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2020 SACSA
Football Carnival

3/4 Girls Football                         Coach : Grace Flight

The year 3/4 Girls were an enthusiastic group who were incredibly excited to participate in their first SACSA carnival. For many in the team, football was a new sport, so this carnival was a great opportunity to develop these skills further and learn more about the game.

The girls were nervous going into their first game but this soon disappeared the moment the whistle blew. The girls controlled the possession in the first game resulting in a victory, leaving the other team scoreless. The next two games were similar to the first but the girl’s communication across the field and positioning grew as did their confidence. Our 4th game of the day was very challenging. The opponents were highly defensive and put pressure across the field limiting the girl’s ability to score. The girls eventually won, but not without a huge team effort across the field, particularly in our defensive line. The ball was in the goal square for five whole minutes and our team managed to hold off the goal.  The girl’s fifth game of the day was a clear demonstration of the girl’s development, particularly in their use of moving the ball down the field efficiently and accurately resulting in another win.

The last game of the day was against one of our previous opponents who we knew would be a challenge. The girls unfortunately lost this final game but not without working hard till the end, only losing by one goal in the final couple of minutes. It was a privilege coaching the 3/4 girls. I hope to see you again at future carnivals; it was wonderful to spend the day with such a humble and respectful group of girls.

3/4 Boys Football                          Coach : Brett Simpson

The year 3/4 boys football team had some exceptional talent on show last week on the King’s top oval! We played some exciting football all day which resulted in a 4 win and 2 loss day. It made it very close with the final standings as Cedar College had the same win/ loss record as us. However, they had better percentage than we did which meant we played Bethany for the 3rd and 4th standing spot. We happened to beat Bethany in the minor rounds so we were able to see how they played already. We played another brilliant game and ended up winning the final game by a close margin, ensuring we finished the day with a win. I am very proud of the boys and how well they played. I hope many of them pursue football further as they have loads of potential as a team. An enjoyable day for all, we will be back next year ready to improve.

5/6 Girls Football – 4th Place      Coach : Grace Flight

Despite the cold conditions, the 5/6 girls were enthusiastic and excited for a full day of football, their first SACSA event for the year! The girls began the day with a solid win, which helped them grow in confidence and leave behind any initial nerves. The next couple of games were much tougher and had much closer margins. The girls were a hard-working group and were not discouraged even when down at different moments during these games. After a close loss in the fourth game, the girls bounced back with a dominant win leaving the other team goalless. It was great to watch many of these goals as they were a team effort and came down to the hard work of all players across the oval. The girls finished the pool round in second place. The girls knew that the semi-final would be a difficult match as their future opponents had dominated and playing brilliantly all day as well as finishing top of their pool. The girls unfortunately lost the semi-final but fought hard and never gave up regardless of the tough competition. The girls showed significant growth throughout the day and it was wonderful to watch them develop as a team. It was an absolute pleasure to coach the 5/6 girls, a team who showed respect and integrity across all aspects of the day whether it be winning or losing. 

5/6 Boys Gold Football – 2nd Place       Coach : Harry Arvanitis

The Year 5/6 SACSA Gold Boys team had a successful day out on Monday of Week 5. The boys played with a high level of skill and worked hard to be first to the ball at any chance. The midfielders made the most of opportunities to get the ball into the forward line, where they were often rewarded by accurate goal kicking. The boys worked hard to fine tune areas of play that needed tweaking throughout the day and won themselves a spot in the grand final, through a convincing win in the Grand Final. The boys went into the game high on confidence and started well with the opening goal. Unfortunately, a few costly mistakes were converted into goals by the opposition and, whilst the boys fought hard to the end, they were unable to close the gap and finished in second place. Well done boys I was proud of your efforts on the day!

5/6 Boys Silver Football – 4th Place       Coach : Brett Simpson

What a day we had for the year 5/6 SACSA football silver team. We finished the minor rounds with 5 wins and 1 loss. The boys had so much belief in their competitiveness that they beat one of the favourite teams to win the competition in Tyndall Gold. The boys took away from that win with some positivity that they could compete against anyone. We finished 2nd in our pool which left us to play the Kings Gold team. The boys from both teams were so excited to be able to play against their school mates and the game did not disappoint. We unfortunately lost to the Kings Gold team, but I was a very proud coach at the end of the day. We played well all day and made it to the semi-finals, which surprised most of the boys. I cannot wait to see how the boys develop with their football and truly believe they can make it even further into finals next year. Well done boys I am so proud of you all!

