The first round of the season saw the Under 13s take on Blue Mountains Grammar School at home. The boys prepared well for the match and they were keen for the whistle to blow. The match started slowly for the Lions with BMGS dominating the breakdown which allowed them to retain the ball and control the game with a couple of early tries. The Lions rallied, and with some aggression and determination, managed to bring the game within one try going into the break. The Lions kept the game tight in the first part of the second half with some much improved work around the breakdown which led to some clean ball for the backs. Unfortunately, BMGS was able to capitalise on some penalties and run away with the game with the final score being 48-12. However, there is lots of positives to be taken out of this match. For many, this was their first game of rugby and they should be commended for the way they played. Overall, all players demonstrated aggressiveness and physicality which was great to see. I am looking forward to training on Tuesday to work on the aspects of the game that we need to improve on.
3 – Darcy Harris, 2 – Jaxon Jordan, 1 – Charlie Rendall, Noah Siede.
Hugh Hunter, Year 7 Core teacher
Our first game of the year was marked with many spectators and an incredible atmosphere. Jack Dickenson was the spark to ignite the boys in the first five minutes with a try saving tackle from full back. From here the rest of the game went exactly to plan. The boys had a very strong first half where we played well structured rugby and dominated possession. We were committed at the breakdown and constantly put pressure on our opposition in offence and defence. The backs worked extremely well together setting up the forwards for the first three tries by David Hardie, Tom Hare and Isaac Poole. The forwards then set up Angus Parsons for a dive over the line to score the final try of the half. At half time we were up 24-0. The second half we moved players around positions and gave our reserves some much needed game time which did not slow the boys down. Credit to the boys coming from the bench who have shown they can fill the role of other players when called upon. We were even down to 14 players in the last 15 minutes but still managed to score another 24 points. Tries from Ben Radford, Isaac Poole, Will Stanmore and Archer Carroll. Angus Parsons was strong with the field goals taking 4 from 8. Excellent first performance by the entire team with standout performances from Jack Dickenson, Isaac Poole, Riley Monico and Angus Parsons. We look forward to our next game versus CCGS away.
Coaches: D. Bailey and L. Newman
ISA ROUND 1
Coaches: Mr Peter O’Neill, Mr Murray Rosewarne, Mr David Hitchick
Blue Mountains Grammar School U16s admirably presented with only 12 men ready to take on a very keen Scots All Saints College outfit. A joint decision between teams saw us lend a number of players so that 15-a-side could play. This enabled as many boys as possible to get a run and I thank the boys who put up their hand to play for the opposition, very ably, I might add. The opposition started well and defended their line courageously, but we slowly took charge. Creating havoc around the field, particularly in defence, was the ominous, ever-present Robbo Jeffries, who was simply outstanding. Otto Kuhn and Charlie Harris supported well, creating headaches for their opponent at every opportunity. The rest of the forward pack were the eight-cylinder engines that powered the team forward at the break down, giving the backs enough possession and space to exploit the opposition defensive line. Darnell Polson and Andy Jackman dominated the attack, sniffing out opportunities, which they used effectively to put Blue Mountains on the back foot. Some of our outside backs finally had a chance to demonstrate the speed that we all knew they had. Our catch-pass and ability to run straight and hard has improved, and will continue to do so over the coming months. We also have the potential to contest more effectively at the breakdown. To win the collision and secure possession or attempt a turnover, we must lower our body height, increase our leg drive and uncompromisingly, take the space over the ball. Determining when to recycle quickly or slow down ball delivery will come with experience. It was a morale-boosting victory and one which we can now use in our preparation for some of the bigger, well-drilled schools.
Try scorers: C Harris 3, A Jackman 2, D Polson, B Rivett, A Rendall, L Beath 1
Conversions: A Jackman 7
Penalty Goals: A Jackman 1
Mr Peter O’Neill (Coach)
On Saturday 4 April, Scots All Saints College First XV competed in the first round of the ISA competition against Blue Mountains Grammar School. Our First XV made a great start scoring within the first minutes of the game. Neither the less BMGS were a strong outfit determined to break our defensive line. Fortunately our players put in a strong team effort and our defence held firm and in attack we continued to break through to score and convert a number of tries whilst keeping BMG scoreless despite a last minute surge. Congratulations go to the BMGS for putting forward a formidable side to create a very physical game, and congratulations to our boys for a fantastic team effort. This result from Saturday is a very positive start to our season and it is a great foundation for us to build upon in the coming weeks as this week sees us play Central Coast Grammar on their home ground. This will be a tough game and we will need to ensure that we play smart and to our strengths. Thank you to all those who watched us play last Saturday, the team appreciated your support.
