YEAR 8/9 KNOCKOUT NETBALL
On Thursday 27 May, the Year 8/9 Knockout Netball Team competed in Round 1 of the State Knockout Competition. St Michael’s was the host school, and it was a big day of competition with some fantastic skills on display.
In game 1 we played against Scotch College. They were a very tall and skilful side, and likely to be our toughest opponent. Despite putting up a good fight we were unable to come away with the win. The next two games were very evenly matched, with ourselves, Sacred Heart and St Mary’s all defeating each other. We lost to Sacred Heart by 3, and defeated St Mary’s by 9 goals. St Mary’s defeated Sacred Heart by 1. Unfortunately only one school was able to progress through to the next round, and it was Scotch College who won all of their games for the day. Our team demonstrated some exciting and inspiring court play and skills across the 3 games, as well as showing fantastic sportsmanship and team unity.
Ms Laura Packard, Health & Physical Education Teacher – Secondary
YEAR 7 GIRLS KNOCKOUT FOOTBALL
The first round of Year 7 girls Knockout football was a thrilling exhibition of some strong, young talent coming through the school. On Tuesday 1 June the first match was held at Grange Primary against West Lakes Primary. West Lakes came out strong with a tough midfield that challenged ruck Isabella Pacicca and on baller Holly Zakelj, but they were up to the task! We got an early goal through the speed of Ciara O’Reilly, before West Lakes started to fight back with Sia Brazzale using her netball skills to guard the goal line in full back. It was tight all game with goals back and forth, Maeve Nicholas attacked off half back, connecting well with Courtney Homan through the midfield to get us within a goal half way through the fourth. A closely fought loss but the team was determined to go hard in the second game. After a short break, the team got fired up to tackle Grange Primary, who had beaten West Lakes in the first game of the day. Chloe Riley and Chloe Simpson came together in the midfield with quick feet and even quicker hands to have us dominating from the first bounce. Mia Adamopoulos really found her calling in full forward, kicking most of our goals on the day. It was a real team effort across this game to continue piling on the goals each quarter. Georgia Sands was a strong presence in the air, taking multiple marks under pressure and Lara Jolly showed her skills in both the ruck and follow up around the ground. A very dominant performance that resulted in a win of about six goals. It will be very exciting to see what these talented players can bring next round!
Ms Tess Morcom, Design and Technology Teacher – Secondary