7/8 Girls Gold Football – 1st Place       Coach : Harry Arvanitis

The 7/8 King’s Gold team was full of talented athletes, most of who are playing club footy. This experience and superior skill level stood out throughout the pool games and allowed the girls to go through all their 5 games with a total of 2 behinds scored against! In the semi final the girls, through a strong midfield, locked the ball in the forward half and were able to keep their opponent scoreless. This allowed them to have a convincing win and see them advance to the Grand Final. A similar pattern followed as the girls dominated possession from start to finish and came away winners of the day!

Even though there was a few stand out performers, the highlight of the day was the teamwork shown by all girls, and their willingness to play multiple roles on the day. It was an outstanding team effort and the girls thoroughly deserved the win. It was such a pleasure to coach you girls and I am proud of the way you represented the school!

7/8 Girls Silver Football – 8th Place       Coach : Kayla Vianello

The Year 7/8 Girls Silver team showed a huge amount of grit and determination throughout the minor rounds at the SACSA football carnival. They kept the score line close in a number of games and won a lot of the ball, particularly in the backline. The girls worked so well together as a team. They were willing to try new roles and structures to match up on their opponents, and were rewarded with a number of excellent goals throughout their games. The highlights of the day were the team’s ability to get to the ball first and apply constant defensive pressure. Their hard work paid off with a convincing win to finish the day. The competition as a whole had an incredible level of sportsmanship displayed by all SACSA schools. A big thank you goes to Kendall Millan who was our goal umpire for the day.

7/8 Boys Gold Football – 3rd Place       Coach : Adrian McDonald

The Kings Gold team had plenty of speed that was needed in the heavy rain and wind that we had for our 1st game and we used that speed to score into and with the breeze to win the game comfortably. This trend continued for all of our next 3 games as we combined pressure and run to link up all parts of the ground to finish in 1st place. Our cross-over final was against an evenly matched opponent which saw us drawn at half time. Both teams managed to score quickly in the second half and Kings missed a few opportunities that cost as the opposition kicked a dribbling goal and hit the lead late in the game. After another goal the lead was too great and we lost by 8 points. Our final game was a playoff for 3rd place and we played exceptional team oriented footy in the dry conditions to score 7 goals and keep the opposition score-less. It was a pleasure to coach this wonderful group of boys. They modelled our school’s Fisher principles throughout the entire day. Thanks boys.

7/8 Boys Silver Football – 10th Place    Coach : Brett Simpson

The Kings “Warriors” as we called ourselves had an enjoyable day even though we went through the carnival winless. The boys gave it their all for the entire day and never gave up. We kicked our first elusive goal in our last game in which the boys all supported the individual goal kicker, which was great to see. In tough, windy, wet at times conditions, it made for a scrappy game. However as was the moto for the whole day, we just wanted to be competitive and that is what the boys did. I hope after playing in this carnival some players will pursue football into the future as some surprised themselves with how well they played. An enjoyable day for all and played in good spirit; well done to the Kings Silver team.

9/10 Girls Football – 1st Place    Coach : Kayla Vianello

We had a fantastic day out at the 9/10 SACSA footy carnival – playing 8 minor rounds which required excellent focus, fitness and determination to maintain the level of intensity required. The girls were able to maintain a high standard of football in a range of conditions throughout the day- strong winds, a bit of sunshine and rain in the final two games of the day! Throughout the minor rounds we had a wide range of goal scorers and the girls each put in 100% effort to play the role they were assigned. They earned themselves a spot in the Grand Final and were rewarded for their incredible display with a convincing win. The highlight of the day was seeing the girls from all SACSA schools involved, showing such incredible sportsmanship- it was a pleasure to coach this team. They competed in the true spirit of the game and were rewarded for their efforts. A big thank you goes to Charlotte Kitchen who goal umpired for both the girls and boys team all day.

 

9/10 Boys Football – 1st Place     Coach : Andy Saggs

Winter weather welcomed the 9/10 SACSA football carnival down at West Beach. The team consistent of a number of high level footballers mixed with players who have little Experience. So the playing group were uncertain of their expectations.
With a significant wind towards one goal all day long it ensures each game was tight and a game of two halves.
The round robin format asked us to play 8 games to make the grand final, which exhausted our entire playing list. With a loss in the second game to the competition Favourites, the boys pushed on and made the grand final with only that loss.
We took on the opponent we lost to and sought revenge against a very good team. The game was once again end to end with us going into the wind and taking a surprising 4 point lead into half time. The boys worked exceptionally hard, but conceded an early goal to be behind. With the quick 9 minute half elapsing, our deepest forward took a timely mark to goal only
Moments before the final siren to win the game!
The boys certainly exhibited our FISHER values to a high standard and worked their socks off to take out the 2020 9/10 Boys SACSA carnival.
Well done lads!

