From the Director of Co-curriculum, Stephen O’Donnell
The weather had a big impact again last weekend with a number of games at home washed out. However, we still played some of the away games as well as competing in the Christian Brother Swimming Carnival at North Sydney Pool on Saturday night.
I had the pleasure of witnessing Ed Sullivan hit a mighty 75no in the 8C Cricket on Saturday afternoon and then received the great news that our 1sts Water Polo secured the CAS premiership when Liam Rayner scored a long range goal in the last seconds against St Aloysius’ to win 15-14. If our 1sts Water polo win against Newington next week then they will win the combined CAS/GPS title which no CAS school has ever done.
There were also a number of these students who also attended the swimming carnival on Saturday night at North Sydney.
Year 12 students Alfie Killigrew, Brooklyn Hardaker, Liam Rayner, Ben Walker not only played 1sts Water Polo but then backed up and assisted our swimming captains Eric Cordato and Erwan Le Pechoux to lead our swim squad to victory in the aggregate trophy and junior shield. Some of the swimming performances on the night were tremendous, including Stuart Swinburn, Liam Davis, Oliver Blackett and Lucas Young in Year 6 as well as all of our relay and squad members. The team cameradie and cheering was exciting and there is a great vibe going towards the CAS swimming championships on 16 March.
The CAS Swimming & Diving championships is a compulsory event for all boys in Years 8, 10 and 11 and boys will take buses from the College to Homebush and back.
We completed our Winter Sports Check this week as well as Summer Sports photos. The photos will be available on line soon and we will send out the link for ordering in the next week. Our Winter Co-curricular program commences immediately after the last round of summer sport from Monday 13 March. None of the swim squad will be involved for the first week of winter sport due to the CAS swimming championships.
We also have a number of presentation events coming up on 11 March with Water Polo in the afternoon and Basketball and Cricket on that same evening. Swimming will be following on Friday 17 March. All parents and family members are invited and I would like also thank the Supporter Groups for their hard work leading up to these important events in the College calendar.
The weather forecast for this week is gloomy again so please check the necessary notices and thank you for your patience with this. We are also playing a number of games away at Barker so please also take the necessary time for that travel. I also want to wish all of our junior lifesavers the very best at the State Championships in Newcastle this weekend.
Good luck and ‘Go the Waves!’