Sports News (Friday 1 July)

To our Sacred Heart Community

It has been a busy end to the term with our teams successfully navigating their way through their winter sport seasons and knockout competitions whilst engaging in special rounds such as Pink and Reconciliation Round.

Scotch College Melbourne Exhibition Match

On Saturday June 25 the Middle A1 Football Team faced the unique yet ominous challenge of playing against one of Melbourne’s leading football Colleges in a once off exhibition match. The team was excited at the anticipation of playing against a team they had never faced and the opportunity to test themselves against a well renowned College in Melbourne. The result unfortunately did not go the boys way with Scotch jumping out to a four goal lead early in the first quarter. To the boys’ credit, they fought back diligently to create an arm wrestle. The game was fairly contested and both teams demonstrated great sportsmanship.

We look forward to Scotch College Melbourne hopefully returning in the near future. 

Pink Round

The School Sport Associations (SAAS, SACSSGSA and IGSSA) scheduled PINK round into the sports fixture for all matches last week. The aim of the round is to raise breast cancer awareness, generate discussion encouraging breast screening, and to show support for over 20,000 women and men diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia each year. It was fantastic to witness players, coaches and spectators wear a variety of pink items including socks, ribbons, scrunchies and face zinc at their sporting matches. We wish to thank those who bought pink cupcakes and made a donation to one of the PINK charities.

Reconciliation Round

This year saw our Open A basketball, Open A netball, First XI soccer, First XVIII football all wearing our reconciliation jumpers and dresses. Jyiah Campbell was the designer of this year’s tops as part of his Stage 2 Aboriginal Studies. 

Jyiah states the meaning behind his design: “The prevalence of white in the guernsey design symbolises the sky and stars, which is used to respect our ancestors who have passed and returned to the sky after creating the land we live on. The green and blue along the chest of the guernsey represent a river, with the green representing land, and the blue representing water. The river’s significance is central to Aboriginal cultures, symbolising family time, similar to the Sacred Heart Community, a close-knit family. Along the bottom of the guernsey are kangaroo tracks illustrating mandjar, or ‘meeting place’ where all come together as one. The kangaroo is also known as an important creator spirit. Dreaming stories say kangaroos are known as Tarner. Tarner formed the rivers and valleys and then transformed from kangaroo into man and was able to travel to the Mainland. I created this design to tell the story of community and how colours and symbolism are used to communicate in First Nations cultures. This is similar to the way that Sacred Heart College is represented through colour and symbols when our old scholars, footy players, and netball players wear our guernsey.”

Years 7-12 Cross Country Championships

On Thursday 9 June, 20 brave athletes travelled to Oakbank Racecourse to participate in the State Cross Country Championships. Distances ranged from 3000m to 6000m and with the weather having been wet for a while, the course was going to be heavy underfoot. Luckily it was one of the mildest Oakbanks that we can remember with only a few drizzly showers and it actually wasn’t that cold.

All of the athletes were happy to help out other racers whether it be for a warm up, staying with them at the marshaling area or bringing back the clothes from the marshaling area. All athletes raced well to the best of their abilities and were pleased with their results.

We had a few high placings in individual races, along with winning the 13 year old boys team event over 3000m. Nelson Meehan (8th), Luca Floreani (21st), Luke Martin (48th) and Robert Ginn (57th) combined to give us a total of 134 points.

Jack Dermody came 10th in the 14 year old boys 3000m.

In the Open Category, Cael Mulholland won the event, with the Open Boys team taking out the bronze medal.

Sarah Goodwin finished 11th in the Open Girls category.

The camaraderie and effort was high all day and I look forward to watching these athletes, and more, race again next year.

Pedal Prix – Race 3

On a cold Sunday morning, the Pedal Prix team braced itself for a 6 hour event at Victoria Park Racecourse. Whilst the track was hard, the pit areas were very soft and muddy after the 2 previous day’s competition – primary schools on Friday, community groups on Saturday and middle/high school teams on Sunday.

Our teams were keen to get back into the trikes and challenge themselves to go faster and complete more laps on the shortened track.

BraveHeart – Seniors – 17th Place with 155 laps and a fastest lap time of 1:41 mins.

This team is working hard to ride down some of the other College teams, Nazareth, St Peter’s, Rostrevor and Blackfriars to name a few…

HeartBurn – Yr 8/9’s – 57th place with 73 laps and a fastest lap time of 1:51 mins 

Due to a high impact crash, the trike was damaged beyond repair at the track. HeartBurn was taken apart and the chassis was transported back to Melbourne for urgent repairs on the steering arms and the derailleur attachment point. The riders were added to other teams to continue riding as we were lucky enough to be undermanned in all our teams for this race.

HeartBeat – All girls team (Year 7-9) – 38th place with 132 laps and a fastest lap time of 1:45 mins

In the all girls category, the team is placed 6th

HeartAttack – Year 7’s – 44th Place with 119 laps and a fastest lap time of 1.58 mins

Congratulations to this team with riders who came later after fulfilling their obligations at other sporting events. Special thanks to their parents who made it happen too.

A big thank you to everyone who supported the riders on the day from the awesome Pit Crew, to those who saw a need and stepped up to help when positions needed filling. Many hands made for light work on the day and the students were buzzing with satisfaction on their achievements on the day if somewhat a little tired by the end.