OPEN Girls Football – 2nd Place     Coach : Andy Saggs

More prime winter weather greeted the SACSA open girls footy carnival down at west beach. The team boasted a number of quality seasoned footballers, which made team selection very difficult.
With the team coming through the group stage with one narrow loss and four excellent victories, we were set up for an assault on a finals campaign.
Our qualifying final was against a tough opponent we had previously beat in the round games. However their quality players rose to make it a difficult game. Our girls rose to the occasion with tough tackling and hard running and with some tweaks to the forward line we came away with a win.
The final was against the opponent for our only
Loss of the day. Since that game the girls developed their confidence and team work to be primed for the game. It was a tough and tight affair with much of the game played in the midfield. But the opposition caught us on the break with a couple of fast counter attacks and kicked away to win the game.
The girls were an absolute pleasure to coach today and fully deserved their second place finish. Well done girls!

OPEN Boys Football – 5th Place     Coach : Lee Swiderski

With forecasted hail, our senior boys headed to west beach for the Open Boys Football carnival amid ominous skies.
We began the day in drizzly conditions having a close win in game one before struggling against much stronger opposition in the next few rounds against some very accomplished teams. With only a handful of regular footballers on the team we were definitely up against it when we played schools that clearly had a team full of regular footballers.
I was proud our boys stayed positive throughout as exemplified by their celebration of a late goal when we looked like being held scoreless in one game.
Their resilience was also evident in their performance in the last 2 games where the effort continued to be strong and they started to move the ball as a team from one end of the ground to the other. As a result they were rewarded for their efforts with 2 wins and finished the day in 5th place with 3 wins and 4 losses.
Highlights of the day were the boys team spirit and respect for their opponents which were consistent throughout.
A special thank you to one of our parents, Linda Su, for braving the conditions and being our goal umpire for the day.

2020 SACSA
Secondary Basketball Carnival

7/8 Girls Basketball – 3rd Place    Coach : Harry Arvanitis

The day started well with the girls able to keep their first opponent scoreless due to some strong team defence. This allowed some of the girls to shake off their nervous energy and feel ready for the rest of the day. The second game was very similar as they were able to control their opponent’s biggest threat. Some good passing on offence led to easy baskets and our second convincing win. The girls’ confidence was high after game 2 and it really showed in game 3, having our most convincing win. The fourth game was a challenge and despite a mini comeback towards the end it was the girls’ first loss of the day. This left them in second place and into the semi-final. They played a hard fought game and played to the best of their ability, ultimately going down by 2 points in overtime. Well done girls you should be proud of your team effort and the way you represented the school!

7/8 Boys Gold Basketball – 3rd Place  Coach : Adrian McDonald

Our day started well with a strong victory in the opening round. All players contributed in defensive pressure to set up multiple scoring opportunities to win the game 18-2.

The next game was against a smaller opposition that enabled us to work on set plays and settled our defensive structure to win the game 27-4. After a tight start to our next game that saw score matched with score, our defensive pressure was enough to eventually win the game 10-7. Our next game was against a smaller opposition who struggled to get an effective offence against our pressure defensively as we comfortably won the game 20-2. Our next game was against a quality team with speed and skill who challenged us at both ends of the court. After a step up from the boys in defensive intensity we managed to win the game by 3 points. Our final pool game was against a smaller outfit who struggled to match our intensity as we comfortably won the game 26-8 and advanced to the semi-finals as top of our pool. Our finals game was tight as both teams used their tall players to set up offensively as teams traded baskets. The game looked set to go into overtime until a foul saw the opposition get up by 1 point which they held until the siren to end our winning streak and send us into 3rd place.

This group of boys played with intensity and team orientated basketball and I appreciated their commitment to training and representing our school integrity. Thanks boys for being a joy to coach.