Scots All Saints College First XI
The Scots All Saints College First XI hockey side played their first round of the season against Kelso bright early on Saturday morning. Although it was the first time a lot of the girls had played together, they looked like they had been playing together for years. The attackers worked well as a unit and demonstrated great promise for the season through their team work and passing. Our defenders were consistent in shutting down the Kelso attack and distributing the ball well. The first half ended being 1-0 up and the girls went back out hungry for the win. The final score ended up being 7-0 to Scots All Saints. Goals went to Sami Porter, Rosi Webb (2), Lily Kable (2) and Sophie Hillsdon (2). All girls should be congratulated for their sportsmanship and team work. Players Player for the game went to Megan Cooke.
Scots All Saints College Blue
The Scots All Saints Blue hockey team had a loss on Saturday morning against Souths. Both teams started strong with Scots All Saints Blue showing some solid defensive work. Souths managed two quick goals after numerous shots on goal. The girls fought hard to hold on but without any subs struggled to keep up the pace. We had a couple of surges in attack but were not fortunate enough to put the ball into the back of the net. Clare Mawhood was a standout working tirelessly for the whole game along with Bella Taylor who saved many attempts on goal. The final score was 0-6.
Scots All Saints College Red
The Scots All Saints Red team began their first game of the season with the challenge of having no subs. Despite this, the girls gave their absolute all to the game and played solidly. The defence were extremely successful in clearing the ball out wide to the midfield who then worked hard to push the ball up to the inners. Some very skilful play from our inners, Lily Kable and Harriette Lowe, led to some great opportunities up front with the forward line becoming involved. The team worked together to keep Kelso from scoring but unfortunately could not keep them out. While the team took a loss, there were many positives from the game that the girls can hopefully build on in future games. The team is full of potential and will certainly create a challenge for the other teams in the competition.
Scots All Saints College Greats
On Saturday the girls played their first game of netball for the season. It was wonderful to see all the girls so happy and excited about the season ahead. For some of our girls it was their first time playing netball, their effort and eagerness to learn was outstanding. We came away with a win for our first game which was very exciting! We are all hoping that the warm Saturday mornings stick around a bit longer.
Miss Bronte Murray
Scots All Saints College Stars
On Saturday 4 May, Scots All Saints Stars played against Nova Stars for their very first match. Despite losing 3-1, the team played amazingly well. In the second half, the defence and passing techniques were much stronger and the team tried to incorporate more bounce passes which was an effective strategy. The high level of teamwork in the final quarter resulted in an excellent shot by the wonderful Sadie! All players should be extremely proud of their performance on Saturday. Many of our players had their first ever game of netball this week and did a fantastic job, including Emmeline our Player of the Week! Our next match will be played on Saturday 11 May at 11:05 am, against Mana Tamariki on Court 4. The team are already excited about their next match.
Miss Karen Arthurs (Coach)
Scots All Saints College Hotshots
The Hotshots gave it an excellent effort on Saturday against the Mana Alintas. The girls having had minimal time to revise their netball skills this year showed improved ball skills and awareness of the court. Those new players gave it a red hot go! The game was fast paced and exciting to watch with some excellent passes from the centre and attacking players ensuring the ball was in our circle numerous times. There was some great defending taps that also helped the ball remain down the Hotshots end. We may need some more practise with our shooting but its early days yet and we are all confident that team spirit and some more practise it will ultimately force an exciting season and some nail-biting matches.
SASC 12 Blue
The SASC 12 Blue netball season has started with a bang, with the team defeating the Sportsco Spirit Storm 19 to 14. With Sam Woolfe as captain, she was able to lead the team with her great sportsmanship which was reflected throughout the team. Lillian Gittins and Ayla Pigot-Baker lead the attacking end with great teamwork within the goal circle. Having only one training session before this game, all the girls played wonderfully and showed their enthusiasm for the game. It was satisfying to watch the girls have fun while still learning to play as a team. The up and coming round 2 sees the girls playing City Colts Thunder on court 11 at 8:45 am.
SASC 12 Red
Round 1 saw SASC 12 Red have great first game against Mana Taonga. Caitlin Dunstall captained the Red’s with all the girls playing well, having a great time and displaying excellent sportsmanship. The 12 Red’s had a close game but unfortunately went down to the opposing team with 9 goal points to 5. Lily Gray and Lucy Roohan did a fantastic job defending in Mana’s goal circle. In the second, third and fourth quarters Anja Atkins scored all five game points for the Red’s, working well with team member Eliza, showing great skills in the position of wing attack. After the game, votes were tied for Player’s Player going to both Harriet Koffman and Lily Gray. Most importantly all the girls had lots of fun and showed great enthusiasm throughout the game and they should all be very proud of their efforts displayed on Saturday. Next week, round 2 will see SASC 12 Red come up against Panther’s Hotshots at 8:45 am on court 8.
