Under 13 Lions played Redlands in Sydney on Saturday. Throughout the season the boys have been working hard at specific parts of their game. The focus for this game was ball retention and cleaning out. The boys struggled at the start due to Redlands maintaining possession and scoring points. Gradually, the boys gained confidence and began to clean out at the breakdown which saw some clean ball for the backs. Jack Graf was impressive with some great runs and excellent tackling. Charlie Rendall was strong at the breakdown and communicated well with his team members. Unfortunately, Redlands ran away winners. The boys are improving each week and taking the basics from training and putting in on the paddock. 3 – Jack Graf, 2 – Charlie Rendall, 1 – Clancy Harvey.
The Under 14 team put in their best performance of the season so far against a determined Redlands team. From the outset the 14’s displayed a lot of the team work and skills practised at training. The forwards were very dominant for many passages of the game, recycling the ball and maintaining possession. There were a number of times they nearly scored but were stopped a metre from the line by some fierce defence. Christian Blasig scored a wonderful try that was converted by James Hillsdon which provided lot of “go forward” to the team. The final score of Redlands 31 to Scots All Saints 7 was not a true indication of the closeness of the game. I congratulate the boys on their efforts and constant improvement. Scots All Saints College 1 try & 1 conversion – Score 7. SCEGS Redlands 5 tries & 3 conversions – Score 31.
On Saturday 22nd of June the under 15s played Redlands College at Macquarie University. The boys played very well as a team on the weekend with two tries scored by Ben Radford and tries scored by Adam Davison, Guy Neill, Bill Bremner, Jack Dickenson with four out of six conversions from Gus Parsons. Defensively in the first half the boys stayed strong keeping the opposition in there half, however in the second half fatigue hit and our structure seemed to disappear which led to penalties and mistakes which led to Ben Radford Getting yellow carded. Overall the team played very well and came out of it with a great win. Thanks to our coach Luke Newman.
Riley Monico and Bill Bremner
After another early start, the players departed the College knowing that they would only have a short time to warm up, as we were first to play at 10.00 am. They alighted and booted up quickly and before they knew it they were playing rugby and play they did! With a number of players away, the team worked well together, with some playing out of position and hence, a little out of their comfort zone. These players tried their very best and it is only fitting that they are mentioned. Callum Duncan-Kean, George Butler, Tom McCumstie, Hugh Neil, Rowan Savage and Anson Biggs all contributed to a well-deserved win. It was a wonderful start from the team who drove more aggressively over the ball. Lachlan Beath had an outstanding game with the support of Otto Kuhn, Robert Jeffries, Jordan Stanmore and Charlie Harris, each contributing to the success of the quick recycled ball. Ralph Nicholls, a newly-badged loose-head prop, covered himself in glory, scoring two beautiful tries from exemplary forward play. Our other debutant in the front row, Jack Van Yzendorn, was tough in both attack and defence. All forwards showed fearless courage and strength. The backs displayed improved handling by passing in front of the receiver. Despite the ball going to ground occasionally, our backs are growing in confidence and will eventually be a force to be reckoned with. Angus Rendall’s service to Darnell Polsen at fly-half is slowly improving and he is well aware that quick, accurate passing will be a key to success in the future. The ball went smoothly through the hands on occasion, with one such movement ending in another beautiful Zac Haynes try on the wing. We are seeing more regularly now the havoc that Darnell Polson, Andy Jackman, Pat Walker and Sam Lloyd can create when they run straight, hard and with confidence. Their backing up and support play created opportunities to score. Our tackling was much improved but we turned the ball over too many times if we are to be an honest threat to the Under 16 title. Again, we will go back to training and concentrate on our handling, which at times, was frustrating for both coach and players alike. We must also be confident in calling our strike plays, as we will only execute these if we practice them in a game situation. Unfortunately, some players are running out of puff and consequently allowing their opposition back into the game. Our fitness must be maintained during the holidays. Well done boys on a well-deserved win!
Try Scorers: Ralph Nicholls 2, Zac Haynes, Andy Jackman, Darnell Polson.
