Another fantastic fortnight of sporting action in the books!
Last weekend was a big one for the rowing program as they took to the water competitively for the first time this season at the MLC Regatta. There were some incredible results, with the 2nd VIII, Year 10 Double Scull and the Year 8 Div 3 Quad all picking up gold medals, complemented by silvers to the 1st VIII and the Year 8 Div 5 Quad, and third-placed finishes by the Year 9 Div 1 Quad, and the Year 8 Div 1 & Div 2 Quads.
It’s coming down to the pointy end of the season for our IGSSA Touch Football, IGSSA Water Polo and HKDTA Tennis teams as they pass the halfway point of the season. Our Junior Water Polo teams are both well placed to make a run at the Grand Final, but a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Monte last weekend leaves our Senior 1st Touch team with a must win to keep their title hopes alive.
Our IPSHA Basketball, Cricket and Tennis programs have been going great guns, with some top efforts and incredible performances by our Primary girls.
Best of luck to all our teams and crews in action this weekend!
On Thursday we welcomed in the incoming Class of 2026 (as well as some additions to our Classes of ’22-’25). They got their first taste of what Loreto Normanhurst Sport is all about, running through grading sessions for their Term 1 2021 Sports. There was some awesome displays of AFL, Badminton, Softball and Tennis, and we can’t wait to see them in competitive action next year!
Next Thursday, we’ve got Benedicta vs Clare vs Dorothea as our Primary girls heat up the pool for the Primary School Swimming Carnival. I can’t wait to see who will make our IPSHA Swim team for 2021 and who’ll come out on top in the Primary Queen of the Pool. Good luck to all our competitors!
A reminder for parents that due to COVID restrictions, no spectators will be allowed at the Carnival.
A reminder for all spectators this weekend to please follow the instructions at the venue you are attending. Some venues are not permitting spectators, and some have restrictions of one spectator per player – all this information is available on the Upcoming Fixtures and Events page in Canvas. All venues that are welcoming spectators will require you to sign in on arrival (usually via a QR code), maintain 1.5 metres between people from other households and follow appropriate hygiene practices such as washing hands.
Staying Safe at Sport
As a reminder, the following protocols are in currently in place for LN Sport:
- IGSSA, IPSHA, HKDTA and Rowing NSW have advised that spectators are welcome to return to Saturday sport fixtures, with each venue ultimately responsible for deciding whether spectators are permitted to return.
- Please comply with the track & tracing, social distancing and hygiene procedures that will be in place at each venue. If you are unsure, please ask the venue coordinator or a member of staff.
- Please do not arrive any earlier than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of your fixture.
We appreciate your ongoing patience and cooperation with these protocols.
Weather & Venue Closures
With some inclement weather being predicted across Sydney on Saturday, please make sure you know where to check for venue closures. The links for each Venue Closure site are further down in this newsletter, and they are also available for each sport on the Upcoming Fixtures and Events page in Canvas.
Please make sure you check the site or app relevant to your sport before leaving home on Saturday.
Loreto Sports Girl: Gabrielle Ryan
Current sport/activity: Swimming, Water Polo, Netball, Dance.
Favourite school sport/activity: Swimming.
Highest level of sporting achievement: Competing at the NSW State Age Swimming Championships and competing at the National Titles for BJP Physie (dance).
Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Winning the U13’s netball grand final in 2018 and representing Loreto at IGSSA Swimming.
Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching some of my swimming idols compete live at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and when my family and I got upgraded to front row seats to watch the Australian Diamonds play at the 2015 Sydney Netball World Cup.
Best subject at school: Commerce.
Any superstitions before playing sport: I always have one lolly snake and two sips of Powerade before every swimming race.
Best tune to listen to before competing: Any song with a good beat.
Wet Weather Information
Please make sure you check the relevant wet weather sites for any news regarding cancellations.
IPSHA Sports: (via the app)
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|
We love to see photos of our students getting physically active and staying engaged in sport. Please send through any photos or videos 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 4 2020
- IPSHA Sports Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- Midweek Activities Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- HKDTA Tennis Co-ordinator – Mr David Brock
- IGSSA Water Polo Co-ordinator – Mr Stephen Charters
- IGSSA Touch Football Co-ordinator – Mrs Kristie Greville
- Hayden Fitness Centre Co-ordinator – Mrs Kristie Greville
- Midweek Activities Co-ordinator – Mrs Emily Wood
- Head of Rowing – Mr Ian Edmunds
- 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