It's been an incredibly busy but, ultimately, very rewarding beginning to our Co-Curricular activities so far this term. Whilst there is always an abundance of energy and anticipation around the start of a new school year, there is equally as much enthusiasm surrounding the various programs and activities on offer at Rostrevor College. Over the past 18 months, it's been incredibly satisfying to observe the consistent growth and participation across all activities, culminating in many new teams being formed. Consequently, boys with different interests, passions and reasons for participation have been frequently afforded a greater variety in the hope that each student at Rostrevor College can discover at least one activity, and hopefully many, that they can positively engage in and experience enjoyment and development through their participation.
There is a unique value to Co-Curricular activities in conjunction with a balanced education, and few schools recognise that value in the same way we do. Whether it be new or existing students and families, an involvement in Co-Curricular offers the chance to become part of a community; a welcoming family, and fosters opportunities to create lifelong friendships and memories. It's also one of the most effective ways for staff to interact with students in a different setting to develop a sense of mutual respect and understanding both inside and outside the classroom. It is often the case that many academic high achievers at Rostrevor College participate and actively engage in countless Co-Curricular activities whilst under our tutelage, and there is little doubt they play an essential part in the formation of our students into young men of substance.
A successful and prospering Co-Curricular Program, like many other industries, relies upon a significant interconnection of various stakeholders. When students, staff, coaches and families are all working together in harmony to achieve common goals and outcomes, it sets a precedent that eventually becomes the benchmark. We are continually striving to reach higher standards, create higher expectations and invest in quality coaching where appropriate that will, over time, increase the status of each and every activity we offer. While we expect the boys to recognise the value of Co-Curricular as part of a Rostrevor College education, it's as important that we actively seek improvements so students feel appreciated and can, therefore, also appreciate the advancements in their respective areas.
Best of luck to all our students over the coming weeks and thank you to all who are involved in every capacity. Various aspects such as coaching, supervision, scoring, supporting and even something as simple as a positive affirmation are all equally important in our future direction and cannot be understated. I personally look forward to observing another year of noticeable progression and hold much excitement for the impact this may have on our students.
Director - Co-Curricular Programs
First XI Cricket Report | Saturday 8 February 2020
Rostrevor College 8/166 from 40 overs
(Jake Slivak 51, Matt Dnistriansky 35, Cooper Llewelyn 23)
Defeated by Pembroke 6/211 from 40 overs (Cooper Llewelyn 2/30)
A disappointing result, albeit with a very inexperienced side. Our bowling and fielding were not up to the standard required to compete at this level. Our batting showed some glimpses early, but again, it will need to improve quickly to trouble other sides in this competition.
Pembroke won the toss and batted first on an excellent wicket. Hugh Jackson, in his first game, was excellent in his first spell and Luke Homan opening the bowling as a Year 10 student looked dangerous, however as a team we generally bowled too short and gave away too many easy runs to the Pembroke batsmen. Cooper Llewelyn was the pick of the bowlers and was generally able to land the ball in the right area. Pembroke scoring 211 from their 40 overs was always going to be a tough ask.
In reply, our best performance of the game was the opening partnership between Llewelyn and Jake Slivak. These boys put on 63 for the first wicket in 16 overs and looked comfortable against some testing bowling. From the moment that Llewelyn was superbly stumped down the leg side, our innings spluttered along without gaining too much momentum. Too many dot balls were faced and our batsmen were too defensive, rather than taking the game on by at least pushing singles. This will come with experience, but it needs to come quickly.
Congratulations to Charlie Brasher (#707), Tom Morgan (#708) and Hugh Jackson (#709) who made their debuts this week. Congratulations must also go to Sam Rahaley, who made 96 playing for Kensington's A Grade side on the weekend v Northern Districts. This is a remarkable achievement from someone who has just turned 17.
First XI Coach
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