Conversions: Andy Jackman 4
Under 16 Coaches: Mr Peter O’Neill and Mr Murray Rosewarne
Mr Peter O’Neill (Coach)
Our second fixture for the season saw us travel to Orange to take on Kinross Wolaroi School’s 4th XV. With no competition points on the line, and with no other fixtures at the school on the day, the boys on each team were able to simply enjoy the experience of playing a game of rugby against a well-matched opponent. This resulted in a game without malice, without incident, but one played with a high degree of skill and with tremendous spirit. The coaches of both schools agreed that the match was one of the most enjoyable that we had been part of in our (long) histories of coaching the sport. Our boys burst out of the blocks, with tries to Harry Cooke and Jacob Lloyd both converted by Gareth Faulkner. Kinross responded to the challenge, posting two unconverted tries of their own before the half time break. During the second half, our level of execution in attack and at the breakdown declined. This can be put down to our lower levels of match fitness and match awareness. Telling injuries to Nick O’Neill and Gareth Faulkner depleted our backline, with other players scrambling to fill the gaps left with the sidelining of the two boys. This allowed Kinross to finish the game with a victorious scoreline of 25 – 14; a well-deserved result. The highlights for our team included the aforementioned spirit with which the boys competed and the obvious comradery that is quickly building within the team. Jack Saran and Charlie Dunn played their first games of the season after recently joining the squad and both proved to be genuine assets within our backline. We are looking forward the remaining fixtures for our season when we return next term, confident that each game is increasing our skill and bringing us closer together as a team.
Tom Van Gend
On Saturday 22 June 2019, the Scots All Saints College First XV competed against Redlands College at Macquarie University. The SASC First XV went down to Redlands who were very strong in defense. Whilst the first half was saw Redlands very much in control the game the second half was a better indication of our team’s ability. We proved that were capable of crossing their line when we scored the last points of the game. It was a well contested match and our boys didn’t give up, taking it to the Redlands players right up until the final whistle. I couldn’t be prouder of our players, a sentiment shared by the coaching staff as well. The First XV of Redlands, even though they were beating us by a large margin, never showboated or stopped being good sportsmen.
Under 6s Brumbies
The Brumbies had another good game, competing for the ball, respecting the opposition and having fun. All players are improving every week. Player of the match went to Hunter Denis.
Under 6s Leopards
Well done Leopards on a terrific game! They versed a tough team and never gave up! There was no faulting them they tried their best and kept their spirits high.
Under 6s Wolves
It was another great match for the very eager and enthusiastic Wolves. They played so well and it was fantastic to see how they’re starting to cover all of the field, placing themselves in a good position and calling for the ball. Hunter was excellent in his performance on the day. Not only did he shows great skill, but he’s always so keen to play and be part of the action. Thank you Wolves for another fantastic match and look forward to our next match on Saturday.
Under 7s Emus
Another big game by the emus and extra effort put in by all the boys especially Lucas who raised the bar and received player of the day in his effort on the ball to make up for the sorely missed Hayden Brown. Jacob was big in defence and Joel and Noah in attack with Oliver strong as usual. Dylan played through a couple of injuries so to not let his team down. Go the Emus !!!
The U8s Lions put in yet another fantastic display of skill and sportsmanship against a strong Bathurst 75s side. We welcomed back Dylan Monico from an extended injury break and had our full compliment of players on deck for the first time in a month. Our teamwork and vision are constantly improving and we ran out victors again with a 2-1 win. The game went down to the wire, when in the dying seconds, 75s made a break and were denied by an ‘unconventional’ but effective Georgie Hemsworth save. Goals this week were shared by Aleki Finau and Ben Lenehan, while our defence was extra pleasing with Kobe Wollaston and Rory Hutchinson doing lots of clearing from the back. Leila Markwick was this week’s MVP and I am so proud of the development that our side is showing. Well done team!
