Bill Turner Cup 2021
On 6 May 2021, the McCarthy Girls played Oxley High School in Round 2 of the Bill Turner Cup. While McCarthy were the home team, we were hosted by a strong Oxley High squad. In a clash of contrasts, the more experienced Oxley High team prevailed 10-0.
The game was played in excellent spirit and each McCarthy team member participated with enthusiasm. The team demonstrated admirable sportsmanship, reflecting what we hold dear here at McCarthy: considering others.
Lauren Daye was a standout on the field for McCarthy. She never stopped running, encouraging her teammates or competing for the ball. A special mention to the Year 7 students in the squad. Soccer is not a sport where size is a dominant factors but it can help. That said, each girl displayed tremendous grit and determination.
Thank you to Mr Mitchell for gathering the squad and Mr Saban for coaching.
After a great Round 1 win for the Under 15 boys Bill Turner Cup soccer team against Tamworth High School, the team faced off against Carinya Christian College on Friday 14 May.
The boys knew they were in for a tough game against a worthy opponent and started strong going ahead 2-0 at the halftime break. Carinya hit back to level the scores 2-2 and the game had to go into extra time. The boys controlled the midfield with Liam Gordon using his speed to outpace his opponents. Achille Monet and Brady Hunter controlled play in the middle and Zach Eagleston scored 2 great goals. The game in extra time was very even and both teams had opportunities to score. A late goal from Zach Eagleston sealed the game. Congratulations to both teams on the manner in which the game was played and the sportsmanship shown. Our boys did the College proud and we now look forward to our round opponents, Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School. Thank you to Mr Ronny Rindo for doing a great job coaching the boys and to Miss Paige Berthold for helping out on the day.
Over the last few weeks there have been some outstanding achievements from McCarthy students in a variety of sports.
Firstly congratulations to Jayden Scott who travelled to Moorebank in Sydney for the NSW CCC Hockey trials. Jayden played exceptionally well and was selected in both the Under 16’s and Open’s NSWCCC team.
Jayden also played in Wollongong along with Nick O'Connor, Tom Littlejohns and Ben O'Connor in the State Championships for Tamworth. The team finished 5th in Division 1. Nick O'Connor was named player of the tournament. Tom Littlejohns was selected in the state squad after these games.
Ella Mitchell was selected in the Open Women's Hockey Team to compete at the State Championships.
Emily Dietrich and Adam Davis were both selected in the NSW Country Under 14 Boys' and Girls' Rugby Union Squads after they played exceptionally well for the Central North Team in the Country Championships.
Whilst Sebastian Lawler was selected in the Under 16 Boys' Country NSW Squad. This was a remarkable achievement considering Sebastian has primarily played Rugby League.
Congratulations to Annalise Tighe who has recently represented NSW at the Australian Championships for Gymnastics on the Gold Coast. Annalise is a Level 10 gymnast and she was selected to compete at a national level, representing NSW in Women's Artistic Gymnastics. From all accounts Annalise did amazingly well and only narrowly missed out on competing in the finals.
And finally, Tarnee Ingram was selected in the NSW Junior Lawn Bowls Training Squad representing Manilla, a great achievement for Tarnee who has taken up the sport in the last 12 months.
Well done to all these students on their outstanding sporting achievements.
Mr Brad Mitchell - Sport Coordinator