The Under 13s Lions played St Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney. Up against the odds with a few players out due to injury, the boys rallied and produced an exciting game of football. Our pick, drive and skills around the breakdown have improved immensely – at one stage completing eight phases before scoring a try. The tackling was much better this week with no penalties given for high tackles which was great to see. Paddy McKiernan was outstanding and not afraid to take the ball forward. Clancy and Leo worked hard in the forwards to secure clean ball for the backs. It was fantastic to see this part of our game improving as this is what we have been working on at training. Unfortunately, we lost a key member of the team, Tim Anderson with a serious injury near the end of the game and this affected our momentum. St Andrew’s ran out winners 38-22. The boys should be proud of their efforts as they never gave up. 3 – Paddy McKiernan, 2 – Clancy Harvey, 1- Leo.
The road trip to the St Andrew’s College ground at Sydney University was much shorter than last week and I think the boys were much fresher for the game. From the kick off the Under 14’s played with passion even though they were up against a very strong and fast side. At half time we were down 33 to nil and I commend the boys for walking on the second half with even greater focus and commitment. The second half was a much different affair with Scots All Saints scoring 14 points to St Andrew’s 12. The final score of St Andrew’s 45 to Scots All Saints 14 did not really give credit to the closeness of the game, especially in the second half. Christian Blasig scored two outstanding tries through hard running and evasion. James Hillsdon converted both tries and should also be commended for some courageous defence. Charlie Davis and Mitch Ellery also had very strong games. I look forward to our next match against Oxley College this Saturday.
We travelled to Sydney University on Saturday to play against St. Andrew’s. Last week we were hammered by Central Coast so this week we took exception to our last performance and wanted to come out of the gate quickly. We worked hard in training at the breakdown and worked on spreading the ball across the field. We felt we were coming into this contest well prepared and with a very good attitude. The boys did not disappoint, their commitment at the ruck was evident and they held possession particularly in the second half where they rarely gave the ball away. The first half saw our boys score form a dominant run from Will Stanmore who was in peak form all day. This was quickly followed by SACS scoring one in the corner. It was a back and forth contest for the remainder of the first half with no further points. The second half was the game changer when the backs adjusted their depth and gave themselves plenty of room to run. From here the backline dominated breaking tackles with their speed and running hard at the line, Will Stanmore was the benefactor where he skilfully ran in three more tries. We followed up again with one more try by Isaac Poole after smashing his way through the defence to get over the line. Finally, Angus Parsons was strong with the boot notching 4 out of 5 conversions. The boys demonstrated commitment at the ruck, sound structure in the scrum which was also dominant in the game and worked on their patience, not trying to force the play. Overall a fantastic performance by all the boys, a real team effort. Final score Scots All Saints College 33 SACS 10. Best Performances: Hamish Siegert, James Edwards, Tom Hare, Will Stanmore and David Hardie.
D. Bailey and L. Newman
On Saturday the Scots All Saints College first XV competed in the third round of ISA competition against St Andrews Catholic School. The Scots All Saints College first’s made an incredible start to the game, with an aggressive offence we managed to score a quick succession of two tries in the first half. Even though we started off strongly, we slacked off in offence and defence and let in a few easy tries. In the second half we started off strongly again, however, the St Andrew’s side had a very competitive team and a very strong forward pack in both halves and managed to defeat us with a score of 35-15.
Scots All Saints College Greats
On Saturday the Scots All Saints College Greats played Panthers Hearts and they made the entire school proud with their sportsmanship, encouragement towards their teammates and opposition and teamwork. The mid court players did a fantastic job at moving the ball to the goal for our amazing shooters to score our 16 goals. Emily Saint shot 10 goals, Claire McKay shot 3, Gracie White shot 2 and Sybilla Chapman shot her first ever goal! A phenomenal effort by the entire team, you should be very proud of your performance.
Miss Bronte Murray (Coach)
Scots All Saints College Stars
On Saturday, 18 May Scots All Saints College Stars played against Panthers Blayney. It was a beautifully sunny day, despite the morning fog! It was tough competition this week, however they did not give up! The team tried their hardest – as they always do. Some beautiful passes were made this week and they are continuing to build on the skills they are developing at Wednesday’s training sessions. Our Player of the Week was Chloe McKay, who worked tirelessly throughout the match. Our next game will be played on 25 May on Court 4 at 12:10pm against Superstars Hotshots. We look forward to seeing some of you there to cheer us on!
