Sports News (Friday 2 July)

To our Sacred Heart Community

Term 2 has been an action packed term with our weekly competitions in full swing and the addition of the early rounds of Statewide Knockout Competitions. With our teams performing strongly across the board and representing the College in true Hearts spirit.

School Sport SA Knockout Competition Results (Marcellin)

Year 10 Girls Netball

  • SHC 62 Defeated St Mary’s 57

Our Year 10 Netballers faced off against St Mary’s in the opening round of their statewide knockout competition after St Michael’s withdrew from the competition. Getting off to a fast start the girls moved the ball brilliantly in transition and Isabella Cannell was a dominant force in the goal circle. Whilst leading for the whole game it was a fierce and competitive game with the lead often cut to as small as two but the defensive efforts from the whole team ensured that we could finish the game off strongly and progress to the second round. We will now host Cabra College and Blackwood High School early in term 3.

Open Netball 

  • SHC 46 Defeated St Michael’s 35
  • SHC 42 Defeated By St Mary’s 55

The Open A Netball side faced a tough first round draw of the State-Wide Knock-Out playing both St Michael’s and St Mary’s in a double header. The SHC team had recently played St Michael’s in the Saturday morning competition and lost by 11 goals so they had their work cut out for them in game one. Determined to send a different message to St Michael’s, the team maintained good team structure and defensive pressure to lead by 1 at half time. Our defensive pressure continued into the second half and with an improved conversion rate we pushed ahead to an 11 goal victory against St Michael’s. A notable shooting efficiency of 95% in the second half from Chelsea Swann shooting 17/18 goals was also a key factor in this victory.

With only a short break between matches the team needed to maintain their momentum moving into their game against St Mary’s. However, St Marys hit the court fresh and were too dominant, taking a 17-8 goal lead in the first quarter. The SHC girls did well to fight back and level them in the second quarter but still had the 9 goal gap from the first quarter to chase. SHC pushed hard in the third quarter to have a 7 goal lead and bring the gap back to 2 goals. But the fatigue of the second game and a strong attacking circle from St Mary’s pushed the lead back St Mary’s way. Determination and endeavour from the Hearts girls remained and they won the final quarter by 6 goals. St Mary’s progressed to the next round of the Knock-Out after a successful win over St Michael’s.

Year 10 Boys Soccer

  • SHC: 15 Defeated St George: 0
  • SHC: 5 Defeated Underdale: 1

The Year 10 Knockout Soccer team made a fantastic start to the competition defeating St George 15-0 before defeating the much fancied Underdale 5-1 to cement their spot in the next round of the competition. The squad is a combination of Year 8’s, 9’s and 10’s and the lads did themselves and their College proud. Luke Agerman made a fantastic start to the competition by scoring 9 goals over the 2x games, including 8x against St George. Deng Deng and George Rameh were impressive in the backline while Henry Lynch ran the midfield. We look forward to seeing our young and exciting Hearts boys in action in the next round of the competition in Term 3.

Open Girls Football

  • SHC 2.5.17 Defeated By Mercedes 6.6.42
  • SHC 8.10.58 Defeated Blackwood 1.0.6

The Open Girls Football team competed in the Semi-Finals of the Statewide Knockout competition across two weeks against opponents Mercedes College and Blackwood High School. In the first game we faced off against a formidable opponent in Mercedes on what was a very wet and cold day. Starting well we were unable to accurately hit the scoreboard and it ultimately came back to haunt us in the third and fourth quarters with Mercedes running over the top of us. Our second outing for the three way Semi-Finals was much more successful playing Blackwood. We had nothing to lose and decided to debut some players from the Champagnat Campus in Matilda Wilmore (Year 8), Sophie Thomas (Year 9) and Eloise Mackereth (Year 8) all of which had a positive impact on our team. Keeping Blackwood to just one score in the first quarter the whole team played good competitive Football led by captain Natsha Allison and Sarah Goodwin in the middle. We now await the result of the Blackwood v Mercedes game to see if we progress however upon reflection the future of girls football is very bright at SHC. 