We look forward to our next 8 hour race on Saturday August 6  at The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend.

Statewide Schools Knockout Competition Results

Open Girls Knockout Netball:
SHC (60) defeated by Henley High School (66)

Years 9/10  Girls Knockout Football:
SHC (15.8) defeated Blackwood High School (2.1)
SHC (24.13) defeated Heathfield High School (3.8)

Years 9/10  Girls Knockout Soccer:
SHC (13) defeated Victor Harbor High School (0)
SHC (11) defeated Willunga High School (0)

Year 9/10 Boys Knockout Soccer:
SHC (12) defeated Woodville High School (1)
SHC (2) defeated by Nazareth Catholic Community (4)

Year 7/8 Girls Knockout Soccer
SHC (5) defeated Nazareth Catholic Community (3)

Year 9/10 Girls Knockout Netball
SHC (43) defeated Heathfield High School (24)
SHC (66) defeated Cornerstone College (4)
SHC (43) defeated Cabra Dominican College (24)

Year 7/8 Girls Knockout Basketball:
SHC (27) defeated by Cabra Dominican College (36)
SHC (52) defeated Adelaide High School (27)

Year 7/8 Boys Knockout Basketball:
Minor Round:
SHC (39) defeated Cabra Dominican College (24)
SHC (63) defeated Adelaide High School (24)

SHC (36) defeated Pulteney Grammar (28)
SHC (15) defeated by Woodville High School (27)
SHC (28) drew with Trinity College (28)
SHC (23) defeated by Concordia College (41)
Finishing 3rd Place Overall in the final match with SHC (24) defeating Trinity College (10)

Year 7/8 Boys Knockout Soccer:
SHC (2) defeated by Heathfield High School (4)
SHC (7) defeated Aberfoyle Park High School (1)

Year 9/10 Girls Knockout Volleyball:
Finishing 1st Place Overall in Division 2 with SHC (2) defeated St Dominic’s Priory School (1)

Student Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to the following students who have recently achieved the following individual State and/or National sporting honours:

Luke Candy & Gus Downs (Year 9) – Selection in the U15 State Australian Rules Football Team.

Ned Atkinson, Lucas Camporeale, Ben Camporeale (Year 10), Will McCabe (Year 11) – selection in the U16 State Australian Rules Football Team.

Jakob Ryan, Will Patton, Archie Lovelock, Ashton Moir (Year 12) – Selection in the U18 State Australian Rules Football Team.

Brooke Hayball & Rachel Hayball (Year 9) – Selection in the U15 State Netball Team.

Lily Boyd, Jordan Horne, Eloise Mackereth & Matilda Wilmore (Year 9) and Sophie Thomas & Jade Bayly (Year 10) – Selection in the U15 State Girls Australian Rules Football Team.

Clancy Luscombe (Year 11) – Competed at the Swimming National Championships and Won Gold in the 400m Individual Medley, Silver in the 200m Backstroke and Bronze in the 200m Individual Medley. Clancy will now be competing at the World Swimming Championships in September.  

Sarah Goodwin (Year 12) – Selection in the 2022 NAB AFLW U18 National All Australian Team and the 2022 SANFLW Team of the Year. In addition to this Sarah was Drafted at SA Pick 2 (7th Nationally) to Port Adelaide Football Club to start her AFLW career.

Sophie Franz (Year 10) – Selection in the SA Country State Basketball Team.

Elizabeth Johnson (Year 10) – Selection in the State Cricket Team.

Upcoming Dates/Events


Week 1
Pedal Prix Round 4 – Saturday 30 July 2022, Tailem Bend

Week 2
Year 9/10 Girls Knockout Netball – Tuesday 2 August 2022, SHC Marcellin
Year 7/8 Girls Knockout Netball – Thursday 4 August 2022, Blackwood HS
Boys & Girls Sport – Blue & Gold Round

Week 3
Girls Sport – Semi-Finals
Boys Sport – Grand Finals

Week 4
Year 7/8 Knockout Touch Football – Tuesday 16 August 2022, City Touch Fields
Girls Sport – Grand Finals

Week 5
Boys Sport – 99th Intercollegiate Round vs Rostrevor College


Week 1
Open Girls Knockout Soccer – Thursday 28 July 2022, Adelaide HS

Week 2
Year 9/10 Girls Knockout Netball – Tuesday 2 August 2022, SHC Marcellin
Boys & Girls Sport – Blue & Gold Round

Week 3
Open Girls Knockout Football – Tuesday 9 August, St Michael’s College
Girls Sport – Semi-Finals
Boys Sport – Grand Finals

Week 4
Girls Sport – Grand Finals

Week 5
Boys Sport – 99th Intercollegiate Round vs Rostrevor College
Girls 9/10 Knockout Touch Football, City Touch Fields
Girls Open Knockout Basketball, The Lights

As we head into the Term 2 holidays we take a break from College sport with games resuming in Week 1 of Term 3. Term 3 we will complete the remaining rounds of all Winter fixtures prior to competing in finals. In conjunction with the Winter fixtures we will continue to pursue numerous State-Wide Knock-Out titles as well as celebrate our 99th Intercollegiate with Rostrevor College in Week 5. 

To all players and families, enjoy a safe and happy holiday.