On Tuesday 3rd September, our Year 7-9 girls soccer team travelled down to Glenwood in Western Sydney to compete in the Semi Finals of the NSWCCC Girls Football Knockout Competition. After departing school at 6:15am, we made our way down on the bus and arrived to a very warm Valentine Sports Park in Glenwood, ready to take on St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour. After going behind 1-0 to an early goal, Coffs Harbour went 2-0 up shortly after half time after a penalty was given against us. The team got right back in it after Keely Dryden (Year 8) scored from a 25 metre thunderbolt free kick. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite enough, with the score finishing at 2-1 after an extremely tense final few minutes.
All girls are to be congratulated on a wonderful achievement, in which they finished 3rd in the state in this competition. Finally, a big thank you to Mr Marsh, who has coached a large number of these girls over the last few years and has led them this far. The progression of some of these girls, in particular the Year 9 players who have represented our school since Year 7, has been extremely pleasing to see.
NSWCCC Girls Football Semi Finalists: Larissa Stace, Ella Howarth, Kiera Pizzuto, Keely Dryden, Regan Atkinson, Kiara Debono, Amelia O’Brien, Lacey Mitchell, Taia Mitchell, Ellisha Petherbridge, Chloe Debono, Hilary Barco, Niamh Hurley, Imogen Hope, Arya Buman, Keely Langdon.
Once again, some excellent results were in order at Newcastle Golf Course on Monday for the annual Maitland–Newcastle Diocesan Golf Championships. In windy conditions that can be considered challenging for the best of golfers, all players did a great job in making their way around the course with consistent stroke play.
Cooper Walton (Year 9) was the overall winner of the day with a net score of 72 in the 18 hole competition, while Joseph Sepos, Jye Garth and Kodi Stephens took out the 9/10 Boys 9-hole Ambrose competition with a combined score of 39.
Also, a big thank you to our very own Mr Morrissey, who is the convenor of the Dio Golf competition. Mr Morrissey has done a fantastic job over the last few years in growing this day. When he first started convening this competition a few years ago, the number of students participating were a quarter of the numbers we now have competing from Catholic schools all over our diocese. Thank you Mr Morrissey!
FRIDAY SPORT – TERM 4
All students completed their online selections for Term 4 sport last week, in which they selected 3 different sports in order of preference. The results of these selections were posted up at school outside the Sport Shed last Friday. Students were asked to check the results of the sport selection process to see what sport they have been placed into for Term 4.
Payments can now be made on the QKR! App for Term 4 sport, and will close on Wednesday 25th September (Week 10). Please note that if payment is not made by Wednesday 25th September, your child will be placed into a free sport option, as no payments will be accepted after the cut off date.
- Good luck to both our 7/8 Girls and 7/8 Boys Touch Football teams who will compete in the Hunter/Newcastle All Schools NSW Touch Football Gala Day on Friday 13th September at Newcastle Harness Centre, New Lambton.
- Best of luck to the U13s Rugby League squad who will compete in the Mark Sargent Captains Cup 9s at Lakeside Complex Raymond Terrace on Wednesday 25th
- Good luck to all of the following students who will represent the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese at the NSWCCC Athletics Championships at Homebush on Friday 20th September: Sam Burgess, Domenico Caponecchia, Shaniyah Agnew, Gemma Brown, Freya Konetschnik, Lyji Vaggs, Billy Harman, Ethan Gill, JJ Price
Steven Burns, Sport Coordinator