Ted Thorn (20)
yeah mate, I have three boys there so have an interest.
They would have aspirations to be AIC for sure but no real expectations unfortunately. They have challenges with depth in this year's senior cohort and probably next, as these were the years that lost a lot of students to the traditional schools when it was first decided to convert Nudgee Junior to a senior school. From Year 10 onwards, the depth and talent is very good.
Athletics is probably challenged but I hear most schools are heading that way. Is there an AIC Athletics comp?
We are basically filling in where we can and playing who we can at the moment. Playing underneath Downloads in the cricket (so playing GPS Schools) and will be very hodge podge in rugby. Its tough getting consistent games all the way through to our junior school, or even just the senior school. At this stage we have three age groups playing in a southside 6ers 10s tournament and we end up playing a bit of tournament stuff (including Ballymore Cup).
We've built a bit of a relationship with Sunny Coast Grammar this year and will play them again a couple of times, as well as The Armidale School, Downlands, BGS and TSS (I expect not their 1sts) and will pick up a few other games along the way.
Mate it is a good school the smart move would be for AIC to go from 8 to 10 schools which could still work with term lengths perhaps ATC and Downlands being the additions. Does not bother me as I don't my sons are now our of the system.
It is always hard to judge the AIC teams in preseason as boys are still plying other sports so teams are either fully stocked or have half the boys unavailable.