Mr Robert Egan, Prep Sportsmaster
We end Term Two with our Annual House Athletics event, our boys were straight out of the blocks fast and furious, getting the competitive juices flowing with some riveting races from Reception to U12. An event where every second and centimetre counts, it was great to see the collegiality between each boy in their House, across the year groups, as they cheered one another on over two great days of running, jumping and throwing. Both our age champions and non-age champions boys contributes towards the House total, with a tight battle ending in victory for Musgrave kookaburras by the narrow from the other three houses Dixon, Shepherd then Mitre. There were a number of high class personal performances, including several age group records being broken, with a personal highlight of mine being the 12 years age champs high jump competition, when the whole of the Super Centre track paused to watch the conclusion of the event, where the previous Prep School high jump record of 1.45m was tied by Darius Lees. Xander Habchi took both the High Jump and Long Jump records for the U9 age. William Thomasson performed exceedingly well across the board to become the Prep School Champion for 2022. Well done to all boys involved a great two days of athletics.
Thank you to both the staff and parents for creating such an electric atmosphere and excellent stage for the boys to compete on.
Well done to Musgrave on a great team performance
Age Championship results:-
School Champion:- William Thomasson
U8/9 Age Champion Xander Habchi
Second Mohavi Broadbent
Third Jacob Dyer
U10 Age Champion Leo Durman
Second Elijah Jacobs
Third Marcus Manning
U11 Age Champion Maxwell Hamilton Devjak
Second James Smiles
Third Fynn Holtsbaum/Jordan Bannister/Ari Kakavas
U12 Age Champion William Thomasson
Second Mac Hawkins
Third Brodie Beeton
Catching up on the action, an emerging section of the Junior program is our Friday afternoon Football and Rugby, which is fast becoming a large part of the weekend. From 3pm each Friday the Oval is awash with over 40 U6&7 Footballers and 35+ Pre-School Rugby players get first dibs on the fields in what is a fun and exciting environment for our future Sportsmen. I’d like to invite all parents and staff to join us at some point this year at what is a great community event and a brilliant way to kick off the weekend.
Mr Nick Walton, Tennis Coordinator
With Brisbane State High not having a Junior School for our Prep boys to play against, Saturday the 4 of June saw our Years 5 and 6 tennis players team up with a family member for a parent/son competition. The weather finally gave us a break, and we ended up with a beautiful morning perfectly suited for some fun tennis.
Although a competition was set up for the sake of arranging some matches, that was far from the main goal of the day, and parents and students alike played the morning away with a smile and a happy attitude. It was a great opportunity for the boys to learn the social side of the sport, which they could copy from the adults. The parents and other family members set a great example of how to enjoy a casual game of sport while doing a great job of managing the difficulty level for the boys.
Fifteen teams ended up participating, starting with four pools in a round robin format, before moving on to a knockout draw to play out for 1st to 8th and 9th to 15th. Not wanting to drag the day on too long, matches were kept to a simple four games each, with the finals being extended to a first to four.
In the end it was Odin Smith and his father Brad who took the win in a tiebreak over Hunter Hampton and his father Greg in the final.
Congratulations to all boys for going about the day with the right attitude, and a huge thank you to all family members who made the day possible and so enjoyable. Special mention to former prep tennis captain Phoenix McNab who partnered up with his younger brother Kenny Blackburne, showing he’s still got it, and Aiden Li’s ‘dad’, younger brother Alex from Year 3.
I would like to congratulate a number of our chess players who stepped in and stepped up at our recent Gold Coast interschool competition. When our top ranking Prep chess players were on camp and our keen Year 2 boys stepped up to the boards.
They put in a performance way and above their age to finish third place as a team and qualifying for State Chess later in the year.
Well done and congratulations to the boys and Ms Anderson
The term may be coming to an end but the sports certainly doesn’t stop.
West Ham United Football Camp – Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 July
MyFitKids Multi Sports Program – Monday 20th to Friday 24th June
Rise Tennis Camp – June 20th – 23rd and July 4th – 7th
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