Last Friday, we had some amazing results at the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships. Neve Tierney (Year 6) kicked us off with a brilliant race to finish 26th overall, and a 2nd place finish amongst all Independent School entries. Grace Pellarini (Year 7) was next and fought from the back to the front, coming through the field to finish 12th overall, also picking up 5th in the Independent School category. Last, but by no means least, was Georgia Arcus (Year 9) who ran a fantastic race to finish an outstanding 6th overall and 2nd for Independent School girls. Well done to all the girls involved!
Fantastic work from two of our hockey players – Rachel Osborne (Year 12) has been selected in the Opens NSW All Schools squads and Alana Kavanagh (Year 9) has been selected into the Under 16’s NSW All Schools squad.
Alana will go on to compete with her squad at the School Sports Australia Under 16’s National Hockey Championships on the Gold Coast on Saturday and we wish her all the best in her efforts to win a national title!
There have been two amazing achievements by Loreto girls in the world of representative netball this week. Abbie Maley (Year 6) represented the CIS at the NSW PSSA Netball Championships and had the honour of co-captaining the side. It was a grueling schedule, with CIS winning nine of the 13 games they played in, finishing a very credible 5th overall. Well done, Abbie!
At the time of going to print, we’re still waiting on news to find out if Charli Fidler (Year 9) is a national champion as she competes in the final of the Australian Under 15’s National Championships. Charli is competing with the NSW All Schools team who were able to overcome Western Australia in the semifinals to earn the right to play South Australia in the final today. Fingers crossed for Charli!
Wirral Grammar School for Girls visit
From Tuesday to Thursday this week, we welcomed a squad of 28 netballers and four staff from Wirral Grammar School for Girls to Loreto Normanhurst for a series of netball fixtures. The visiting students were billeted out to some of our families and they spent much of Wednesday touring around Bondi Beach before returning to school to complete in three games vs some Normo teams. The games were played in tremendous spirit and it was a great experience for everyone both on the court and off.
A huge thank you to the families who were able to offer to host a student (or two!) – it was a tremendous few days that was enjoyed by all. (For the record, Normo won all 3 netball games – go Normo!)
Good luck to Chelsea Gleeson (Year 6) who will be taking her bat and mitt to the CIS Primary Softball trials next Wednesday. We’re looking forward to hearing stories of Chelsea going yard and making some great plays at the plate – good luck Chelsea!
On Saturday, the Under 14’s 2’s will have the honour of being the first Rugby 7’s team to represent Loreto Normanhurst in an official competition as they kick off the first round of the Pymble Invitational competition. It is so wonderful to see so many students embrace this relatively new sport in schoolgirl circles with such verve and enthusiasm and we wish all our teams the best of luck for Saturday and the rest of the season.
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 a Loreto Sport Staff member is not 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. Please see your sport specific booklets for full details on what uniform is required for your sport.
LORETO SPORTS GIRL: Dominique Rossell
Current sport/activity: Snowsports.
Favourite school sport/activity: Snowsports.
Highest level of sporting achievement: Nationals for Snowsports and Nationals for Rowing.
Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: I have had so many great memories with Loreto sport but one of my favourites would have to be competing in this year’s snowsports interschool event for GS as, although I had a fall on my first run and was disappointed, I got back up and got the 2nd fastest time on my second run. This showed me that you should never give up even when it isn’t going your way, and this proves that if you put your mind to something you can achieve and get great results. Also, last term with my IGSSA Basketball team we had so much fun playing together and cheering the other girls on, encouraging and supporting them through every game.
Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching one of my favourite Australian snowboarders (Scotty James) win a bronze medal in the men’s halfpipe at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
Best/favourite subject at school: Design and Technology and Hospitality.
Any superstitions before playing sport: Before I get in the start gates, I have to swipe all the snow off my board before I race.
Best tune to listen to before competing: Stronger by Kelly Clarkson.
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2018 Sport Contacts Term 3
|IPSHA Sports||Ms Emily Wood|
|Midweek Activities||Ms Emily Wood|
|IGSSA Netball||Mr Dave Brock|
|IGSSA Hockey||Mr Matt Mulroney|
|Snowsports||Mr Matt Mulroney|
|Hills Netball||Mr Tim Higgins|
|IGSSA Friday Night Athletics||Miss Jess Levy|
|Midweek Activities||Ms Emily Wood|
|Cheerleading||Ms Emily Wood|
For IGSSA competitions, the full draw points table, venue lists and wet weather details see the IGSSA website here.
Mr Matt Mulroney
Acting Head of Sport