We were fortunate enough to, once again, have many opportunities for students to represent Salesian College Sunbury in sport throughout Term Two, with many teams and individuals winning their respective divisions. Below are just some of the interschool sports that were offered throughout Term Two:
• Senior AFL Boys/Girls
• Junior/Intermediate AFL Girls
• SACCSS Cross Country
• SACCSS Junior/Intermediate Futsal
• Year 7 Premier League (Basketball, AFL, netball, soccer and volleyball)
Our Senior Boys and Girls AFL teams both made it through to the SACCSS Division 1 Grand Finals, with our boys going on to beat the previously undefeated Emmanuel College by 32 points and our girls unfortunately missing out to a very strong MacKillop College outfit. Our boys will now play in the Herald Sun Shield Semi Final on Wednesday 5 September at Trevor Barker Oval in Sandringham.
It is great to see the enthusiastic uptake of female football this year. Due to the growing interest, the Senior Girls AFL competition has progressed from a one-day tournament in recent years to a seasonal competition that now mirrors the boys. Salesian College Sunbury also recently hosted the SACCSS Junior Girls AFL Tournament for 12 schools across two venues, which is the most highly participated event on the SACCSS calendar. Despite our girls just missing out on a spot in the final, it was great to see so many out there genuinely enjoying themselves and learning about the game that is new to so many of them.
We had quite a successful day out at Brimbank Park for this year’s SACCSS Cross Country. A special mention must go to Mitch Bruce, Ben Zarb, and Hugh Tighe who finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively out of 107 runners in their Intermediate Boys event. However, the combined effort of all Salesian runners was the highlight; we managed to take out top spot in both the Boys and the Girls Intermediate Divisions on the day.
After their success at the SACCSS Swimming Carnival earlier in Term One, we had 12 students selected to represent the SACCSS Sports Association at the inaugural Swimming Victoria All Schools Swim Meet at MSAC. This was a great experience for our students who competed against many state and national swimmers on the night. Congratulations to the following students: Johno Need, Alec MCGregor, Austin Burnell, Amy Iskra, Brooke Williams, Tiannah Brne, Izabella Crawford, Mitchell Bruce, Matthew Bruce, Bradley Bruce, Grace Avenall-Thompson and Rose Avenell-Thompson.
While there was a great deal of interschool sport on offer throughout Term Two, there were also many sporting opportunities for students to represent their House within the College. One of these opportunities included the House Athletics Carnival. We were blessed with the weather and it was great to see so many students involving themselves and representing their Houses in a variety of events. One of the most popular events of the day was the tug-of-war rope, which will need a few repairs before next year. Congratulations to Naughton House who ran away as overall winners on the day.
Our Sport Captains, Olivia Cautley and Matt McDonald, also planned, umpired, and held a Savio lunchtime Mixed Netball Competition that ran in the stadium each Friday throughout the Term. This competition was a great success, every house easily filled a mixed netball team and we had in excess of 100 spectators supporting their houses and creating a competitive-but-friendly atmosphere in the stadium each Friday lunchtime. Congratulations to Colliton House who, after finishing 4th, managed to save their best form for the finals and were crowned 2018 Premiers.
Throughout the year, in House Sport and MADD Day, each house contributes points towards the Papworth Cup, which is awarded to the House with the most points at the end of the year. Term Three will see points on offer for the House Cross Country Competition. See below for the ladder as it stands at the end of Semester One.
Looking ahead to Term Three, we again have many opportunities for students to represent the College in sport. Below are some examples:
• Senior Boys and Girls Soccer
• Year 9 Premier League (basketball, soccer, AFL, volleyball, and netball)
• SACCSS Chess
• SACCSS Athletics
• Junior/Intermediate Tennis
• School State Netball Championships – Boys and Girls (six teams)
• House Cross Country
We know our students will continue to be reliable team members who win humbly and lose gracefully in Term Three.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast