The Stars had a wonderful end to the season, playing against the Superstars Hotshots. They all looked incredible with their crazy hats and socks! I want to take this opportunity to thank the team for their hard work and dedication to netball. It has been an absolute pleasure watching you grow and develop your skills each week and of course, this wouldn’t have been possible without the commitment from your parents and guardians too. Thank you for your positive encouragement on the sidelines and for getting your child to the game on time each week. I look forward to our celebration next week! Well done Stars for an incredible season – I am so proud of you!
Miss Karen Arthurs (coach)
It was an absolute privilege to watch the Hotshots play their final game on Saturday against OOT Ducks. We pledged as a team to go out and give it all we could and try and enjoy every minute and I am absolutely sure we did exactly that. They were a clever bunch the Ducks and bar a few unsettled moments we held strong and fired through the game resulting in a very clear win. Well done Hotshots for a super season, I have enjoyed every moment. Thank you for your commitment, eagerness, smiles and laughter.
Mrs Buffy Phillips (coach)
On Saturday SASC Greats played Panthers Hearts. It made me and I am sure many parents proud as we watched the girls play their final game for the season. All players did our school proud as they demonstrated sportsmanship, skill and enthusiasm; this helped us come away with a 21 to 2 win. Claire, Tess, Sybilla and Emily scored our amazing number of goals with Gracie, Ava, Soana and Georgia passing the ball down the court to our goal circle. Laura, Claire and Ava did a great job defending and catching the rebounds. I would like to thank all parents that come each week to watch and support our team. I would also particularly like to thank all parents that helped with our duty on Saturday, it is greatly appreciated. Finally thank you to our beautiful SASC Greats, you have all had an amazing season and it has been a pleasure to watch you grow and developed your skills and love for netball!
Miss Bronte Murray (coach)
SASC 12 Red
Our final game for the seen the 12Red’s take on the Out of Touch Flamingo’s. All the girls had a fabulous game being by far the best 4 quarters of the season. The girls were up by three goals at half time but unfortunately were unable to take home the win. Ebonny and Imogen were our goal shooters this week scoring many great goals. Lily and Lucy worked fabulously once again defending the OOT flamingo’s goal circle, intercepting balls and catching many rebounds for our team. Harriett, Caitlin and Eliza also played tremendously in the mid court, getting many turnovers for their team and feeding the ball into our shooters. A big congratulations to Ebonny who was awarded Player’s Player’s at the end of the game. Well done to the rest of the team who all received well-earned votes for this award. Thank you to all the players and parents for such a wonderful and enjoyable season of netball.
SASC 14 Orange
Scots All Saints Orange finished the year as they started – trying their absolute hardest, displaying wonderful sportsmanship and never giving up. With smiles on their faces and crazy hair and socks on display, the girls took the court with a fantastic thing in mind – to have fun and enjoy their last game of netball for the season. The opposition were fierce, they gave our girls very limited opportunities to score, however the girls made the most of all of their chances and ended up scoring 9 points. Congratulations to Teyha who was voted Player of the Match!
SASC 14 Purple
What a fantastic finish to SASC 14 Purple’s season! Although we did not win our final game against the top of the ladder team, we played extremely well in a close match that was worthy of a grand final performance. Our team certainly gave their all and fought for every point. A big thank you to Emily Brown for filling in for us once again. The girls positive attitude and determination both at games and training has made coaching them an absolute pleasure this season. They should be proud of how well they have played and grown together as a team. Thank you to all the parents who have enthusiastically supported our team each Saturday morning. Well done girls on a wonderful netball season!
SASC 14 Yellow
Scots All Saints Yellow had a great game of netball on the weekend. With Caitlin and Heidi unable to play due to illness, Sophie, Clancy and Ayla stepped up from Under 12’s to play. All of the girls played their best and fought hard for the win. Elspeth, Emily, Sophie and Ayla all were successful at scoring points for the team. Beth, Libby, Issy, Zanthie and Clancy held firm defensive pressure throughout the game and worked the ball well around the court. The final score being 26 – 18 our way. This win cemented our opportunity to play in finals. We now play Bulldogs Thunder at 10:30 on Saturday in the Minor Semi Final to fight for a spot in the Preliminary Final the following week. No matter what happens this week the girls should be so proud of what they have achieved this season and how much they have improved.
SASC 14 Blue
The 14s Blue had a great win for the final round of the season. The end score was 31 – 17 against Panthers Roar. Every quarter the Scots All Saints girls dominated in skills and precision , 2 skills that we have worked hard on throughout the season. We now play Bulldogs Rubies in the elimination semi at 9.15 on Saturday. This is going to be a great match as both teams have won one and lost one against each other.
SASC 16 Red
The 16 Reds played the 16 Navy in a nail biting game of netball at its finest. Both teams exhibited good sportsmanship and netball skill. The girls played with 100% effort the entire game and exhibited great court coverage and ball skills. Maddy, Bridgette and Charlotte were outstanding in their defence and were solidly supported by centre court coverage from Jess, Sam and Baileigh. The goal count was increased to a win of 29-25 by the shooting coordination of Harriet and Lyndzee. Well done Ladies.
Mrs Nelson (Coach)
The Colts played Collegians on Saturday. The girls had their best chance of beating the top team and gave it their best shot. They were just behind on the scoresheet at each break but faltered in the final quarter, losing flow and timing. A little more resilience will be required if we are to advance in the finals. The girls will play Sports Co in a do or die semi this Saturday.
The 2nd VII were in a do or die match on Saturday against Oberon. So tight has the battle in B Grade been that a loss could have seen the girls fall out of finals contention. A very closely contested first 10 minutes saw the two teams level on goals. It was only a few mistakes from the opposition which the girls capitalized on allowed them to gain a good lead at the 1st quarter break, up by 6. The challenge was put to the girls to double the lead by the half time break. Some great defence from Holly and Jemima kept the girls in the game whilst our shooters started to struggle with their rhythm and missed quite a few chances. We were up by 9 at the half. Some fresh players allowed the team to maintain the lead but not extend it. The risk of giving up the lead seemed a threat. We should not have feared. The girls lifted and the opposition tired. A real dominance in every position in the final quarter saw the girls run away with the match and record a very good win. They managed to finish 2nd on the ladder and will face Superstars next weekend in the semi-final.
Mr Adams (filling in for Sharon Inwood)
The 1st VII had their first loss in the A Res 1 competition against Panthers. The girls were certainly off their game on Saturday. We hope to put this match behind us, train well this week and return to the court next week switched on, energetic and in form.
Under 6s Brumbies
On the weekend the Brumbies had fun with another good performance. All players competed and supported each other with player of the match going to Ben Carter. As always the Brumbies shook hands with their opposition at the end of the match with both teams giving three cheers to each other.
The Meerkats put in their best performance yet with all players getting the most kicks they have had this year.
Under 6s Wolves
The Wolves were exemplary in their enthusiasm and sportsmanship against Bathurst 75 Hurricanes. Everyone in the team put in a wonderful effort, especially as we were missing two players and there were no subs on the day. There were so many goals from the Wolves, a testament to their talents in the attack. No less skilled were they in the defence, stopping goals and getting the ball out of the danger zone. Congratulations to Lucy, Hugh, Hunter and Nico for a brilliant performance on the day. It was very hard to single out a player of the week as everyone played so well and did their absolute best. So, they were each awarded with a virtual medal! Well done team!!!
Under 6’s Hawks
The Hawks have been improving out of sight since the start of the season, showing more and more confidence as the season has progressed. This improvement was evident in Saturday’s game, where the Hawks played a great game despite some of their teammates being sick over the last fortnight. Anees was as quick as lightning all game, chasing opponents to tackle them and sprinting the ball up field to have many shots! Ellis played extremely well, making some great tackles, kicking some long balls and playing-out the entire game without a break! Bella has improved dramatically over the past two games. She tackled without fear and made two fantastic runs up field which almost resulted in goals.Player of the Week was Rhys, and he really deserved the award! Rhys had been sick all week but played out the entire game with no break. He made some important tackles which saved goals and had some close shots with one hitting the post. Whilst the result didn’t go our way the Hawks can hold their heads up high! They can look forward to their next game, and the return of their friend Pippa! Well played Hawks!
Under 6s Leopards
The Leopards had a wonderful game on Saturday with quite a crowd cheering them on! The kids had a great time, they all tried their best and had a great result. They work very well together as a team and should be proud of their efforts! Week after week you can see their improvements with passing and using the whole field to attack and defend. Well done Leopards. Player of the match was Perrin.
