second innings, Atallah with 69 and Roby 30*.
Newington 233 (Holland 55, Jackson 41) and 5-152 (Atallah 69, Roby 30*) def St Josephs 202 (Wood 3-31, Atallah 2-39, Morris 2-39)
Coaching Director – Cricket
The first Staff Bootcamp was completed on a cold and windy Thursday morning 22 November. Whilst many didn’t know what to expect, one thing was for certain, all participants came with their war face ready for a 6 week battle that commenced Tuesday 16 October.
Initial testing resulted in the division of 2 teams in accordance with testing results, and once a week over the duration games and challenges were derived aimed at competing and achieving everyone’s personal best. Among other activities included strength, cardio, endurance, and just outright slog sessions all of which were designed to achieve one thing…pushing each participant where they had never been before!
With the day of testing complete all participants excelled beyond belief, all beating their previous scores and some with as high as a 60% improvement.
Congratulations to all those involved, I’ve provided some images to give you a little taste.
Remember…Who dares wins!
Strength and Conditioning Manager