Sport News

Results — Week 3

Fixture Goal Scorers Best Players
1st XVIII AFL De La Salle 11.7.73 St Bede’s 10.3.63 S Michael 3, Burt 2, Colak 2,Cook, Beveridge, Fierenzi, Murphy Lyons, Beveridge, Murphy, Hawker,Wildoer, Taylor
2nd XVIII AFL De La Salle 9.12.66 Parade 13.10.88 T.Harkin 3, B.McGaw 2, A.Sheppard 1, F.McCormack 1, H.Bowen 1, J.Ziemkewicz 1. T.Harkin, C. Byrne, D.Byrden, B.McGaw, J. Squires, D.Melissinos.
Year 10 AFL De La Salle 15.11.101 St Bernards 9.5.59 Urban 4, Squires 3,Gustin 2,Shannon2,Cramp1, Monaco 1, Roberts 1, Trusler 1 Shannon, Trusler, Gustin, Gregory, Brasher
Year 9 A AFL Bye
Year 9 B AFL Bye
Year 8 Div 1 AFL De La Salle8.7 — 55 Parade9.6–60
Year 8 Div 3 AFL De La Salle0.0–0 Parade20.13–133 J Thompson, J Guiliani, T Coyle, J Still, J Devine
Year 7 Div 1 AFL De La Salle 3.1.19 St Bernards 9.12.66 1 K.Hillemacher , 1 T.Robinson , 1 J.Wiseman A.Sutherland, J.Mackinnon, B.Higgins, J.Lawless
Year 7 Div 2 AFL De La Salle5.2–32 Parade10.10–70 T Doherty 2, J Canning 1, H Reed 1, A Lewis 1 T Doherty, N Martinez, A Lewin, H McLean, A May
Sen Soccer De La Salle 0 Simonds 0 Drawn Game
Year 10 Soccer De La Salle 2 Whitefriars 6
Year 9 A Soccer De La Salle 4 Parade 1
Year 9 B Soccer De La Salle 2 Mazenod 2
Year 8 Div 1 Soccer Bye
Year 8 Div 2 Soccer De La Salle 3 Mazenod 2 Sayers 1, Konstandakopoulos 1, Emmanuel 1 Sayers, Bitmead,
Year 7 Div 1 Soccer De La Salle 2 Mazenod 6 L Shelley, Liam T
Year 7 Div 2 Soccer De La Salle 0 Mazenod 0


Elliot Yeates (Year 9) and Elias Fernandez (Year 8) have just completed the U15 State Boys’ National Hockey Championships in Hobart, claiming the bronze medal, behind WA (gold) and NSW (silver).

Both boys were selected in the Victorian 1st XVI, and included in the starting line-ups. Elliot has represented Victoria in indoor state hockey and this was his first outdoor national representation.

Elias has represented Victoria at every national championship since Under 12. Both boys had outstanding competitions; Elliot an absolute revelation at fullback, and Elias was as consistent as ever across half-back.It was a fun and challenging tournament for the boys.

Oliver Smith and Benjamin Paine, Year 10, and Kristoff Soliven, Year 8, played with pride at the Metropolitan Golf Club on Friday 1 May. It is the first time that De La Salle College joined the Victoria State School Teams Competition. Congrats to Oliver ‘Olly’ Smith for leading the team in points. We would like to thank the Mr Tom Ryan and the College for sponsoring the entry for this event.


GrowNewHope Foundation

Ex De La Salle staff member and parent Mr Tom Purcell has a long history in the organisation and set up of charitable foundations. In 2008 Tom founded the Zimele organisation, which has been responsible for many worthwhile programs in Tanzania and Kenya. After visiting the Northern Territory in 2014 he decided there was a great need for more people to get involved in assisting Indigenous communities from this area. As a result a foundation ‘GrowNewHope’ has been established and a pilot program is currently underway.

The aim of the new foundation is to provide opportunities for young indigenous men and women to live, work and study in Melbourne with the goal of returning to their communities as leaders and mentors. In January this year the Director of Sport at De La Salle College, Mr Jon Edgar, was approached by the foundation to gauge the College’s interest in becoming involved in the 2015 pilot program. As a result Mr Braedon McLean has been employed by the College in a Sports Assistant role, working towards a Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation in conjunction with the AFL SportsReady Program.

Braedon hails from Darwin and his ancestral links are with the Larrakia people. He is an outstanding young footballer who has represented the Northern Territory Under 18s and the Northern Territory Thunder in the NEAFL competition. Braedon was awarded the Rising Star Award for the Thunder in his first season. He comes from a famous Darwin family and is the nephew of prominent ex AFL star Michael McLean. Braedon’s father is an executive Indigenous Education Officer with the Northern Territory Education Department and is well known for his work in improving outcomes for indigenous youth in the Territory.

Braedon currently assists with De La Salle College’s sporting program. His daily work varies from administration, sport preparation, event management and coaching of teams. He has become a valued and well respected member of staff in the short time he has been with us. He hopes to transition into a university course in 2016 and gain qualifications in Physical Education before returning to Darwin.

The College is looking to further connect with the foundation in 2016 as the benefits to both Braedon and our wider school community have been great.

Mr Jon Edgar
Director of Sport


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