2019 Canoe Marathon Championships
Congratulations to George Pankhurst and Jayden Hart on the medals they won last weekend at the 2019 Oceania and National Australian Canoe Marathon Championships. This event is held in Perth every 6 years and is the premier event on the National Canoe Marathon calendar. Nearly 300 entrants from all over Australia and New Zealand came to race at Ascot Kayak Club in almost ideal conditions.
George won a silver medal in K1 U16 on Saturday and George and Jayden earned a bronze medal paddling together in K2 U16 on Sunday. The U16 event entails paddling nearly 16km with a portage (where competitors have to get out of their boat at the end of the lap and run for 120m with their boat) before getting back into it for another lap. Certainly a sport of endurance and tactics!
Three Out Of Three!
Round 3 of the Schoolboys Football competition saw Mazenod take on football specialist school Warwick High School, here at Mazenod. The team took a while to adjust to the pace of the Warwick players, but once they did it was a great display of team football.
In front of a growing number of staff and family supporters, the team continued with its brand of hard and attacking football. Hayden Della Franca, Jake Logan, Mitch Massam and Noah Hannan dominated in the back half, winning the contented ball and running hard to create options for each other. Liam Bradford (4 goals) was on fire again, and was well supported by Julian Di Renzo (3 goals) and Joe Edmonds (2 goals), as the forwards took advantage of the periods of dominance by the midfield brigade.
That makes it 3 wins from 3 games, and it was great to see some players perform well in positions that they have not been used to playing when the magnets got thrown around in the second half.
Thanks to all the supporters for coming along, and the staff and students who helped out with the game, particularly Mr Jeremy Logan for his assistance and hard running!
Next week’s game is away against LaSalle College.
Mazenod 13.8.86 defeated Warwick 7.4.46
Liam Bradford 4, Julian Di Renzo 3, Joe Edmonds 2 and singles to Jack Jago, Dylan Brockbernd, Tiger Morris, Ashley Brockbernd
Ashley Brockbernd, Liam Bradford, Joe Edmonds, Julian Di Renzo, Jake Logan, Noah Hannan
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First Game Of The Season
The Mazenod College Junior Soccer Team played their first game of the Champion Schools Football Cup season hosting local rivals Darling Range Sports College. Both schools looking to get their seasons off to a good start. The game started slowly with Mazenod dominating possession but struck midway through the first half with Tadi Kuzamba scoring a well worked goal but Darling Range eventually scored just before the half time break with a cross that was deflected in giving them a sniff of a comeback.
Mazenod came back out in the 2nd half and totally dominated the rest of the game. Tadi scored three goals of the game giving him his first hat-trick in Mazenod colours and Nicolas Echeverria scored and amazing goal at the end of the game. Mazenod ran out eventual 4-2 winners. It was an outstanding performance by the team and a great result against strong opposition. Standout players were Harrison Basioli who was rock solid in defence, Tadi Kuzamba scoring three goals, while Nicolas Echeverria, Joel Peart, Emmet Martin were also dominant performers in the midfield and defence. The team would like to thank all the parents who came down to help and support the team!
The Year 8/9 Eagles Cup team suffered their first loss of the season against a strong Warwick Senior High School outfit on Thursday afternoon. The Mazenod boys had a slow start with Warwick making the most of their opportunities to kick 6 first half goals. Jesse Jenkins stemmed the flow towards the end of the half with some great intercept marking in the last line of defence with support from Jai Buselich’s hard running on the wing.
To the teams credit they regrouped and fought back hard in the second half, led by Harrison Creighton’s run off the half back. The midfield, highlighted by the work of Ben Deguzman and Michael DeGasperis significantly lifted in the second half to swing the momentum with the home team. Mazenod capitalised on their opportunities to kick 4 unanswered goals to come within striking distance of the lead before Warwick kicked a late goal to seal the game. Not the result that the boys were after however, there are plenty of positives to be taken from the game.
Mazenod 4.4: 28 v Warwick 7.5: 47
Deguzman, Whan, Pabst, Creighton, McKinlay, Jenkins
Saunders 1, Whan 1, Pabst 1, Cuthbert 1