This morning we presented our victorious 2022 Track and Field team with copies of the exceptional publication “Passing the Baton” written by John O’Hare and edited by the late Dave Cameron. It is a wonderful way for our Track and Field athletes to reflect on those that have gone before them and also as a gift to acknowledge 7 successive AIC championship wins. Each book had a sticker put on the inside cover which read:
The Marist College Ashgrove Old Boys’ Association is proud to present this book to all athletes who were part of the final AIC squad competing in the 2021 AIC Track and Field Championships.
The win was a historic 7th Secondary Track and Field title in a row for Marist College Ashgrove which is a first since the College’s inception in the TAS/AIC competition. It was also a historic breakthrough victory for our Primary team, the first aggregate win in the recently formed Junior AIC competition.
Well done to all on your achievement,
Marist College Ashgrove Old Boys’
This sticker was accompanied by a copy of an extra chapter titled “The Magnificent Seven”, written by Head Coach, Robin Martin and also a summary of the 2020 season (6 in Row) written by former Track and Field Coordinator, David Miles.
QLD All Schools Track and Field Championships 2021 (10-14 Years)
A solid band of junior athletes from 10 years through to 14 years braved the harsh conditions at QSAC stadium 30-31 October. There were some excellent placings across the junior squad with 2 additional medals going with the 6 won in our 15 Years to Opens squad taking the tally to 8 medals which was an excellent return at State level. Further, there were many making Top 8 finals positions and the experience gained across the team was invaluable.
Thanks to Mr Des Davis and Mr Robin Martin who were present through the weekend supporting the athletes. The coaches were certainly impressed with the outstanding efforts and enthusiasm of the athletes both in training leading into the championships and over the weekend. Besides the medal-winning throws with silver to Jonah Miles in the 14 years javelin and bronze to Elliott Aldridge in the 14 years discus, Ben Player was unlucky with a 3rd round foul in the 14 years triple jump that would have medalled but for being slightly over the foul line. Some brave performances also in the middle distance by Asher Parkin, Zac Milligan and Harry Prole. Our primary athletes also competed with the best in QLD and their confidence grew over the weekend. The experience alone at this level of competition will give these athletes an advantage as they set their track and field goals for 2022. Well done to all athletes for your efforts.
Jonah Miles – Silver Medal 14 Years Javelin (45.93m)
Elliott Aldridge – Bronze Medal 14 Years Discus (45.91m), 5th 400m
Note – These medal winners will join their 15 Years-Open peers who have also won medals to automatically qualify for the Australian National Junior Athletics Championships in March 2022.
Shea Caminiti - 5th Shot Put, 15th Long Jump, 28th 100m
Hugo Burg – 8th Shot Put, 13th Long Jump, 13th High Jump
Zander Bird – 13th 200m, 15th 100m
Aidan Marshall - 6th Long Jump, 19th 200m
Harry Prole – 10th 1500m, 14th 800m
Jimmy Garden – 12th Long Jump
Zac Milligan - 9th 800m
Isaac Ting – 14th 200m, 15th 100m
Jai Jarro – 5th (12.25m)
Asher Parkin – 6th 3000m (9.44.57)
Ben Player – 7th Triple Jump, 9th Long Jump.
Sports Involvement in 2022
Next year we are opening up mangers and trainers’ positions to students who may not be able to participate in playing but would like to have a connection with a team in any sport. If this is of interest to you please complete the attached form with your details. Please note these are not paid positions.
Additionally, we require the assistance of staff, parents, Old Boys and friends of the College to take on the many duties needed to ensure that every student can participate and enjoy all the benefits that playing sport provides as well as ensuring the ongoing growth and development of our sports program across all areas.
Marist College Ashgrove’s success in sport is dependent upon many factors, one being the generosity of members within our community to give of their time and efforts to serve our students by taking on specific roles. These roles include; coach, manager, referee, umpire, scorer etc. If you can help in any way, could you please complete the nomination form via the link below as soon as possible.
