WAS Tennis: SASC Blue v KWS White @ SASC 2.11.19
A good mornings tennis with some outstanding games played and where both schools presented strong teams for this round. In the No 1 Seniors Doubles Price and Goodman took on last year’s age champion and partner, Lachlan and Harley going down 3-5 in a quality game. Cooke and Mawhood struck back to take theirs 5-3. In the Singles : Price 3-5 in a cracker of a match; Goodman 2-6; Cooke a sound 4-4 ; and Mawhood 5-3. The Seniors going down 3.5 sets to 2.5, 26 to 21 games. The Intermediates are another strong group, however, the opposition wanted it more, our squad was disrupted and took too long to get going. Biggs and Duncan-Keene went down 2-6 to skilful and committed opposition. In the Singles: Biggs 3-5 ; Duncan-Keene 3-5; Bingley 2-6. A fixture that had a lot of messages ! Six sets to zero. The Juniors proved most successful with a perfectly tied result: 3 sets each and 24 games each ! Hellyer and Dubyk took the second doubles, Cooke and Mills tied theirs; all singles were competitive as we saw Bodhi draw, Max win ,with Megan 3-5 and Mills 2-6. A good result for the young players. Good to get the season going and looking forward to continued enjoyable tennis in this competition.
After missing out on the first round of ISA tennis competition because of unfavourable weather conditions the SASC Red tennis squad was eager for some court time. Last Saturday they faced some strong opposition in an away game, playing against St Stanislaus College White team. Intermediate doubles teams Isobelle Sotter/ Joanne Morrison and Jaxon Owen/Sarah Mills managed to steal a couple of games while Jaxon played a great singles match, winning 6-2. In the Juniors Georgina Hodgkinson took a couple of games against very strong opposition. Thank you to Seton Bremner who assisted me on the day and William Webb who helped to make up the Senior team. There should be some interesting matches next weekend when SASC Blue teams play against SASC Red teams at the Scots Campus tennis courts.
Last weekend the Second Eleven played St Stanislaus in round 2 of the ISA competition. Once again our young team found the going tough, both in the match and also the hot, windy conditions. After winning the toss we put Stannies in to bat first. At drinks after 20 overs the match was evenly balanced with Stannies 5 for 113. Once again some fielding blemishes proved to be costly. On the resumption of play Stannies accelerated their run rate and “punished” any loose bowling eventually ending up with a 200 plus total. Facing the difficult task of chasing down our opponents total some game innings were recorded with Rob Jeffries, Belinda Kidd and Drew Mulligan showing determination and all recording scores in the twenties. Whilst our batting continues to show improvement, we will need to work on our bowling and fielding to apply more pressure to our opponents. Our bowlers need to learn to “keep the ball up to the batsmen’, we have a propensity to bowl far too short and try to bowl “too fast”. Unless you are genuinely quick this is “money for old rope”. Batsmen can either watch the ball off the pitch and play defensively, or play attacking shots square of the wicket. Bowling short also negates the opportunity for the ball to swing. Very rarely do batsmen get out to “the unplayable” ball. Generally they are dismissed becoming impatient and playing indiscreet shots – this occurs as bowlers build up pressure. We will work on these aspects during training this week. Next weekend we have another “road trip” to play St.Pats at Strathfield with travel arrangements to be advised on Thursday.
Woolworths Master Blaster Under 7’s Cricket: SASC Lions v City Colts
A little bit of rain didn’t scare our Scots All Saints College Lions cricket team! We were keen and ready to play! Tom was our Captain and confidently led his team into bat first. Our opening partnership of Tom and Nick scoring a massive combined total of 87 runs certainly set the Lions up very well. Will enjoyed his first game of the season and partnered up with Alexander to add 51 more runs to our total. The Lions continued their excellent batting, finishing with a massive total of 247 runs! Hayden and Jacob proved invaluable when fielding, helping the Lions to take 11 wickets. Thank you to Tom’s family for providing the fruit and also Tom’s Dad for scoring. SASC Lions Player of the Week – Bill Byrnes.
Don’t forget your hat, joggers and water bottle on Wednesday afternoon for training. Remember to pack an extra snack to have before training to keep up our energy levels.
Mrs Lyn Inglis
Woolworths Master Blaster Under 7’s Cricket: SASC Lions v St Pats Blue
Will was our Captain for this game and after the toss confidently took his team into fielding first. As a coach I was so proud to see that our team were concentrating on putting all the hard work that we had done during training into our game. Our players supported and encouraged each other. It was great to see how they backed each other up to get the ball quickly back to the wicket. Nic and Tom were particularly great in fielding, trying very hard to catch the ball on the full. Elizabeth is proving to be a very valuable team member in both fielding and batting. Although Jacob wasn’t feeling 100% he was keen to be there for his team and added considerably to our run total. Thanks goes to Bill who got the call up at 8:45 to replace a sick player and managed to run onto the field in time and assist his team. It’s always great to hear our families supporting us so positively from the sideline. Thank you to Will’s family for providing the fruit and also Tom’s Dad for scoring. SASC Lions Player of the Week – Charlotte Knight.