School Sport SA Knockout Competition Results (Champagnat)

Year 7 Girls Football

  • SHC 7.4.46 Defeated Woodend 1.3.9
  • SHC 4.10.34 Defeated SAC 0.1.1

The Sacred Heart Year 7 Knockout Football team completed a highly successful round of football with two strong wins from their two games. Playing at home in front of a vocal home crowd, the girls played some exceptional football. The two games, a 37 point victory over Woodend and a 33 point win over St Aloysius College, were characterised by tough physical contests mixed with exciting run and carry. However the most significant component of the two wins were the team first attitude from everyone who pulled on the Double Blues. With more rounds to come, the Year 7 team has a strong chance to continue its winning form going forward. Well done to all players.

Year 8/9 Girls Football

  • SHC 4.8.32 Defeated Immanuel 0.0.0
  • SHC 1.7.13 Defeated By Nazareth 5.2.32

The Middle A Football Team have had a positive start to the season, with some mixed results throughout the 8 games played. The year started with a positive pre-season performance, followed up by a big win against St. Ignatius in Game 1. Since then we have been decimated by injuries, but despite this we have played some great team football and shown real signs of improvement, but haven’t been able to secure victories against strong Immanuel, Scotch, Concordia and Seymour teams. Despite these losses, the girls have continued to do their best in games, and have enjoyed playing for the “Hearts”. In the State Knockout competition we played really strongly in Game 1 versus Immanuel on Champagnat Oval, winning by 35 points, highlighted by some great ball movement and tackling. However, we couldn’t secure victory against a polished Nazareth side in Game 2 losing by 13 points, whereby for much of the game we controlled territory but just couldn’t convert in front of goal. The girls played some very strong football in both games, but lapses in concentration, defense and skill execution at times hurt us in progressing to the next phase. Stand-out performances came from Matilda Wilmore, Jordan Horne, Sophie Thomas, Elouise Mackareth, Mary Groundwater and Lily Boyd.

Year 7 Girls Soccer

  • SHC 3 Defeated Burnside 2
  • SHC 5 Defeated East Adelaide 0
  • SHC 2 Defeated West Lakes 0

The Year 7 girls soccer team had a successful round 1 in the School Sport SA knockout competition. They started off well beating Burnside primary school 3-2 in a close game which was well fought out by both sides. The winning streak was continued when they faced East Adelaide in the second game of the day. East Adelaide held them off for the first part of the game but the girls soon broke this, scoring their first goal of the game well towards the end of the first half. The game finished in a 5-0 win for SHC. The last game of the day was played against West Lakes. The girls didn’t let their guard down here and played very well right until the final whistle. They had a good finish to the day beating West Lakes 2-0.

The girls displayed great sportsmanship on the day and represented the school well. Their efforts were rewarded by the team qualifying for round 2 of the competition.

Year 8/9 Girls Soccer

  • SHC 5 Defeated Brighton Secondary 1

In wet and muddy conditions, the Hearts girls played exceptionally well and were deserving winners against a very good Brighton team. After a tense start, Sacred Heart piled on the scoreboard pressure late in the first half after some fine interchanges of play between Annie Dryden, Sophie Betterman and Mia Perkins. Hearts came into the halftime break with a 3-0 lead.

As is usually the case, the second half was a bit more open with Brighton really putting the Hearts defence under pressure with wave after wave of counter attacking football. However, the opposition attacks were constantly thwarted by the rocks in the Hearts centre of defence being Zara Daniels and Fiona Jenkinson. A special mention would have to go to Isabella Cowley in goals who played really well in slippery and tricky conditions. Through to the next round. Go Hearts!

