Sports Corner

Athletics carnivals, netball gala days, futsal tournaments, rugby league trials, touch football, mountain biking championships, and AFL State Championships have made for a jam-packed fortnight of Sport.

The highlight of this fortnight comes from the Primary and Secondary Athletics Carnivals that took place in Week 5. Under the shining sun and clear blue skies, students ran, jumped, threw, and battled their way through track and field events. The collegial spirit was immense amongst students, none more so than our Year 12 students. In their final carnival, they led the way in participation and support for each other. It was wonderful to see their enjoyment in competing followed by celebrating the successes of their peers. Well done Year 12!

Primary followed on Thursday and were cheered on by the hundreds of peers and spectators as they raced down the main straight, launched shot puts and discus’s, soared through the air, and jumped to dizzying heights. Wonderful levels of participation were evident, as was the support given to one another. Our K-1 students didn’t miss out on the action and it was heart-warming to see their excitement at competing in their first athletics carnival, evident by their smiling faces as they raced down the track in the 70m sprint.  A big thank you must be given to our Secondary students who assisted on the day, making for a well-run event.

The results for Secondary, including age and house champions, will be announced at the Week 7 assembly. The Primary results will be announced at the Week 8 assembly, as we complete our 100m sprints next Monday at Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale.

Our Under 14, 16, and Opens Girls battle it out at the HRIS Netball Gala Day this Monday. They fought hard with varying results throughout the day. Well done to all that participated, you represented the College wonderfully and according to Miss Trimble, followed instructions and advice given by coaches and greatly improved throughout the day.

Mrs. Welch had the following to say about our Under 16 Girls Futsal Team. Our Under 16 girls played in the NNSW Regional Futsal Championships at Maitland this week, playing their hearts out and making it to the Grand Final. They were eventually awarded runners-up, within a 4-1 loss. However, because they finished in the top 2 they are through to the NNSW State Futsal Championships in Maitland in a few weeks!!! What a fantastic achievement for the girls who only had 1 sub all day.

Our Under 16 Boys attended the NNSW Regional Futsal Championships at Maitland this week also. They began the day against stiff competition and bounced back from the defeat to capture a draw and a resounding 5-1 win in the last game. Well done to all of the boys who attended, you represented the College wonderfully.

Our Primary Futsal team also attended the NNSW Regional Futsal Championships this week. Mrs. Johns had this to say about her team..“On Monday, the Stage 3 Futsal team headed to Maitland Basketball Stadium to participate in the Northern NSW Futsal Gala Day. The team played fantastically and ended up drawing in the first game 1-1, winning the second game 11-0, winning the third game 9-0, and losing the fourth game 4-1. Unfortunately, we missed out on playing in the semi-finals by 1 point. Throughout the day, the team worked so well with exceptional passing, great communication, amazing resilience, and perseverance, and displayed a positive and encouraging team spirit. It was a challenging, yet fun day and Mrs. Johns was very proud of the team’s attitude and efforts”. Well done to all involved.

This week, Ryan Bonham attended the Under 15 NSW AFL Championships as a member of the NSW CIS team. He performed outstandingly well and has earned a spot on the NSW All Schools Under 15 AFL Team. A huge achievement for Ryan and we will share more details, including some photos, when they come in later this week. Congratulations!

We also had some exciting individual sporting achievements occurring outside of the school environment the past fortnight. Congratulations to Caden Neill, who was offered a place in the Northern NSW Football’s U/13 Boys Talent Support Program. He will complete the 10-week program as he aims to make the Newcastle Jets Academy Squad. Caden started his training this week and we wish him all the success on his footballing journey. We also had our budding golfer, Nash Peattie hitting straight to come away with 1st place at the Jack Newton Junior Golf Tournament held at Charlestown. This was followed by another 1st Place finish at the same tournament held at Merewether Golf Club last Sunday. A wonderful achievement Nash, congratulations.

We look forward to another exciting fortnight of Sport.

Rob Eddy
College Sport Coordinator