Don’t forget your hat, joggers and water bottle on Wednesday afternoon for training. Remember to pack an extra snack to have before training to keep up our energy levels. Next Saturday SASC Lions play City Colts 1 at George Park at 9:15am
Mrs Lyn Inglis
Boys Under 16s
Monday night saw the Scots All Saints Under 16 Boys again take to the field at Learmonth Park. They were evenly matched with their opposition from Stannies and the match fell into a predictable pattern of turnovers. Max Corbett broke through the line more than once and was able to convert this pressure into a try to put Scots All Saints College in the lead. The match continued to be scrappy right up to the whistle but the boys did enough in defense to keep Stannies out and secure their first win of the season. Other notable efforts this week were from Rowan Savage and Tom McCumstie in defense and Baxter Rivett and Hugo Neill in attack.
Mrs Angela Davis
Boys Under 14s
On Monday 5 November the u14 boys played their second game of touch and there were some great improvements. Although the score wasn’t in their favor, they started applying a lot of the skills discussed and practiced at training and this definitely benefited them heaps. They were a lot faster at the breakdown than the week before and their passes were a lot smoother and all these skills combined led to a try scored by Kody Robinson and another by Sam Neill. Hopefully in the weeks coming they can continue improving.
Girls Under 14s Team Blue
Under 14 Sasc Blue went very well on Monday afternoon in the town touch comp. Everyone played amazingly and put everything we practiced into play. We all worked well together and knew just when to pass, this got us over the line many times. We made quite a few break throughs and even tried a few intercepts, which we might need to practice. Our amazing try scorers were Shaylee and Eva Green who both scored 2 tries. Lily and Lottie both scoring one as well and Paige making the most amazing breakthrough beating girls twice her size. Over all we played exceptionally well and worked well as a team and not letting anyone through making the score 7 nil. To continue to improve we need to work on our quick plays and intercepts. Well done girls.
Girls Under 14s Team Purple
Purple team came out strong in the first half, scoring the first try. In the second half the other team caught up and had a score of 4 tries’, thanks to Perth for scoring our two tries’. A big congrats to Harriet for all of her amazing runs and an awesome new edition to our team lily who has come from Eglinton public school.
Next week’s games
Monday 11 November
Boys 5.15pm SASC Boys vs Bunnings Snags Field T.B.A
Girls 4.30pm SASC Girls purple vs hopeless Field T.B.A
The Tigers took to the court on 6 November to live up to their reputation as being fierce competitors on the court. After a slow first half they played much better in the second half and were excellent in defence. The team made some great passes and started to become a cohesive unit. Well done to Harry, Danny and Kade for scoring the baskets on the night. We did not win the game but certainly played 150%.
Mrs Kay Murray (Coach)
SASC Swimming Program
We have had a lot going on with swimming so far this summer. Our swimming squads, learn to swim and swimming for sport groups have been going well. Swimming is an area that we are looking to expand on in 2020 so watch this space for developments. Our current swimming program co-ordinator Sharon Inwood has prepared a report on the season thus far.
The Benefits of Swimming
Swimming is a great form of exercise for many different reasons but by far the best is It makes you feel good while having a very calming effect on you. There is little or no impact on your body unlike other forms of exercise. It keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the stress from your body. It builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. All this while it helps you maintain your weight and gives you a healthy heart and lungs.
Learn to Swim and Squad
We have had a wonderful start to our swimming programs. The water temperature is running at around 28 degrees at the Scots campus pool and is gradually working its way up out at All Saints campus pool. We have 7 new instructors helping out with lessons this year. Zoe Lewis who is teaching out at the All Saints Campus. Also, at the All Saints campus we have Emilee Miller who is the Development Swim coach. At the Scots Campus we have Kate McEwen, Stella Gavey, Zoe Stuart, James Van Ryn, Jac Burge and Morgan Watts instructing our littlies in the Learn to Swim program. With the help of these students we are able to offer a 20 minute 1 on 1 lesson which is a great learning format for our beginner swimmers, and of course a wonderful way for our senior students to gain very valuable experience in this field. Our Learn to Swim program consists of Squids (very beginners), Low Frogs (a little experience) High Frog (stroking in all strokes), Sharks (stroke correction), Junior Dolphins (Stroke correction and endurance) and the Development Squad at All Saints (Squad group).
Performance Swimming Group
We have been overwhelmed by the response and attitude of this early morning swimming group. They have been working very hard to get their endurance up so far. On an average morning they have been swimming 1.5kms and still smiling when they get out and head off for some breakfast. A special mention this week must go to Emily Browne and Todd Nelson who have been doing some great swimming and working really hard.
Aquatics for Life
This group have been having a lot of fun in the pool on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. They are learning about different survival techniques and the importance of water safety. We also have been doing quite a lot of water aerobics and other activities such as synchronized swimming and the group hopes to present something special at the end of term.
We are giving students the opportunity to do a sports training recovery program on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 4.50- 5.20pm after sport for all our students that are out in the heat training. It will be a structured program to help our students recover from training and to cool down. Studies have found that athletes that hit the pool for a moderate workout on a recovery day were able to perform for longer periods and at a higher level of performance than those that took it easy. Getting into the pool helps start the active recovery process.