On the 25th of July, 48 students across various year levels ventured out to Parkville to compete in the annual SCSA AFL competition. Killester fielded a Junior (Year 7-9) and a Senior (Year 10-12) team and luckily enough we were bumped up a division following last years brilliant results!
Although the typical cold Melbourne weather greeted us on the oval, this didn’t stop our girls from putting in 100% from the get go. Throughout the day, both teams played 3 games and produced some amazing results against schools such as Avila and Sacred Heart. The Junior team won 1 and lost 2 while the Seniors won 1, lost 1 and drew 1. Our Senior team made it to the Semi finals and played a whole game without no bench but unfortunately lost in a tight and competitive match.
It was an amazing effort from each and every player out on the footy field despite many girls having never played a game of footy before. Well done to you all! Lastly, thank you to our coaches Mr Brodie and Mr Peace who guided us throughout the day!
Jessica Nguyen, Year 12, Captain and Coach
On Monday the 29th of July we took six teams to compete in the Division 1 SCSA Volleyball competition at MSAC (Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre). As soon as we arrived at the venue, the enthusiasm of the girls could be felt. They immediately started digging and setting in their teams, warming up in preparation for a big day of volleyball. On the day, most teams played five games; six if you made the grand final match. The schools we played against on Monday were: Santa Maria, Academy, Presentation College, Mater Christi and Avila. The girls played exceptionally well, encouraging each other and chasing down every ball. We were so proud of the sportsmanship our girls displayed throughout the day, they always humble in victory and gracious in defeat.
A special congratulations goes to our girls in Senior B who won their grand final game against Presentation College Windsor. There were a few last minute changes to the team, but they came together well and outplayed Presentation in the final. A fantastic effort girls.
The final placings for the day were:
Junior A - 4th
Junior B - 3rd
Junior C - 3rd
Inter A - 5th
Inter B - 3rd
Senior B - 1st
Thank you so much to Trelene Luecke, James Blanchfield, Bethany Dodgson, Emma Sadler and Sam Campion who all coached a team on the day. As well, thank you to all the girls who participated in the day, you were a credit to the school girls! Well done girls!
Rebecca Roberts, Sports Learning Area Leader