LN Sport Wrap

Another massive newsletter wrap from Sport, with Primary School Swimming and Cross Country results, IGSSA Hockey Rep news, previews of the Head of the River, Tildesley Tennis and the IGSSA Swim & Dive Championships and IPSHA Football and Netball trial info – lets go!

IPSHA Swim & Dive

On Tuesday, our Primary School pool stars were lighting up SOPAC as they competed in the IPSHA Swim and Dive Carnival. It was an exceptional meet for our girls, with a staggering 28 personal best times swum in 29 races! Huge congrats to all our swimmers and a massive thanks to our coaches, Nicole and Andrew, who oversaw the squad.

Primary Cross Country Carnival

From the pool to the oval, and it was our runners turn to shine for the Primary School Cross Country Carnival on Thursday. There was colour and noise everywhere, as the triannual battle between Benedicta, Clare and Dorothea played out over 2kms or 3kms. Congratulations to all our runners, with special mention to our podium finishers in each age group:

10 Years – 1st Georgia Mercer-Witenden (Year 5), 2nd Charlotte Stephenson (Year 5), 3rd Lucy Saad (Year 5)
11 Years – 1st Seren D’Souza (Year 5), 2nd Tessa Young (Year 5), 3rd Grace Vukasovic (Year 5)
12 Years – 1st Eva Cusick (Year 6), 2nd Gabriella Connell (Year 6), 3rd Lucinda Durston (Year 6)


As we go to print, we’ve got 4 girls trialing at the IGSSA Hockey U/16’s Representative trials. Fingers crossed for Sophie Fanning (Year 10), Charlotte Spooner (Year 7), Aisling Kennedy (Year 8) and Lucy Ball (Year 8), and I’ll bring you all the updates in the next newsletter.


Best of luck to our rowers who are taking part in the Schoolgirl Head of the River this Sunday at Sydney International Regatta Centre. It’s been a fantastic season of racing for the entire program, and I wish them all the very best and give it their all out on the course.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our Rowing Parent Support Group for all their efforts this season, and a big thank you to our Head of Rowing, Mr Ian Edmunds, for his tireless efforts in his leadership of the rowing program.

Our Schoolgirl VIII and the Year 10 Double will be off to Tasmania next week to compete at the Australian Rowing Championships, and I’ll have a full update in the next newsletter.

There’s also been some awesome success for some LN students and ex-students, with Lily Gavan (Year 12), and ex-students Laura Gourley and Niamh Graham all selected into the NSW Women’s Youth VIII crew who will also be competing at the Australian Rowing Championships. Lily also had some fantastic results at the State Championships recently, picking up a gold, silver and bronze in her U/19 races. Well done to all those girls!

Tildesley Tennis Championships

It’s the culmination of a long preparation for our Tildesley Tennis team, as they take to the courts on Wednesday and Thursday next week against the best of the rest of IGSSA. Best of luck to all our girls involved, and all the results and highlights will be in the newsletter next fortnight.

IGSSA Swim & Dive

On Friday, 26 March, our Secondary Swim & Dive squad will be in action at SOPAC at the IGSSA Swim & Dive Championships. Last season, the squad came away with one of the best results for Loreto Normanhurst at an IGSSA Swim & Dive Carnival, and I know the girls can’t wait to get out there and try to go one better this time round. Best of luck, girls!

Primary CIS Football and IPSHA Netball trials

Coming up over the next two weeks, we’ve got some Primary girls trialing for the representative pathway, with Seren D’Souza (Year 5), Tessa Young (Year 5) and Gabriella Connell (Year 6) trialing for the Primary CIS Football team, and Eva Cusick (Year 6) and Trinity Hanna (Year 6) both trialing for the IPSHA Netball team – good luck to all!

Loreto Sports Girl: Mia Hallinan, Year 10

Current sport/activity: AFL and Badminton

Favourite school sport/activity: My favorites are AFL and water polo.

Highest level of sporting achievement: I play for the fun, not the competition!

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Too many to name, so probably the adrenaline rush when you’re in the pool or on the field.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching the Hawks play in the MCG.

Best subject at school: Food tech/Drama.

Any superstitions before playing sport: I always double knot my shoelaces and tuck them under at the top.

Best tune to listen to before competing: Pump it Up, by Endor


Wet Weather Information

IGSSA Sports:
IPSHA Sports: via the IPSHA Sport App – search for ‘IPSHA’ in the App Store
Secondary AFL: All wet weather updates/cancellations for Secondary AFL will be announced via the Sport Facebook & Twitter accounts.


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

Mr Matt Mulroney

Mrs Kristie Greville

Mrs Emily Wood

Snowsports IGSSA Softball IPSHA Sports & Carnivals
  Cross Country Pathway LN Activities Program
  Hills  Netball Gymnastics
  Rugby 7s Cheerleading
  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
IGSSA Hockey Triathlon    
Mollie Dive Hockey IGSSA Basketball    
IGSSA Water Polo IGSSA Netball     
Athletics Pathway Hornsby Tennis    
  Tildesley Tennis    
  Secondary School Carnivals    
  Swimming Pathway    

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 each Term 1 Sport:

  • IGSSA Tennis: LN singlet or polo, LN skort, white socks, non-marking sandshoes, LN cap.
  • IGSSA Softball: LN polo, LN shorts, gold socks, moulded football boots or softball clears, LN cap, mouthguard, shin pads, softball glove.
  • LN Invitational Badminton: LN polo, LN shorts, white socks, non-marking sandshoes.
  • ISC AFL: LN AFL guernsey, LN shorts, gold socks, moulded football boots, mouthguard.
  • Rowing: LN zootie, LN cap, white UV shirt
  • IPSHA Football: LN polo, LN shorts, gold socks, moulded football boots
  • IPSHA Flippaball/Water Polo: LN racing swimsuit.


We love to see photos of our students getting physically active and staying engaged in sport. Please send through any photos or videos to

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


Saturday Sports BBQ 

There will be no Sports BBQ this term.


Sport Contacts Term 1 2021



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