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The Scots School has plentiful sporting facilities and a wide variety of sports on offer to Students.

While Junior students are encouraged to learn a number of new sports each week, sport on weekends is not compulsory.

In the Senior School sport is a compulsory activity with training on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons on campus and competitions on Friday evening or Saturday. Students are required to play at least one Summer and one Winter sport.

Sports offered:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country Running
  • Equestrian
  • Fitness
  • Netball
  • Rugby Union
  • Girls Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Girls Touch Football


 GREAT GIFT: Scots School PDHPE teacher Duane Bailey with students William Brancourt and Madeleine Ogilvy. Rugby union player William recently received a new pair of footy boots from Wallaby Will Skelton.

Where there is a Will there's a way

Scots School student William Brancourt has taken a step in the right direction, thanks to a little help from Waratahs and Wallaby rugby union player Will Skelton.

Finding football boots has always been a challenge for Year 12 student William, who is a towering 208.28 centimeters (six foot 10 inches in the old scale) and has a size 18 foot.

“William is a gentle giant. He is a charismatic student with a big heart and enjoys playing rugby,” Scots School enrolments and promotions officer Lynda Ireland said.

William, 17, came to his Year 12 PDHPE teacher Duane Bailey to ask if he could help him find some boots.

“When it comes to big rugby players, there is none bigger than Will Skelton, NSW Waratah and Australian Wallaby,” Mr Bailey said.

“Both Wills are pretty much the same size.”

Mr Bailey contacted the rugby player to see if he could help.

Thanks to some help from Scots School parent, Stuart Ogilvy, who had some contacts at the NSW Waratahs club, William got his wish.

“Will Skelton donated a pair of his custom-made size 18 training boots to William,” Mr Bailey said.
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“You wouldn’t believe it, they’re a perfect fit and the boots even have the letter ‘B’ branded on the side.”

Skelton was “only too happy” to make the donation of the boots.

“As a young player coming through schoolboy footy, I often had to play in joggers, which did not help my game at all,” he said.

“Hopefully my old boots will allow young Will to enjoy playing rugby and reach his potential.”

Mr Ogilvy’s daughter Madeleine recently presented the boots to William, who was overwhelmed by Skelton’s generosity.



2013 Rugby Tour (our next Tour will be in 2015)

During week two of the recent holidays the Opens squad and a 16’s 10s squad went to Queensland to complete their pre season training in readiness for the ISA Rugby season. The boys had been training each Monday during Term 1 under the guidance of their coaches and James McLaren and were eagerly awaiting their first game whichwas against Pacific Pines State High School. This game proved to be a real baptism for our boys as unbeknown to us we were up against one of the best teams on the Gold Coast. Our boys applied themselves to their task and were able to score early points however our opposition quickly began to dominate the game though we did cross their line to score a try near the end of the second half. The 16s played two 10 a side games with similar results to the opens team and the boys found it hard going early in each match but as the speed of the game slowed down we were able to develop phases of play through our forwards and managed to cross the line a few times.

Our second opens game was against Trinity College from Western Australia. In this game we were more evenlymatched and in a game that could have gone either way we were unlucky not to win. It was also in this game we suffered our first injury (Jack Bird). Despite the loss the boy’s spirits were good. The 16’s played a game against Helensvale State High School who were very skillful in the backs and their speed was too hard to contain. Despite this being another hard clash for the 16’s the team continued to develop their skills and received some more pre season game experience.



The final series of games for the tour saw both the 16’s and Opens playing Helensvale Rugby Club. Once again the16s found it tough going particularly after Robbie Hayward was injured whilst tackling an opposing player. The opens squad, keen to go home with at least one win quickly took control of this game and secured a very solid win.

The tour wasn’t all rugby with the boys going surfing and to an Anzac Day service at Runaway Bay. They also went to Movie World, Wet and Wild and to Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane where we saw the Queensland Reds play the Auckland Blues.

On behalf of the boys and staff on the tour I would like to thank all the parents who came north to support the teams and the assistance they gave us. I would also like to thank all the boy’s parents for supporting their boys and allowing them to go on the tour.

Special thanks goes to the Friends of Rugby for the support they gave towards the tour, Mr. Adams for his meticulous organisation which made the tour run smoothly and the boys whose behavior made the tour a positive experience for the staff and themselves.

Mr. R Mottram


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