LN Sport Wrap

The weather’s been wild, but it can’t dampen our enthusiasm for sport! It’s the final week of Term 1 Sport for our secondary students, with teams competing in grand finals and play-offs this weekend in IGSSA Softball, IGSSA Tennis, LN Badminton and Secondary AFL. Our Primary girls wrapped up their Water Polo and Football seasons last week, but unfortunately weather has forced the postponement of the IPSHA Cross Country that was scheduled to take place this weekend. We have rowers in action at Nationals, swimmers and divers in action at IGSSA, news from hockey, netball, athletics and more!

Good luck to everyone competing in finals this weekend, and a huge thanks to our coaches, supporters, and most of all our students for making it another memorable term of LN Sport!

IGSSA Swim & Dive

Today’s the big day for our pool stars, with our team of 27 swimmers and one diver in action at SOPAC for the IGSSA Swim & Dive Championships, led by our 2021 Swim & Dive Captain, Georgia Robertson (Year 12). We’re hoping for some amazing results. A wrap will be posted on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages at the end of the Carnival – good luck, girls!


Sydney looks like the land of many rivers at the moment, most unwanted, but there was one body of water that was very welcome with our rowers taking to SIRC to compete at the 2021 Schoolgirl Head of the River.

There were some fantastic results across the board from Normo crews, with a 3rd place finish for our Year 10 3rd Quad and a fantastic gold medal for our Year 10 Double pair, Greta Perosin (Year 10) and Elizabeth Powell (Year 10).

While it wasn’t quite like the Head of the Rivers we’re used to, with parents cheering from the far bank, the afternoon was still one for celebration. Rowers and supporters gathered after the event to cap off a wonderful season and see off our two Nationals crews, the Schoolgirl VIII and the Year 10 Double.

Rowing Nationals – Tasmania

The Year 10 Double rowed a well-managed heat on Monday and were drawn in a very competitive heat in tough conditions, finishing sixth in their semi-final and missing out on a chance to row in the final on Friday.

At the time of writing, the Schoolgirl VIII cruised through their heat, finishing 1st and moving straight through to the semi-finals on Saturday. The event is being livestreamed, and you can watch along by clicking this link. The semis kick off on Saturday at 1:55pm.

Some great news for alumni rowers, with Laura Gourley being crowned National Champion in the U21’s Women’s Single Scull. There are plenty of ex-Normo students in action this week, so we’ll do our best to bring you all their results at a later date.

Tildesley Tennis Championships

It’s been an interrupted Tildesley tournament this year, with rain playing havoc with the draw. We had 23 girls representing Normo. While our singles competitors have all been run and done, we’ve still got Chenuli Jayasekara (Year 8) and Alice MacKenzie (Year 9) in the Doubles draw, which will be finished off next Wednesday. Good luck to that pairing!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Good luck to our group of Year 10 students who are undertaking their Bronze Adventurous Qualifying Journey this weekend. Fortunately, the wild weather has passed, and they’ll finally be able to get their journey program under way after an interrupted start to their Duke of Ed program in 2020.


Big congratulations to Sophie Fanning (Year 10), who was selected in the IGSSA Hockey U/16 Representative team – unfortunately with the wild weather we’ve had, the CIS Championships had to be cancelled.

Primary CIS Football

Well done to Gabriella Connell (Year 6) who was selected for the Primary CIS Football team last week! She’ll go on to play at the NSW PSSA Championships later this year.


Congratulations to Charli Fidler (Year 12) and Erin O’Brien (Year 12) who have been named in the 19&U State Netball team.

We also congratulate the following netballers who have been selected in the Representative State Title or Development Teams for the Hills District Netball Association.

12 Years:

Development Squad

Eva Cusick (Year 6)

13 Years:

State Title Team

Patricia Boland (Year 7)
Monique Travers (Year 7)

Development Squad

Grace Longney (Year 7)

14 Years:

State Title Team

Charli Davis (Year 9)

Development Squad

Krisshvi Naarayanan (Year 9)
Georgia Ogilvie (Year 8)
Sofia Storgato (Year 8)

15 Years:

State Title Team

Bella Kachel (Year 10)
Martha Longney (Year 10)
Alexia Read (Year 9)

Development Squad

Hannah De Vos (Year 9)
Lillyanna Talbott-Hatch (Year 9)

The teams will compete at the Junior and Senior State Titles in June. Wishing all our Loreto girls and their teams the best of luck!


Congratulations to the following students who have all qualified to compete at the Australian Track & Field Championships in April in the following events:

Claudia Wilson (Year 10), U16 2000m Steeplechase
Elli Barron (Year 10), U17 2000m Steeplechase
Sophie Kavanagh (Year 11), U18 High jump, long jump
Arabella Price (Year 11), U18 2000m Steeplechase
Zara Warland (Year 11), U18 3000m, 1500m, 800m


Loreto Sports Girl: Regan Garufi, Year 8

Current sport/activity: Swimming.

Favourite school sport/activity: Swimming and Triathlon.

Highest level of sporting achievement: Qualifying for 2021 Swimming Age Nationals in 400IM & Placing 2nd at NSWCIS Swimming Championships for 50 Backstroke.

Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: The best moment of Loreto sport for me was racing at my first IGSSA Swim Championships in 2020, surrounded by amazing Loreto girls and the uplifting spirit they brought to the pool.

Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: My favourite, inspirational moment as a spectator was watching Ellie Cole, who was my coach at the time, win Gold at the 2016 Paralympics in 50 Backstroke.

Best subject at school: Mathematics and Drama.

Any superstitions before playing sport: Always double cap! No matter what.

Best tune to listen to before competing: Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen – always an absolute banger!


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