From the Head of Senior Sport, Steve O’Donnell
Last weekend saw another tough round against Barker but there were also some impressive results.
Our 1st V Basketball secured a one-point victory over a talented opposition to start the season 3 from 4. Hopefully we can continue this week when we host Knox. Our Year 8 teams also displayed vast improvement from the week before with some close games and a number of good wins.
In Water Polo we had some great games with the 1sts, 16A & B, 15’s and 14 A & B sides all recording wins over St Joseph’s.
In Cricket we found the going tougher and the 1st XI were unlucky not to get the win just needing two more wickets but they should be proud of their efforts against a strong Trinity outfit. I also want to make special mention of Year 5 student Connor Andrews who was a late call up and played for the 9B’s, fielding superbly and batting and bowling against students 5 years his senior.
This week for many teams is the last game of Term 4 against Knox. It is a vital game in the terms of the overall season and where many of our teams will finish. Year 10 are also reminded that it is compulsory to attend after coming home from camp. Next week there will also still be training and fixtures for all Water Polo teams and our 2-Day Cricketers who will not conclude their 2016 summer sport until Saturday November 26th.
I also want to thank the parents who have been greatly assisting with the BBQ outside the gym and also the canteen at Queens Park each Saturday. You are just as an important part of the delivery of our co-curricular as all other members of the College community.
Our swimming and diving squads travelled to the new aquatic facilities at Trinity last Friday and there were a number of impressive efforts and results. Most of our divers performed admirably and there were many personal bests in the swimming pool.
To maintain our levels of performance it is essential that all members of all sports continue to train and improve their skills and fitness in the upcoming holidays. We are straight back into sport when we return in 2017 and need to be ready to continue the great improvements thus far.