Congratulations to Angus Beer (9/ME) who ran in the National Schoolboy Athletics Championships on the weekend in the 800m and 1500m. Angus placed fourth in both events as a 14 year old in the U16 Division.
- 800m – 1:57:20 Newington record
- 1500m – 3:59:33 Newington record
Congratulations to Makuach Maluach (ON 2016) and Grant Anticevich (ON 2016) for making the U20 NSW Basketball Team. Congratulations on your selection. And your contribution to Newington College Basketball.
Over the weekend forty Newington basketballers headed south to Melbourne for the National Basketball Championships. We wish Coach Nottage and the boys all the best for the tournament where they will play against Schools from all over Australia.
On Saturday, 26 November the 1st and 2nd VIII’s and Senior Fours competed against The Kings School in a match race for the Downer Trophy. The trophy has been contested since 1950. Newington won three out of the five races and hence won the trophy for only the 17th time since 1950. It was a great effort from our rowers. The three wins came in the 1st VIII, 2nd VIII and 3rd IV. The 1st and 2nd IV’s went down by only narrow margins. The senior squad had a very good week of preparation in the lead up to the event and should be proud of their achievement.
The Newington Water Polo team will travel over to Auckland in the first week of the holidays to defend the Trans-Tasman title they won in 2015. The tournament will be hosted by Sacred Heart College. We would like to wish all boys and coaches the very best for the week long competition. On Saturday, 3 December Newington Water Polo reclaimed the Thomas Whalan Cup from Scots College. Congratulations to all boys on their performances in Term 4.
We would also like to acknowledge Matthew Sharp (10/MA) who has been selected in the Born 2000 Australian Water Polo team.