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The 2017 Guildford Grammar School Athletics season was once again a building time with steady improvements being made . Following the success of the 2016 program , we again offered six Sunday morning sessions at the WA Athletics Stadium in Mt Claremont prior to the season proper . This valuable opportunity for the students allowed them to get in the athletics mindset and refine their technique .
The Term 3 athletics season ran for four weeks and during that time the students were given the opportunity to attend training sessions every afternoon at school . Head Coach , Kylie Wheeler and other specialist coaches ; Phill Langley , Rudy Kocics , Ebony Talbert , Tongchai Quartermaine , Sam Shambrook ( SG 08-12 ) and Callum Smith ( Wb 09-14 ) were able to assist the students with their athletics development when they committed to these trainings . The dedication and commitment from a range of students was commendable and it was this attitude and effort that saw us perform consistently at both the Quads and PSA Athletics events .
Quads were held on Friday 1 September at the WA Athletics Stadium with Guildford , Scotch , Wesley and Christ Church battling it out for the Lynn Shield . This was a great opportunity for the students to size up their competition before the PSA Carnival the following week . Our athletes were fantastic on the day and Guildford came away with a third placing ahead of Wesley .
and consistently demonstrated an excellent attitude toward training and competition .
Team Captain Reilly Oliver ( 12Fr ) and Vice- Captain Nicholas MacLachlan ( 12Wb ) are to be congratulated for their outstanding leadership . They were proactive and encouraging throughout the entirety of the season , setting a high standard and leading by example . Having both been involved in GGS athletics for six years , Reilly and Nic have been great ambassadors and role models throughout their time and made valuable contributions to the sport .
The day ended with Guildford placing 7th overall , edging closer again to Wesley who finished in 6th place . Guildford ’ s point score this year was an achievement in itself , and for the first time in seven years we attained over 1000 points . Looking ahead to the 2018 season , as a positive athletics culture continues to develop within the school , we are determined to maintain the steady improvement trend shown over the last couple of years .
Mr Jeff Giles Director of Athlete Development

Chapel Gift win for Bennett

The PSA Carnival was an exciting day which took place at the WA Athletics Stadium on 8 September . The input and involvement from all the athletes on the day was excellent with many boys competing across a range of events throughout the day demonstrating their determination of spirit .
The boys achieved some outstanding results , with special mention to Benjamin Anderson ( 7SG ) who set a new PSA record in the U13 1500m running a time of 4:39.15 . Congratulations also to Nicholas Sheppard ( 10He ) and Joseph Hinder ( 12Ha ) who were in the top five point scorers for their year groups on the day .
The prestigious Graham Gibson trophy was also awarded to Nicholas Sheppard ( 10He ) who was runner-up age group Champion . Nicholas competed in all first division events finishing 2nd in both the 100m and Triple Jump and 3rd in the 200m and Long Jump while anchoring the 4 x 100 metre relay . Nic has been an integral part of the team
The Athletics season got off to a flying start , with the annual running of the Chapel Gift taking place at lunchtime on Tuesday 22 August .
The Chapel Gift race is a 435m sprint by the fastest runner in each House , around the Senior School , starting in front of the Chapel , on the third ring of the Chapel bell .
