Term 2 ACC sport culminated in a grand final appearance last week for our Year 9A AFL team. Unfortunately they found their opponents were too good on the day and after a slow start were unable to bridge the gap. It was a strong performance nonetheless and I suspect that the boys will be better for the experience next year.
Term 2 2015 saw the introduction of some new teams to ACC competition. For the first time in College history we fielded two teams in both AFL and soccer in Years 7, 8 and 9. We also reintroduced a 2nd XVIII AFL side at senior level. Whilst some of our ‘B’ teams struggled against tougher opponents I believe our ability to give a greater number of students the opportunity to represent the College is a real positive and will enhance the strength of our programs going forward.
The highlights for the season were obviously our Year 9A AFL team’s appearance in a grand final, our 1st XVIII regaining the La Salle Cup and the improved competiveness of some of our soccer teams. Our 7B and 8A soccer teams were well in the hunt for finals appearances in the latter stages of the season.
Term 3 Sport
Term 3 sees our students compete in basketball, hockey and table tennis. The College will be looking at continuing last year’s success in basketball and hockey and are taking steps to revamp our table tennis program. The College has purchased a number of new table tennis tables and we now have the capacity to play our table tennis fixtures at the College in the PAC building. Mr Tom Ryan and Mr Luke Kenealy have been responsible for driving this program and we look forward to some associated success in the years to come.
Term 3 is also our cross country season. Training will commence in Week 1 of Term 3 and will continue each Tuesday and Thursday morning throughout the term. All students are encouraged to attend cross country training no matter their personal fitness level. Some training runs will take place at venues outside school grounds and a timetable will be made available to all students.
Lastly, some recognition for outstanding sporting achievements recently:
Year 9 students Liam Halloran (12th overall), Ben Richter (16th) and Beau Sciberras (35th) competed in the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships.
Also in Year 9, Lachlan Hawker, Jared Williams, Andrew Pinna (SMJFL) and Patrick Bohan (Yarra), represented their respective districts in the AFL Victorian U/15 Metro Carnival.
Year 11 students Corey Lyon, Harrison Burt, Liam Murphy, Sam Michael and Zac Hawker and Year 12 students Will Mackie (Sandringham Dragons) and Michael Greichen (Oakleigh Chargers) continue to represent their teams in the TAC Cup competition.
Mr Jon Edgar
Director of Sport