We have had a busy start to term 3 and I would like to personally thank all staff and students for their dedication to the sport programme.
Congratulations to our year 8 girls’ soccer team on qualifying for state finals following a number of tough games at regionals. A nail biting final took place against Gladstone Park but we managed to secure the win during penalties. Congratulations girls and good luck in the State Final on Thurs September 8th. Thank you to Ms Young for coaching the girls to success as well as our student coaches Ella Baxter and Holly Frances.
Our year 7 boys’ soccer team also had success playing in regionals. They finished top of their pool after defeating St Helena 8-0, defeating Uni High 4-0 and a tie against Lalor in between. Northcote then played in the final against the winner of Pool A and defeated Scared Heart 5-0. The Boys should be congratulated for their teamwork and sportsmanship. We wish them luck for the state final which is to be played on Friday September 2nd. Thank you to Mr Thompson for coaching the side and to our student coaches Jon Pappas and Jael Antoine.
Our intermediate girls, year 7-8 Boys and VCE boys all competed in the regional finals at NETS Stadium, Macleod. Although the teams did not make it through to the finals they all played well and showed great sportsmanship. A special thanks to Mercedes Kane and Michaela Lattanzio Barnes for coaching the Intermediate Girls.
On Friday July 29, we had a team of year 7 girls compete in the 2016 Schools Champions Netball Cup. Well done Eliza Aronson, Rebecca Aronson, Eve Beckford-Saunders, Charlie Doyle, Evie Hartshorne, Saski Ritman, Ella Rodger and Djava Tologata-Thompson for your hard work and commitment. One of the day’s highlights was the team photo taken with Melbourne Vixons player Tegan Philip (posted on @NorthcoteSport Twitter). A big thank you to Carlee Holmes for managing and coaching the side and for Rob Rodger (Ella’s Dad) for scoring and team support.
On Wednesday 10th August our year 8 and year 7 girl’s teams competed in the regional finals at NETS Stadium Macleod. Well done girls for making it to regionals and thank you to Ms Wright for coaching the year 8 team and Ms Tayton for coaching the year 7’s.
It certainly has been a big week in football. A rundown of teams and coaches are as follows:
· Year 7-9 girls coached by Mr Price
· Year 8 boys coached by Mr Hore and Mr Price
· Intermediate boys coached by Mr Barrett with the help of student coach Christopher Zapantis
· Year 7 boys coached by Mr Price with help from Ben Levens and Jacob Bourke.
All four competition days were cold and windy, but this did not stop our teams from enjoying the day, showing great sportsmanship and doing us proud. We would like to thank all staff and students involved for running many training sessions on cold and wet mornings. Well done to the all teams that have competed in regionals so far and good luck to those competing in the up and coming weeks.
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August 19 - Year 7 and 8 Girls Hockey
August 24 – Year 7 – 10 Boys Hockey