On May 17, three netball teams went head to head with Apollo Bay, Lorne Aireys Inlet and Trinity over at the Central Reserve for our Coastal Winter Sport competition.
The morning began with our Senior Girls team (Year 11 & 12) who played extremely well but were unsuccessful against our neighbouring school Trinity. A Big thank you to the girls who played: Claudia Wisbey, Keely Holt, Jamisyn Holt, Tayla Robertson, Murphy Floyd, Elicia Conway and Georgia Lucas.
The weather throughout the whole day was below average, with no sight of sunshine and non-stop rain. But that didn’t stop Team A and Team B (Year 9 & 10) who put in endless effort each game they played, and showed great sportsmanship towards all the other teams.
Team A had a successful day winning 4 out of 5 games, with their one loss against Trinity. I would like to thank the following girls for playing: Brooke Hawkins, Amber Skurka, Hannah Knight, Jasmine Jenkins, Caitlyn Guy, Hayley Farnes, Shanae O’Donoghue, Emily Sproules and Dana Lucas.
Team B however were not as successful, but had games with many close margins and coming out with a win against Apollo Bay. I would like to acknowledge the following girls for playing: Abbey Hall, Ashlyn Beckett, Leah Graham, Grace Buchanan, Jasmine Fowler, Eliesha Cazaly, Kiesha Smith, Mia Carson and Sophie Bolton.
Lastly, a HUGE thank you to Katrina Featherstone, Georgia Lucas and Elicia Conway for coaching, Claudia McLaren for umpiring, Zahra Weston and Sharni Barry as team managers, and Zahra, Caitlyn, Abbey and Ashlyn for filling in for Apollo Bay and Lorne.
Our Intermediate Football side started the day short in numbers and had to call on a few year 8 students to fill in. Our first game was against a combined Lorne-Aireys Inlet / Apollo Bay side. The opposition contained much larger bodies and a number of these players have senior football experience with their home club. We matched the opposition in effort and intensity for the first 10-15 minutes and scores were changing frequently. Hugh McCrae was strong in the forward line with a couple of goals. Trey Wheadon and Thomas Swayn were also finding plenty of the ball in the midfield. In the 2nd half, the opposition kicked out to a 3-goal lead and in wet conditions it was going to be very hard to chase down. In the end, we went down by 4 goals, but our effort and intensity was superb.
Our second game was against Trinity with the conditions deteriorating throughout the day. Again, the opposition were much bigger bodied and more experienced. However, this did not deter our boys from lifting in their effort from the earlier game. Scores were hard to come by and goal-sneak Grant McLaren scored our only goal for the first half. Harry Jarvis was solid in defence, along with Trey and Thomas working hard again. The opposition again kicked away in the second half to win the match by 8 goals. Our boys need to be congratulated for their effort and conduct on the day.