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Grand final clean sweep
RGS scores four schoolboys rugby premierships
The Rockhampton Grammar School
Rugby Union Teams are preparing for the
next round of the Ballymore Cup in their
quest to qualify for the State finals.
RGS under-15 and under-18 teams travel
to Townsville on 25-26 July to play in the
North Queensland round against teams from
Cairns, Townsville and Mackay regions.
The RGS under-18 team qualified automatically
after Emerald State High School forfeited their
Central Queensland round qualifier, while the
under-15’s progressed following Central Queensland
region wins over Bundaberg’s St Luke’s Anglican
College (53-7) and Emerald’s Marist College (19-10).
Players are coming off the back of a
successful Rockhampton District Schoolboys
Rugby Union season which produced a
clean sweep of premierships for RGS.
In the Open division, the RGS 1st XV scored a 22-7
win over Combined Schools with player of the final
Regan Conaghan scoring two tries while Ben
Ramsey also crossed the line. Dalton Keleher
made two conversions and kicked a penalty goal.
The RGS Year 10s scored an impressive 43-5
win over Emmaus/ TCC with player of the final
Cameron Blewitt scoring a hat trick of tries.
Josh Wells also crossed twice with individual
tries to Mitchell Cockerton and Darcy
Connor. Tom Lewis booted four conversions.
RGS Year 9s produced a 20-14 win over
St Brendan’s College with tries to Lachlan
Scarpelli (2) Ben Beatty (1) and Callum
Robertson (1) while the RGS Year 8s started
the grand final day with a 17-7 win over St
Brendan’s College. Player of the final Austen
Routley was among the try scorers and he
was joined by Aaron Moore and Jacob Spark
while Leighton Milburn kicked a conversion.
The RGS 1st XV also toured New Zealand
during the end of Term 1 school holidays.
The Rockhampton Grammar School Team of
the Year was announced at the RGS Cricket
Club’s presentation dinner last term.
Named in the team were Lachlan Knuth,
Cameron Hourn, Finlay Schalch,
Harry Fordyce, Rober t Hill, Callum
Henderson, Callum Robertson, Callum
McMahon, Hugh Farquhar, Jack
Baxter, Will Callanan, Jordan Cur tis.
Club person of the year was Clinton Orford
(Year 12) and club player of the year was
Callum McMahon (RGS 2013). RGS
First XI award recipients for the 2013/14
season were: Callum McMahon (Best
Batter), Callum Henderson (Best Bowler),
Harry Fordyce (Best All Rounder) and
Lachlan Knuth (Coach’s Award).
Team award winners were:
U12 – Braith Whitfield (Best Batter),
Max Norris-Kvikne (Best Bowler),
Flynn Thomasson (Best All Rounder),
Hamish Hewitt (Coach’s Award);
U14 Black – Theo Fourie (Best Batter), Jack
Baxter (Best Bowler), Ben Maguire (Best All
Rounder), Patrick Luck (Coach’s Award);
U14 Red – Callum Robertson (Best
Batter), Hugh Farquhar (Best Bowler),
Will Callanan (Best All Rounder),
Logan Whitfield (Coach’s Award);
U16 Black – Finlay Shalch (Best
Batter), Jordan Cur tis (Best Bowler),
Okindu Gamage (Best All Rounder),
Mungo Heath (Coach’s Award);
U16 Red – Blake Augustine (Best
Batter), Ashley Newstead (Best Bowler),
Clinton Orford (Best All Rounder), Shane
Wickramaratne (Coach’s Award).
This season RGS Red won the U14 title
and RGS Black won the U17B title. At the
Rockhampton Cricket presentation for the
2013/14 season Callum Robertson ( Year 9)
was named junior cricketer of the year while
Rober t Hill (Year 11) was announced the
best junior cricketer playing senior cricket.
Year 12’s Callum Chisholm (pictured with
Headmaster Dr Phillip Moulds) is the School’s
2014 recipient of the Pierre de Coubertin award.
The Pierre de Coubertin Award is a major
program of the Australian Olympic Committee
(AOC) Schools Education Strategy.
Named after the founder of the Modern Olympic
Games, the award emphasises participation
and commendable sporting behaviour
consistent with the Olympic Movement.
Recipients must demonstrate initiative,
teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play through
participation in a variety of sports. Callum
will be presented with his award, and Olympic
Pin, at a ceremony in Brisbane on 12 July.
“Being in my final year of secondary school,
trying to combine my sports around my
studies has been a big thing where I have
always wanted to achieve highly in sport
while doing well at school. I always enjoy
representing RGS in sports as well as the
district and state team,’’ Callum said.
Magical times at QISSN
The RGS Magic 1st VII netball team has been crowned QISSN (Queensland Independent Secondary
Schools Netball) champions for 2014 after a 58 -48 wni over Emmaus College in the grand final.
RGS centre Mikeeley Hoch was named player of the grand final and RGS player of the carnival.
Mikeeley and goal shooter Marissa Buchanan were also named in the QISSN merit team.
RGS coach Angela Horn said she was proud of how mature they were and they maintained their focus.
“To get through QISSN undefeated is something the School has never done before.’’
The RGS Magic 1st VII netball team (puictured) continued its winning ways in the Rockhampton District
Schoolgirls A grade grand final last term. Magic made it nine consecutive wins after a strong 36-22 victory
over Emmaus College Flames. It was the perfect schoolgirls finish for Magic’s three Year 12 students
Abbey Olive, Gemma Bleney and Taylor Nock. RGS also won premierships with Meteors (B1), Raiders
(C1) and Thunder (15B). RGS had eight teams qualify for finals this season. The Rockhampton District
Primary Schools netball competition continues in Term 3. The Primary Schoolgirls netball finals will also
be played in Term 3
at Jardine Park.
RGS netballer Mikeeley
Hoch (Year 11) was
named in the Capricorn
Claws open netball team
to contest the State
Netball League. RGS
Buchanan (Year 11) was
named in the train-on
squad as a shooter.
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