Senior School sports
Victorious state hockey win for 1st Grade champions
What a game! SMC’s 1st Grade hockey players took on Marist Regional College in their SATIS grand final at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre on September 21, winning 4-1.
This is the third year in a row that the College has taken home the trophy as state champions. Congratulations to the victorious team on a fantastic season!
Goal scorers were: Olivia Eade (1), Chloe Cooper (1), Livinia Sproule (2).
1st Grade basketball grand final
Gracious in defeat and still smiling!
The College’s 1st Grade basketballers came up against a very experienced Guilford Young College side in the SSATIS grand final held on September 21.
It was a competitive, hard-fought match and although our girls played their hearts out until the final siren sounded, they went down 29-55.
The team is to be congratulated for the admirable way in which they represented St Mary’s and how well they played and supported each other.
Runners hit the track.
Congratulations to the following St Mary’s athletes who finished in the top three of their respective events at the State SATIS Athletics Carnival held in St Leonards, Launceston on September 22 (please see results listed below).
All students should be applauded for their resilience and willingness to step up and help the team out when needed, including our 1500m athletes who put their hands up to run the relay not once, but twice in one day – phew.
A special shout out goes to Bethany Creese (Year 7) who ran the 400m, 800m and 1500m in the Open age group, as an U13 competitor – a massive feat!
Bethany Creese (Year 7) competed in all Open track events.
Thank you to the following parents who offered to help out at the jumps. It was wonderful to have your support: Nicole Read, Lisa Norris, Tim Vizer, Janine Wendeling, Michael Williams and Laura Atkinson.
Athletes take the competition in their stride.
SMC’s U13 relay team.
Long jump in action.
1st high jump
3rd long jump
3rd shot put
1st 80m hurdles
2nd long jump
U14 relay team – 2nd
1st Shot Put
Junior School sports
September 14 saw Year 3-6 students travel to the Domain Athletics Centre to participate in the Junior Athletics Carnival.
With no rain in sight this year and the sun brightly shining, the carnival was guaranteed to be a fun day.
The usual hues of the Domain were quickly dominated by our SMC House colours of blue, red, green and yellow, as all students prepared for the day ahead.
The day is all about fun and, most importantly, participation with all points vital to contributing to winning the coveted House Shield.
A very big thank you to our parent volunteers who ensured that the day ran smoothly and was indeed a huge success!
House Shield results:
4th: Nagle, 484 points
3rd: Presentation, 529 points
2nd: Manresa, 619 points
1st: College, 644 points
Age champions and runners-up:
Champion: Venus Wani
Runner-up: Isabelle Hoggett
Champion: Isobel Gray
Joint runners-up: Jessica Smith and Mia Anderson.
Champion: Mackenzie Graves
Joint runners-up: Holly Richardson and Penny Williams.
Joint champions: Imogen Stewart and Piper Bell.
Runner-up: Jasmine Williams.
Central Regional Football Association (CRJFA) roster wrap-up
SMC U8 Blue.
Arguably our most anticipated and supported roster on the sporting calendar, the CRJFA roster kicked off in early Term two and has only recently finished – comprising 16 rounds of soccer for our students who range in age from six to 12 years!
Ten teams represented St Mary’s College in the roster, which is played throughout central Hobart (however, some rosters play as far south as Cygnet and Woodbridge).
It goes without saying that we cannot enter teams without the many wonderful coaches and managers who give up their time to ensure teams back up each week and play the game with great pride, sportsmanship and enjoyment – a very big thank you to all those individuals.
Thank you, too, to all parents, grandparents and friends who braved the often icy and muddy conditions to support the children and see them have fun and improve their soccer skills as the season progressed.
SMC U12 girls.
Well done to all competitors. The St Mary’s College community is very proud of how you all represented the College each week.