Sports News 

Term 1 was extremely busy from a sporting perspective with many great events. The beginning of term 2 has been no different. Below is a summary of the main events Westall students have participated in up to this point:

 

Weekly Sport

 

Weekly sport is a big feature of Kingston Division Sport and sees our Years 7 and 8 students complete weekly against other schools in our area. Term 1 sports included Softball/baseball, volleyball, and tennis. A highlight of Term 1 weekly sport was our Year 7 boys and Year 8 girls and boys volleyball teams who all finished Kingston Champions! These three teams then went on to represent Kingston Division at the Southern Metro Regional finals early Term 2. We continued our Volleyball success as our Year 7 boys and Year 8 girls won Regionals! We now look forward to seeing these two teams represent our region at the State Finals later this year in Term 4.

Intermediate Round Robin Day

 Last week, our Year 9 and 10 teams had their opportunity to compete as they took part in the Term Two Intermediate Round Robin day. We entered soccer, badminton, and table tennis teams who all competed gallantly. The day was successful as our boy’s badminton team came out on top closely followed by our badminton girls’ team who were pipped at the final hurdle finishing second overall. Our boys’ team will now compete in the Southern Metro Regional finals in June.

Volleyball One Day Cup

 

A highlight of Term 2 is the Volleyball Victoria 1-Day Cup. This year Westall entered 6 teams across the 3 days of the tournament. This tournament allows our students excellent exposure to the top volleyball school teams in the state. The tournament was a huge success with Westall once again showing their Volleyball prowess finishing 5th in the Year 11 girls competition and Year 9 girls. Our Year 7 boys team and Year 8 girls excelled to winning their age group! This was a massive effort considering the quality of teams at the tournament. A big thank you goes out to Jarrod Johnstone, Jonathan Roberts, Tim Warden, and Tynan Samason for giving up their time to coach our students.

Westall 2021 Colour Run 

Cross Country

 

This year, for the first time, Westall spiced up our Cross Country Carnival by incorporating 40kg of powder to add splashes of house colour to what can be a gruelling event. At the end of student's second lap, they had the option of running through various house lanes in which they were then showered in their house colour. This worked extremely well with almost all students finishing the race with splashes of colour. Congratulations to Dennis for winning the event. All students who came in the top 10 for their age group will now be offered the option of competing in the Kingston Cross Country Carnival to represent Westall Secondary later this term.

Girls Football and

Boys Netball Day

This day is a highlight of the calendar as it provides students with an opportunity to test themselves in a range of sports they may not typically play. Westall boys entered two teams in the netball competition and one team in the girls football. From all reports, all teams competed strongly and learnt a lot from the experience.

 

Well done and thank you to all students and teachers for their support and assistance of sport so far in 2021. Looking forward to continued success for the remainder of the year!

Swimming Carnival

 

Looking back to Term 1, after an initial false start, the Westall 2021 Swimming Carnival took place at the Noble Park Aquatic Centre. This also took on a different form this year due to size limitations at the pool. Years 7-10 students arrived at the pool in the morning for a full day of water events whilst our senior students began the day in class before arriving at the pool after recess break. The weather held out giving us perfect conditions for a day full of swimming. Well done to all involved and special mention goes out to Paterson for winning the day. Thank you to then Monash Pre-service students for your help.

Athletics Carnival

 

We once again got lucky with the weather as what was forecast to be an overcast day opened up to shine favourably on us for our 2021 Westall Athletics Carnival. There were splashes of colour around the entire track as students competed in shot put, long jump, triple jump, high jump, discus, javelin plus all the regular track events. The busy day went off without a problem as Dennis went on to win the day. A big thank you goes out to all staff for their help on what was an extremely busy day. Congratulations to all our event winners who now have been entered to represent Westall at the Kingston Carnival later on in Term 3.

 

Well done and thank you to all students and teachers for their support and assistance of sport so far in 2021. Looking forward to continued success for the remainder of the year!

 

Mr Hugh Robertson

Health, Physical Education and Sport Coordinator