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The Scotch Oakburn swimming season for 2014 began
with the House Swimming Carnival at the Launceston Aquatic
Centre. The atmosphere was great, with all students supporting
their teammates and Houses. It was a very successful day, with
all students from Years 6 to 12 competing in a variety of events.
Fox was the victorious House for a sixth straight year.
Those students who performed exceptionally well were
then selected to represent the College at the NSATIS Carnival
held at the Launceston Aquatic Centre on March 18. The team
participated well and it was a successful day, with the school
finishing third overall.
There were standout performances across the age groups
on the day. In particular, Kit De Jonge won five races and broke
two records in the 50m and 100m freestyle events. Well done
also to Caitlin Brown and Angus O’Toole who both won the
50m butterfly in their respective age groups, while Zoe Neville
won her age 50m freestyle.
The U13 Girls relay team consisting of Zoe Neville,
Amy Halaby, Layne De Jonge and Kate Neville are to be
congratulated for claiming first place. The members of the Girls
13 and under age group went on to win the pennant for this
Those swimmers who had outstanding performances
at NSATIS were then chosen to participate at the SATIS
Swimming Carnival. The team travelled to the Hobart Aquatic
Centre on March 27. The competition was very strong, and
although the College was unable to collect any shields, there
were a few individuals who performed exceedingly well.
Zoe Neville came second in the under 13 girls 50m freestyle,
while Kit De Jonge won the U16 Boys 50m breaststroke,
freestyle and butterfly events and the 100m freestyle, breaking
two records along the way. He also came second in the 50m
backstroke. Caityln Brown came third in the U16 girls 100m
freestyle and Angus O’Toole finished second in the 50m
butterfly. The Under 13 Girls relay team repeated its win at
NSATIS by taking out the 200m freestyle relay event.
On behalf of Luke Anthony and Kelsie Rainbow, along with
the rest of the Scotch Oakburn College Swim Team, we would
like to thank Mrs Jane Gregg, Miss Emma Oakford and Mrs
Michelle Rybka for their ongoing involvement in swimming. A
big thanks must go to Mr Rob Jeffery for ensuring the carnivals
ran as smoothly as possible, and all of the physical education
staff and volunteers who helped out.
Well done to all the swimmers who have dedicated their
time to the Scotch Oakburn swimming program; they all
contributed to make it the success it was and should be
congratulated on their outstanding efforts.
Luke Anthony and Kelsie Rainbow
Captains of Swimming
This year has proved to be a very challenging but definitely
enjoyable year for table tennis. With an already outstanding
number of participants in the sport, we gained even more
valued members to add to the team.
Like last year the players were split up into two different
groups – social and competitive. We had 16 well-equipped
students compete in the Northern High School table tennis
roster, while the remaining players participated in the social
inter-school roster at Scotch Oakburn College, working at
increasing their skills to eventually also compete against the
Scotch Oakburn entered four teams in this year’s NHSSA
table tennis roster, competeing against three teams from St.
Patrick’s College, two from Launceston Church Grammar
School (LCGS) and two teams from Launceston Christian
School in an 11-team competition.
Our Firsts this year consisted of James de Boer, Joe Lester,
Nathan Watson and Dean Saville who all played extremely well
and managed to win all games except for those against the
challenging Launceston Church Grammar School’s Firsts who
proved to be an extremely difficult opponent.
Due to a very rushed end of roster final to determine the
number one team, the semi-finals and finals were played on one
day. Our Firsts defeated the Grammar Seconds in a challenging
game but unfortunately, when it came to the final, the Grammar
Firsts were too skilled and deservedly won the NHSSA shield.
Our team did try hard and won several games, though not
enough for victory, but are to be congratulated for their efforts
in making the final. Our other three teams narrowly missed out
on being in the top four, but did hold positions five, six and
seven. All members of the Scotch Oakburn College competitive
teams did well and pushed themselves to achieve as best they
could and should be congratulated for their sportsmanship, a
quality just as important as skill.
Thanks must go to our Person-In-Charge, Mrs Felicity Brown,
who with grace and dignity led the social players as well as
stepping in and helping out in the competitive roster.
Our coach for the competitive roster, Mr Fan Zeng, did
a fantastic job and helped out in every way possible for the
competitive players and also helped train many of the social
players who needed support.
Both Mrs Brown and Mr Zeng were essential to the success
of our 2014 Table Tennis program and all the players thank
them for that. We also wish the best of luck to next year’s
table tennis players and hope that they can do what we could
not, reclaim the NHSSA table tennis shield for Scotch Oakburn
Captain of Table Tennis
Third row: Camilla Taylor, Gracie Cowell, Sarah Stuart, Skye Ranicar, Kelsie Rainbow
(C), Tina Auckland, Claire Males. Second row: Mrs Jane Gregg, Chloe McCann,
Paris Pribil, Kate Neville, Caitlin Gregory. Front row: Jeanmarie Els, Bonnie Triffit,
Ella Cox, Amelia Pearson, Zoe Neville, Rhianna Lovegrove, Caitlin Brown, Layne De
Jonge, Caitlin Badcock, Georgia Callanan, Sophie Loane, Amy Hallaby. Absent: Abby
Clements, Georgia Smith, Annabelle Jones.
Third row: Luke Anthony (C), Jock Gibson, Kit De Jonge, Thomas Birchmore, Jock
White, Tim Auckland, James de Boer. Second row: Oliver Cox, Will Foster, Samuel
Gray, Liam Summers, Nick Taylor, Hamilton Cox, Max Neville, Bede Archer, Mrs Jane
Gregg. Front row: Alex Grove, Nicholas Triffit, Alec Smith, Angus O’Toole, Jacob
Anthony, Will Edmunds, William Birchmore. Absent: Bradley Lawrence, Finnian Colley,
Lachlan Edmunds, Joshua Vote.
Back row: Tayla Radford, Connor Cooper, Dean Saville, Benjamin Brown, Geoffrey Munro, Catherine Avery. Middle row: Harrison Lunn, Jarvis Finn, Evan Jones, Joseph Vialle,
Raymond Pavlov, Michael McKay, Nathan Watson, Mrs Felicity Brown. Front row: Sergey Smolianinov, Annie Wang, Lenny Adams, Riley Jones, Tom Milne, Quinn O’Loughlin, Lucy
Ablitt, Alex Milne.
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