Term 2 has started with a bang, beginning with our Athletics Training Program that commenced on the first Friday of the term. With over 40 students participating in the program, it has been wonderful to see their commitment toward developing their skills and understanding of track and field events under the watchful eye of our coaches. We have enlisted the expert skills of Tim Eschebach, a renowned sprint coach in the Newcastle area. Students were put through their paces throughout the session and left with tired bodies and a smile on their faces.
Taking it back a step, we had some students achieving wonderful success in their chosen sports during the holidays. Kosta T attended the NSW Water Polo Championship at Homebush, Sydney. He and his team made it to the grand final and after extra time and two rounds of penalty shootouts, came out the victors! Well done Kosta!
Rose H attended the National Futsal Championships as a member of the Northern NSW Team. Rose played games over a four day period with her team also making the final. Along the way, they had to beat a team in the semi-finals who were yet to lose a game. Unfortunately, in the final, they met some stiff opposition and finished the championships as runners-up. At the conclusion of the carnival, Rose was named in the Australian All-Stars team to attend the World Championship event in New Caledonia in 2022. What an amazing achievement Rose, well done!
During Week 1, we had Ella S attend the AICES Netball Championship as a member of the HRIS Under 15 Netball Team. “We won all games bar the first (which we lost by two) and ended up coming equal first. We had a final trial at the end of the day and I was selected as a part of the AICES netball team to play at CIS in August”. Wow, terrific work Ella. We wish you all the success at the CIS Championships and selection.
This week we have swimmers attending the Secondary CIS Swimming Championships at Homebush, our HISSA Rugby 7’s teams playing at Hunter Valley Grammar, and the first week of Secondary Sport which has students participating in Archery, Cheer, Rock Climbing, Fitness, Bushwalking, Basketball, Netball and Badminton.
If your child is achieving great things in their chosen sport, please send me some information via email as we love to celebrate the success of students within our community.
We look forward to sharing further achievements and sporting information in the coming weeks.
College Sport Coordinator