Saturday saw another first in a year of firsts – the first regionalised IGSSA Finals and the first live-streamed fixtures!
After the restructuring into regions, our Upper North IGSSA Netball and Hockey teams took to the court and field one final time, as did our Primary AFL and Touch Football teams. Both our Senior 1sts Netball and Hockey teams took on Pymble teams in their grand final and both games were played with exceptional skill and spirit. Unfortunately, both teams just fell short, but the famous Normo grit was on display throughout the weekend, with a number of well-contested games.
A number of those games were seen across Sydney and NSW; with no spectators permitted to attend, we were able to offer live-streaming with a number of Year 12 families being able to tune in to their daughter representing Loreto Normanhurst for the last time.
On that note, I want to acknowledge and wish all the best to our departing Year 12 group – you have always been enthusiastic and passionate participants in Sport at Loreto Normanhurst, and watching you overcome the challenges of the past eight months with determination has only cemented your legacy in LN Sport. I can only hope that during your time here, a love of sport has been fostered and that you’ll continue to be involved in sport and physical activity as you enter the next phase of your life.
Loreto’s amazing LON 15 Hills Netball Team have been awarded the Lesley Milner Junior Team Sportsmanship Award. This award is given to a Junior team showing the best spirit, respect and attitude over the course of the season and is selected from over 130 teams.
LON 15 were always gracious towards the other teams, umpires and coaches at every game. They were very supportive of each other and continually spoke in a positive and encouraging way. Best of all, they always came to the games and training sessions with smiles on their faces.
The LON 15 coach, Sarah Gillis, is an ex-Loreto student who graduated in 2019. Sarah worked with the team beautifully and ensured the team embraced the Loreto spirit.
Congratulations on your award girls, you are deserved winners.
|Nikita Bhana||Year 7|
|Nikki Bi||Year 7|
|Abigail Fairbairn||Year 7|
|Claudia Gibbons||Year 7|
|Madeleine Grindon-Ekins||Year 7|
|Katrina Huang||Year 7|
|Millicent Hughes||Year 7|
|Zoe O’Neil||Year 7|
Our lovely LON15 team shared what being a good sportswoman means to them:
Best of luck to our Hills teams who are competing in their Semi-Finals this weekend, and for those who make it through to the Grand Final on Saturday 26th, we’ll have our fingers and toes crossed!
As we reach the end of Term 3, it’s time for the Rowing program to kick into gear, with Spring Camp taking place in the second week of the School Holidays. The camp will be held at SIRC and Nepean, and will begin on Tuesday 6 October. We wish our rowers all the best as they start their journey to the Head of the River next year.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Congratulations to Julia Baxter (Year 12) who has been granted her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. To achieve a Gold Award, students require self-motivation, dedication and perseverance – well done Julia on this fantastic achievement!
Staying Safe at Sport
As a reminder, the following protocols are in currently in place for LN Sport:
- Hills Netball finals will continue with existing restrictions around attendance. If you are unsure of the guidance, please contact Kristie Greville for further information.
- Rugby 7’s fixtures at Pymble Ladies College are spectator-free events.
We appreciate your ongoing patience and cooperation with these protocols.
Loreto Sports Girl: Elizabeth Powell
Current sport/activity: I currently play hockey for the school as well as rowing.
Favourite school sport/activity: Over my years at Loreto, I have partaken in a variety of sports, all of which have benefited me. I have enjoyed every sport and each one gave me a new set of skills however my favourite would have to be rowing as I have learned so much from it and it has allowed me to be part of a team.
Highest level of sporting achievement: My highest level of sporting achievement would be when my crew and I went to state championships earlier this year.
Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: I have had many memorable moments at school sport however my favourite moment would have to be when I rowed in a double and placed first at the start of 2019. It was a great experience and all of the girls were showing lots of Loreto spirit as they ran along the sideline.
Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: At the 2019 schoolgirl Head of the River I was able to see our 1st eight come third. I remember running along the path next to the lake cheering them on and it was great to see their hard work pay off. It inspired me and other girls to train to reach that point as well.
