From the Sport Coordinators (Issue 1 2017)
Written on the 2 March 2017
Welcome to the first CEA edition for SHC Sport in 2017.
It has been an action packed start to the sporting year with Sacred Heart College (SHC) achieving early success, taking first place in the School Swimming Team Championships in our first year participating in this invitation only event, as well as winning the overall most dominant school in the Individual and Team Triathlon Championships!Sacred Heart has entered bigger numbers into the Saturday morning sports competition this year, producing healthy participation numbers. Term 1 has the following teams participating. At the Senior School: three girls basketball teams, two badminton teams, five cricket teams, four tennis teams, and two water polo teams. While at the Middle School we have 10 cricket teams, five volleyball teams, five tennis teams, 14 teams for our internal 6/7 basketball competition and a healthy badminton squad. All teams are working hard as they settle into the groove of the season.
The Marist Basketball Carnival is fast approaching and the coaches are working hard with their respective squads to prepare them for a week away in Brisbane in Week 11 of Term 1. Ali Trewartha continues on as coach of the girls Marist Basketball team, while in the boys program, we welcome new coach, Reece Turner who brings a positive energy and experience beyond his years. Over 50 boys and girls combined have trialled for the Marist Basketball Team selection demonstrating the basketball culture is alive and well at the College (perhaps it's something to do with the new gym!). We look forward to reporting on the Marist Basketball Carnival in the next edition.The State Knockout Series kicks off in Term 1 when the surfing team, led by coach Craig Kelly, will head south to ride the waves on Friday 3 March. The boys baseball team commence game one in late March, as does the rugby league team, and the Golf Teams Stableford Championships will follow soon after that. We also wish the 6/7 boys tennis and cricket teams success in their first round matches this week.
The Senior Sports Day will take place tomorrow on Friday 3 March on the Main Oval of the Senior School. In the lead up to the event, we have hosted before school and lunch time events including the 800m, 1500m and Tug-O-War heats with all five Houses participating to ensure they are collecting every point possible for their teams. With the new House structure, all five Houses are keen to be the inaugural winners of the Sports Day Championship and Team Spirit Shields. At the conclusion of Sports Day, we will select our College Athletics teams with the girls competing in the Catholic Girls Carnival on 21 March and both our male and female athletes representing SHC in the Co-Ed State B Grade State Championships on 11 April.Student athletes who achieve success outside of school at a state championship, national or international event are encouraged to inform the Sports Department in order to be acknowledged in the CEA Newsletter and beyond.
We look forward to a great sporting year ahead!