7/8 Boys Silver Basketball – 5th Place  Coach : Zac McDonald

The day started with a tough defensive matchup, with neither team giving an inch on the defensive end. A few mistakes for both ends kept the game low scoring and tight, and all players put in great effort until the final siren losing 2-4. The second game saw the boys find more of a rhythm on the offensive end while still maintaining their excellent defensive pressure to win 6-2. Game 3 saw us in a favourable matchup, with our boys holding advantages in both speed and height. The 2 2 1 press implemented worked to perfection, with the boys outclassing the opposition in intensity to comfortably win 18-4. Game 4 saw us matched up with tough speedy opposition. Out the gate the opposition was winning the intensity battle and that lead to us being down quickly. To their credit the boys regrouped and competed well but it was tough to recover from the initial deficit and we lost 12-3. Game 5 saw us in a tough size matchup, with the opposition dominating with their height. Again the boys competed really well and brought the intensity, but ultimately the oppositions inside game was too much to overcome and we lost 16-6. Game 6 saw us in a tough matchup against an undefeated side. The boys competed hard all game but were ultimate outclassed and lost 24-2. The final game saw us yet again in a matchup against an undefeated side. Again the boys never let their spirit drop and kept their intensity at a very high level but the opposition’s ability got them over the top as we lost 23-6. Overall it was a great day and the boys represented themselves and the school extremely well with their attitude and spirit.

9/10 Girls Basketball – 2nd Place Coach: Steve Marshall

The King’s year 9/10 girls basketball team approached the carnival with enthusiasm and optimism. With so many talented players in this age range we took an extended team of ten players to be well prepared for the seven games. Starting with a solid full court press, our team showed terrific determination and teamwork to control the play throughout most games. The enthusiasm and optimism were rewarded with fantastic results in the first two games winning 29-4 and 15-nil by keeping the ball in our offensive half for most of the game. The third game provided us with some tougher competition with the opposition scoring 9 points before we managed to register a score. The girls pulled together and fought back outscoring the opposition in the second half of the game for quite a narrow loss. In the fourth game the team played an excellent game for another comfortable win which set us up for the final pool game where a win was required to make the final. In the fifth pool game we started very strong with excellent defence and lots of steals and fast breaks setting up a good lead. The opposition came back strongly towards the end but the team hung on to win by 3 points.

The final series started with a cross over final with the other pool which we won comfortably. However, the grand final was fiercely contested with both teams playing excellent defensive structures. We managed some steals and fast breaks early in the game to set up a modest lead which we maintained for most of the game. Unfortunately with just 2 points up and only 28 seconds to go an opposition player scored two points and was awarded a bonus foul shot which also went through leaving us one point short when the final siren was sounded.

While disappointed to not win the grand final against a team we defeated in the pool games, the girls can certainly be proud of their efforts providing a high quality display of both individual and teamwork basketball skills. It was also extremely pleasing to see the positive attitude and excellent conduct which was evident through the FISHER principles throughout the day. Thank-you to the girls who made it such a terrific day and also our volunteer scorers.

9/10 Boys Basketball – 3rd Place Coach: Dennis Ambrose

The year 9/10 Boys Basketball Team started the competition enthusiastic and confident keen to play on the Lightsview courts. A well-balanced team with strong talent, they played with great team work and full commitment. The first 3 games in the pool pushed the boys to play strong defense and they were rewarded with wins. Game 4 was against a team that played a tight defense inside the key, minimizing the scoring opportunities. The team managed to stop the opposition from scoring but not enough to win the game. The final game of the Pool round meant the team needed to win to stay in the running for the grand final. From the start of the game, the boys took control of the game keeping themselves a few points ahead. In the last 20 seconds of the game, the opposition swished a 3pt shot giving them a 1pt advantage. A final offense was unsuccessful as the siren sounded.

The crossover finals had the boys playing for 3rd. The boys played the game with enthusiasm and enjoyment as they finished the day with a comfortable win.

While the disappointment of missing the final, the boys were an excellent example of the FISHER principles in their conduct during the day both on and off the court and represented there school at the highest of standards. Well done boys.

Open Girls Basketball – 2nd Place Coach: Fiona Hunter

The Kings Senior Girls Basketball team were excited and keen to compete in the first SACSA carnival for the year, especially the year 12 students who were representing King’s Baptist in Basketball for the last time. We had the privilege of playing at the state of the art ‘Lightsview Sports Centre.’

The girls were confident going into our first game, which resulted in a good win. All of the girls contributed to this victory, working hard both offensively and defensively throughout the game. We soon learnt that our strength this year was defence as we could intercept, hassle and create difficulties for other teams.

