Week 8 was another excellent week of sport for the College. Monday night saw our boys’ Hockey team take on Launceston City (LC) in the U19 Club Grand Final. The boys went down to a very slick LC outfit but showed some excellent control and ball movement through working as a team. They then had a second Grand Final for the week playing in the NSATIS final at McKenna Park, Burnie against Marist College on Wednesday night. Playing their strongest match possible and showing some excellent skills they went into half-time 2 goals down 3-1. With some strong offence from Marist scoring an early goal, the boys didn’t give in and were beaten 4-1 despite having most of the play in the second half. It was great to see them leaving the pitch with their heads held high along with their proud coach Mr Brendan Vince.
Our First netball team also played Marist College on Wednesday night in the 2V3 semi-final. The girls turned on their strongest final quarter for the year, however, this wasn’t enough to hold off a strong Marist outfit who won through to the NSATIS final. Our Seconds girls played their semi-final against St Patricks College (SPC) on the same night, beaten by SPC at the final siren.
At the conclusion of our hockey and netball seasons, I would like to thank all our netball and hockey coaches. To our Persons-in-Charge, Mr David Morris (hockey), Mrs Kyla Thorp (Senior netball) and Miss Jess Bertram (Middle School netball) for their efforts, support and organisation for our students. The opportunities you all give our students is very much appreciated.
In our other senior matches, the Boys Firsts Soccer team put together the upset of the year beating Launceston Grammar in the Semi-final 3-2 to give themselves a birth into the NSATIS final for the first time since 2015! Our Seconds boys also had a super strong performance winning their match against Launceston Grammar Black 5-1. I believe the staff v’s students soccer match this year isn’t looking too healthy for the staff to defend their title!
I wish all our teams playing finals this week the best of luck and thank their coaches for all they have done to improve their teams and the strong bonds they have formed throughout the season.
Ali Foot Head of Sport
Thanks to our squad and coaches for their efforts at training. Our final team can be found on the Athletics dash page on Sportal@Penquite. The NSATIS carnival is on today (10 September). Another parent permission will go out to parents in the coming days for the SATIS carnival which will be a smaller team than NSATIS.
If there are any parents that would like to volunteer with recording, measuring, and working alongside an Athletics Tasmania official for the SATIS athletics carnival next Saturday in Hobart, please contact me via email.
Next week’s training sessions include:
Ali Foot Head of Sport
Schools Triathlon Challenge
Preparations for the Schools Triathlon Challenge are underway. The event will be held on Wednesday 24 November for Year 7-12 and Thursday 25 November for Year 6 and Junior School. Entry forms can be collected from Middle School reception and the Penquite main reception will be accepting your entry fee payments.
Other important notes are as follows:
If you would like to participate you will need to sign up for the individual event first. As part of this you can combine a team with another 2 members for a second race. Please include your team on your entry form.
All Entry forms must be back to Mr Foot no later than 24th September.
Entries are paid through the front office of $25
All bikes and transport on the day will be provided by the school. More information will be available once the entries are paid and confirmed.
SATIS Athletics Saturday 18 September Domain Athletics Centre, Hobart.
Soccer Boys Firsts play SPC at SPC Wednesday in the NSATIS final at 3.30pm.
Soccer Boys Seconds play LCGS Blue on Wednesday venue TBC at 3.30pm.
Saturday morning Netball Grand Finals at Hobblers Bridge: