Year 7-12 Sport
Year 7-12 Sport
Competitive Sport News
All Schools’ Basketball
We are now at the halfway point of the basketball season. The Junior and Intermediate teams have all begun their seasons and last week was the final round of the Senior competition. We start by congratulating the Senior B Girls who are our only Senior team to make it into the semifinals this season. They take on number two ranked St Teresa’s and all families are invited to come along and support the girls. Congratulations to all the girls and their coach – Brooklyn Graves – for a successful season so far. We wish them all the best this week.
The Senior B Boys had a good win over GSLC and only narrowly missed out on a top-four finish. The boys have improved greatly throughout the season and their preparations for CBSQ in three weeks are looking good. Well done to all the boys and Mr Brad Burdon for his work so far. The Senior C Girls and Senior D Girls both had wins this week to finish off their seasons. The Senior D Girls have been close to winning several games and it was great to see them defeat a much higher-ranked team in their last game (on home soil). The Senior C Girls also finished with a good win and have improved tremendously throughout the season. They showed great teamwork and played every game with spirit and intensity. Well done to both Girl’s teams and a big thank you to their coaches Caity O’Keefe and Mrs Ruth Douglas.
The Senior E Boys had an inconsistent season with player availability but came together well in every game. Despite losing their final game, the boys did an exceptional job throughout the season and were probably one of the most improved teams in terms of skill and potential. I look forward to seeing them continue to improve and play again in 2023 for their final year. In other results, the Junior C Girls played a fantastic game. They were down by 12 points and managed to draw level with two minutes to go in the game, with one of the most spectacular comebacks of the season! Unfortunately, they weren’t able to hold on, but it was a great effort by all.
The Intermediate B Boys had another big win and are looking like one of the dominant teams in the competition. This is great news for the boys as it will provide excellent preparation for their CBSQ tournament early in Term 4 at the Gold Coast. Our Intermediate A Girls also had a big win and similarly are looking very strong in their division.
Unfortunately, our Junior D Boys, Junior E Boys and Intermediate C Girls teams had tough losses, but it was great to have them playing on the court. It is a long season, and the end scores don’t reflect how well our teams are playing.
SCISSA Touch Football Results
Our touch football teams competed in their last games for the regular season on Wednesday. Our Senior Girls team had the benefit of a week off to prepare for finals, while our Junior and Intermediate teams all competed well in their games. The Junior Boys came out on top in a high scoring game at home, which ensures their place in the Semi Finals next week.
The Junior Girls had a double header at Peregian, with the results being critical to securing a spot in the finals. They went down by 1 try in the first match against Matthew Flinders, who were right behind them on the table. They didn’t take let this impact them and they went on to beat ladder leading St Andrew’s 3-2. A fantastic effort and one that may have kept them in the finals mix. Our Intermediate Boys unfortunately weren’t in the mix for a final berth this season, but they demonstrated improvement in their last game with committed defence and stronger rucking.
SSCRU Girls Rugby Results
Congratulations to our U14 Girls who celebrated a win in the Division 3 Grand Final on Wednesday evening. The girls have shown tremendous improvement across the season and celebrated a hard-earned win against Coolum SHS, scoring 24 points to 12. The team continued to build confidence in their attack and defence, and their hard work has set them up well for the upcoming Rugby 7’s season.
Term 4 Competitive Kayaking
This year the School Sprint Kayaking Championships will be held in conjunction with the Open Canoe Sprint Championships held at Kawana Lake in the last week of Term 4, from Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th of December.
Canoe Sprint Championships (Kawana)
Friday 2nd December – 1000m
Saturday 3rd December – 500m
Sunday 4th December – 200m
Although the Championships will be combined, there will still be numerous students from around the state competing in beginner divisions for the TK1 and TK2 events. This is a fantastic opportunity for new PLC students who have not been involved in the program before to try the sport. Students will be able to use a range of different craft, depending on their ability, such as C1, C2, TK1, TK2, Surf Ski, K1, K2 and K4 boats. Students can either paddle single boats or team boats over the sprint distance of their choice.
The College has a wide variety of boats, paddles and equipment. Our College is near a world-class venue (Lake Kawana). Participation and use of the equipment are free. We have several experienced coaches, and we are currently employing Mark Rantel, who has represented Australia, as a specialist technique coach.
To be involved in the Term 4 kayaking program students will need to attend training each Monday and Thursday afternoon from 3.30pm – 5.00pm at Lake Kawana. Students need to email expressions of interest to Mr Graves (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Key Sports Dates Term 3
- Friday 9th September: Term 2 and 3 Sports Group Photos Year 7-11 (Netball/Basketball/ Catch up from the previous session)
- Monday 12th September: Year 12 Netball and Catch Up Basketball Photos
- Friday 16th September: 7-12 Interhouse Swimming Carnival
- Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th September: Champion Schools Basketball Queensland.
Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport