1st XVIII in Semi Final!
After a week off, the 1st XVIII side were itching to get on the field in the first elimination final of the competition. The opposition was the 2018 competition champions and the team that defeated Mazenod in last year’s semi-final, Emmanuel College. Congratulations to Cristiano Paduano for being selected in the side to make his 1st XVIII debut, playing for the first time ever alongside his brother and team captain, Giacomo Paduano.
Mazenod won the early midfield contests, but it was Emmanuel who hit the scoreboard first. Liam Bradford answered with three of the next four goals for Mazenod, with some excellent supply from the midfield led by Ryan Letessier, Dylan Brockbernd, Giacomo Paduano and Noah Hannan. Bradford was marking everything that came near him, and well supported by the other forwards.
Leading by seven points at half time, the second half challenge was to stamp some authority on the contest in the opening minutes. The team responded in outstanding fashion, with every member of the side giving their all for each other. It was great football to watch from the sidelines. There was a late challenge from Emmanuel, but the defence lead by Vlas Kailis, Mitchell Massam, Hayden Della Franca and Jake Logan continually stood up to help secure the victory.
Mazenod 8.6.54 defeated Emmanuel 5.4.34
Liam Bradford, Giacomo Paduano, Dylan Brockbernd, Noah Hannan, Vlas Kailis, Blake Boys and Ryan Letessier.
Liam Bradford 5, Liam Jones 1, Giacomo Paduano 1, Blake Boys 1
Thank you to the large number of Mazenod staff, students and parents who came along to support the team in their final home game. The two semi-finals are played side by side at a neutral venue, McGillvray Oval on UWA Sports Park in Mt Claremont. The games are next Wednesday 26 June starting at 4:00pm.
Head of Health and Physical Education
A Taekwondo-tastic Talent
Over the past 2 years Francis Barton has worked very hard as part of an elite Taekwondo training squad. Francis trains 6 days a week and has been selected to attend an international Championship in Malaysia in the coming holidays.
The Championship is called the CK Classic Malaysia (Taekwondo) and many different countries will be attending. Francis also trains and acts as a junior instructor at Rawlins Taekwondo Kalamunda.
Congratulations on this fantastic accomplishment Francis and all the best in the upcoming Championship!
Mazenod hosted the first game of the All Schools Senior Boys Finals knock out stage against a strong John Forrest team. Both teams had had almost a two month break since their qualifying fixtures so were keen to assert their dominance early.
Mazenod started the brightest with Keegan Victor scoring early points before William Weston found his groove.The game ebbed and flowed with Mazenod down at the half time break. Mazenod came out after the break applying fantastic defensive pressure and playing at a high tempo. We overturned the deficit and extended their lead to 10 points with 8 minutes to go. John Forrest applied tremendous pressure and narrowed the score to 4 points at the final buzzer.
Other performances of note during the game included; William Weston leading the scoring with 16, Ben Marijanich scoring 14 (4 three pointers), the two bigs Keegan and Kiarn Linaker effectively dealing with the two more experienced John Forrest bigs and Matthew Shilling and Josh Winter getting their first team call ups.
Our next game will see us travel to Butler College in week 9.
ACC Athletics Team 2019
The preliminary squad for the ACC Athletics Team will be posted in the gym notice board next Monday. Ensure that you check the notice board to see if you have made the preliminary team. A reminder that training starts next Tuesday 25 June (Week 9) and Tuesday 2 July (Week 10).
This is just a preliminary squad the final will squad will be selected next term.
ACC All Stars Basketball 2019