Director of Sport report – May 1, 2015

April 29, 2015

Director of Sport

Term 2 Week 3 2015

Term 2 Sport

The sports offered in Term 2 include Football, Soccer, Rugby, Badminton, Hockey, Athletics and Gymnastics. All sports now have provided information to students with competitions underway this week. Keep an eye on the morning notices for more information. Below is a list of staff involved in each of the sports. It is never too late to join in so please contact the relevant staff member below. – – –

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Football- – – Varies- – – Mr Howard Clark – – – – –

Soccer – – – Wednesday- – – Mr Andrew Agardy- – – – –

Rugby- – – Saturday- – – Mr Leigh McKee- – – – –

Junior Hockey- – – Thursday- – – Mr Nathan Geaghan – – – – –

Badminton A, B, C Grade- – – Tuesday- – – Mr Neil Henderson- – – – –

Badminton D Grade – – – Tuesday- – – Mrs Ursla Bridges- – – – –

BAS Athletics- – – Varies- – – Mr Shane Hayes- – – – –

Gymnastics Squad- – – Varies- – – Mr Don Penell- – – –

SPC v St Kevin’s College. Wednesday 22nd April-

The chilly Autum weather didn’t dampen the spirit of two great EREA schools when St Kevin’s visited for the 2015 sports exchange. Detailed reports for sports will appear in further editions of the Crest however the results were as follows.-

First XVIII Football SPC 9.5.59 Def SKC 5.9.39

First XV Rugby SPC 14 Lost to SKC 31

First V Basketball SPC 60 lost to SKC 72

First XI Hockey SPC 3 lost to SKC 6

First XI Soccer SPC 2 lost to SKC 5

Cross Country SPC Def SKC-

Thanks to all staff that assisted on the day and also to our groundsmen who prepared all out grounds magnificently. To see all sports in action at the one venue at the same time is a fantastic opportunity for our boys.-

We look forward to our city visit next year and note with excitement that the 2018 contest will be the 100th year anniversary of the First football match played between the two might College’s-

BAS Athletics

The BAS Athletics carnival was conducted on Tuesday. At the time of writing we are unable to announce the winners as the results are within a 32-point threshold which, in accordance with BAS rules, means that all results need to be rechecked.

Thanks very much to My Hayes and Mr McMahon for getting the team together and to the staff that assisted on the day. – – –

Junior Soccer

Mr Barry Schuurs

Our first game for the new season was against the St Patrick’s College Year 7 team. The game proved to be close and competitive. We were able to score the first three goals before giving away an unfortunate own goal late in the first half. Two goals early in the second half provided us with a comfortable lead, however the Year 7 team were able to score again late in the second half. Congratulations to all the boys on their excellent first game and win.

Final Score

SPC Year 8 team 5 goals defeated – SPC Year 7 team 2 goals

Goals:- Declan Magri 3

Jordan Armstrong 1

Leighton Lauton 1

Intermediate Soccer

Mr Andrew Agardy

Rd 1


SPC 3 defeated BCC 0

On the afternoon of Wednesday 22 April thirteen eager Year 9 soccer players boarded the bus for Moreshead Park for their first round match BAS Intermediate against Ballarat Clarendon College. Due to a late start the match kicked-off with a sense of urgency, and after a few attacking drives from the opposition SPC quickly found their feet and dominated the match from thereon in. Jude Jeandet showed great leadership in managing a solid and confident back line, which worked beautifully with the midfield, who all covered their ground very well, harried most BCC pushes thoroughly and made created continuous opportunities for our forwards and wingers. Midfielders Ryan Andrew and Liam Wakefield worked tirelessly with strikers Mitch Butterworth and Duncan Lannen to produce countless attempts at goal from all directions, with Andrew and Butterworth scoring in the 10th and 17th minutes respectively and Wakefield 5 minutes into the second half. Overall it was a great start to the season and the boys can look forward to some tougher challenges ahead.-

Best on ground: Liam Wakefield, Jude Jeandet and Ryan Andrew

Rd 2


Final score: SPC 3 BGS 2

A squad of 16 Year 9 soccer players took advantage of crisp, sunny conditions on the Shed Oval to take-on the visiting Ballarat Grammar Intermediate squad on Wednesday, April 29.- St Pat’s were initially taken by some shock tactics applied by Grammar, with several fast and determined attempts at goal that gave the defence a few scares. It took some time for St Pat’s to find composure. The team finally lifted in confidence after right winger Liam Wakefield struck a perfect goal from outside the box, which was followed by more consistent attacking and overall balance to the game, albeit at times a mutual- competition of- messy passing and trial and error. Some of Grammar’s very fast forwards still threatened our defence, which- needed to be and became- more sure of their responsibilities- in the second half, conceded two goals in rather quick succession. These were answered twice by Mitch Butterwork, who with the help of some real fight put up by the midfield, slotted one goal past Grammar’s keeper then broke the draw by heading another goal over him.

Best on Field: Liam Wakefield, Mitchell Butterworth, Jude Jeandet.

Junior Hockey

Mr Nathan Geaghan

Rd 1


SPC 0 lost to BCC 4

Sporting Achievements

On the weekend of the 28th and 29th of March Bradley Castleman attended the 2015 State Track and Field Championships at Albert Park. Competing in the boys under 15 High Jump event Brad obtained a new personal best by jumping 185cm and placing 1st. Well done Brad.-

Congratulations to Jacob Pawlowicz from Year 8 who represented St Patrick’s College in the Australian 2015 AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITY CADETS CHAMPIONSHIPS in Sydney recently, winning a Silver Medal in the KUMITE INDIVIDUAL MALE CADETS -52

Congratulations to Stuart Aberdein who competed in the 400m final at the Stawell Gift over Easter. Stuart finished a very credible fifth in the final.