From the Secondary Sport Coordinator
Term 1 sport has continued to run successfully over the past three weeks, and given the number of COVID-19 absences, we have managed to avoid any forfeits. I’d like to thank students and coaches for their flexibility and communication during these uncertain times. A reminder that students who are deemed a ‘classroom contact’ can still participate in extra-curricular sport trainings and games. Additionally, unfortunately parents/spectators are still currently not permitted to attend indoor sporting events. This directive is being revised after Week 8, and if any changes are made, parents/caregivers will be notified.
Nominations for Term 2 & 3 sport close this evening, so be sure to jump on and secure your daughter’s place in a team if you haven’t already : https://saca.formstack.com/forms/sport_t2_2022
If your daughter cannot make a scheduled training or game, a reminder that a parent/care giver must contact the sport coordinator via text or email.
SANFL Footy Clinics
SAC were lucky enough to secure a SA Schools Sporting Grant this term, which has funded SANFL afterschool clinics. We have had a small group of middle school students attending these clinics at the SAC Parklands to develop their footy skills, familiarize themselves with the AFL 9’s rules and keep active! Here is what Lemar Mosleh (7AP) had to say about her experience so far:
“Some of the girls have been attending football clinics this semester and have thoroughly enjoyed the cheerful environment. It’s a wonderful way to meet new people while also learning new skills and connecting with others. The instructors are really encouraging and supportive, which has made learning new skills and interacting with others more enjoyable. Working with such a pleasant and outgoing group of people has been an honour”
Congratulations to Year 9 student Claire and Year 10 student Emma for their recent participation in the 2022 State Age Long Course Swimming Championships. Claire came away with 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze, and several national qualifying times. Her next focus is competing at 2022 National Age Swimming Championships in April. Emma was also a competitive on the day, placing in both the 50m and 100m Breast Stroke. We are very proud of both of the girls and their achievements.
A number of St Aloysius College students attended the School Sport SA Tennis Individual State Championships last week. Year 8 students Banafsha Gulistani and Madison Allen were able to make it through to the 2nd round of the main draw, which is an excellent accomplishment. Year 9 student Lucie, also played well in the Year 9/10 competition, finishing runner up in the consolation tournament. Congratulation to all students.
Ms Meg Henderson
Secondary Sport Coordinator