The Year 4/5 football team completed a rare undefeated season after last Saturday by defeating Trinity College by 130 points. The boys won seven consecutive games including fantastic wins against PAC, St Peters and Rostrevor. The boys showed a great commitment to improving both their skills and their team play throughout the season and should be congratulated for their efforts!
Mr Aaron Sayers, Year 5 Teacher & Coach
8/9 GIRLS FOOTBALL KNOCKOUT FINAL
St Michael’s College took on Brighton High at Flinders University Oval in Noarlunga Downs in the Statewide 8/9 Girls Football Knockout Final on Wednesday 16 September.
22 of our finest Year 8 and 9 girl footballers from SMC progressed to the final stage of the knockout competition after astounding wins against Henley High School, Nazareth Catholic Community, Blackwood High and Charles Campbell College in the minor rounds.
After hearing Brighton had managed to topple last year’s premiers, Mercedes College in the previous round, the girls knew Brighton were going to be a hard and extra challenging team to beat. With the help of a couple extra players on the bench and the usual elite players in Hayley Conlon, Georgie Blades, Emma Kilpatrick, Marlie Fiegert, Amelie Kempster and Asha Meers, to name but a few, the girls were able to match the pressure of the competition in the first half; finishing at the long break slightly in front.
Unfortunately, due to a few game-ending injuries prior to the half time break, the team were unable to defend the small lead and went down to Brighton in the end by six unanswered goals. The scoreboard never tells the full story, and nor did it on Wednesday. The girls played exceptionally well from siren to siren, with everyone playing to their strengths. Special mentions must be made to both Emma Kilpatrick and Isabella Benedictson, who prior to receiving hard knocks to the head, were equally dominating in the contested possessions and clearances in the first half. The team never gave up and even with the loss of strength they continued to put pressure on every Brighton possession until the final siren.
The girls are to be commended for getting to the final round in the first place. This is no small feat given the continued growth in the quality of the competition over the last 10 or so years. The girls were not defeated and are eager to get back on the track for the 2021 Statewide Knockout season.
Mr Dominic Smith, Coach and Business, Humanities and Religious Education Teacher