The term 3 season of Premier League is Year 9. After 2 years of interruptions, this year level were our last to experience Premier League as a weekly sporting competition at our College.
Students participated in trials late in term 2 and were prepared to start the term in the winter season sports of Basketball, Soccer, AFL Football, Netball and Volleyball.
This term was a very successful one for our teams. We had 7 teams qualify for finals. They were Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Basketball and Boys AFL. Two of these teams won their Semi-Finals and after both going through the season undefeated, our Boys Basketball and Boys Soccer teams qualified to host their respective Grand Final.
The Boys Basketball team played against Kolbe College who was the closest team to challenge them in the home and away matches. After a slow start with scoring back and forth to both teams, our boys found their groove and started to pull away during the third quarter. This continued in the last quarter to eventually run out winners 65 – 35. Well done to all the boys in the team and to Mr Jamie Barnett in coaching them this term.
The Boys Soccer team played St Monica’s in the Grand Final. The St Monica’s team are always very well organised and are tough to beat. The result from earlier in the season was a 1-0 win to us. Our boys were also coming off a tough Semi-Final in which we beat CRC North Keilor in extra time and were missing 3 key players through injury and illness. This would not stop them giving their all in a final they were determined to win. After scoring first, we were down 2-1 close to full time when we managed to score a late equaliser forcing extra time for the second week in a row. Kaelan G then scored early in extra time and then showed a great defensive effort to hold on for the remainder of the time and claim a 3-2 win. Congratulations to all the Boys that played throughout the season and Mr Daniel Pisani for leading and coaching the team.
Premier League Most Valuable Player Awards
Boys AFL – Ben D and Isaac D
Girls Netball – Adriana R
Boys Basketball – Jonathan C
Girls Basketball – Eva M and Caitlyn V
Boys Volleyball – Mason G
Girls Volleyball – Keeley P
Boys Soccer – Kaelan G
Girls Soccer – Taylah B
After several years of planning and then two cancellations due to lockdowns, the inaugural SACCSS Badminton tournament finally occurred in term 3. The day was more popular than anticipated and almost every category filled to capacity. Our 14 students were ready and eager to compete across the three age categories. Caroline Springs teams performed brilliantly across the day, winning matches and losing some but most importantly enjoying the competition and playing sport in a competitive but fair manner.
At the end of the pool matches our Intermediate Boys Pair Alan M and Jacob V as well as our Intermediate Girls Pair Irene M and Angel Y qualified for the finals. They both won the Semi Final and faced pairs from Marymede and CRC North Keilor respectively. The boys had a close match with Marymede, going down early but fighting back in the mid point of the match and holding on to win 26 – 23 in the end. Our girls had a more comfortable performance with Irene and Angel clearly a class above the rest and a dominant 35 – 10 win in the Grand Final.
Congratulations to both of our winning pairs and all the students who competed across the day.
Intermediate Girls AFL
The annual Girls AFL tournament occurred early in term 3 and as usual our girls were super keen to participate. This year, most of the team came from experienced girls who play club football outside of school so we were excited to see how we would go on the day. With high participation from SACCSS colleges, we were split into 2 smaller pools where our girls won one match and lost one match but did enough to secure a spot in the Semi Finals.
Unfortunately for us, the match just didn’t go our way and we lost a close one to CRC North Keilor going down by just 6 points. The girls however, had a great day and vowed to come back again next year and take it a step further and play a grand final.
Year 10 Boys AFL
Early in the term, our year 10 boys took part in another new event on the SACCSS sporting calendar, the year 10 Boys AFL gala day. Filling a gap in the AFL calendar for the boys, this day worked similar to the Girls AFL day with teams placed in pools and competing in four pool matches across the day with the top teams then facing off in a grand final.
It was a tough day for our boys, particularly in division 1, facing strong teams from St Monica’s, Salesian and Mackillop. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to win any of our matches but the boys should be proud of the effort they gave, competing hard in every match and never giving up.
Towards the end of term 3 we sent a team of 80 students to Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park to compete in the SACCSS Athletics event. Teams were selected based off results of the house carnival earlier in the year and some lunchtime trials at school. Relieved to see the rain clear away after solid downpours the day before, the day started with the 1500m events. As always, we had numerous students step up to fill gaps due to absences and do whatever they could to perform to their best and earn points for our College.
Some standout performers across the day for us were Nathan P who finished 3rd in the 14 Year old Boys, Ella M – 3rd 14 Year old girls and Diara D – 3rd 15 year old girls.
Thank you to all students who competed and assisted in the day, we look forward to working our way back into division 1 next year.
The SACCSS Chess tournament this year was held at SACCSS host Thomas Carr’s College hall. As always, we sent a full team with 8 students competing in the Junior, Intermediate and Open divisions. Our students competed well across the day with Ethan T the best individual performer finishing 3rd in the junior division. This was just one highlight though with all of our students performing strongly we combined to win both the Junior and Intermediate Shields in 2022.
All our students should be extremely proud of this tremendous effort. We will hold the perpetual shields for the next year and have them on display in the school.