Twilight Soccer Competition
O'Connor hosted TAS for the inaugural Spike ball Challenge. Spike ball is a fast paced game, a combination of handball and volleyball, played on a rebound mat. Students from both schools demonstrated great skills. The challenge cup was won by O'Connor.
All O'Connor Teams enjoyed a great season in the Armidale Association Winter Competition. O'Connor fielded at least one team in every junior division.
O'Connor Revelation got over the top of O'Connor Genesis in the final of the under 16 competition in a very close game 59 - 56. Highlights of the game were the work of Kaige MacLauchlin and Conor Marshall under the hoop for the Revelation and the long range shooting of Charlie Serow for the Genesis.
O'Connor Angels were too strong for PLC in their under 14 Girls final winning 40 - 16 Cyan MacLaughlin and Lily Roff had terrific games in a team they combined really well.
The O'Connor Kings narrowly went down in a close game to TAS in the final but can hold their heads high. They saved their best game to the last and left everything they had out on the court. Fletcher Chappell and Jack Howard were very strong for the Kings in this game.
The most unlucky team was the O'Connor Saints in the girls under 16 Division. Through illness and work commitments this team were on their last legs going into the preliminary final against PLC. Lily and Cyan played to make up the numbers. The girls fought back from a sizeable deficit to win the game in the dying seconds only to have the game taken away from them on protest for fielding the under 14 girls. Great credit to the girls for accepting their fate with good grace. Olivia Joyce was great for this team all season, including the prelim final.
There is a summer comp coming up in term 4 and Mr Roff will collecting names in the first couple of days next term.
Mountain Bike World Championships
Yr 11 student Katherine Hosking competed in her first Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns last week. She was the highest ranked Australian in the U19 category and was competing for a top 20 position in the first few laps before having an unfortunate crash that saw her retire from the race due to injury. She is a name to watch in the sport in the future, and the College is very proud of her achievements.
NSW CCC Championships
Athletics Championship 2017
On Friday the 15th of September 11 O’Connor students travelled to the Sydney Athletics Centre for the annual NSW Combined Catholic Colleges Athletics Championships. 35 Students from O’Connor qualified to compete for the Armidale Diocese. The following students made the trip to Sydney to represent the Diocese: Emerson Fitter, Lachlan Fittler, Lawson Fittler, Harry Wooster, Isabel Hine, Jack Howard, Ella Russell, Bailey Redmond, Mackenzie Ramage, Trent Low and Emma Gray. You may have noticed that there were three Fittler names, all brothers, who all qualified, which is a tremendous family achievement! I think this may be a first for O’Connor to have all three siblings to compete at the one event!! Congratulations to the Fittlers’!
All students represented both their school and the Armidale Diocese with tremendous pride and great sportsmanship. The day witnessed some excellent results for both O’Connor and the Armidale Diocese.
The best from O’Connor included: Ella Russell winning the 12yrs Girls High Jump (1.40m) and Lawson Fittler winning both the 800m (1.56.18) and 400m (50.76) races, breaking the record in the 800m. Congratulations not only to the above mentioned athletes, but to all athletes. Every athlete has done extremely well just to make it to Sydney!
Many thanks to all of the parents and supporters who took time from work to take their children to Sydney. A special mention to Jay Stone who came to support and coach his Armidale Athletics superstars.
A full list of results can be found on the CSSS website under athletics or at the following link: https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/resources.farm1.mycms.me/csss-nsw-edu-au/Resources/CCC%20Documents/Athletics/full%20results%202017.pdf
Best of luck to both Lawson and Ella as they prepare for the next stage of the competition at NSW All Schools Athletics on the 12-15th of October. For more information regarding the All Schools competition please visit https://2017allschools.eventdesq.com/