The games that followed were challenging physically, as many had to adjust to the match fitness of a carnival.  Because of the interruption to all sport programs this year, many of the girls have not played this many games. We began to tire but their heart and defensive pressure continued to impress. All of the girls contributed to this team, working hard both offensively and defensively throughout the game. We had a mix of wins and losses in the minor round.

The final series was awesome. We were positioned fourth and knew that we would have to win both finals to make the grand final. The girls dug deep. They confidently took the ball to the basket to draw fouls, the defensive pressure created many turnovers and they won both finals impressively. These two games were a highlight! The three Basketballers in our team lead by example and took control.

Unfortunately the girls lost in the grand final but to finish second from fourth position during the pool games was a great feat.  It was a hard fought game and the girls should be very proud of their efforts.

Thanks to the girls for making it such an enjoyable day. Though many of them were sore, they held their heads up high and worked hard every game. They enjoyed each other’s company and played with great team spirit, exemplifying the FISHER principles. A special thanks to our scorer (Dianne Littlechild) who was a great help all day.

Open Boys Basketball – 1st Place Coach: David Gould

SACSA basketball carnival was finally back up and running and saw the Open Boys take to the new Lightsview courts. The team consisted of players with plenty of speed and skill, who needed to play a fast transition game as well as inside outside game in the half court.

The first game was against a very tough team a great team effort with strong defense combined with a high fast break conversion to win 30 – 21. All boys played their roles to secure a great confident start to the carnival.

Game 2 was against a very tough team with an experienced and skillful side. The Kings boys worked hard but unfortunately didn’t shoot well and couldn’t keep up with the opponents on the score board and went down by 8 points. From this game on, the boys went undefeated through the group stages. They combined their full court press, with some excellent transition to develop excellent team play. The team progressed through the pool games with 7 wins and 1 loss record, placing us in second place moving us into the final.

The Grand Final game saw us up against a very strong opponent and the team we lost to in the second game. The King’s tough defense and fast silky transition was no match for the opposition with the Kings boys winning by 11 points to take the Championship.

This was a great entire team effort and well deserved for the boys. Congratulations to all the boys involved and a big Thank you to Craig who scored for us all day.

2019 SACSA
Primary Basketball Carnival

4/5 Boys Gold Basketball – 2nd Place      Coach: Grace Flight

The Kings 4/5 Boys Silver team were excited and keen to compete in the last SACSA carnival for the year. We had the privilege of playing on the brand new courts at Lights view Sports Centre. The team was made up of both year 4 and 5 boys, all of which had played some type of competitive basketball before.

The boy’s first game was challenging but a learning experience for many of the boys. The final score of the first game was 20-12 but the improvement across the game was huge. It’s always tough in the first few games while players get used to playing with each other and settling into their positions. The boys were confident going into our next game which resulted in an 18-10 win. All boys contributed to this win working hard both offensively and defensively throughout the game. The nerves began to show before the next game as the boys were familiar with the high standard of the opposition. Our next couple of games were tough as we were playing against some very experienced and well trained teams. The boys were positive and very supportive of each other though, despite the tough competition. The last game of the day was our toughest game of the day. The score lines were even for majority which forced us into extra time. Even after extra time the scores were still even resulting in a golden goal situation. Unfortunately the boys ended up losing but it was a hard fought game and the boys should be very proud of their efforts.

Thanks to the boys making it such a great day. Though a tough day, the boys kept their heads up and worked hard every game no matter the level of competition. A special thanks to the parents who helped us out during the day with scoring.

4/5 Boys Silver Basketball –9th Place      Coach: Adrian McDonald 

This team was an energetic mix of speedy smaller players with enough height to pull down rebounds. The combination of year 4 and year 5’s made it important to use our 1st few games to cement our structure and teamwork. We were able to put enough defensive pressure in both of these games to set up multiple scoring opportunities and win easily. Our 3rd game was against a quality tall team that required front court pressure to turn the ball over in order to alleviate their rebounding strength which we did successfully to win a tight game. Our next game was against a well drilled team that worked effectively at both ends of the court resulting in a loss. We have our last pool game against a shorter opponent that couldn’t match our intensity in the ball and we won easily. We played in the semi-finals against an evenly matched team that pushed us all the way until the last few seconds which saw us win by a narrow 1 point. We played the grand final against a much taller opponent that made it difficult to score. We were basket for basket all game until they scored a few in quick succession to win the game. The boys played with great intensity and teamwork and deserved their 2nd place finish. Thanks to Mrs Kambouris for being our scorer all day.

