St Virgil’s Retain the Coyle – Clingeleffer TrophyThe Coyle – Clingeleffer Trophy was launched in 2012 for competition between St Virgil’s Grade 9 Cricket team and the St Parick’s College (Launceston ) equivalent. The Trophy was named in honour of former students, Tim Coyle (SPC) and Sean Clingeleffer (SVC 1993-96), the wicket keeper-batsman in Tassie’s inaugural Sheffield Shield winning team. After being a member of St Patricks College’s state title winning team in 1977, Tim Coyle was a consistent wicket-keeper who failed to cement a regular place in the side, although he did represent his home state seven times in the 1990/91 season. Following his retirement from playing, Coyle became a regional coach in his home town of Launceston before being appointed as Cricket Tasmania’s game development manager in 2000, a position he held for five years, before becoming senior coach for Tasmania. During his coaching reign, he successfully guided Tasmania to their first ever Sheffield Shield title, winning the competition in the 2006/07 season. Sean Clingeleffer attended St Virgil’s College from 1993-96, completing Year 11 and 12 at GYC. He had a very successful cricket career as evidenced by the following statistics:
- Tasmanian Cricket Team as a wicket keeper-batsman 2000- 2007
- Member of Tasmanian Pura Cup/Sheffield Shield winning team 2006/07, scoring a magnificent 107 in the final.
- Represented Australia – Prime Minister’s X1 – 2000, 01 and 2003.
- Selected in Australian Cricket Board Assimilation Team touring India – 2001/02.
- Nominated for Bradman Young Australian Cricketer of the Year – 2003.
- Australian Under 19 Team Captain 1997 – including 2 centuries
- North Hobart Cricket Club 1st Grade Premiership player 2004/05 and 2005/06.