SASC 14 Blue
Scots All Saints 14 Blue had a great start to the season defeating Bulldogs Rubies 25 to 20. The excellent start to the game set the match up to be a closely fought contest with all players showing their great skills across the court. A big thank you to Grace Francis who played for us from SASC purple and delivered excellent passes in to the shooters Laura and Mia.
SASC 14 Purple
Scots All Saints 14 Purple had a wonderful first round game of netball for 2019 on Saturday, despite being defeated by 3 points against the Bulldogs Sparkles. The girls played extremely well for their first time playing together displaying excellent teamwork. Our player of the Week Sarah Edwards, was fantastic in shooting plenty of goals. There were some brilliant intercepts by our defence and our mid court did a wonderful job of getting the ball to our shooters. It was a nail biting finish with the scores equal at the end of the third quarter. The final score was 19-22 and all the girls should be very proud of their performance. Our next match will be at 11:05 am next Saturday against Superstars Bellbirds on Court 7.
SASC 14 Yellow
Scots All Saints 14 Yellow had a great first round game for 2019 on Saturday despite going down to Mana Wairua 17-2. The players displayed fantastic team work and sportsmanship throughout the match and demonstrated their developing netball skills. Our girls showed great defensive pressure and worked hard to intercept the ball, keeping positive attitudes and great spirits regardless of the score. Well done girls on a fantastic start to the season. Our next match will be at 11:05 am this Saturday against Panthers Wildcats on Court 9.
SASC 14 Green
Last Saturday Scots All Saints 14 Green played the Bulldog Warriors, in their first game together as a team. The girls were feeling excited and played with a positive mind-set throughout the match. Our attacking players, Olivia, Matilda, Charlotte and Siana consistently worked together to display some great attacking sequences. Our defenders Scarlett, Connie, Hannah, Lizzy and Abbey played with outstanding cohesion and never gave up against a relentless opposition. Congratulations on starting the season with such a great attitude. This week at training we will focus on pace and driving to the ball. Can’t wait ‘til Saturday! Players of the Week: Connie McGlashan and Abbey Roweth.
SASC 16 Red
The players in Scots All Saints College Reds approached the first game of the season with a positive and sportsmanlike attitude. Play on the court involved inclusion of all girls and a focused attacking game. Lyndzee made her debut into the world of netball and was shooting goals like a pro. Defence was further strengthened when Bridgette and Maddi joined forces in a formidable combination in the final quarter. Congratulations to all players for their first win of the season.
Mrs D Nelson (Coach)
SASC 16 Navy
The SAS 16 Navy Netball team went up against Bulldogs Heat for the first game of the season on Saturday. With a team of 7 players, all competitors took to the court, giving it their all for the full game. The girls settled into working as a team and have identified a number of areas to target in training. Despite the score line being 38-5 in favour of Bulldogs, we have lots of room for improvement and will look forward to our next match.
Ms Hodges (Coach)
SASC 16 Blue
The 16 Blue team is playing in the BNA 16A competition this season. Our newly formed team took a little while to get used to playing with each other and took some time throughout the game find any rhythm. The opposition Mana were too strong for us this week but we know we have lots of room for improvement so will give them a better match next time around. The final score was 42-22 to Mana.
The Colts faced off against Panthers last Saturday in their first match of the season. The girls started well and held a small lead at the end of the first quarter which they maintained through until the half time break. To Panthers credit they lifted in the third quarter and built a strong lead. Our girls worked hard right through until the final siren and considering that this was our first game together, the signs of a successful season look promising. Player of the match was Lauren Cant. She picked off lots of intercepts and made some amazing passes to our shooters. This week we face Sportsco at 11:05 am.
Mr Adams (co-coach)
SASC 4th VII
The 4th VII had a pleasant game against Collegians Storm. Unfortunately the girls went down 48-22 but are to be commended on not giving up. This was displayed by scoring the most goals in the fourth quarter. Well done girls, we have a fun season ahead of us!
Belle and Mrs Stanford (co-coaches)
SASC 3rd VII
The 3rd VII had an amazing start to the 2019 netball season. All girls put a huge effort in throughout the whole match, resulting in an outstanding win 79-15 against Mana Ihi. All players demonstrated great teamwork and sportsmanship. Awesome effort girls.
