From the Secondary Sport Coordinator
As another exciting and busy term of sport draws to a close, I would like to say thank you to the many parents, old scholars, staff and students who have made this term a great success. A special thank you to the coaches for conducting weekly training sessions and organising teams on game days and also thank you to parents for scoring and timing for netball and lacrosse each week. This assistance is much appreciated and has added to the smooth running of sport at SAC.
On Saturday 25 June, the Catholic Girls Schools Sports Association hosted it’s annual Pink Round. Players were encouraged to ‘wear it pink’ to generate discussion around breast screening and show support for the 20,000+ women and men diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia every year.
Donations and proceeds from the Pink Round were donated to the Jane McGrath Foundation, funding the fantastic McGrath Breast Care Nurses who support individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer.
Our sport community really got around this great cause and banded together to raise awareness.
Term 3 Information
Our Winter season of sport continues in Term 3 with the final four rounds and finals still to be played. Please note that all netball, soccer and badminton training and games will recommence in Term 3 in Week 1 Saturday 30 July. Please refer to the weekly schedule & draws on the SEQTA Term 2/3 Sport Portal.
A friendly reminder of the SAC Sport Policies
- All players are required to attend all meetings, training sessions and games.
- If a player will be absent from a game or training a parent/guardian (not the player) must notify the appropriate Sport Coordinator via email, text message or phone call at the earliest possible time, preferably at least one day prior to the game or training session.
- If a student is absent from a training session or game and has not provided sufficient notification via the one of the above methods she will receive a warning. If this happens a second time the SAC behaviour guidelines will be applied.
- Students are required to be at all games at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time.
- Students are required to wear the full correct Physical Education uniform to, from and during sport, including training sessions.
- Students and parents must follow the St Aloysius College Sport – Code of Conduct for all SAC sporting events.
- Transport and supervision:
- Parents/Guardians are responsible for transport of their child to and from the sport venue. SAC staff or coaches will be supervising from 10 minutes prior to the game and until 10 minutes after its conclusion. Parents/Guardians are expected to be punctual and considerate of supervising staff.
- Parents/Guardians have provided contact phone numbers and emergency contact details to the school. Please ensure that these remain up-to-date so that parents/guardians/emergency contacts can be contacted quickly in an emergency.
- Parents/Guardians must collect their child/children from sport. Any other arrangements for the collection of children from sport must be notified in writing.
Why is it important to be on time to matches and training?
- To adequately warm up as a team allowing players to physically and mentally prepare for the physical activity ahead.
- So the coach can implement their planned game strategy or training session and not have to make last minute changes.
- To allow the coaches sufficient time to organise the scoring and timing of games by the parents who are rostered on that day.
Term 2 Knockout Sport
We have had a jam-packed term of knockout sport, with seven teams competing in the Statewide Schools Sports competition in soccer, basketball, netball, Australian Rules Football and volleyball.
Our Open Girls Knockout AFL team will be progressing through to the semi-final in Term 3. Whilst our other sides won’t be progressing any further, we are so proud of the way our girls have represented the College in these competitions and their commitment to their individual sport.
Ms Meg Henderson
Secondary Sport Coordinator