This year , boarder Graydon Wilson ( 12Be ) was awarded the prestigious Chapel Gift trophy for 2017 .
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SPORT Athletics The 2017 Guildford Grammar School Athletics season was once again a building time with steady improvements being made. Following the success of the 2016 program, we again offered six Sunday morning sessions at the WA Athletics Stadium in Mt Claremont prior to the season proper. This valuable opportunity for the students allowed them to get in the athletics mindset and refine their technique. The Term 3 athletics season ran for four weeks and during that time the students were given the opportunity to attend training sessions every afternoon at school. Head Coach, Kylie Wheeler and other specialist coaches; Phill Langley, Rudy Kocics, Ebony Talbert, Tongchai Quartermaine, Sam Shambrook (SG 08-12) and Callum Smith (Wb 09-14) were able to assist the students with their athletics development when they committed to these trainings. The dedication and commitment from a range of students was commendable and it was this attitude and effort that saw us perform consistently at both the Quads and PSA Athletics events. Quads were held on Friday 1 September at the WA Athletics Stadium with Guildford, Scotch, Wesley and Christ Church battling it out for the Lynn Shield. This was a great opportunity for the students to size up their competition before the PSA Carnival the following week. Our athletes were fantastic on the day and Guildford came away with a third placing ahead of Wesley. and consistently demonstrated an excellent attitude toward training and competition. Team Captain Reilly Oliver (12Fr) and Vice- Captain Nicholas MacLachlan (12Wb) are to be congratulated for their outstanding leadership. They were proactive and encouraging throughout the entirety of the season, setting a high standard and leading by example. Having both been involved in GGS athletics for six years, Reilly and Nic have been great ambassadors and role models throughout their time and made valuable contributions to the sport. The day ended with Guildford placing 7th overall, edging closer again to Wesley who finished in 6th place. Guildford’s point score this year was an achievement in itself, and for the first time in seven years we attained over 1000 points. Looking ahead to the 2018 season, as a positive athletics culture continues to develop within the school, we are determined to maintain the steady improvement trend shown over the last couple of years. Mr Jeff Giles Director of Athlete Development Chapel Gift win for Bennett The PSA Carnival was an exciting day which took place at the WA Athletics Stadium ½Έ(ΰM•ΑΡ•΅‰•ΘΈQ‘”₯ΉΑΥЁ…Ή₯ΉΩ½±Ω•΅•ΉΠ)™Ι½΄…±°Ρ‘”…Ρ‘±•Ρ•Μ½ΈΡ‘”‘…δέ…́•α•±±•ΉΠ)έ₯Ρ ΅…Ήδ‰½έ½΅Α•Ρ₯Ήœ…Ι½Ν́„Ι…Ή”)½˜•Ω•ΉΡ́ёɽ՝‘½ΥЁё”‘…䁑•΅½ΉΝΡΙ…Ρ₯Ήœ)Ρ‘•₯ȁ‘•Ρ•Ι΅₯Ή…Ρ₯½Έ½˜ΝΑ₯Ι₯ΠΈ)Q‘”‰½έ…‘₯•Ω•Ν½΅”½ΥΡΝΡ…Ή‘₯Ήœ)Ι•ΝΥ±ΡΜ°έ₯Ρ ΝΑ•₯…°΅•ΉΡ₯½ΈΡΌ •Ή©…΅₯Έ)Ή‘•ΙΝ½Έ€ έM€έ‘ΌΝ•Π„Ή•άAMΙ•½Ι)₯ΈΡ‘”TΔΜ€ΔΤΐΑ΄ΙΥΉΉ₯Ήœ„Ρ₯΅”½˜€ΠθΜδΈΔΤΈ) ½ΉΙ…ΡΥ±…Ρ₯½ΉΜ…±ΝΌΡΌ9₯‘½±…́M‘•ΑΑ…ɐ( ΔΑ!”€…Ή)½Ν•Α !₯Ή‘•Θ€ ΔΙ!„€έ‘Όέ•Ι”)₯ΈΡ‘”Ρ½ΐ™₯Ω”Α½₯ΉΠΝ½Ι•Ί™½ΘΡ‘•₯ȁ啅Θ)Ι½ΥΆ½ΈΡ‘”‘…δΈ)Q‘”ΑΙ•ΝΡ₯₯½ΎΙ…‘…΄₯‰Ν½ΈΡΙ½Α‘δέ…Μ)…±ΝΌ…έ…Ι‘•ΡΌ9₯‘½±…́M‘•ΑΑ…ɐ€ ΔΑ!”€)έ‘Όέ…́ΙΥΉΉ•Θ΅Υΐ…”Ι½Υΐ ‘…΅Α₯½ΈΈ)9₯‘½±…́½΅Α•Ρ•₯Έ…±°™₯ΙΝЁ‘₯Ω₯Ν₯½Έ•Ω•ΉΡΜ)™₯Ή₯Ν‘₯Ήœ€ΙΉ₯Έ‰½Ρ Ρ‘”€ΔΐΑ΄…ΉQΙ₯Α±”))Υ΅ΐ…Ή€Νɐ₯ΈΡ‘”€ΘΐΑ΄…Ή1½Ήœ)Υ΅ΐ)έ‘₯±”…Ή‘½Ι₯ΉœΡ‘”€Πΰ€Δΐΐ΅•ΡΙ”Ι•±…δΈ)9₯Œ‘…́‰••Έ…Έ₯ΉΡ•Ι…°Α…ΙЁ½˜Ρ‘”Ρ•…΄(Θΰ)Q‘”Ρ‘±•Ρ₯ΜΝ•…Ν½Έ½Π½™˜ΡΌ„™±ε₯ΉœΝΡ…ΙΠ°έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”…ΉΉΥ…°ΙΥΉΉ₯Ήœ½˜Ρ‘” ‘…Α•°)₯™ΠΡ…­₯ΉœΑ±…”…Ё±ΥΉ‘Ρ₯΅”½ΈQΥ•Ν‘…δ€Θȁ՝ΥΝΠΈ)Q‘” ‘…Α•°₯™ΠΙ…”₯́„€ΠΜΥ΄ΝΑΙ₯ΉΠ‰δΡ‘”™…ΝΡ•ΝЁΙΥΉΉ•Θ₯Έ•… !½ΥΝ”°…Ι½ΥΉΡ‘”)M•Ή₯½ΘM‘½½°°ΝΡ…ΙΡ₯Ήœ₯Έ™Ι½ΉΠ½˜Ρ‘” ‘…Α•°°½ΈΡ‘”Ρ‘₯ɐΙ₯Ήœ½˜Ρ‘” ‘…Α•°‰•±°Έ)Q‘₯́啅Ȱ‰½…Ι‘•ΘΙ…ε‘½Έ]₯±Ν½Έ€ ΔΙ ”€έ…́…έ…Ι‘•Ρ‘”ΑΙ•ΝΡ₯₯½Ύ ‘…Α•°₯™Π)ΡΙ½Α‘䁙½Θ€ΘΐΔάΈ