Term 3 ACC sport is well under way, with teams representing the College in basketball, hockey and table tennis. Our Term 3 season in 2015 saw the College achieve premierships in Year 7A basketball and Year 8 hockey. We will certainly be looking to repeat these efforts in 2016 and hopefully add a couple more premierships.
Many individuals at the College have recently achieved amazing things in the sporting arena. I had the pleasure of coaching Year 10 basketball last week and was able to watch Sean McDonald play after recently returning from the World Championships where he represented Australia. It is a great effort by Sean and the benefit that his peers at De La Salle get from playing alongside Sean in priceless.
Our Year 9 Hockey team have two decorated state players in Elias Fernandez and Declan Edwards. Once again having the experience of these boys no doubt lifts the standard of hockey within the Year 9 team but also allows for other players to benefit from their talents.
Another outstanding achievement recently was by Year 9 student Matthew Damches, who represented Victoria in the National Weightlifting Championship. Matthew achieved a gold medal in the 69kg class and was the only Victorian team member to win a gold medal. Matthew has only been lifting for a couple of years and definitely has a bright future in the sport.
Corey Lyons, Year 12, Captain of the first XVIII school football team, represented Vic Metro in the under 18 Championships this year. Vic Metro were the Championship winning team. Corey was a solid contributor throughout the carnival, including an impressive game four when he racked up 20 disposals and a goal.
Lastly, Ben Fierenzi in Year 10 has had a whirlwind couple of weeks where he firstly was a member of an Australian Junior Baseball Team to win the Asia Pacific U/17 gold medal defeating Guam in the final 10 nil. Ben was meant to follow this winning team to the World Club U/17 Championships in America but has been picked for Australia’s Under 15 team for the World Championships in Japan being held at the same time. The World Championships in Japan draw enormous crowds and are televised to many parts of the globe.
It is most pleasing seeing students at De La Salle reach great heights in their respective sports and we encourage all students to strive to be the best they can be. I would like to encourage all students to get involved in College sport where possible and especially encourage students to join our ACC Cross Country Training Squad in Term 3. This squad trains each Tuesday and Thursday leaving from the PAC on Tiverton Campus with breakfast available on Thursday mornings for a small cost.
Eric Pigott cup
On Tuesday 12 July De La Salle College hosted La Salle College Perth for the Br. Eric Pigott cup. De La Salle retained the cup in a game played in good spirits
De La 11.7
La Salle 6.7
Mr Jon Edgar
Director of Sport