Term 3 ACC sport has drawn to a close for another year. The end of the term was incredibly busy with the ACC Cross Country Carnival and numerous finals being played.
Firstly, our ACC Cross Country team represented the College very well. The team finished fourth out of the seven colleges who competed in Division 1. The highlights of the days were Ben Richter, who finished 2nd in the under 14 age group, and Cooper Joyce, who finished 2nd in the under 16 division. I would also like to congratulate Daniel Byrden and Brodie Muller on the way they captained the team in 2015.
The ACC sporting season finished on a high note with two teams winning grand finals. Our Year 7A basketballers defeated Parade in a gripping final with a score of 30 to 29. Jacob McKinnon and Harrison Hawker were stand out performers all season and played exceptionally well in the grand final. Our Year 8 hockey team won back to back titles after defeating Emmanuel College 5 to 1. Elias Fernandez was the standout player for De La Salle and his captaincy was very valuable throughout the season.
Overall Term 3 sport was a huge success at the College. We had strong results across all year levels in basketball and could very easily have finished with another few pennants. Hockey is going from strength to strength at the College with our Senior team being narrowly defeated by the eventual premiers in a semi-final and our Year 7 team producing solid results in their first season representing the College. All our table tennis teams produced solid results throughout the season and we have started to challenge the traditionally strong colleges in this sport. Thanks to Mr Tom Ryan and Mr Luke Kenealy for driving our table tennis program and we look forward to some premierships in the not so distant future.
Kosta Emmanuel, Year 8, has been playing for the Football Technique School and has travelled extensively to play soccer, competing in Japan in 2014, Spain earlier this year and more recently in Canberra where the boys had a win in the Under 14 Kanga Cup. He also plays for Glen Eira Soccer Club in Under 14s and 15s and the 14s have been successful in making it to the finals.
Kosta was invited more recently to play some games with the Under 14s State Team (Football Federation Victoria). Consequently, this experience led to an invitation to trial for a position in the team in preparation for a tournament in Coffs Harbour in the school holidays. Kosta was successful and was offered a position, and has been training twice weekly at Darebin International Sports Centre. Congratulations Kosta.
Mr Jon Edgar
Director of Sport