Best subject at school: I am interested in many subjects however some of my favourites are science and history.
Any superstitions before playing sport: My coach last season gave us a tip for what to do while sitting ready at the start line. She told us to smile to help us relax and to also get our attention off of our nerves.
Best tune to listen to before competing: ‘Wild At Heart’ by Birds Of Tokyo is a motivational song to me which I listen to regularly before either training, games, or races.
Wet Weather Information
Please make sure you check the relevant wet weather sites for any news regarding cancellations.
IGSSA Sports: https://m.ahigs.nsw.edu.au/venues
IPSHA Sports: (via the app)
Hills Netball: HDNA Wet Weather Information
Rugby 7’s: Please check the Loreto Normanhurst Sport Facebook or Twitter page after 11:30am.
Who to see about what?
As a handy reference guide, the table below outlines the staff members who are responsible for sports and activities throughout the year. All enquiries about sport at Loreto should be sent to email@example.com
MR MATT MULRONEY
MRs Kristie Greville
Mrs Emily Wood
|Snowsports||IGSSA Softball||IPSHA Sports & Carnivals|
|Cross Country Pathway||LN Activities Program|
|IGSSA Touch Football||IGSSA Football|
|Hayden Fitness Centre||AFL|
Mr Stephen Charters
Mr David Brock
Mr Ian Edmunds
Mrs laura Bryan
|LN Invitational Badminton||IGSSA Tennis||Rowing||The Duke of Edinburgh Award Program|
|Mollie Dive Hockey||IGSSA Basketball|
|IGSSA Water Polo||IGSSA Netball|
|Athletics Pathway||Hornsby Tennis|
|Secondary School Carnivals|
Correct Sport Uniform
An important note regarding correct sport uniform for Saturday competition sport.
Students who are not dressed in the correct uniform for competition will NOT be allowed to play. In the case that no Loreto Sport Staff member is present, your team coach will have the authority to remove a student from play and/or not allow a student to start play. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. It is our expectation that you will be appropriately dressed and in uniform while representing Loreto Normanhurst.
Here is the list of required items for matches for each Term 3 Sport:
- IGSSA Netball: LN Netball singlet, LN netball skort, netball white socks, netball shoes.
- IGSSA Hockey: LN polo, LN skort, long gold socks, moulded football boots, LN cap, mouthguard, shin pads.
- Rugby 7’s: LN Rugby jersey, LN Rugby shorts, white sport socks, football boots.
- Hills Netball: LN Netball singlet, LN netball skort, netball white socks, netball shoes.
- IPSHA AFL: LN navy sport polo or navy singlet, LN shorts, long gold socks, moulded football boots.
- IPSHA Touch Football: LN navy sport polo or navy singlet, LN shorts, white socks, moulded football boots.
Whilst we aren’t able to engage in our usual sporting program on Saturday mornings and midweek trainings, we would still love to see photos of our students getting physically active and staying engaged in sport. Please send through any photos or videos you have of LN girls staying active at home to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re on Twitter, you can follow us at @loretonhsport – tweet us and use the hashtag #LetsGoLoreto and we’ll retweet as many as we can!
If you’re on Facebook, our page is at www.facebook.com/LoretoNHSport
Sport Contacts Term 3 2020
- IPSHA Sports Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- Midweek Activities Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- IGSSA Netball Co-ordinator – Mr David Brock
- IGSSA Hockey Co-ordinator – Mr Stephen Charters
- Hills Netball Co-ordinator – Mrs Kristie Greville
- Rugby 7’s – Mrs Kristie Greville
- Hayden Fitness Centre Co-ordinator – Mrs Kristie Greville
- Midweek Activities Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- Head of Rowing – Mr Ian Edmunds
- Cheerleading Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- Duke of Edinburgh – Mrs Laura Bryan
- Head of Sport – Mr Matt Mulroney
For IGSSA competitions the full draw points table, venue lists and wet weather details are also available from the IGSSA website here.
Mr Matthew Mulroney
Head of Sport