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16 June, 2023

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KW Basketball Partnership

We are very pleased to announce that we have recently partnered with KW Basketball in an exciting program for our students who are wishing to develop their individual basketball skills to a higher level.

KW Basketball coaches, Sarah Veale and Kai Woodfall are passionate about individual skill development and their knowledge, mentoring and guidance are an asset for our students.

As a College, we have recognised that basketball has grown exponentially as a sport within the school and also in the state over the past five years. It is very evident that the introduction of our own National Basketball League team here in Tasmania has only seen the interest in basketball heighten.

With that growth, there are many students who find it difficult to get selected for other external development programs based purely on the restrictions of numbers. We see value in trying to give our students those same opportunities to develop within basketball and see this partnership with KW Basketball as a pathway to higher-level selection.

Our development sessions commenced on 22 May and are run in the early mornings, with two Middle School sessions and three Senior School sessions weekly. The students also attend a whole group filming session once a fortnight.

The development sessions are open to all our students, even those who may be currently involved in other external basketball development programs.

This week the students were put through their paces with Kai Woodfall in attendance and he was very impressed with all our students’ progress.

We definitely look forward to seeing all these students’ skill improvements in our own rosters at the end of the year.

Natalie Good
Director of Basketball

Ali Foot
Head of Sport


Student Achievements

Ella Nast (Year 11) and Lucy Johnston (Year 9) have competed for Australia in the Pony Club International Alliance Virtual Dressage Competition, as a pair in the Pas de Deux (Freestyle Dressage) and as individuals at Elementary level.

Both had a wonderful competition and are thrilled with their results, winning the Pas de deux, where there were 12 entries representing six countries. Individually both Ella and Lucy placed in the top 10, recording stellar tests for their Elementary class, consisting of 28 entries, representing 8 countries. In addition, both contributed to the Australian Team, placing second overall.

A wonderful international achievement.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport