From the Secondary Sport Coordinator
Winter Sport wrap up
Saturday 20 August proved to be a very successful day of play-off finals for SAC. Across netball, soccer and badminton, SAC had five teams set to play off for 1st place in their premiership table and a number of other teams playing of for 3rd or 5th. Here are the results for all teams:
Yr 7 SAC 1 – B2 grade, 5th place
Yr 7 SAC 2 – C1 grade, 3rd place
Yr 7 SAC 3 – C2 grade Premiers
Yr 8 SAC 1 – C1 grade, 4th Place
Yr 9 SAC 1 – B2 grade, 5th Place
Yr 9 SAC 2 – B2 grade, Premiers
Yr 9 SAC 3 – C1 grade, 3rd Place
Yr 10 SAC 1 – C2 grade, Runners Up
Yr 10-11 SAC 2 – C1 grade, 3rd Place
Middle SAC 1 – C1 grade, 7th place
Middle SAC 2 – C2 grade, 4th place
Senior SAC 1 – C2 grade, 2nd place
Senior SAC 2 – C1 grade, 5th place
Senior SAC 3 – C2 grade, 3rd place
Middle SAC 1 – C grade, 5th place
Middle SAC 2 – B grade Premiers
I was lucky enough to witness our Middle SAC 2 Soccer team in a nail-biting win in their B grade grand final. With about 6 minutes to go, the girls were down 3-0 against Sacred Heart College. Out of nowhere, thanks to the crafty skills of Isabelle Dunning (8MH) and Olivia Howie (9DT), the girls were able to score 3 quick goals to bring the game to a tie with about a minute to go. The whole team went into overdrive, and managed to gain possession in the midfield off a penalty in the dying seconds. As the penalty kick was booted up-field, Liliana Bagnato (8LC) read it perfectly, lined it up and scored the winning goal with only seconds to go!!! An absolute nailbiter to cap off an amazing season.
Term 4 Sport
Nominations for Term 4 sport close today. If you haven’t already visited the online nomination portal, do so this evening to avoid missing out! Log in to SEQTA to access the Secondary Sport Portal.
Information packs, draws and team lists will be uploaded to the Term 4 Secondary Sport Portal by the end of term.
Last week our Open Knockout Football team made SAC history by playing in the Statewide schools Division 3 grand final at Mitchell Park Oval. The game was close for the whole 4 quarters, with our SAC girls fighting to maintain a 1 goal lead right up until half way through the last quarter. Unfortunately, Woodcroft found some luck in the final minutes, snapping a few late goals to win by 12 points. It was an absolutely cracking game and our girls played some really high-quality footy. A big thankyou to the parents and spectators who came out to support and cheer our girls on. Additionally, a special thanks goes out to the team’s coach and teacher, Mr Michael Heath for all the time and effort he has given to helping our girls succeed and grow their love for footy. There is so much to look forward to next year for this young group!
Earlier this month, Year 11 student Keeral Mckenzie competed in the National Indigenous Tennis Carnival held in Darwin. 230 players from every state and territory in Australia came together to compete over four days. The South Australian Team were awarded the Ash Barty Cup for admirable participation and effort and Keeral made it through to the 18-and-under girls’ finals championships. This is an outstanding achievement and incredible effort to have made the finals representing our state. Congratulations and well done Keeral!
Sisters Olivia and Nadia Van Zon represented SAC in a squash tournament versing 14 other schools across the state. It was a long day with 110 students competing in 4 divisions. Olivia came 2nd the in U15 girls age group closely followed by Nadia who came 3rd! SAC came 5th overall which is a great achievement considering Olivia and Nadia make up our entire squash team! Fantastic results girls!