A New Year in Sport

A significant number of students, 877 in total, nominated to participate in Pulteney Sport and activities.  A wonderful commitment from most of our students.

The nominations for the new activities such as archery, Aikido and gymnastics have been particularly strong and while there is some recruitment required in a couple of sports the overwhelming picture is positive.

We are also witnessing the introduction of new approaches in our sports program and this includes our pathway approach (see diagram below) and initiatives such as in volleyball in exploring whether we can aspire to National standard competition.  There is much work to be completed and not least the establishment of new norms and expectations amongst students, staff and our community.

All information and documentation will shortly be found on the sport section of the school website and in the short term the ‘Sport this Week’ is to be used as the definitive source for information regarding that week’s fixtures.

We also welcome our new Sports Coordinators, Glyn Whatley and Stewart Smith.  These two staff have coordination responsibility for our sports.

Stewart is a Level 3 Cricket Coach and previously worked at SACA for 10 years in ‘Game Development and Coach Education’.  Most recently he was Director of Cricket at St Peter’s Boys School and has coached junior state squads and is the current coach of SA Indigenous Cricket Team. 

His coaching philosophy is to create an engaging environment for all players to learn, develop and excel.  Stewart played cricket for 15 years in A Grade Cricket (East Torrens) and represented SA in all junior levels in cricket.  He is a keen follower of the Redbacks/Strikers and GWS.  Stewart soon to graduate from Flinders University as a Physical Education teacher.  He is married to Louise and they have two children Olivia (2 years) and Charlie (3 weeks).

Glyn has taught PE since 2004 and been a ‘Strength and Conditioning’ coach since the late 1990’s.  He holds degrees and qualifications in Bed, BA (Hon) Human Movement, Masters Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning), ASCA Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Coach.  He has worked with variety of athletes including national and international sprinters, throwing athletes and Paralympians. 

He competed as an International Weightlifting Athlete throughout the 1990’s in European Championships and National Championships and was a national champion at schools and senior level.

Glyn believes coaching should be modelled around the specific needs of the athlete and the physical requirements of the individual sport. Coaching should be well planned and delivered at a level that is achievable for all in the playing group but still physically and cognitively challenging to stretch the athlete and ensure continued development.

Glyn is married to Kirsten and they have two children Marcus (13) and Megan (10), as well as Holly the Labrador and Charlie the rescue cat.

I extend a very warm welcome to both.

Huw Bowen

Head of Sport

Results, reports and fixtures

To view all sports results, reports, and fixtures, please visit http://www.pulteney.sa.edu.au/community/sports-and-activities/

Please note that results will now only appear in the above sports section of the website (rather than appearing in the Pulteney Review).