Belle and Ms Johnstone (co-coaches)
SASC 2nd VII
The SAS 2nds had their first game of the season on Saturday against Mana Anahera. The SAS girls started out on a slow note, mainly due to this being their first game together, but after a few position changes for the second quarter the girls were on fire. Lucy and Geni shot with ease in the circle and made themselves available to work collaboratively well with the rest of team down the attacking end. Jemima and Holly kept it tight in the circle and worked hard until the last buzzer. The last two quarters the girls demonstrated their fitness and skills which compared to the other team were strong, helping them to climb up in points. Through all efforts the girls had a small loss 38-28 but are to be accredited for their determination and hard work they put forth demonstrating a strong standard for the rest of the season.
SASC 1st VII
On Saturday, the 1st VII played against Bulldogs Verdelho which were a much older and experienced team, but the SASC girls held it together and played well with a score of 45-24. Our shooters worked well together in the circle, constantly moving to get the best position with Zoe getting some impressive distance shots in. Our centre court worked together to move the ball down the court swiftly as well as feeding the circle with some great passes. Holly and Matilda are to be commended for their terrific effort throughout the whole game getting multiple intercepts and rebounds which helped our team in regaining possession. Thank you to Genevieve and Holly for filling in, you both held your ground in A-Grade and played very well. Thank you to everyone who came to support us. We play at 1:15 pm this Saturday and any support will be much appreciated.
On Monday 6 May four SASC girls (Lara Abbott, Lauren Cant, Jorja Hazell and Lucy Proctor all in Year 9) attended the AICES 15s Netball Championships in Sydney. The girls were representatives in the WAS team which finished 4th in the Championships. Jorja and Lauren gained selection into the possible and probable trial teams. We congratulate Lauren on her selection into the AICES team. She will now trail for a place in the NSW CIS team on May 16 and play in the AICES team in August. Well done Lauren.
The Hawks started the season with a big game against the Dynamite. In a massive first half the Hawks led 5-0 at the break, courtesy of some great tackling and kicking by the players. In a tight second half the Hawks continued to soar, eventually holding out the Dynamite for a great 7-3 win! Anees and Rhys scored 3 and 4 goals respectively, with Rhys being named Player of the Week!
The Meerkats enjoyed their first hit out. There was a lot of running and chasing and not much kicking in the first half. They started to warm to the task in second half gaining a few more kicks and with it some field position. Billy Brown gained the Player of the Week for his excellent goal scoring and mud diving abilities.
The first game of the season for the Leopards was amazing. The boys were very excited to play. They shared well and kicked lots of goals! They worked well as a team. They met a new team member named Thomas from the Scots Campus. Player of the Match was Thomas Roughley.
In their first game together the Brumbies under 6’s worked as a team, listened to their coach and improved throughout the game and most importantly had fun. I must say without having any rotation of substitutes their tired legs pushed on even though they wanted a rest and lasted the entire game. Each player showing different strengths, Benjamin Alexander getting Player of the Match for endurance, stamina and skill stopping a goal and scoring two, Benjamin Carter showing speed and getting the ball back for his team, Terran for his strength and commitment and of course Nellie growing in confidence throughout the game. The team shook hands with their opposition at the end of the game showing good sportsmanship. Well done Brumbies, your coach was very impressed in your first game together.
The Under 6 Wolves started the season in fine form. Two of the team were from Kindergarten, Thomas Koffmann and Nicholas Lenehan. They had played last year and took to the ball with confidence scoring a number of goals. Three of the team are from Pre-Kindergarten, Lucy and Hugh Stewart and Patrick Lenehan and were playing for the first time. They were a little disoriented at first, as you can imagine, but quickly got the idea and started to put their feet to the ball. Lucy Stewart showed the best concentration and took instruction well and for this she received the medal. At one point the reserve bench went missing and Lucy and Hugh’s elder brother Alexander, had to fill in briefly. A good game all round and I’m sure they will be looking forward to next week.
The Roos were jumping for joy at being able to finally play their first game, and they certainly brought some heat with them to a freezing and blustery Oberon. In a dominant performance each player hit the back of the net at least twice, finishing the game with an astonishing 21 goals! A complete team performance by all; they’re certainly a good mob! Player of the Week was Isaac for his great listening skills, and for setting up 4 goals for his mates (and scoring 8 himself). Thanks to Mr Proust for coaching the team on Saturday!