Miss Karen Arthurs (Coach)
Scots All Saints College Hotshots
The Hotshots played a brilliant game against the OOT Ducks on Saturday morning. The team has really come together over the last few weeks and it felt great to be ahead on the scoreboard throughout the game. Congratulations to Polly and Anmol for scoring. Incredible teamwork by all players!
Mrs Buffy Phillips
Scots All Saints College 12 Blue
The 18-15 win against OOT Mocking Js has led Scots All Saints College 12 Blues to their second win of the season. Saturday’s game was hard fought as the opposition was leading after the first quarter. The girls played amazingly well for their third game, really focusing on implementing the passing skills we worked on in the previous practice. A stand out player on the court was Clancy White, throughout the entire game she kept a level head and continuously gained turnovers. All the girls should be proud with the way they played and conducted themselves on the court. This weekend the girls are up against the Bulldogs Stars on Court 10 at 9:55.
Scots All Saints College 12 Red
The girls put in another great effort this week again Panthers Blackcats. Round three saw the girls improve once again. It was a close first half but unfortunately the girls went down 15 goals to 3. All in all, the girls seem to be having fun and improving week by week. They are beginning to familiarise their positions and are getting used to playing with each other. Big congratulations to Caitlin Dunstall who was voted Player’s Player after the game. Caitlin had a great game defending in the goal circle as well as playing in the mid-court. Ebonny Speight also had a fantastic game in both wing defence and the unfamiliar position of wing attack. Next week Scots All Saints College 12 Red will be up against OOT Chicks on court 8 at 8:45am.
Daisy Heilman & Bronte Doyle
Scots All Saints College 14 Orange
This team consists of a wonderful bunch of girls who have terrific focus and determination. Cohesiveness is a real winner in any team and it is something that I am particularly focused on as a coach. Fortunately, the girls that make up the 14 Orange team are going to make this an easy task to accomplish. During training this week, the girls worked on how they could make their presence be seen and felt even prior to the commencement of each game. They worked on a seamless, unified warm-up routine with the intention that the opposition’s heart rates will increase once they see this brilliant team in warm-up mode. The warm-up worked a treat and the girls got off to a great start and played some very good netball but the opposition were just too strong in some areas of the court and Scots All Saints Orange, as hard as we tried, couldn’t match them. The ‘Players Player’ was awarded to Eva Green for her persistent and strong approach to marking the opponents very tall and dominant shooter. This week in training we will be working on a number of set plays.
Scots All Saints College 14 Purple
Scots All Saints 14 Purple took on the Panthers Power on Saturday in an exciting match. We played our best game yet and our teamwork was wonderful. The girls confidently applied their skills learnt at training to be in front to receive the ball and worked together to get the ball down to our shooters. Well done to our Player of the Match – Sophie, who will be our captain for our next game. The girls went down in the end to the Panthers Power 18 to 27. We have a bye this Saturday, therefore our next game is on 1 June against the Panthers Allstars on Court 7.
Scots All Saints College 14 Yellow
The Scots All Saints College Under 14’s Yellow had a great game on Saturday. The sun was shining, spirits were high and Yellow came onto the court determined for a win. Defenders Heidi, Libby and Caitlin maintained intense defensive pressure throughout the entirety of the game. Centre court Issy, Zanthie and Beth moved the ball smoothly around the court, setting up fantastic scoring opportunities for both Elspeth and Emily. As the final siren went, with the final score 24-13 our way, the girls celebrated with a victory dance. Congratulations on your first win on the season girls – it was well deserved! Our next game is 12:10pm on Saturday, 25 May on Court 9 against Bathurst 11 Yellow.
The sun was shining and the temperature was balmy as we took to the court this week. The girls played well and continued to persevere throughout the game despite victory eluding them. The opposition demonstrated a solid defence and determination which was to be admired. Charlotte and Baleigh both played 100% despite recent injuries and covered their areas of the court well. Eliza is to be congratulated on the way she continued to show her versatility in both GS and GK. Well done Reds.
Mrs D. Nelson (Coach)
The 16 Blue had a very good win over Panthers 34 to 30. The team is just starting to work together well in their positions and as a team. They have had a lot of positional changes but seem to be working out now. Our centre court had to work very hard to get the ball down the court as did our shooters who are now driving and dropping really well. Down our defensive end is where the biggest changes have been really coming together.
Mrs Inwood (Coach)
SASC Colts v Panthers 38-28 win. The girls started off well with the defenders getting some great turnovers and the shooters converting. Throughout the middle of the game the girls began to drop off a little but with some positional changes in the last quarter the Colts came home with a strong win. Each week we are becoming stronger as a team and the season is looking really good for us.
