Cocurricular Sports Program

Tue, January 16, 2018

Dear Parents

It is with great excitement that I outline the sports opportunities your child can access in Semester One 2017. Please take time to read over the two sections below and discuss these options with your child. Thursday Afternoon Sport

Sports afternoons are a part of the school day and occur after lunch from 1.00pm-3.00pm. Sport is compulsory for all students unless an exemption is granted by the College.  Applications for exemption are made to the Deputy Principal on the basis of participation in non-school sport and a high level of competition that requires additional training.  This coming semester students can choose between several school based development programs as well as the AGCC Inter School Sport competition. Students will be asked to select one of these from the table below in the first week back. Trials and training will occur in Weeks 2-6. AGCC Inter School Competition Students can select a sport and play against other schools in the AGCC competition. Boys can choose from AFL, Soccer, Basketball, Touch or Volleyball. Girls can choose from Netball, Oztag, Futsal or Tennis. Students are taken by bus to various venues to play these sports.

Kokoda Excellence This is open to students in Years 10-12 who have elected to engage in this endurance event. This will be based at and around the College involving the Gym as a part of their strength and conditioning training. It is a wonderful opportunity to get a lengthy and solid training session in each week as students and staff prepare together for this event.

Futsal Development All Middle and Senior school students male and female can choose to trial for this wonderful opportunity. It will be held at the College with professional Futsal coaches running sessions alongside our fantastic staff coaches. It will be capped at 50 students.

Netball Strength and Conditioning In Weeks 2 and 3 an Open Netball squad will be chosen to prepare for competitions such as QISSN and the Vicki Wilson Cup. All girls selected in this squad will use sport afternoons to develop their fitness both in and outside of the College Gym. The girls will also have a chance to work on team strategies and plays. Trials are open to all girls in Years 7-12.

Swimming Students will have an opportunity to train in a squad environment under a coach at Somerset Pool.

Oztag This is open to students in Years 7-12 who not only want to learn how to play Oztag but also to referee the game. This will be based at the College with students gaining a refereeing certificate and creating an opportunity to referee in local competitions where they can earn money for their efforts.

Studyfit Program This is only open to Year 12 students. Specific fitness instructors will run 45 minute classes at the College in Pilates, Yoga, Boxing, Zumba etc.  After the class students will be involved in supervised study sessions in the CRC.

Olympic Weightlifting This will be open to students male and female in Years 7-12. At this stage it will be run from the Gold Coast Weightlifting Club. A specialist coach will be employed to conduct these sessions.  Students will be transported by bus when training offsite. Co-Curricular Sports Program

Term 1 of 2017 brings with it many sports opportunities for your child. These programs occur outside of the school day. The table below provides a summary of what’s on offer. Kokoda The 48km and 96km Kokoda Challenge is held the first weekend of Term 3. Students will commence their training in Term 1 with organised training sessions during Thursday afternoon sport, before school 7.00am-8.00am and other times advised by their team leader. It is open to students in Years 10-12. 

Futsal Futsal is open to all male and female students in the Middle and Senior Schools. In Week 8 all teams will compete in the South East Queensland Titles. Professional coaches from Next Level Futsal will work alongside our staff coaches to develop the student’s skills and game understanding. Training will be conducted in the mornings 7.00am-8.00am: Mondays 12 year boys, Tuesdays all girls teams, Wednesday 13 year boys, Thursday 14 and 15 year boys, Friday 16 and open boys. Training will start in Week 2.

Netball Trials for the Open Squad will be on Wednesday of Week 2 and 3. All girls are encouraged to attend. Those making the squad will have an opportunity to be selected in the QISSN and or the Vicki Wilson teams. The Open Squad will also train with Ex-Australian player and current South African Assistant Coach, Nicole Cusack on Monday mornings and are expected to engage in the strength and conditioning program during Thursday sport. Girls not trialling or making the squad team can train on Wednesday mornings in the development squad. These girls will have a chance to compete in two local tournaments.

Weightlifting Mr Linzey Beister former Australian Junior Coach and Head Coach at Gold Coast Weightlifting Club will be returning in 2017 to continue our program. With the renovation of our Gym there will be plenty of space for students to train. There will be tournaments for our students to compete in each term.

Gym Our newly renovated Gym will be available 5 mornings a week for any of our Middle and Senior school students to attend and will be supervised. The Gym will open during Term 1 once construction is completed.  All students wanting to use the Gym MUST attend an induction with Ms Casey West or Mrs Libby Wood.  These will be available on Monday-Friday 7.00am-8.00am from Week 3 onwards.  No student can use the Gym independently until they have participated in this induction process. Please contact me if you have any questions or I can offer any support to you or your child and their sporting pursuits.

Libby Wood Secondary School Sports Coordinator