Year 8/9 Boys Football

  • SHC 14.13.97 Defeated Cardijn 1.2.8
  • SHC 23.15.153 Defeated Nazareth 2.2.14

The 8/9 Boys Knockout Football team hosted the first round in Week 6 of Term 3 against Cardijn College and Nazareth Catholic Community.  Cardijn were our first opponents of the day, and whilst willing, were simply outclassed over four quarters by a team with greater depth and structural flexibility across the ground. The final result saw Hearts secure a comfortable twelve goal to one victory. Cue game two against Nazareth and it was more of the same, with the opposition side containing only a handful of year nines, resulting in a fifteen goal victory. Much credit must be given to Nazareth who never gave up in their attempts to pressure our players into error, and moved the ball skillfully in phases of the game. Sacred Heart now move on to the next round against Rostrevor (hosting) and Tenison Woods for a spot in the grand final.

Year 7 Boys Football

  • SHC 18.11.119 Defeated Blackfriars 0.0.0
  • SHC 22.7.139 Defeated Tatachilla 1.1.7

On Wednesday 16 June, Sacred Heart College’s Year 7 Boys Knockout Football Team took on Tatachilla Lutheran College and Blackfriars in the first two matches of the tournament. Sacred Heart were the dominant team on the day, convincingly running away with victory in both matches.

It was encouraging to see the performance of the team, as it was the first time that this group of players had played together as a collective. Further to this, 25 players were made available, and many players were forced to play in multiple positions throughout the two matches. With all this said, the team gelled together quickly, and despite the wintry conditions, played fantastic team-first football.

The contribution was very even throughout the team, however highlighted by the individual performances of Noah Lawry, Jaxon Levins, Malachi Varcoe, Alex Morfesi, Ashton Liebeknecht and Benjamin Aulert, who were all extremely consistent throughout the day.

An incredible effort by the team on the day. A specific thank you goes out to Joshua Aulert, who volunteered as runner and to Joseph Raphael and Billy Symonds who supported as goal umpires. Our Year 7s move on to the next round to be played in Term 3.

8/9 Boys Soccer

  • SHC 8 Defeated Brighton 2
  • SHC 0 Defeated By Henley 1

The Year 8/9 Boys Knockout Soccer team got off two a great start in the 3 team round robin tournament beating the hosts, Brighton Secondary School 8-2. Henry Lynch, Isaac McNeil, Oliver Perkins and Freddie Muller all got on the scoresheet with Dillon Paech and Curtis Goegan getting a brace. The second game was much tougher, against a very well organised Henley High School. A game which was starring many highly talented players lacked a pitch that would allow them to shine, this made the high pressure game very scrappy and in the end the two teams were only separated by one goal. The result was a flip of coin but fair play to Henley for not giving us an inch and goodluck to them in the next round.

Aerobic Gymnastics

The Aerobic Gymnastics students performed at their first competition for the year, hosted by AEROkids, an aerobic gymnastics club in South Australia.

The gymnasts from Sacred Heart College did a fantastic job, with Sophie Allen, Tiarna Harding, Leila Thompson and Summer Robinson placing first in their category, and Illiana Hanialakis, Lucy Skinner, Serena Lally, Jorgia Mann and Tiarne Riches placing 3rd.

An impressive effort from everyone involved. The squad will have two more competitions later in the year, with their State Championships in August.

Cross Country

On Thursday 10 June, 13 students from Champagnat Campus and 4 students from Marcellin Campus traveled to Oakbank Race Course to compete in the State Cross Country Championships.

Wade Bentley, Anabelle Carr, Rosie Davies, Tom Dermody, Mason Hall, Henry McKinnon, Fraser Oertel and Ezra Varcoe represented the College and Eden Brown, Oscar Cowley, Holly Fanning, Isabella McKinnon and Theo Napoli represented the College as part of the City South SAPSASA team.