Round 3 of netball saw Scots All Saints College 4th’s excel as the game progressed. Playing in the heat of the day with just seven players, the girls lifted their game dramatically, scoring 12 points in the final quarter. Special mention to Robyn who plays centre court, yet slotted in as a shooter (due to short numbers) and scored all of the goals in the third quarter. The final score was 29-48. Despite the loss, we celebrate the effort made to tighten the score up and look forward to next week’s match.
Belle Houston (Co-coach)
The 3rds continued their amazing winning streak in round 3 of netball. Winning 48-17, the girls all displayed an amazing effort the whole 60 minutes. The use of quick, strong passes into the circle, allowed the shooters to keep popping the goals in, one after another. As the opposition started to tire, the girls gained extra momentum and lifted even more in the second half of the game. These girls have such an exciting season ahead of them, as they gel really well and their love for the game is shown through their amazing playing skills all over the court, every Saturday.
Belle Houston (Co-coach)
The 2nd VII team had a very strong convincing win over the experienced team of Bushrangers Bandits 50-37. This team has a lot of potential to do good things this season. They are proving to be very fast and strong with their drives down the court. Each player works really well in turning their defence back into attack.
Mrs Inwood (Coach)
After missing a game last week, the firsts were ready to get on the court on Saturday. Up against the CSU Hawkes we went into the game with a strong mindset. We dominated the first quarter, scoring with every opportunity provided, working well as a team to move the ball down the court. We carried this momentum throughout the entire game, although CSU began to catch up during the second quarter the girls managed to maintain the lead. With precision shooting coming from Evie, Lucy and Zoe it became easy to convert points from the hard working defence of Sacha and Tilly, with the centre court Kate, Anna and Abbey, moving the ball quickly to our end. The final score was 48-32. This is a promising outcome that we hope to replicate throughout the season.
Proctor Park was glowing on Saturday and so were the Scots All Saints College Wolves. At the start of the game, the team were feeling both happy and sad to be versing their friends from the Scots All Saints College Leopards. However, soon into the match, all emotions were put aside and the Wolves got quickly into the goal. Nicholas and Hunter entertained the crowd of cheering parents with many goals, with Hunter even scoring an awesome one from the centre of the field! Thomas was great at tackling and attacking, and it was just bad luck that the ball did not convert into goals on the day. Hugh and Lucy ran and chased the ball and Hugh made some fantastic passes that ended up as goals. Patrick showed wonderful effort on the day, doing lots of tackling and not giving up once. He gave his best on the day and was awarded the Player of the Week medal. Excellent job Wolves!
On Saturday the Brumbies performed well against an evenly matched team supporting each other in defence and attack and having a better understanding of the game. Player of the Match going to Terran Mavrocordatos for improvement and effort.
Saturday was a game against our very own Scots All Saints Wolves! It was a certainly a tough one for the boys as they were versing their friends. They ran fast and had good control of the ball. There was a lot of raw emotion on that field. I am so proud of their efforts, it was a very tough game for them and they didn’t give up. Player of the Match was Ethan.
For the first time this year the team was full strength and as a result they competed really well. Every team member was fighting for a kick and even passing to other members of the team.
The Hawks were on fire on Saturday, with each player playing awesome games! Anees continues to do amazing things, with super-fast speed when he gets in the clear! Rhys has the ability to kick the ball a massive distance, and kick it with power as well, especially into the back of the net! Pippa was brave and fantastic, being sick all week but still trying her best for her team! Ellis is playing more minutes and growing in confidence with each passing game! Isabella has improved immensely and her tackling is becoming very effective! In a great game, the Hawks found their mojo and were able to hold-out a determined opposition 7-3, courtesy of 2 goals from Anees and 4 from Rhys! Player of the Week went to a very deserving Isabella for her great all-round game!
Wow, what a game! The Roos certainly found the going really tough in their match against Eglinton, conceding 3 goals before they got on the board. A fantastic goal to an injured Ella-Jane helped the Roos stay in touch at halftime, trailing by a single goal. With the score at 4-5 the Roos had plenty of work to do, but when the going gets tough, the Roos get going! Elizabeth, Hunter and Alexander were phenomenal, and Ella-Jane played solidly. The four players refused to give in and kept Eglinton scoreless in the second half. Isaac was sublime, controlling the play and setting up Bill for the crucial goal. Bill was everywhere and worked extremely hard, playing an excellent game. In the end, the Roos triumphed 12-5, with a haul of 10 goals from Isaac helping the cause. The moment however, belonged to Charlotte! Her tenacity and fierceness went a long way to helping her team perform well, her red face showcasing the massive effort she put in! Hence, Charlotte earned the Player of the Week award!
