Northern High Schools competition

Despite an abrupt finish to our Term 1 basketball program, our sport continues to attract great student support across all year levels.

Ten teams are entered into the Northern High Schools Sports Association Rosters across Years 7 to 10. We look forward to re-commencing our games next week.

This weekend we will have another eight teams competing in the Basketball Tasmania Northern High Schools Tournament, four boys and four girls teams across two divisions. These are combined teams of Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 students. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those staff, coaches and parents who will be assisting with these teams over the weekend. This competition is part of a state-wide event being held this weekend in each of the North, North West and Southern regions. The top three teams from each Division 1 competition in each region will then meet for the State Championships on 21-22 November.

A summary of Saturday games can be downloaded here – Basketball Tasmania Northern High School Tournament – Saturday roster. Sunday’s game times will be determined on placings from the Saturday games. It would be great to have as many supporters as possible at our games

We wish all our teams the best of luck for their games and look forward to an exciting weekend of Basketball.

Tasmanian Senior Secondary College Basketball Championships

Congratulations to our Senior Girls and Boys teams that competed during the term break at the Tasmanian Senior Secondary College Basketball Championships in Hobart on 3 – 4 October.

The boys defeated Rosny College (73-58) and Elizabeth College 2 (112-26) to advance to the Division 1 pool on Sunday where they had to match up against St Patrick’s College; they also won that game (66-61).  Defeated by Elizabeth College 1, they then played off for third place and were again successful against Guilford Young College winning by 3 points (49-46).

This was the first time in over 5 years that we have had our girl’s team represent the College in an away trip and they were in a mixed pool with Division 1 and 2 teams. All teams played each other over the weekend to determine who would playoff for each Division’s grand final. Despite playing some great basketball in their pool games they didn’t secure a win, however, this did not disadvantage them as they advanced to the Division 2 Grand Final. They played a fantastic game against Hobart College and won the Division 2 final 52 – 29.

Both teams played some great basketball over the weekend and their Coaches, Mr Rick Wyllie and Mr Malcolm Gardner, were extremely impressed with their game discipline and the respect they had for their opponents, the umpires and their teammates.

A huge thank you to the Team Managers, Fiona Auton, Jo-anne Winter and Trish Reid and all the parents involved as your support was and is always greatly appreciated.

Natalie Good 
Director of Basketball