SUMMER SPORT COMMENCES
Summer Sports Trainings will commence this week and seasons will begin in accordance with feedback from MICs of Sport.
We have made some very positive in-roads with cricket including no holiday commitment, our 1st XI playing at the highest level and an improved age group configuration after numerous discussions with the Armidale District Cricket Association. I would like to thank Allan Moore, Mark Taylor and Tim Hadfield for their assistance here and I congratulate Bill Doherty for his appointment as MIC Cricket and thank him in advance for all his contributions
Unfortunately PLC have pulled out of the tennis and we will therefore be holding a TAS Championships and will, therefore, be organising more fixtures externally this season for tennis. I congratulate Luke Polson for his appointment as MIC Tennis and I also thank him in advance for all his contributions.
All other sports continue as normal and I thank all the MICs for the work they've already put in as they work toward ensuring the programs we offer are the best availed to us
For information regarding Sports please contact MICs:
Tennis - Luke Polson email@example.com
Cricket - Bill Doherty firstname.lastname@example.org (As of Wk 4 T4)
Basketball - Robyn McCarthy email@example.com
Triathlon - Jim Pennington firstname.lastname@example.org
Strength and Conditioning/Weights - Jamie Moore email@example.com
Kayaking - Christian Nexo firstname.lastname@example.org
Horse Sports email@example.com
Touch Football firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Will Caldwell has sent an email to Tennis players ranked offering them the chance to attend the NCSA Tennis Championships in Grafton next Wednesday. I encourage those boys who are keen to take up this opportunity to get back to him by this Wednesday night.
NSW Country Rugby
Congratulations to Nick Finney Yr 8 on his outstanding achievements with rugby this year culminating in an undefeated season with the NSW Country U14s Representative side. We look forward to his continued successes on and off the field into the future.
Winter Sport 2011
Kayaking Nationals ReportOn 7 January, four TAS boys gathered at the Nymboida Canoe Centre to compete in the National Kayaking Championships. The boys were Nick Allen, Alex Cres-Meldrum, Tiernan May and Chris Bohlsen. Every single member of the team won a medal.
The river was almost at maximum flow, much higher than the average of 30% flow. This meant the river was stronger, faster and wilder. Before the official competition even began, Nick and Alex competed in the Australian Wild Water championships. As a team they won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal each, with Nick winning another bronze medal in the C1 event.
When the Schools Championship got underway, the boys continued their winning streak with Nick and Alex winning a silver medal, and Chris and Tiernan on a bronze. Then, the team of Alex, Nick and Tiernan won gold in the K1 teams event. At the pre-national competition, Alex and Nick continued to win, earning yet another silver medal for C2.
Finally, the boys competed in the Open Nationals Competition. Other competitors in this competition included Will Forsythe, a TAS old boy and the currently ranked No 1 kayaker in the country. Nick and Alex won another silver Unfortunately, the competition had to be cut short on 13 January, as the Nymboida river was threatening to flood.
Still, the competition was a massive success and showcased the best of TAS canoeing potential.