Wow, what a term. How great was it to see the delight and happiness of the boys being able to be back participating and competing in Sport. After the effect of COVID-19 in 2020, the boys were very enthusiastic to be back out doing what they love so much, and, doing it with their best mates.
Please find a snapshot of what happened in Term 1. We look forward to sharing so many more moments like these for the rest of the year. Please keep an eye on Whitefriars Social Media accounts for up to date results and achievements.
The Term 1 calendar finds all of our House carnivals and it was great to the boys back representing their House and dressing up in their House colours. There were some outstanding individual results and many Whitefriars Records beaten throughout the carnivals, but, congratulations must go to the following Houses who have been crowned the winners for the 2021 School Year.
2021 House Athletics: Soreth
- Fastest Friar: 1st Place: Trent Seegets
2021 House Swimming: Soreth
- Fastest Friars Junior: Joel Pollard Senior: Aiden Gleeson
2021 House Cross Country: Tie – Avila and Trinity
- Year 7 Champ: Jamie Alder Year 10 Champ: Tariku Natschev
- Year 8 Champ: Cameron Ellis Year 11 Champ: Callum White
- Year 9 Champ: Luke Wilson Year 12 Champ: Jack Hartnett
ACC Championship Carnivals
After the success of the House carnivals, students were selected to represent the College in their chosen events in the ACC championships. Although Whitefriars were not crowned the winners, the coaches were very pleased with the performance of the teams, placing on the podium for all three events.
- ACC Athletics: Whitefriars finished in 3rd Place
- ACC Swimming: Whitefriars finished in 3rd Place
- ACC Representative Team: Aiden Gleeson, Joel Pollard and Harry Rooney
- ACC Lawn Bowls: Whitefriars Finished Runners Up
Sports Development Program – Term 1 Sport
Term 1 sees the beginning of our Whitefriars Sports Development Program. Please find a summary of our sport programs that took place.
Senior Tennis: PREMIERS
Congratulations must go to the ACC champions for Senior Tennis. Ultimately going through undefeated, the boys fought off a huge challenge from Mazenod at Melbourne Park to clinch the title. I would also like to announce the following individual achievements.
- Term 1 ACC Senior Sport Award: Jack Hartnett (Undefeated at Rank 1)
- Term 1 Tennis ACC Team of the Year: Jack Hartnett and Max Hartnett
The ACC have also put together a video, which you can find at this link below;
ACC Senior Tennis 2021 – YouTube
The ACC have also made available the Grand Final pictures, which you can find at this link below:
Senior Cricket: Whitefriars finished in 3rd Place
The cricket boys progressed into the Semi Final where they were narrowly defeated by eventual winners De La Salle. The boys were asked to chase a low score of 89 and fell an agonisingly 10 runs short, being dismissed. I would also like to announce the following individual achievements
Term 1 ACC Senior Sport Award: Jamie Ross (Opening Batsmen with 171 Runs @85.5)
Term 1 Cricket ACC Team of the Year: Thomas Sonderhof, Jamie Ross and Corey Rennison
Senior Volleyball: Whitefriars finished RUNNERS UP
Always a tough challenge facing off against the best in the business in ACC Volleyball, Mazenod. The boys put up a challenge, but, were unfortunately out gunned in the end and finished runners up for the season. Mr Jeremy Freeman has put in a huge effort over the past 10 years working with our volleyballers and I an ACC pennant is just around the corner for the Friars.
Term 1 Volleyball ACC Team of the Year: Patrick Cotter & Alex Macrokanis
Year 7 – 10 Sports Development Program:
Throughout Term 1, the Year 7-10 students were working with their respective coaches training for their chosen sports for the upcoming winter season in Term 2. Students were provided opportunity to enhance their games whilst coaches looked to incorporate game plans and structures for their teams. Students should be proud of their efforts and I congratulate those boys who have been chosen to represent the College in Term 2 for Football and Soccer. Any student that may have missed out, please look to identify some feedback from your coach and I encourage you to stay involved with the sport and try out again next year.
Mr Kristan Height
Co-0rdinator – Sport