4 November, 2022
Junior Female Athlete of the Year nomination
Congratulations to Maya Martin (Year 10), who has been nominated in the Examiner Sports Award for the Junior Female Athlete of the Year for her success in Mountain biking and cycling this year.
Head of Sport
We have had a great start to our NHSSA Basketball rosters in Term 4 and our sport continues to attract great student support across all year levels. We currently have 12 teams playing each Thursday in these rosters playing at various Launceston schools and extending to George Town.
Most recently, we have completed a very successful fundraiser, the Basketball Bonanza Raffle, in support of securing a shooting machine for our program.
Last Friday night, 28 October, was our ‘Basketball Bonanza Bash’ a celebration for our fundraising efforts and where we also held our raffle draw. It was a pleasure to complete the draw, at an event where many of our Year 7 to 12 Basketball students and their families were present, despite the inclement weather. This night wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of our hosts Rick Wyllie (the College Senior Firsts Basketball coach) and his partner Jane Bennett.
Fergus Stewart (Year 8 basketball student) was instrumental in getting our fundraising effort off the ground, and it was therefore only fitting that he drew the winning balls on the night. The balls were all released into a waterfall pool and drawn randomly from that pool. A final list of prize winners can be located here – Basketball Bonanza – Prize Winners 2022.
I am very pleased to be able to announce that the raffle raised sufficient funds for us to secure our shooting machine, which is a Dr Dish Complete Training System and will be utilized this term by both our individual students and our teams.
Whilst there has been a collective effort in this endeavour with our raffle committee, and I would like to thank Nicole Willcox, Nic d’Emden, the Stewart Family, Rick Wyllie, Ali Foot, Pip Robinson and Catherine Scott, there is one person that exceeded all our expectations and who organised 103 prizes of the 150 prizes on offer, and we extend a heartfelt thank you to Kate Veevers for this extraordinary feat.
I would particularly like to extend the College’s thanks to all those that contributed in some way to the Basketball Bonanza Raffle, to the donors, the prize sponsors, those who have brought and sold tickets and to those who worked collectively to formulate an idea and bring it to reality.
With the introduction of our very own shooting machine, there are even more exciting times ahead for basketball here at the College and I thank all our parents and students for their continued support of our program.
Director of Basketball