This weekend marks the last round game of the Term 3 IGSSA competition and for many of our Year 12 girls, this will be the last time they pull on the navy and gold to represent Loreto Normanhurst at sport. For some students, this will mark the end of a six-year journey that began in 2013 as they embarked on their Loreto Normanhurst sporting careers. On behalf of the Sport Department, I would like to thank those girls for their commitment and passion for sport at Loreto Normanhurst and we hope that this is not the end of your sporting journey – our goal is that every student at Loreto Normanhurst can walk out of the gates after graduating with a positive sporting experience so that they are driven to take it into the next phase of their lives.
Good luck to everyone competing in sport this weekend and particularly to the Year 12’s who are representing Loreto for the last time.
McGrath Foundation Pink Socks Day
What a fantastic sight it was to see so many of our Saturday sport teams supporting a fantastic cause as they competed in their McGrath Foundation Pink Socks! Breast cancer is the number one most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2018 and the nurses that are funded by the McGrath Foundation do a wonderful job in helping women around Australia.
Hills Netball Semi Finals
And then there were 5…congratulations to LON13 who have already qualified for next week’s finals, and good luck to LON9, LON14, LON15 & LON16 who have their Preliminary Final this Saturday with the winners progressing to the Grand Finals next weekend – go get ‘em, girls!
Good luck to Charli Fidler (Year 9) and Sophie Dwyer (Year 11) who are off to yet another representative netball commitment! They will be part of the CIS teams competing at the NSW All Schools Netball Tri-Series on Monday – best of luck girls!
Rugby 7’s Finals
The inaugural Pymble Rugby 7’s competition wrapped up last Saturday with all three trophies decided by Loreto Normanhurst vs Pymble match ups. Whilst the Under 14/1 and Under 16/1 teams were unlucky in defeat, the Under 18/1 were able to finish the season undefeated and take home the trophy! It has been wonderful to see the enthusiasm and passion for what is a relatively new sport – not just at Loreto Normanhurst, but for female athletes in general. It was particularly well timed, as Charlotte Caslick (Australian 7’s player, gold medalist and ex-Loreto Normanhurst coach) committed her future to rugby, showing the students of Loreto Normanhurst that there is a pathway for success for young, talented players. We look forward to seeing what Rugby 7’s opportunities we can continue to provide the Loreto Normanhurst community going forward!
After the tremendous efforts of our Athletics Team at the recent IGSSA Championships, 11 members of the squad have been selected to represent IGSSA at the CIS Championships on Tuesday 25th September at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre in Homebush.
|Charlotte Curran||Sophie Kavanagh||Zara Warland|
|Georgia Arcus||Amy McFadden|
|Susannah Coady||Caitlin Von Behr||Zoe Warland|
Congratulations to the students who competed at the Athletics Australia Nitro Series out at Homebush last Friday. Nitro is a new concept being trialed by Athletics Australia this season, where teams compete across a series of events, including some non-standard events such as the 60m sprint, the 2 x 300m relay and the 1000m.
Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Canoeing Journey
Last weekend our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh participants completed their qualifying canoeing expedition in the Cattai/Windsor area and we can happily report that all achieved a pass from our journey providers Southbound Adventures! Well done to all who took part and a huge thank you to our parent volunteers who accompanied the girls on this trip.
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: Sarah O’Brien
Current sport/activity: Netball.
Favourite school sport/activity: Netball.
Highest level of sporting achievement: Participating in three grand finals in a row.
Best moment of Loreto Sport for you: Winning a game with only five players against the top team.
Favourite sporting moment as a spectator: Watching the Diamonds win against New Zealand.
Best subject at school: I love PDHPE.
Any superstitions before playing sport: Making sure my shoes are super tight.
Best tune to listen to before competing: ‘Lose yourself’.
We love seeing photos of our girls enjoying sport but, unfortunately, we can’t be everywhere at once. If you’re out and about over the weekend at your daughter’s fixtures, please send through any snaps you get 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
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