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De La Double Premiership

Thursday 11 September was a big day for DLS Sport. We had our Year 7 Hockey Team and Year 8A Basketball Team in ACC Grand Finals and it is with great pleasure that I inform you that DLS won TWO ACC PREMIERSHIPS.

Our Year 7 Hockey Team went into the Grand Final undefeated during the regular season.They defeated St Bernard’s 3 — 0 in the grand final to claim the ACC title with their 7th consecutive victory. This is a historic moment for De La in ACC Hockey as this is our first ever Junior (Year 7 or 8) ACC hockey premiership since the competition began in 1999. It is also the first DLS hockey flag in ACC competition since our Senior Hockey Team in 1998.Well done to Coach Yates and his team for being the Year 7 ACC Hockey Champions.

Our Year 8A Basketball Team had only lost one match going into their grand final. The only loss was against our grand final opponent, Whitefriars, on Thursday 4 September, by 22 points. It was almost a total score reversal in the decider as our Year 8A Team defeated Whitefriars comprehensively by 23 points to win De La’s first ever Year 8 Basketball Title since the Competition began in 1997. Congratulations to our Year 8 Basketball Team for being the Year 8A Basketball Champions, particularly as last year the 7A Basketball Team managed to win just one match for the season. What an incredible improvement.

We look forward to celebrating both premierships at our Term 3 Sports Assembly on Friday 19 September.

 Mr Peter Harte — Director of Sport