Sports Awards for 2018
On Wednesday 21 November, McCarthy Catholic College held it's annual Sports Awards Presentation. We thank Mr Brent Hartley from Northern Inland Academy of Sport who was our guest speaker on the day.
Congratulations to the following recipients of awards:
Female All Rounder Award: Billie Mitchell.
Male All Rounder Award: Calvin Farmilo.
Coach of the Year Award: Mr Andrew Davy and Miss Kara Spicer.
Services to Sport Award: Mr Peter Virgen.
Outstanding Achievement Award: Georgia Simm.
Davy Family College Gold Award for the Most Exceptional Sporting Performance: Year 9/10 Girls' Oztag - Holly Bynge, Chloe Shanley, Jada Taylor, Madison Roach, Macy Gillies, Phoebe Porter, Sophie Corbett, Georgia Horniman, Sienna O'Mally, Abbegale Ryan, Daisy George.
Diocesan Half Blue Awards and College Blue:
McCarthy Junior Girls' Hockey team - Ella Constable, Maeve Galvin, Ellie Highlands, Georgia Horniman, Callie Michell, Ella Mitchell, Grace O'Hehir, Ruby Pascoe, Marley Pitt, Claudia Rodda, Georgia Simm, Abby Wakely, Amber Witney.
College Half Blue:
McCarthy Year 9/10 Girls' Basketball team - Anika Earsman, Zarlee Farrell, Daisy George, Tanisha McKinnon, Ruby Murphy, Isla O'Reilly, Bianca Watson, Grace Whale.
McCarthy Year 9/10 Boys' Basketball team - Kody Collier, Archie Cruickshank, Noah Dunnill, Alex Groth, Cameron Holton, Jake Larkham, David Murrie, Thomas Sheppard, Darcy Walker, Jim Zell.
Individual Blue Awards: Billie Mitchell (Water Polo) and Dougal O'Reilly (Rugby Union)
Individual Half Blue Awards: Lucy Frame (Hockey), Benjamin Nelson (Athletics), Georgia Simm (Cross Country, Athletics), Amber Witney (Hockey).
Sportspersons of the Year for 2018: Melanie Young and Dougal O'Reilly.
Junior Sportspersons of the Year for 2018: Jada Taylor and Benjamin Chick.
2018 Pierre de Coubertin Award from the Australian Olympic Committee: Josie Chick.
Honour Shield: MacKillop.
Overall Champion House Award: Chisholm.
Parent and Staff Recognition of Achievement Award: Lisa Sellars, Jason Chick, Bede Maher, Sean Nichols, Tania Young, Damian Kenniff, Ronny Rindo, Mick Larkin, Marcus Chittick, Geoff Denton, Rebecca Hannan, Paul Hobson, Matt Hobson, Tony Higgins, Jason Kennedy, Ian McKenzie, Bernie Williams, Andrew Davy, Tania Laird, Lauren Ryan, Patrice McMullen, Kara Spicer, Andrew Farmilo, Cheryl Cruickshank, Tim Godden, SHaron Stuart, Carol Rickard, Josie CHick, Emma HIggins, Waye Northey, Pat Hobson.
McCarthy Catholic College Sport House Captains for 2019:
Chisholm House: Kealy Lett and Nicholas Taggart
Dominic House: Annabelle Pegus and Connor Roberts
Edmund Rice House: Keely Jameson and Calvin Farmilo
MacKillop House: Josie Chick and Nathan Watson
Years 7-10 NSWCCC Basketball
On Sunday 11 November four Years 7/8 and 9/10 Basketball teams travelled to Sydney for the NSWCCC Basketball Championships at Penrith (boys) and Hawkesbury (girls) Basketball Stadiums. After months of training and preparation, the teams were keen to compete. The standard of competition was very high, with the top Catholic Schools from all over NSW competing.
The Year 7/8 girls played their first match against Xavier College, Albury and in a tight contest they went down 42-30. Game 2 saw a thrilling narrow defeat (27-24) to Stella Maris College, Manly. In the last game the girls went down to St Mary Star of the Sea, Wollongong. The girls qualified for the Plate Trophy and were desperate to record a win. A great performance saw the girls win 37-26 before a close semi-final loss of 32-25 against Pennant Hills.
The Year 9/10 girls lost their opening match 42-25 against Mount St Joseph’s, Milperra before defeating St John Paul, Hawkesbury 43-37. The girls were defeated in the last game for the day. Comprehensive 48-29 and 50-36 wins in the quarter and semi-finals saw the girls match up against Stella Maris College, Manly in the final. In a high quality game, the girls went down 37-20 but should be proud of winning the silver medal for the Plate competition.
The Year 7/8 boys' team narrowly lost 24-25 to St Dominic's, Penrith in their first match. In Game 2 they defeated McCauley, Tumut 42-24 and in Game 3 they went down to John Therry, Rosemeadow 49-34. On Day 2 of the competition, the boys qualified for the Plate Division quarter-finals where they ran into a dominant St Edward’s, Gosford team going down 44-16.
The Year 9/10 boys went down in a tough 25-27 loss to St Edward’s, Gosford in the final minute. The next game was against St Dominic’s, Kingswood, the best team in the competition, and despite their best efforts the boys went down 76-32. The last game saw a determined 43-32 win against Edmund Rice College, Wollongong.
The boys qualified for the Plate Division quarter-finals on Day 2. First up was a convincing 54-30 victory over St Dominic’s, Penrith and then a 31-15 semi-final win against St Patrick’s, Fairfield. In the final of the Plate competition the boys started really well holding a half-time lead against Xavier College, Albury. A comeback by the Albury team saw us go down 36-33 in a thrilling finish. Congratulations to the boys who claimed the silver medal in the Plate Division.
A big thank you to Mrs Natahlia Bryant for travelling down and looking after the teams. As well as the coaches Mr Matt Hobson, Mrs Carol Rickard, Mr Jason Kennedy, and students Josie Chick and Emma Higgins. Thanks to all the parents who travelled to support our teams as well as Mr Tony Higgins, Mr Paul Hobson and Mrs Pat Hobson who helped the teams in the lead up to the championships. Well done to our students who represented the College with excellent behaviour, sportsmanship, manners and respect throughout the entire trip.
Teams 7/8 Girls: Lilly Bruyn, Mia Darcy, Erin Hansen, Mia Kennedy, Breanna Luckey, Portia McGarrity, Marley Pitt, Zoe Rickard, Georgia Sheppard, Aleisha Young. Coach: Josie Chick and Emma Higgins.
9/10 Girls: Anika Earsman, Zarlee Farrell, Daisy George, Tanisha McKinnon, Ruby Murphy, Isla O'Reilly, Bianca Watson, Grace Whale. Coach: Mr Jason Kennedy.
7/8 Boys: Wyatt Allen, Leo Berman, William Berton, Ethan Lee, Thomas Littlejohns, Ryan Lowe, Rowan O'Reilly, Thomas Rickard, Ryan Sing, Jack Smith. Coach: Mrs Carol Rickard.
9/10 Boys: Kody Collier, Archie Cruickshank, Noah Dunnill, Alex Groth, Cameron Holton, Jake Larkham, David Murrie, Thomas Sheppard, Darcy Walker, Jim Zell. Coach: Mr Matt Hobson.
Mr Brad Mitchell - Sports Coordinator