All athletes represented the College with pride, ran their hardest and achieved their personal best. Some notable performances are listed below:

  • Henry McKinnon – placed 6th in 15 year old boys (4000m course)
  • Tom Dermody – placed 11th in 15 year old boys (4000m course)
  • Rosie Davies – placed 13th in 13 year old girls (3000m course)
  • Fraser Oertel – placed 16th in 13 year old  boys (3000m course)
  • Wade Bentley – placed 19th in 14 year old boys (3000m course)

The Open Boys consisting of Cael Mullholland, Cooper Giles and Michael Napoli, won their division with Cael Mullholand winning the event overall. Sarah Goodwin finished a respectable 4th in the Open Girls division

It was a fun day watching the athletes race and support their fellow athletes with warm ups, cool downs and at various parts of the course. Well done to all competitors!

SACPSSA Netball Carnival

A group of 24 Year 8/9 students assisted as umpires at the SA Catholic Primary Schools Netball Carnival held on Monday 28th June at Priceline Stadium. It was a great opportunity for the girls to develop their umpiring skills and support the Year 3-6 students from a variety of primary schools, including St Martin de Porres. The girls umpired several games throughout the day and showed excellent leadership qualities, enthusiasm and family spirit!

Outstanding Sporting Achievements

Congratulations goes to the below students who have recently represented the state or country in their chosen sports.

  • Tyson Coe (Year 11), Jacob Ryan (Year 11), Kobe Ryan (Year 12), Jaidyn Magor (Year 12) and Will Patton (Year 11)Selected in the 2021 U17 State Football team. The boys will play in up to 3 games across the next month against sides from interstate.

Upcoming Dates/Events

Champagnat Campus (Term 3)

  • Week 1 – Friday 23 July: Year 7 Girls Knockout Soccer (Round 2) vs Greenwith Primary School @ SHC Champagnat
  • Week 2 – Tuesday 27 July: Year 7 Boys & Girls Knockout Basketball @ Wayville Sports Centre
  • Week 2 – Tuesday 27 July: Year 8/9 Boys Knockout Football (Round 2) vs Rostrevor College @ Rostrevor College
  • Week 2 – Wednesday 28 July: Year 7 Boys Knockout Soccer vs East Adelaide, Burnside & West Lakes Primary Schools
  • Week 2 – Friday 30th July: Surfing Competition (Round 4)
  • Week 2 – Saturday 31 July: Aeroschools Competition
  • Week 5 – Wednesday 18 August – Saturday 21 August: Intercol Round

Marcellin Campus (Term 3)

  • Week 1 – Thursday 22 July: Open Girls Knockout Soccer (Round 1) vs Cabra and Adelaide High School @Cabra 
  • Week 2 – Thursday 29 July: Year 10 Girls Knockout Netball (Round 2) vs Cabra and Blackwood HS @ SHC Marcellin
  • Week 2 – Friday 30 July: Surfing Championships (Round 3)
  • Week 4 – Saturday 14 August: Girls Sport Grand Finals 
  • Week 5 – Wednesday 18 August – Saturday 21 August: Intercol Round

We look forward to continuing our success into Term 3 and the next round of  the Knockout Competitions followed by  weekly competition finals and Boys Intercol versus Rostrevor College. Our students continue to represent the College with great pride and sportsmanship.

Go Hearts!

Alex Jackson
Boys Sports Coordinator
(Champagnat Campus)
Jacqui Schar
Girls Sports Coordinator
(Champagnat Campus)
Hayley Watts
Administrative Assistant to the Sport Coordinators
(Champagnat Campus)
Gavin Pinnington
Boys Sports
(Marcellin Campus)
Alex Penhall
Girls Sports
(Marcellin Campus)
Nicholas Taylor
Football & Cricket Coordinator
(Marcellin Campus)
Kelly Altmann
Netball & Basketball Coordinator
(Marcellin Campus)
Ashleigh Young
Administrative Assistant to the Sport Coordinators
(Marcellin Campus)