Year 9/10 Girls Oztag State Champions
On Tuesday 11 September, the Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 Oztag team travelled down to Sydney for the Champion of Champion Oztag Championships. After winning the North-West final last month in Tamworth, the girls were keen to test themselves against the best schools from around the State. The Year 7/8 teams girls were very competitive throughout the tournament. They lost some close games, yet scored a comprehensive 5-1 win against Sylvania High School. They qualified for the quarterfinals and put in a great effort against St Mary's College of Wollongong before going down. All the Year 7/8 girls gave their best and will be keen to return next year.
After losing the final last year in extra time, the Year 9/10 girls were determined to go one-step further. They faced some tough opposition including a first up win of 2-1 against Engadine High School. As the tournament progressed, the girls stepped up a gear, and their great skill, fitness and teamwork stood out. A gritty 3-1 semi-final win against Peakhurst saw the girls progress through to the grand final, a rematch from last year against Erina High School. In a thrilling game; the scores were tied 2-2 early in the second half before some individual brilliance from Jada Taylor broke the deadlock and saw the girls come home strongly. Well done to each player who played really well throughout the tournament. Congratulations to Mrs Tanya Laird on her great coaching and Jada Taylor who was awarded player of the final. To be awarded the trophy as State Champions is a huge achievement from the Year 9/10 girls. Thank you to Mr Wayne Northey for driving the bus to the grounds at Marco Reserve Pananiaa and helping with supervision, drinks and photography.
Year 9/10 Girls: Holly Bynge, Chloe Shanley, Jada Taylor, Madison Roach, Macy Gillies, Phoebe Porter, Sophie Corbett, Georgia Horniman, Sienna O'Mally, Abbegale Ryan and Daisy George.
Year 7/8 Girls: Georgia Sheppard, Breanna Luckey, Claudia Cartan, Ella Mitchell, Tomi Galvin, Mia Kennedy, Monique Corbett, Caitlin Downey, Georgia Simm, Erin Hansen, Amelia Easton and Chloe Haworth.
Congratulations to Jada Taylor, Georgia Horniman, Phoebe Porter, Holly Bynge and Abbegale Ryan who were selected in the girls' Years 9/10 Oztag NSW team following the carnival.
Mr Brad Mitchell
The following students represented the Armidale Diocese at the NSWCCC Athletics Carnival at Homebush on Friday 21 September: Benjamin Chick, Wunda Jaffer-Williams, Benjamin Nelson, Maxwell Smith, Nicholas Taggart, Melanie Young and Georgia Simm.
Congratulations to Georgia Simm who won a gold medal in the 14 years 800 metres and a bronze medal in the 1500 metres, and to Benjamin Nelson who won a bronze in the 15 years 400m.
Thank you to Mr Damian Kenniff who was team manager for the Diocese.
Georgia Simm will represent Australia as part of the Sports Travel Australia Cross-Country team in the USA later this week at four high school cross-country invitational meets. We wish her well.
The grand finals of the Tamworth Secondary Girls’ Hockey Competition were held on Monday 17 September.
In the first division grand final, the McCarthy One team took an early lead through a Callie Michell goal from a short corner. Calrossy One equalised shortly after. The score remained at 1-1 until Abby Wakely scored with three minutes remaining to secure a 2-1 victory.
McCarthy One: Claire Annis-Brown, Jessica Clarke, Ella Constable, Hollie Constable, Anneliese Frear, Maeve Galvin, Millah Green, Holly Littlejohns, Callie Michell, Billie Mitchell, Ella Mitchell, Marley Pitt, Abby Wakely and Amber Witney.
In the Division 3 grand final, McCarthy Blue faced Calrossy Green following hard-fought victories in the minor semi and preliminary final. Despite McCarthy’s best efforts, Calrossy Green ran out winners 2-0.
McCarthy’s third team, McCarthy Gold finished the regular season second in Division 2, before tight losses in the major semi and preliminary final.
Claudia Rodda was named Best and Fairest in Division 2 and Georgia Simm, was Best and Fairest in Division 3.
Thanks to all who contributed throughout the season, especially the coaches, Mrs Constable, Mr Rodda and Mr Davy, our regular umpires Callie Michell and Nick O’Connor, and our goalkeepers, Maeve Galvin, Millah Green, Ella Mitchell and Abby Wakely.
Mr Geoff Denton
McCarthy was well represented this year in netball, fielding teams from Years 7 - 10. Some teams played or umpired in the local carnivals displaying great sportsmanship and fair play. The Year 8 team made it to the preliminary finals in the Year 7-8 B Division whilst our Year 7 team made it to the finals in the Year 7/8 C Division. This newly formed team came together as a united and uniform team with some girls not playing before, under the coaching expertise of Patrice McMullen. The girls won convincingly 42-26 in the grand final against South Bowlo. Congratulations to Lucy McMullen, Abigail Taggart, Georgie Hawthorne, Elissa Lane, Aleisha Young, Sophia Hardy, Hallie Berton, Savannah Barber, Amelia Easton, Sian Austin and Annabel Kelly.
Congratulations to Mrs Jones who was part of the St Edwards team winning the A grade final.
Lastly, thank you to parents and friends assisting and coaching the teams. The training, scoring, coaching and help at the carnivals is a big commitment and very much appreciated by the McCarthy netballers.
Sport House Captains
Congratulations to the following students who were elected Sport House Captains for 2019.
Dominic: Annabella Pegus and Connor Roberts
Edmund Rice: Keely Jameson and Calvin Farmilo
Chisholm: Kealy Lett and Nicholas Taggart
MacKillop: Josie Chick and Nathan Watson.
Boys and girls interested in playing Year 7/8 cricket on a Saturday morning or Years 9/10 on Monday afternoons please see the note attached. Notes and payment are due online by Friday 11 October.