The U8s Lions faced another strong Eglinton outfit this week, who were able to convert their opportunities and unfortunately ran away with a 4-1 victory. We created plenty of chances, however just went wide. Aleki Finau was our goal scorer and MVP, with the entire team displaying excellent team work and sportsmanship.
It’s a hattrick! The Under 9’s Lightning had their third win in a row last Saturday, with a hard-fought 3-0 victory over Eglinton. Both teams had many more chances than the score indicates. The match flowed from end to end, but shots at goal went wide, and when they were on target some great keeping, especially by Hayden, stopped the ball going into the net. Lightning led 1-0 at half time, thanks to an opportunist goal from Jenson who was like a bee disturbed from his hive; he was everywhere and gave everything in an impressive player of the week performance. But yet again, every player did well. Amtoj nailed two goals and is proving a force in the forward line, Elle has great vision and is never afraid to get into the thick of the action, Nick is hard to get by in defence, Louis continues on his mission to stop anyone from passing him, and Iggy’s speed and passing is a highlight both in attack and defence. Good work Lightning. We know we have tougher games ahead, but we’re already showing what happens when we give our all!
The mighty Thunder celebrated their first victory of the season with a 3-0 win over Collegians. Following on from a tight training session where we focussed on attacking formations, the Thunder put it all into practise with many examples of timed passing and positional play. Hugh positioned himself brilliantly as centre forward to finish off a couple of nice passes from his team mates to land the first two goals of his career. Charlie also played well up front and was eager to move with the ball before crossing to his fellow forwards. A big thank you to Iggy who helped us out and played a great role playing as our ‘everywhere man’ in centre mid. Emily relished some opportunities up front as well. Harrison and Hayden were admirable in defence and blocked everything that the Collegians threw at them whilst Isabella was unstoppable in goals. In the end Hugh was the perfect choice to take home the match medal. A great team effort Thunder!
The Under 10’s continued their very strong performance in their game on Saturday. The team coach decided that our team needed to develop more depth in their game and created a challenge by swapping many of the players out of their usual positions. This meant the team had to think more about their positional play and showed the team how important it is to trust each other. In our team debrief, players noted that the team continued to call strongly for the ball and that as the game continued the positional play significantly improved. The team would like to continue to improve in this area as well as making sure they have control of the ball before they pass it on. As a coach I am very proud of the team for allowing themselves to be stretched and I am confident that they will continue to grow into mature football players.
A cold, windy and gloomy Saturday was laid on for the U11 Lions and City Red Tops at Proctor Park this week. Again the Lions displayed excellent sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the game. This was highlighted by six players (Abbey, Evie, Banjo, Kosema, William and Toby) who all played half a game for the other side because they were short in players. At the end of the game The City Red Tops Coach and some parents came over and thanked all our players for helping out and for being such great ambassadors for Scots All Saints College.
The Under 12s boys remain undefeated in an exciting 5-3 win over the 75s Gangsters. The boys did well to hold off a much larger team to a 2-2 draw at half time. The team worked together well to work the ball around the opposition leading to 3 goals In the later minutes of the game. Lincoln Craft (1) Patrick Anderson (2) Archer Ryan (2) all made the score sheet, goalkeeping heroics from Liam White also helped keep SASC under 12s undefeated run alive.
The boys had a packed weekend with three games being played in one week. It was a good week of football, with a close derby game that unfortunately went down 0-1 to the girls. Although we did not win any of or matches, our improvement since the start of the year is obvious and exciting to see. Well done boys to a big week of football!
It was a big day on the 18 May with two matches against top ranked teams. The first against Panorama 17’s, an older experienced team that could have played in the men’s competition. First half; Panorama FC scored some early goals until Scots All Saints dropped into better positional play and shutdown the quarter field to slow the score rate. Second half we were more composed until fitness left us tired in the last ten minutes. A sound effort to keep the score respectable, doing noticeably better than other teams against this strong opposition. Next match vs Abecrombie FC, another skilfull team. Jaxon Owen was a standout in goals the second half, catching and clearing from some hectic attacks. A better second half with more controlled maneuvers. The 12-0 loss not really revealing the sound play of the Scots All Saints team.
On Saturday the first XI hockey side played Souths in a Grand Final rematch from last year. The game was very close with both side having opportunities. Special mention goes to Harriet Lowe who filled in and worked very hard in defense. Clare Mawhood and Sami Porter controlled the center of the field, working well as a team. Bella Taylor made excellent saves, putting her body on the line. The final score was 2-0 our way with Lily Kable scoring both. Players Player this week went to Clare.