Coaches’ reports – Field Hockey and Soccer

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in News, Sport/Activity Featured, Sport/Activity News, Timeline

Quarter Field Hockey, Blue

Coach: Alistair Williams

The team has come a long way in such a short season. Everyone is trying super hard and having lots of fun. Those who are new to hockey have made some major strides and have contributed to the team. I’m not sure what they will miss more at the end of the season – the hockey or the lolly snakes at the end of the game!

Photo: Front, L-R: Harper Bowerman, Phoebe Webb, Laycie Read, Charlie Booth, Sebastian Williams, Toby Webb and Huntar Gittus. Back: Alistair Williams (Coach)

U6 Girls CRJFA (Soccer)

Coaches: Tania and Brett Hayes

For their first ever go at soccer, these girls are having the best time and are seriously the sweetest girls on the ground. Lots of giggles and standing around chatting is a blast to watch. We love watching these girls improve each week.

Photo: Front, L-R: Alexis Archibald, Quinn McKenzie, Angel Aboud and Lucy Stauffer. Back, L-R: Eloise Riley, Macey Hayes, Josie Toms. Absent: Giselle Knaj



The SMC 1st grade Hockey team won last Thursday night against Friends 3-1. This will see them play the grand final against Mount Carmel College tomorrow, Thursday 27 June at 4.00pm.

Spotlight on Sport – Netball

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in Featured News, News, Sport/Activity Featured, Sport/Activity News, Timeline

Term 2 rosters are now well and truly underway with a range of sports taking place virtually every afternoon of the week.

This year we have 16 teams participating in five different sports and it’s great to see all the girls having a go regardless of their ability or prior experience. At St Mary’s we encourage all of our students to try something new, whether this is a sport, cultural or other co-curricular activity, why not give it a try?!

This newsletter’s Spotlight On Sport is all about Senior School netball.

St Mary’s has a long and rich history in netball and the 11 teams we have across all the Southern SATIS grades this year is proof of that. It is great to see so many girls having fun with their friends and win or lose, St Mary’s is proud of your commitment. Of course, none of this would be possible without our wonderful parents and we would like to thank you for all your support and assistance in transporting, scoring and coaching. Not to mention our Year 11 and 12 students who are helping out with coaching or umpiring as well! It is great to have you involved and the girls appreciate the time and effort you put in.

Best of luck to all the teams for the rest of the season ahead. We hope you enjoy the experience and continue to be involved in all the wonderful opportunities we have to offer at St Mary’s.

Mia Blignaut
Senior School Sport Coordinator

Runners excel despite cool weather

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in News, Sport/Activity Featured, Sport/Activity News, Timeline

On Thursday 30 May the College competed in the Southern SATIS Cross Country Carnival, which was held at a very chilly Pontville Recreational Grounds.

We had some amazing individual results with Cate Clingeleffer (Year 7) and Georgia Chambers (Year 10) taking out first place in their respective events.

In the Age Group pennants, the College recorded the following results:

U13 – 3rd
U14 – 5th
U15 – 2nd
U16 – 4th
Open – 3rd

Well done to all athletes! The age group results show how well we performed as a team with every runner playing a crucial part regardless of where they may have finished.

Congratulations the College’s Year 12 Co-Captains, Anna Blackwell and Georgia Stalker who represented St Mary’s in their last cross country.

On behalf of the HPE Staff, I would like to thank all the girls for their positive attitudes on the day, you definitely went more than one pace beyond, and should be proud of your efforts. It was from all accounts a pretty tough course and you showed real resilience and guts out there!

Next up we’ve got the Tasmanian All Schools Cross Country (Tuesday 2 July) at Symmons Plains. We’re looking forward to another successful team effort!

Mia Blignaut
Senior School Sport Coordinator

Surfers hang ten!

Written by SMC Administrator. Posted in News, Sport/Activity News, Timeline

Congratulations to St Mary’s surfers who, despite the cooler weather, achieved some awesome results at the recent School Surfing Championships held at Clifton Beach.

Year 9:

  • Mary Clingeleffer
  • Samantha Rickwood
  • Zali Kingston
  • Millie Lane
  • Amelia McMahon
  • Emma Fenner
  • Claire Ransom
  • Olivia Read

Year 7:

  • Cate Clingeleffer

A special mention goes to:

  • Mary Clingeleffer (Year 9) who placed fourth in the Under 16 division two fiberglass board category.
  • Samantha Rickwood (Year 9) who placed second in the Under 16 Longboard category.
  • Zali Kingston (Year 9) who progressed to the semi-final.
  • Maillie Lane (Year 9) who progressed to round three.
  • Kate Clingeleffer (Year 7) who placed first overall from a field of more than 50 competitors.

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