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Sports Report (Issue 1 2018 Sport)

Written on the 1 March 2018

It has been a very busy start to the year in the Marymount Campus Sports Department with all girls showing enthusiasm in nominating their chosen sports for the year. There have been a record number of girls who have nominated for sports and carnivals and it is great to see so many girls wanting to be active and represent the College.

There have been queries regarding the Uniform for 2018, however, as it is a transition year, girls can wear their Marymount or Sacred Heart Sports uniform for their chosen sports or carnivals. We will continue to offer some team sets to loan for the remainder of the year, however, we encourage Saturday morning netball girls to purchase the SHC dress and bike shorts from the College Uniform Shop.

In Term 1 we have two Saturday morning basketball teams and two Saturday morning touch football teams competing in the Catholic School Girls Competition as well as three volleyball teams, three badminton teams and two tennis teams competing in the mid week Southern Zone Competition. Our Year 6/7's have been kept busy with Monday afternoon Mini ball basketball and Friday Spikezone volleyball. A huge thank you to those staff members and parents helping to coach and supervise these teams.

The Year 6 and Year 8 students have been participating in Cricket Clinics in their weekly Physical Education lessons run by SACA and over 100 students will participate in the Interschool Cricket Carnival on Thursday 15 March. The girls are really enjoying their cricket and there might just be a future Strikers star amongst us.

Term 1 is always a big term for Swimming and we had an excellent turn out in Week 2 for swimming trials. We joined forces with the other two campuses for the Relay Championships and will do so again for the Secondary Schools Swimming Championships in Week 6. Our Year 6/7 Swimming Team will compete in the SACPSSA Carnival at Burnside on Monday 19 March alongside the Middle School boys. On Monday 26 March, one of the big events on the school calendar, the Marymount Campus Whole School Swimming Carnival, will take place at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre. More information will come out to parents sooner to the date but we look forward to a great last Swimming Carnival as Marymount.

Marymount has offered kayaking for the first time this year thanks to Roger French. We have over 30 keen girls on the Patawalonga on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and we thank Roger and parent helper Anthony Bates for supervising this fantastic CEA. The Surfing and Triathlon events were also a great example of the teamwork between the three campuses and our girls look forward to similar events throughout the year.

A reminder that on Monday 5 March at 7.00pm there will be an Induction in the Resource Centre for anyone who has volunteered to coach a team in 2018.

Alexandra Tilley
CEA Coordinator


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