Under 9s Lightning
The 9s Lightning had a tough game against Bathurst 75 Dynamo. Despite some solid shots at goal neither team was able to find the back of the net. Hayden Marr positioned himself very nicely in attack and in defence in each half to walk away with the player of the match medal. Nicholas was very involved and shut down several attacking raids whilst Jenson and Amtoj searched for that elusive goal. Louis played a similar role and excelled in defence. Special thanks to Charlie and Harrison who assisted the Lightning with numbers and did a stellar job in defence.
Under 9s Thunder
The Thunder were in trouble as they trailed 2-1 with under 10 minutes remaining on the clock. Isabella secured a player of the match medal with a match winning save as goal keeper in the second half. Felix scored a cracker of a goal early in the game and looked dangerous every time he had the ball. Emily made a superb touch to set Felix up. The longer the game went the better the Thunder became at playing in their positions. Felix broke away again to score his second goal whilst we pushed four up into the forward line to try and find a match winning goal. Hayden Hodges made a break down the right side of the field and scored a beauty from out wide to take the Thunder into the lead. With a few minutes remaining the Thunder had to defend their goal and all players should be proud of their defensive work to hold on for a great 3-2 win.
The Under Ten Lions have had a string of strong performances and so the coach (me) decided to change things up a bit! Those who normally played in the forward positions were moved to play in the backs, the backs up to the forwards and some rotation of the mid fielders for the next few weeks. This is to help all of the team to develop a growing appreciation for the skill and difficulty associated with different positions and to grow our cohesion as a team. With this change, our team was a little uncertain as we faced Eglinton Silver, a new but very enthusiastic team. As a coach, I was very proud of how our team accepted their new positions and they worked very hard at supporting each other. I was particularly impressed with how the team worked hard at providing all of the forwards with a number of opportunities to kick a goal. Well done Under Ten Lions.
The Stars played against Mana Tamariki in a brilliant match. The team worked really hard to try different types of passes, a skill which we have been working on in our training recently. The opposition didn’t have enough players to complete their team and our team showed brilliant sportsmanship by offering to help out and play as part of their team. It was lovely to see such kindness on the court. Our Player of the Week was Chloe Shute, who did a great job with intercepting and defending this week! Please remember that we have one final game before the holiday finally begins! We play on Saturday 29th June at 12.10pm against Panthers Blayney. Have a wonderful, well-deserved break when it comes Stars!
Miss Karen Arthurs (coach)
The Hotshots were fired up on Saturday against the Panthers Thundercats, with some fabulous teamwork by all. The girls are really improving in their agility, speed, and quick thinking. It was by no means an easy defeat however a defeat it was! Excellent job by those who scored – Anmol, Ellie, Alicia, and Molly.
Mrs Buffy Phillips (coach)
SASC Greats had a great game on Saturday against the Superstars. With many of ours players away most girls played a full game but never gave up. They showed determination and sportsmanship throughout the entire game! Georgia, Emily and Tess scored our goals this week and Sybilla, Claire and Laura were very strong in defence. Thank you to our supporters for coming each week to support us. A massive thank you to our parents who volunteered for Club House duty, it was muchly appreciated!
Miss Bronte Murray (coach)
SASC 12 Blue
On the weekend the Scots All Saints 12 Blues team had their 4th win for the season, beating City Colts Stars 29 – 13. With only seven girls present on the weekend, all the of them played the full game. All of the girls played beautifully. During the first half of the game it was really close, the opposition were picking up a lot of intercepts intimidating the team. However, during the second half of the game the girls were able to get into a rhythm and increase their advantage. One thing we have learnt is that we need to work on spacing concepts as a team down the court, other than that they played wonderfully. The blues remain fourth on the ladder with a tough game ahead.
SASC 14 Purple
Scots All Saints 14 Purple played a strong Superstar Sparkles team on Saturday morning. Our girls did their best against the top of the ladder team and were determined to put up a fight. The Superstar Sparkles had some solid offence plays which we couldn’t stop and they ran away with the win. However, our team can take away many positives from the game including an improved effort in moving forward to receive the ball and lots of on court encouragement. We are looking forward to what will be a close match next weekend against the Bulldogs Sparkles at 9:55am.