All forms received will be compiled into a database. Before each season commences the respective coordinator or a member of the Sports Office will contact those who have expressed an interest to assist. A final confirmation of commitment will be asked, and further details will be given.
I thank all those who were able to assist throughout 2021 and I invite those who would like to assist in 2022 to become involved for the benefit of our students and the College.
Please refer to College App for all upcoming training and trials for Cricket, AFL and Volleyball.
Coordinators and Email Contacts for Term 1 Sports
AFL – Mr Brett Gillett email@example.com
Cricket – Mr Mitch Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
Volleyball – Mr Adam Knight email@example.com
Swimming – Ms Christine Baillie firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcement of 2022 1st XV Coaches
It gives me great pleasure to announce the 2022 1st XV Rugby Head Coach, Anthony Mathison and his Assistant Coach, Tim Sedgwick. Anthony has a wealth of experience as a Head Coach; coaching Premier Grade Rugby at Brother’s and GPS - winning GPS first premiership in 22 years in 2018. Anthony has also coached at Munster RFC, Reds Academy, Australian U/20 just to name a few. This is complemented by a distinguished player career with the Qld Reds and Australia A. Tim Sedgwick has also had plenty of experience coaching 1st XV Rugby at St Edmund’s College, Canberra, Qld Schoolboys and Australian Schoolboys Barbarians teams. We are very fortunate to have such a high calibre coaches taking on our 2022 1st XV team.
We wish Isaac Pratt all the best when he represents Brisbane at the State Indoor Hockey Championships in Maryborough on Friday.
Year 7 trials
Year 7 trials will be held between 3:30pm and 5:00pm on Thursday 4 November. Please contact Mr Scott Minogue email@example.com if you have any difficulties.
Team lists and training times
Please check the team lists posted outside the gym, and the training times on the app for the Week 5 schedule.
Trial matches – BBC
Only for A and B teams - On Thursday 11 November, all aggregate teams (A and B) will be playing BBC. 10, 11 and Open at MCA, 7, 8 and 9 at BBC. Details as follows:
|@ BBC||Court 1||Court 2|
|4:00 – 5:10||7A||7B|
|5:10 – 6:20||8A||8B|
|6:20 – 7:30||9A||9B|
|@ MCA||Court 1||Court 2||Court 3|
|5pm||Open 1st||BBC 11B v MCA Open 3rd||Open 2nd|
Trial matches – ACGS
This is for all A to D teams. On Saturday 20 November, all teams will be playing a full-round trial v ACGS.
- Years 7-9 @ Ashgrove
- Years 10-12 @ Churchie
Draw to come out soon.
MCA Tennis is happy to announce our first Christmas Tennis Camp Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 December.
Students will arrive for a 9:00am start on Tuesday 14 and conclude on Thursday 16 December at 12 noon.
The cost for the entire camp is $300.00 which includes accommodation here at the College, all meals and all leisure activities.
Day 1 Itinerary
|9:00am - 11:00am||Court session at the tennis courts|
|11:00am - 11:30am||Settle into accommodation|
|11:30am - 12.30pm||Swim session|
|1:00pm||Putt-putt mini golf|
|3:30pm||Court session at the tennis courts|
|6:30pm||Table tennis and pool table|
|7:30pm||TV, movies and games|
Day 2 Itinerary
|6:00am||Court session at the tennis courts|
|9:00am||Cricket match for fun|
|12:30pm||Pinball Parlour and old video games. 230 Lytton road, Morningside|
|4:00pm||Court session at the tennis courts|
|6:00am - 6.30am||Showers|
|7:00pm||TV and free leisure time|
Day 3 Itinerary
|7:30am||Breakfast and pack up belongings|
|12:00pm||Finish and pick up|
We can only take 20 students at this time and will be on a first in basis for bookings.
We are only taking bookings from students in Years 5-9 2021.