Western Boarding Connections - Sports Clinics Tour
19th March 2021
A team of specialist sports coaches from Townsville Grammar School is heading west to visit boarding families in the Charters Towers, Richmond and Cloncurry, as part of the School’s annual Boarding Connections program.
Townsville Grammar School Principal, Mr Timothy Kelly, said the Sports Clinics Tour is a way of bringing something different to the rural and remote communities who have been supporting boarding at the School for generations.
“We usually travel west to visit our boarding families at least twice a year,” said Mr Kelly. “It’s important to us that we keep our connections strong within the western region, as we greatly value our relationships and the loyalty our families have shown us over many years.
“This time we thought we would do something a little different, by offering strength and fitness clinics for children who may not necessarily have these opportunities available locally. We are sending three of our team members who can offer a fun afternoon of sports and fitness in each community.”
The touring group comprises:
- Luke Brennan, who is Townsville Grammar School’s Junior School Sportsmaster as well as a former NBL player for the Sydney Kings, coach of the Townsville Flames and assistant coach of Townsville Fire WNBL.
- Connor Barrett, who is the School’s Deputy Principal and Head of School, and coaches the School’s 1st XV. Connor has more than 20 years’ experience playing and coaching at a state level (NSW).
- Kristal King, who has joined Townsville Grammar School’s Health & PE Faculty this year and hails from the west where she has been teaching and coaching for many years.
“The group is really looking forward to this trip, to meet our boarding families and to see and experience their communities. Anyone who would love to have a run at our Sports Clinics is more than welcome to come along. A timetable of the visits is available on our website.”
GRAMMAR SPORTS CLINICS TOUR DATES
CHARTERS TOWERS - MONDAY 29 MARCH
- Sports Clinic at Centenary Park, 3:30pm
- Function at Sovereign Hotel, 6:00pm
RICHMOND - TUESDAY 30 MARCH
- Sports Clinic at Jack Brown Lions Park, 3:30pm
- Function at Ammonite Inn, 6:00pm
CLONCURRY - WEDNESDAY 31 MARCH
- Sports Clinic at the Recreational Grounds, 3:30pm
- Function at Central Hotel 6:00pm
Community functions are open to all current and interested families and Past Grammarians.