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Back row: Tori Napier, Emily Hirst, Jack Spires ,Sam Herbert, Matilda Scott, Sarah
Walker. Second row: Laura Chalmers, Sophie Gibson, Tommie Glover, Juliette Emery
Sherrard, Bronte Emery Sherrard, Tory Hood, Jessica Cowan. Front row: Isabelle
Greenhill, Millicent Young, Charlotte Scott (Captain), Emily Greenhill, Alice Chalmers,
Emily Foster. Absent: Will Jones.
Third row: Isaac Devereaux, Jock White, Rhys Davey, Tom Birchmore, Chris Taylor,
Sam Williams, Sam Clements, Hamish Blanden. Second row: Will Cullen, Luke Good,
James de Boer, Jacob Berends, Doug Jones, Evan Smith, Jock Gibson, Kieran Gaby,
Bradley McGill. Front row: John Hayes, Ben Darke, Fletcher Seymour, Tim Jones
(C), James Larrisey (VC), Charles Eastoe, Alec Smith, Brendan Smith. Absent: Luke
Anthony (VC), Nicholas Miller, Angus Scott, Lachlan Dakin, Henry Cornish, Dermot
Scotch Oakburn football players Jock White, Thomas Birchmore and Rhys Davey
The 2014 season was once again outstanding for the Scotch
Oakburn Equestrian Team with the sport continuing to grow
with many new riders joining from the Middle School adding to
the overall success and enjoyment of spending time together
with our horses as a school team.
On Sunday 13 April, the Scotch Oakburn Equestrian Team
competed in their first event for the year, the Northern Equine
Event at ‘Fairlands’ in Newnham. This event consisted of fifteen
different schools competing in both dressage and a combined
show jumping and cross country course during the day.
The College had a great day with some excellent individual
results. These included Bethany Hirst riding Dennis the Menace,
third in Grade 2; Matilda Scott riding Lackrana Rose, second in
Grade 4 Senior; and Chloe McFarlane riding Little Lady, second
in Grade 4 Junior. While we did not win any trophies, our junior
team, the ‘SOC Little Thistles’ made up of Chloe and Bethany,
plus Ruby Hirst riding Gunplay Jack and Oscara Dowling riding
Tilly, came third overall.
On Sunday 7 September, the team competed in the All-
Schools Gymkhana, held at the Deloraine Showgrounds. We
had a wonderful day, with twenty-two riders competing in
mounted games, flat classes and show jumping. The team
presented beautifully, with judges commenting on the effort
made in the thorough preparation of their horses.
There were many outstanding individual results, too
numerous to include. We were very proud to score the highest
points on the day to win the Overall trophy for the fourth year
in a row.
Over the weekend of 21/22 September, the team competed
in their final two interschools events for the year – the Northern
Schools Dressage and Show Jumping Competitions.
The team’s turnout was excellent on the Saturday and
Scotch Oakburn riders were most competitive across all
three grades in the Dressage Competition. Some outstanding
individual results included Jess Cowan winning Group A on
The 2014 SATIS Football season commenced with a late
start to training, players coming straight from their summer
sports just a few weeks before the first game. The roster
consisted of six games in Term 2. Playing under senior coach,
Mr Michael Stephens, our new and young group looked forward
to a great season.
The First XVIII side saw a lot of new faces, with many making
their senior debut throughout the season.
The Second XVIII had an ideal start to the season, winning
the first two games of the year against both St Patrick’s College
teams. In round three the boys came up against a strong
Hutchins side and were unlucky to go down by 13 points, but
they bounced back the next week to beat St Patrick’s. The team
unfortunately missed a place in the state final by the narrowest
of margins. A big thanks and congratulations must go to Mr
Rob Soward and Mr Ian Hunt for joining the coaching staff this
year and doing an outstanding job with guiding, teaching and
nurturing the Seconds players.
The First XVIII season began against St Patrick’s College, and
in wet conditions the team battled hard all day, unlucky to go
down by two points, setting up a fierce rivalry. Round two was
a home game against Launceston Church Grammar School for
the Sesquicentenary Shield. We were keen to make up for our
loss in round one and played the brand of footy that we wanted
to play, winning the match by 217 points. Fletcher Seymour was
Raise the Colours, with Sophie Gibson winning Group B on
Quamby Farm Cloud Street. This was in addition to Chloe
McFarlane on her mount Little Lady winning the Group C
Primary. Chloe was also a member of the winning Primary
Dressage Shield team, together with Ingrid Bradley on
Marrabach Valley Breeze and Maddison Rees riding Savannah
Storm. This is the third year in a row the College has won this
shield. The Senior team came second to St. Patrick’s College,
with the team consisting of Jess Cowan, Sophie Gibson and
Matilda Scott on Lackrana Rose.
On the Sunday, a team of 18 returned to compete in jumping
classes from 50cm to 1.05m. Once again, there were excellent
individual results. Scotch Oakburn retained the Junior Shield
and came second in the Senior Shield with the top three SOC
showjumpers being Tori Napier on Genki, Sophie Gibson on
Time Traveller and Jess Cowan on Acurian Romanov.
Jess Cowan, Emily Hirst and Bethany Hirst represented
Tasmania and the College this year at the Australian Interschool
Showjumping Championships in Werribee. Emily and Bethany
were thrilled to both finish well within the top 10 nationally
in their classes. They also competed in the Australian
Showjumping Championships, doing extremely well with both
placing in the top five in Open classes, containing over 100
All riders are to be congratulated on their immaculate
turnout and sportsmanship throughout the year. The support
of all riders for one another was something that really does
make this team stand out! I would also like to thank all parents
who assisted in the running of the events by taking on roles, in
particular Mrs Jo Macfarlane, who is most generous with her
coaching support of all riders during events. Thanks also to
our wonderful Person-In-Charge, Mrs Madeleine Scott, who is
very dedicated to ensuring we are all prepared and ready for
our events. I wish all the riders good luck in 2015 and I have no
doubt they will continue to succeed in Equestrian!
Captain of Equestrian
awarded best on ground for his outstanding 14 goal game.
During the third round of the season there was a Gala Day
combined with the Old Scotch Football Club which involved
both Scotch Oakburn First and Second XVIII teams, and it was
a great day, creating ties between the Scotch Oakburn football
program and the Club which we would like to strengthen into
the future. Our hopes for a state final came down to the round
four contest against St Patrick’s College. In what was a close
game all day we rallied in the last quarter from 24 points down
to get back to with a couple of points, but unfortunately went
down by a margin of four points, ruling us out of the final.
A huge thank you must go to First XVIII Coach Mr Michael
Stephens, Assistant Coach Mr Ian Britcliffe and Person-In-
Charge of Football Mr Alastair Biffin for all the work they did
over the year. A big thank you must go to our trainer Mrs Sally
Cowan, runner Mr Andy Müller and parents for their wonderful
support throughout the season.
Finally, I would like to thank the players of 2014 and the
Scotch Oakburn football program for making this a great year. I
wish all the Year 12 footballers the best in their football futures
and hope that you continue on your football journey and hold
on to the passion that was shown by all throughout the season.
Captain of Football
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