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15 October, 2021

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Term 4 marks the start of our summer sports season. We have many of our sports commencing competitions this week and some over the weekend. For your son/daughter’s specific sports information, please view The Dash page for the information relevant to their chosen sport.


Athletics

Any students that are wishing to compete at the Tasmanian All Schools Athletics Championships to be held on 23/24 October can find out more information and enter the competition, by visiting the Athletics Tasmania website www.tasathetics.org.au.


Orienteering

Are you looking for a new way to exercise after school? How about exploring some of Launceston’s parks and schools from a new perspective?

Well, Launceston Spring Twilight Orienteering Series 2021 is here. The new series is starting Wednesday 20 October. No experience necessary – just come along and have a go! Start between 4.00pm and 6.00pm, finish by 7:00pm.

October 20 – Royal Park
October 27 – Scotch Oakburn College
November 3 – Trevallyn Primary School
November 10 – St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School and Windsor Precinct
November 17 – Queechy High School
November 24 – City Park – Central Launceston

More information about specific event starts and directions is available at www.tasorienteering.asn.au or contact Christine Brown 0439 443 367 or Donelda Niles 0419 358 385.


Basketball

Good luck to all our basketball teams commencing their matches this week in the NHSSA rosters. The teams have been busy training from term 3 and I would like to thank Mrs Natalie Good for her coordination in getting the teams ready to go for round 1.


Cricket

Cricket training is off and running for all boys and girls this season under the eye of our new Director of Cricket, Mr Dean Hawkins.

Games for this weekend are at Scotch Oakburn Park for Year 8 boys and at Launceston Grammar School for Year 7 boys. It is great to see some new players coming along to play cricket and we are looking forward to seeing your improvements across Term 4.

The girls will commence their first matches in November at the NTCA ground. As well as the Hurricanes High School Cup competition, which will be played on Thursday 4 November from 9.00am to 3.00pm and finals on Thursday 11 November at Scotch Oakburn Park. There will be more information to be released on these two competitions shortly.

Sailing

The start of the sailing season is upon us, and we’ll be back on the water this Saturday! We’ll be commencing the season with a come ‘try sailing day’ to hopefully get some new students involved with our amazing sport.

The plan for Saturday:

Meet at the sailing club at 10.30am and get the boats rigged and ready for a day of sailing (try day sailors arriving at 11).
Casual sailing with new sailors prior to lunch (Lunch can be purchased at the club or BYO).
Post lunch, enter a race or casual sailing for the afternoon with some boat changes to give everyone a go in a boat.
Pack up and wash down boats.
Finish up at the club at approximately 4.30pm.
It should be a fantastic day out with good weather forecast and hopefully some new sailors! Bring your friends along!

What you will need to bring:

Wetsuit- rug up, the water will still be cold! A pair of bush walking thermals work well under your wetsuit of you need more warmth.
Personal Flotation Device / Life Jacket (SOC have club jackets)
Closed toe shoes suitable for the water (old sneakers with woolly socks or sailing shoes)
Swimmers
Spray Jacket to keep the wind of your body
Sailing gloves (optional but help with grip and comfort)
Hat
Sun Glasses
Plastic water bottle for out in the boat.
Spare gear is nearly always available from the club or members, so there is no need to panic if you don’t have everything you need and Tamar Marine is the best retailer in Launceston for all the gear you need.

Rob Bastick
Person-in-Charge of Sailing


Cycling

Our Mountain bike riders have begun the twilight season on offer from the Launceston Mountain Bike Club on Wednesday nights. Mr Luke Hammond was excited to see our students racing again. I would like to thank Mr Hammond for organising the racing season. The results and racing times can be found at LMBC – Home (launcestonmountainbikeclub.com).


Rowing

This weekend sees the beginning of the rowing season and students will be participating in the North Esk Rowing Club long distance races on Sunday.  Races start at 8.30am with the single skulls.  We welcome our community to come along and help support our rowers.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport

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