17 September, 2021



The boys Senior Firsts played a strong St Patrick’s College in the NSATIS Final this week. The boys played a great game with strong defence and attack against and were well led by our leadership group.  Even though they played some excellent soccer they were beaten at the final whistle 5-1. Well done to all the boys, their coach Mr Stewart Dracup and Person-in-Charge of Soccer Mr Stephen Dobson for a fantastic season. Thank you also to all the parents and supporters for watching the soccer matches this term as well as the final on Wednesday.

In our Senior Seconds game against Launceston Grammar, our boys also played a fantastic game.  I am very pleased to report our Senior Seconds won their game 2-1 and have made it through to next week’s grand final against St Patricks College. Well done to all the players and Mr Robert Clyde and Mr Nathan Petersen for coaching the boys. We wish them all the best of luck for next week’s game!


Last weekend also saw the finals of our Under 14 and Under 16 hockey teams. All teams played extremely well in their final matches and each of the coaches commented on the improvement experienced throughout the season. Thanks to our underage hockey coaches for their contribution to hockey at the College this year, Rory Walsh, Alison McLean, Simon van der Aa, Danny and Karen van der Aa, Rev. Grace Reynolds, and Richard Nicholls; thank you!

In other hockey results, Under 19 girls finished fourth in NSATIS, Under 16 girls third and Under 14 girls fourth. Other boys results were Under 19 second and Under 16 and Under 14 third.

Congratulations go to Alice McLauchlan (Year 12, awarded the U19 Girls’ Best and Fairest Player and Alexander Charlton (Year 10) awarded the U16 Boys’ Best and Fairest Player in the 2021 Northern Hockey Competition for the second year running.  Both these students have shown an incredible level of skill and game sense on the hockey field which has led to the referees tally of votes at each fixture for these awards. A brilliant achievement for Alice and Alex, well done!

Scotch Oakburn players who were runners up were:  Carl Els (U19 Boys’ Best and Fairest Player), Spencer Taylor (U14 Boys’ Best and Fairest Player), and William Gray (U19 Boys’ Top Goal Scorer).

Collegian Rohan John won the 2021 Junior Club Coach award across all clubs and schools.

Thanks to all senior players for their leadership, and to the coaches and team managers for helping this season to be such an enjoyable and enriching one.


Last Saturday saw the NSATIS athletics carnival held at St Leonards Athletics Centre. The team has spent the majority of Term 3 training in the depths of winter with less-than-ideal conditions with coaches Liz Gray, Mr Andrew Robinson, Miss Kim Badcock and Miss Julie Kemp. With some strong performances on the field and track early in the day, the tone was set for the rest of the team to put their skills and work to the test to give everything in all events against the best in the north of the state.

Our Athletics Captains Ash Reid and AJ Creak were brilliant in their leadership on the day having a selfless attitude towards their own events in order to assist our younger team members and creating a culture of personal bests and being a part of a great team.

The highlight of the Term 3 athletics program for me, has been seeing the collaboration between the younger and older students. This was evident in the inclusive nature of the team and our reserves stepping in to fill events, sometimes well beyond their own age level at the last minute. I was so proud of the team being able to come away from the athletics last Friday with the knowledge that as a team we filled every event on the NSATIS program. A special thanks go to the reserves in our team that were at the centre for the day and supporting our team, you are the glue and motivation for other students to give their all during the program. There were also members of our team that had over eight events on the day and still managed to put together some excellent performances and we thank you for your contribution.

We had some outstanding individual performances including Sophie Marshall (Year 8) breaking a 36-year-old record to claim the Under 14 girls 1500 metre record in a time of 4:50.76. Sophie later combined with Year 8 teammates Blaise Fitzallen, Mia Green and Abbey Berlese to claim the record in the Under 14 girls 4x100metre relay in a time of 52.76. We had several event winners who will be presented with their NSATIS certificates in assembly soon.

In the team results, the College won Girls Junior Shield and the Girls Aggregate Shield, placed second in the Co-Ed Aggregate Shield, Boys Aggregate Shield, Boys Senior Shield and third in the Boys Junior and Girls Senior Shields. A full list of results and shield and pennant results can be found on the SATIS website as well as on the Athletics dash page.

This Saturday will see a smaller team compete in Hobart at the Domain Athletics Centre from 9.00am until 4.30pm in the SATIS athletics carnival.  All event times and the draw can be found at this link.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport

Student Achievements

A big congratulations to Year 11 student Sydney Carnie, awarded the My State Women’s Super League Golden Glove, awarded to the best goalkeeper in the league this season. A fantastic achievement.

Sarah Horsman (Year 4), Chloe Horsman (Year 6), Poppy Beaumont (Year 4) and Abigail Dracup (Year 6) have been selected in the Tasmanian Under 12 Touch Football Girls team and will compete on the Sunshine Coast from 29 September.  Staff member and College parent Helene Dracup is the Team Manager. We wish the girls the best of luck in their competition.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport

Schools Triathlon Challenge

A reminder to all those students wanting to participate in the Schools Triathlon Challenge that forms must be back to met no later than 24 September.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport

Sporting fixtures this week

SATIS Athletics Saturday 18 September Domain Athletics Centre, Hobart.

Soccer Boys Seconds play St Patrick’s College (SPC) at SPC Wednesday in the NSATIS final at 3.30pm.


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