1. Submission of Reports:
Summer Sport – end of Term I
Winter Sport – end of Term III
Sport Tours – asap upon return.
All other reports before the end of Term III to allow for checking of details before the end of the year where possible
Please complete in Garamond font2. Length:
Humour is not discouraged. Pompous style must be avoided. The worst kind of report is a monotonous chronological list of wins and losses, but a particularly interesting game can be described in detail. Reports should aim to capture the particular character of a team and the atmosphere surrounding the matches. Scores should not be mentioned, except perhaps half-time scores which illustrate the change in a team's fortunes. The comprehensive results listings provide details of scores and this information does not need to be duplicated. The 2008 edition (though not perfect) has been edited along these lines. Please read a few if you are in any doubt.
The Sydneian is following the speech day guidelines with Schools and boys' names i.e: The first time a school is named in a paragraph it appears in full - e.g The Scots College (no apostrophe). Staff should check carefully how each school title is spelt as apostrophes vary e.g: St Ignatius' College, St Aloysius' College, The King's School, St Joseph's College, The Scots College, Sydney Boys’ High School, Newington College etc. If the same school appears again in the same paragraph it can be written as the more formal abbreviation - eg: St Joseph's (not Joeys), Scots, Newington, St Ignatius' etc With boys' names - the first time in a paragraph the name is given in full and after that if it appears again in the same paragraph write the SURNAME only (not first name only).
The magazine is a record of events directed at a general readership. Reports are not primarily directed at the members of a particular team or participants in an activity. Therefore the character of a report will be quite different from an end-of-season speech or an article in a newsletter addressed only to participants and their families. There should be no use of direct address ("you"), no exhortation, commiseration or thanks. These feelings should be expressed personally. Of course it is appropriate to make statements about particular achievements or efforts by individuals, including coaches. "Mr Bradman showed particularly fine coaching skills and inspired the players to give of their best" would be appropriate; "Thank you, Mr Bradman, for being such a fine coach and inspiring us to give of our best" would not.
Photos should be digital and of at least 500kb or 0.5mb to allow for enlargements. Please supply these on a disc or memory stick NOT by email. Captions should be provided in an accompanying word file. As with reports, please identify any boy in a photo by his full name used on the roll (eg Thomas Smith NOT Tom Smith).
ARIS James, BROMWICH Clement (captain), MACDONALD Charles, RICE Michael, RYAN
James, SELWYN Joseph, SINGH Angad, SINGH Nidhiraj, SLATTERY Edward,
Coach: Mr LV Colbron
The Fifteen As enjoyed a memorable season and were undefeated. One of the team’s aims this season was for each player to develop his game understanding in preparation for higher levels of cricket in the future and this was achieved.
Every player contributed in various ways to the team’s overall success. Many boys had strong all-round skills which enabled the team to develop a strong sense of resolve and belief that they could handle any situation. Clement Bromwich and James Ryan were consistent run- scorers, finishing the season with 299 runs and 288 runs respectively. The bowling group continually maintained pressure on our opponents. This was ably led by Matthew Wiadrowski, who finished the season with fifteen wickets and Nidhiraj Singh with twelve wickets.
The two matches that epitomised the team’s resolve were: the Newington College fixture, where the team required more than 100 runs off fifteen overs and managed to complete the chase with an over to spare, and the final match against Scots, where the team achieved a rare outright win on the last ball of the day. The boys performed well throughout and it will be interesting to track the progress of this team in the seasons to come.
Mr LV Colbron
Names must appear in alphabetical order of surname and as they are on the roll /
diary; shortened / nicknames are not to be included
N.B. All SURNAMES need to be in CAPS and the boy’s entire name needs to be in italics. Coaches need to use their title and initials as above.
Please ensure that any boy’s name that is mentioned in the report is included in the list of team members at the beginning of the report.
All reports must have an author’s name at the bottom. For boys, the convention is to write their full name. eg: Peter Smith and his Form in brackets (VI). For staff and coaches, write the title, initials and surname eg: Dr KJ Hammett-Stevens.
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