It was a chilly Proctor Park morning as the newly formed U7 Emus ran on to stamp their authority on the season. We had a full roll up of enthusiastic players keen to take the field with Joel Banwell scoring a fantastic goal which resulted from hard work in defence by Noah, Jacob and Hayden who managed to get the ball to Joel to zip up field. Churches United had a couple of stand out players that were hard to contain and only with gallant efforts from Lucas who still played even though he was recovering from a stomach bug the night before, Dylan who just never stopped and Oliver who ended up coming away with Player of the Match did we manage to curb the attempts on goal. Looking forward to some skills and drills Wednesday Emus!
Andrew & Chris
What a fantastic first effort from the U8’s Lions securing a 2-2 draw. Our team played with enthusiasm and speed against a very skilful Collegians outfit. Congratulations to all players, with a special mention to Leila Markwick who scored our two goals and also to this week’s MVP Rory Hutchinson who ferociously defended our goal in the first half.
Scots All Saints Thunder commenced their season with a tough, defensive game against Bathurst 75 Rebels. The Thunder worked hard in defence to limit the Rebels scoring opportunities and our debutants Hayden, Mason and Isabella starred in their first game. Harrison and Mason were kept busy in goal and did a great job. Despite the scoreline, I was very impressed with Thunder’s determination to play fairly with positive talk and such an enthusiastic attitude. Hugh had some great light touches with both feet whilst Hayden was awarded player of the match for such a positive game. I can’t wait for the next game!
What a terrific start to the season by Under 9 Lightning, proving that a team of champions will always match it against a champion team. Every single Lightning player starred in a 5-0 win over 75’s Inferno. Our thanks to Thunder players Harry, Charlie and Mason who showed great school spirit by backing up from their game to lend a hand. A special mention to Louis Garden for earning player of the week for his exceptional defence. However, any player could have been awarded the medal. It was an inspiring team effort that was highlighted by everyone’s persistence and determination.
The Under 10s had a great first game playing against the Bathurst 75 Fury! Each of our forwards received such great support from the team they were able to score two goals each with one of our mid-fielders having a successful shot too! The team decided that they really liked how they worked as a team and how they did not give up in their tackling. They want to work on getting better at listening to each other so they can pass the ball to players in a more favourable position. Well done Scots All Saints Under 10s!
The boys displayed a brilliant first game of the season with a win of 5-3, that included a positive attack with Patrick Anderson scoring a hat-trick and Lachlan Munns scoring the rest. Our midfield and defence also had a really good run that contributed a lot to their win. A special mention to Blake Yzendoorn and Baxter Killiby who where both rocks in defence. A great start with a lot of potential to improve even more! Well done.
The boys played well this game and it was a shame that we were not quite able to get a goal! Even though we came away with a loss, there were a lot of highlights as a team. Campbell Denyer was fantastic in goals and made quite a few great saves. A special mention should go to Mekhi who was great in defence, Tom who is continuing to improve as a striker, and a big thank you to Lucas Kamper who was our ‘everywhere’ guy. I see a lot of potential for these young players and I am really looking forward to coaching them this season.
SASC U14 Girls
This weekend the SASC girls’ soccer team played their first game in the Bathurst District Competition, with this being many of the girls first ever game of soccer. Unfortunately, the girls did come away with a loss but despite this, there were several shots at goal from Shay-lee Riley, who in the first half manage to concede after a strong run through the centre. Our forwards, Taylor Kleinschafer, Anisha Gill, Tara Molkentin and Hannah Jonker also came close to scoring throughout both the first and second half, with some solid runs from both Anisha and Taylor and great positioning from the wings Tara and Hannah. This week the girls all had an amazing game but our Player’s Player went to Shay-Lee Riley for her speed, skill and attitude towards the game.
Phoebe Reynolds (Under 14G)
The 14s backed up the mid-week game with their first Saturday outing. In perfect weather the team struggled a little against the very enthusiastic Eglinton side. With numbers depleted, the few injuries picked up took their toll . Despite a 2-nil deficit at halftime we showed some good determination and attacking combinations with Lewis finishing well and Zane covering the field from one end to the other. The 3-6 score line a fair result with enough playing making ability shown to offer the prospect of better results over the season.
Saturday 4 May was the first time many of these players had taken to a soccer field for a real match. The lovely long grass caused stumbles and often pulled the ball up short. Scots All Saints players made a good start against Oberon, keeping the score at 2 each by the 25-minute mark. A special mention should be made of Jonah Siede’s fine striker effort in scoring these goals. Matt Junhang Huang, Joey Souksamlanh and Peter Saran also contributed goals in the second half, however Oberon United Wolves’ home ground advantage made it difficult to stay ahead and despite a great effort, a few more balls made it past our goalie Jonathan Gardiner. Despite the 11-6 loss, this was still a good start to the season.
Simon Dundon (Under 15/16s)