From the Secondary Sport Coordinator
Term 2 Sport Holiday Break
Wishing all teams an enjoyable, well-deserved mid-season break over the school holidays. A reminder that trainings and games will recommence in Week 1, Term 3. See some snaps from Pink Round last weekend – an important SACSSGSA calendar event to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.
2023 Year 7/8 Knockout Basketball
The title of Div 1 Silver Medallist belongs to the St Aloysius Year 7/8 Knockout basketball for 2023!
What an incredible achievement by this team.
It wasn’t an easy road for this young group, however with the guidance of Co-Captains Lottie 7LS and Alek 8AT they performed beyond expectations. After a thrilling first round 1 point win over Sacred Heart College, the SAC team went on to compete in the Statewide Year 7/8 Division 1 Girls Basketball Finals. The students worked tirelessly in every game on this day, no game was easy, but their determination and team spirit shone through achieving a 2nd place in their pool winning.
This won them a place in the semi-finals against Tenison Woods. Tight zone defence, strong rebounding and relentless attack saw SAC come from behind to win by 2 points and gain a spot in the Grand Final match against Henley High. Henley was a well-oiled unit with structure and depth which proved too strong for the young SAC team. However, to make the Grand Final and receive a silver medal is an incredible effort and we are so very proud of the students involved.
Thank you to the parents who supported the team on the day, especially Ms Diana Coyle for scoring each match. Also a big thank you to our teacher coach, Vashti Casserly-Lund for the hard work she put into training the girls in the lead up and her relentless support from the sideline on gameday.
Congratulations to the students who were members of the 2023 Year 7/8 Knockout Basketball Team.
Year 11 student, Gracie was recently selected in the National Medleys Team as part of the AFL Talent Pathways Program. As vice captain, Gracie led her team through a three-day tournament against the Woomeras, which was held on the Gold Coast at Heritage Bank Stadium. In addition to the matches, a three-day camp also took place which included training and recovery sessions, along with cultural and personal development activities.
Gracie’s team, The Medleys, won both games against the Woomeras. We congratulate Gracie on this amazing achievement in her Australian Rules Football journey, and we can’t wait to see where her future takes her!
Ms Meg Henderson
Secondary Sport Coordinator