Under 7s Emus
The Emus had their best game of the season led by Noah Fallow who received player of the day! All the other boys had a great game with Lucas well positioned at striker to score a cracking goal. Jacob and Joel worked great in defence with Hayden and Dylan doing some great passing to move up the field constantly. Well done Emus!
Under 7s Roos
What an exciting and thrilling game! Elizabeth scored the first goal of the match, and along with Alexander’s goal soon after, the Roos were out to a 2-0 lead. The dynamic duo had struck again for the second consecutive week! Bill and Hunter put on a defensive masterclass which kept the opponents at bay, whilst displaying excellent positional play. With the scores locked at 2-2 at halftime, Ella-Jane sparked into action, bombarding the opposition with some fierce runs and shattering defence. Charlotte was a human wrecking ball, knocking over two opponents on her way to scoring a fantastic goal. It had to be seen to be believed! Isaac nailed a shot from halfway to move the lead out to two goals, however the opposition scored twice in succession to set up a grand finish. Isaac then scored the winner with a curling shot from near the sideline, with the Roos ending an entertaining and brilliant game as 5-4 victors! Player of the Week was awarded to the human wrecking ball, Charlotte! Well played Roos!
The match against the Meerkats was an absolute cracker! Kobe led the way in the first half with a great display in goal, keeping a clean-sheet for the half. Ben ran riot through the middle of the park, displaying some fine footwork to evade the opposition. Filling in for the match, Isaac (U/7’s Roos) and Bella (U/6’s Hawks) were amazing, tackling time and again, Bella showing no fear and Isaac showing blinding speed. A very tight first half saw the scores locked at 0-0! The second half was as intense as the first, with both teams threatening each other. Jackson was absolutely outstanding in goal, making 4 unreal saves. The opposition eventually capitalised with a late goal, which spurred Aleki into action. On the back of some great work from Kobe, Ben and Isaac, Aleki cut through the defence to score a much-deserved equaliser, with the match ending soon after at 1-1! A very fitting result! Player of the Week went to Leila, who was simply sublime in both attack and defence! Well played Leila and well played Under 8’s!
Under 9s Thunder
Once again the Thunder showed true sportsmanship and determination in an epic game against the Bathurst 75 Rebels. Under constant attack from the Rebels forwards Mason and Charlie did an amazing job in the backs to boot us out of trouble on several occasions. Hugh positioned himself well in the forwards and came within a whisker of scoring. Iggy Knight filled in as goal-keeper and pulled off several great saves in the first half but 75 were on a mission and lead going into the break 3-0. Iggy swapped goal keeping jerseys with Jenson at half time who exhibited the most spectacular effort to save a goal that I have ever seen. Despite his gallant effort the ball was able to sneak through for a goal. A couple of early goals saw Bathurst Rebels move to a 5-nil lead before a switch of positions saw a change of momentum. Iggy narrowly missed a shot from half way before putting one through moments later whilst Charlie converted from out wide after several near misses. In the end there wasn’t much between the two teams and it was great to see the Thunder show so much spirit and to never give up. An impressive effort Thunder!
The U10’s played Eglinton Yellow in another very even game. The first half was scoreless with the game moving back and forth across the entire pitch. At half-time the team was very happy with our defence but wanted to create more opportunities to take a shot at goal. So the team discussed a few strategies and returned to the field with a new game plan. It worked! Slowing down the play of the ball, the backs and mids held the ball for longer as they focussed on moving it up the wings. This gave the forwards a lot of opportunity to challenge a strong oppositional defence. Well done!
On Thursday night the SASC Blue team had to play a catch up game against St Pats Blue. The horrible weather, rain and freezing temperatures, made us think the game would be postponed. However, the game went ahead and the girls put on a mighty performance against a team that has skipped around first place on the leader board all season.
The game was only won in the last 40 seconds to bring St Pats as the victors at 4-3. Special mention to our goal scorers Anna Jeffries, Claire Mawhood and Joanna Morrison. All of the girls played brilliantly in trying conditions.
Last Saturday the girls backed up to play what would be their last game for the season. Not being in a position to make the semi-finals, the girls decided to go out in a blaze of glory. It was a tightly contested match with lots of shots on goal. Bella played brilliantly in goals defending lots of potential goals. SASC Blue displayed lots of skill and executed perfectly the drills practiced at training through great passing and teamwork. The SASC Blue team were the victors on the day winning by 2 goals to 1, our goals scored by Anna Jeffries and Claire Mawhood.