SENIOR BOYS FOOTBALL - SMR CHAMPIONS
The Senior Boys Football side have qualified for the State Finals after a comprehensive display at the Southern Metropolitan Finals on Tuesday 19 July. A series of outstanding team performances saw us comfortably defeat Seda College (8.6.54 to 1.3.9), Leibler Yavneh (4.9.33 to 0.2.2), and Alkira College (9.6.60 to 2.4.16)in the pool matches for the day.
The Grand Final against a very talented Mornington SC side was a tightly contested affair in the first half, and we went into half time with a 3-point lead. In the second half we found another level and when the lively Tarkyn Isaacs (Year 11) slotted his second goal with a few minutes left, we knew victory was ours (7.7.49 to 3.5.23).
Good luck to the boys on Tuesday 16 August at the State Finals at Trinity Grammar playing fields.
ROCK UP VOLLEYBALL
This week the main campus hosted a Rock Up Volleyball event during Monday and Thursday lunchtimes. This was a hugely popular activity with over 100 students rocking up to play some social games of Volleyball and have fun with their friends.
Due to the popularity of the Volleyball games, we are now going to run a Year 7 House Volleyball competition on Thursday lunchtimes.
The schedule is as follows and each house will field a girls, boys and a mixed team:
- Thursday 11 August - Monash vs Flynn
- Thursday 18 August - Gilmore vs Chisholm
- Thursday 25 August - Grand Final
Come along to the gym to play or support your house.
May the best house win!
Head of PE & Sport
SENIOR BOYS/GIRLS TABLE TENNIS SMR FINALS
After winning the Kingston divisional competitions in Term 2 convincingly on the Monday 1 August, the McKinnon Senior Boys and Girls teams traveled to Greater Dandenong Table Tennis Association to compete in the School Sport Victoria Table Tennis Southern Metro regional finals.
The McKinnon squads consisting of:
- Girls section: Jade Nicholls (Year 12I), Rusha Shah (Year 11K), Alice Papadimitriou (Year 11J) and Anna Chai (Year 11B);
- Boys section: Zong Yu Li (12H), Marco Guo (12E), Aaron Zachariah (12N), Hongjun Lee (12G), Kai Lee (12G) and Jarek Soen (12L)
They all performed admirably against some very strong teams in the region.
In the round robin stage, the Girls Team came equal 3rd in their group and were unable to advance to the next round. For the Boys Team, they dominated in their pool matches, winning 5-1 and 6-0 respectively. As the winner of their pool, the Boys team qualified to play in the SMR final later in the day.
Unfortunately, they could not overcome their more experienced opponent in the final and had to settle for 2nd place. As a result, the Boys’ team won the RUNNER-UP pennant for the Southern Metro Region.
SENIOR SMR GIRLS HOCKEY
Last Thursday the Year 11 and Year 12 Girls Hockey team competed in SMR finals down at Hawthorn Malvern Hockey ground. The girls started well with a win snatched in the final 2 minutes of their first game. Unfortunately, Frankston Secondary were too good in our second match eliminating us from the competition.
Special mention goes to all the girls who stepped up and played without any hockey experience.
Southern Metro Region Badminton was a fun and exciting experience. From the school tryouts to the regional finals, at every round we were greeted with talented and skilful opponents. Both the boys and girls did a great job during the competition.
The girls stood undefeated in the division competition. Therefore, we were lucky enough to go to the regional finals on Wednesday 20 July at Springers Leisure Centre and compete against Mac.Robertson, Nossal, Frankston and a few other different schools.
This was a great opportunity for us as we had the chance to socialise with other schools, as well as put our accuracy and agility to the test.
We all enjoyed this experience a lot and it was well received by all participants across the team.
Dorothy Du & Ruchi Negi
Year 9 Students