SASC 14 Green
On the weekend the Scots All Saints College Green team played against Bathurst 11 Blue. Unfortunately, we lost but the whole team made a huge effort, good job.
SASC 14 Orange
The wonderful 14 Oranges continue to be wonderful. They are an incredibly positive and supportive group of girls who continue to enjoy their netball despite still chasing their first win of the season. Week after week they have their work cut out for them in a very difficult 14 Yrs division. Lisa and Annika continued to improve their solid partnership in the goal circle and it was great to witness Lisa in the GA position with a little more freedom on Saturday. Adina and Tehya worked courageously in the centre third opposing some strong opposition with Charlotte really maximising her space beautifully down the court. Hannah and Nikki were quick on their feet and strong in defence, they turned the ball over on numerous occasions giving their team mates many new opportunities. Whilst another loss, I am so proud of how the girls are managing defeat which is a win in my eyes.
SASC 14 Yellow
On a frosty Saturday morning, the Scots All Saints 14 Yellow played a tough game against the Panthers Wildcats. The girls displayed wonderful teamwork skills and maintained strong defensive pressure through-out the entire game. We had some great shooting with goals from Heidi and Emily. Zanthie, Siana, Beth and Issy worked wonders in the middle court, while Libby and Caitlin showed tremendous effort in defence. The final score was 18-6 Panther’s way.
16 Blue (15th June)
16 Blue won convincingly against Bulldog Blitz 41-37 after tying at half time. Meg and Sophie played a great game of attack getting some incepts, with our shooters being Poppy, Phoebe and Liddian. Emily, Morgan, Felicity and Breahna playing a great game in defence, getting lots of intercepts and rebounds, bringing the ball back down to our shooters. Good game girls keep up the work. Good luck this weekend!
The sunny winter’s day was the perfect setting for a great game between the SASC 16 Reds and Navy. The Reds were short several players and were very grateful for Victoria, Ruby and Hannah for filling in from the 14s. The girls played well as a team and made great use of the whole court, which we have been practicing in training. Simi was notable in her skill at finding the open spaces to receive the ball and Harriet performed well in both shooting and defence. The final score saw Reds the victors but both teams played outstandingly.
Mrs D Nelson (Coach)
The SASC Colts netball team had a tough game this weekend against Panthers Renshaws; who are currently 2nd on the ladder. Due to a few minor injuries and being down a player we had a few players playing out of their preferred positions. The girls struggled with a few passes as the opposition were very tight in their defensive end but we all kept our heads up, stayed positive and when we started talking more on the court we were able to overcome this and played a strong final quarter. The final score was 50-25 to the Panthers.
Tilly Proctor (Captain)
SASC 3rds played against Superstars Blaze on Saturday. It was a tough game with being players down and the opposition being right below us on the leader board, though we stayed positive and pushed ourselves to result in a win of 40-33, maintaining our top position on the ladder. Our defence was superbly strong, achieving many turnovers and wonderful intercepts that found their way down to the shooters with fast passes through the centre court and definite goals in the circle. It was a pleasing game, great job to all girls and special thanks to Lyndzee who greatly helped us out in the first quarter.
On Saturday SASC 2nds went up against Oberon Vixens in what proved to be a very tight game. We played really well as a team, gaining many turnovers throughout the game. The last quarter was especially well played, bringing the score from 10 down to just 1. Congratulations to all the girls for trying their hardest.
Final Score: 42-41 their way.
On Saturday, the first enjoyed a successful win against Panther’s Mustangs with a score of 46-36. The firsts displayed tremendous teamwork as they all had to work hard to move the ball down the court as swiftly as possible, making sure to come forward to the ball and making strategic moves to get in front of their players. Our defenders are to be commended for their excellent effort throughout the game, getting multiple intercepts and rebounds. This was essential for our shooters to convert which allowed us to get up in points. Congratulations to the girls for their win after having three weekends off from netball due to forfeits and the long weekend. Thank you to everyone who came to support us. We play at 2:30 this Saturday against Mana and any support will be much appreciated.
Abbey Miller (Co-Captain)