4/5 Girls Gold Basketball – 3rd Place      Coach: Louise Kates

6/7 Boys Gold Basketball – 4th Place      Coach: David Gould

The 6/7 boys gold team was full of speed and skills and felt confident going into the carnival.The first pool game was against a good quality opposition and the boys had to work hard at both ends of the floor and won the game in the end.The next game was against another quality team who matched our strengths and despite a tough encounter, they were too strong.Our last two pools games were must win games which required our defence structure to work well. We were able to push the ball down the court and score easy transition baskets. We won both of these games comfortably which meant we finished 2nd in our pool and into the semi-finals.The semi-final match up was against a very strong opposition which unfortunately we were not able to match. Our last match of the day was for position 3 and 4 against a team that was too strong for us in our pool gameThey started well and got off to an early lead which was too big to peg back despite a basket for basket encounter at the end of the game. Unfortunately we went down by 2 points and finished the day in 4th,

Thank you to all the boys for their efforts over the day.

6/7 Boys Silver Basketball – 8th Place      Coach: Adrian McDonald

This team had plenty of confidence and enthusiasm as the set off for the year 6-7 SACSA Carnival. They played with both of these for their first two games winning the opening game by more than 20 points followed by a close 1 point win. The next 3 games were difficult to capture our early form as we played against more highly skilled and experienced players and struggled to keep up the required intensity as we dropped all 3. This left us in 4th position in our pool to play against the 4th placed team from the other pool. We started the game slowly and were down by 4 points quickly. We struggled to stem the margin throughout the game and lost finishing in 8th place. These boys were such a great team to coach as they played with tenacity for every game. Their character was never lost despite winning or losing. Well done boys.

6/7 Girls Gold Basketball – 3rd  Place      Coach: Harry Arvanitis

What a wonderful effort! The team consisted of a mixture between some basketball players, netball players and great athletes, albeit unexperienced basketball players. There were many players unable to attend training sessions for various reasons, including a vital player falling sick in the lead up. This led to some uncertainty heading into the day. The first game showed this as the girls played with caution and a lack of confidence, losing in a tight contest. A team chat after the game, as well and some tactical changes, instilled confidence into the girls for the remainder of the day. The girls had a clearer understanding of how their individual skill sets could be used to benefit the team. They were able to play well, using teamwork, communication and 100% effort from all players to only lose 1 more match, to the eventual winners, for the remainder of the day. Their improvement was highlighted in the 3rd place playoff, a rematch against a team who the girls had a tough fought, and closely contested win earlier in the day. The girls were able to come away with a very convincing win, the largest of the day, and finish in 3rd place.  I was very proud of the attitude that the girls showed on the day, representing the school well! Well done girls I was proud of your efforts!

2019 SACSA
Primary Netball Carnival

4/5 Girls Gold Netball – 4th Place      Coach: Juliana Saunders

On Friday the 1st of November the 4/5 girls King’s Gold netball team was eager to go. The SACSA carnival which was held at the Golden Grove netball courts had over 800 students in attendance. From the moment we arrived the atmosphere was of excitement with some nerves kicking in. We began the day in prayer to wish all the teams’ good luck. The King’s Gold team was made of Year 4 and 5 girls whom were mostly already netball players. The girls played four games before also gaining a spot in the finals after winning three out of the four games. In the Semi Finals the scores were close however we unfortunately we didn’t walk away with the win.  As we placed 2nd in our pool we still had a chance to play one last finals game for 3rd spot. The girls pulled together for this last game even though they were exhausted from the day. We unfortunately didn’t quite get over the line only losing by 2 points. We ended the carnival gaining 4th spot overall in the Division 1 pool. The girls played extremely well all day using persistence, resilience and great team work strategies. Well done girls!

4/5 Girls Silver Netball – 10th Place      Coach: Sarah Thornton

4/5 Boys Gold Netball – 2nd Place      Coach: Grace Flight

The Year 4/5 boys were an enthusiastic group who were excited but also quite nervous coming into the SACSA netball carnival. My team was an athletic group, but for many netball was a sport they were less familiar with. The boys were a hard-working group though and were keen to develop their skills and understanding of the game.  

Though a hot day, the boys were keen, but nerves were showing in our first game. Nerves were only evident for the first half and then the boys gained confidence as they became to gel more as a team. Our first game ended with a tight final score line of 6-4 but a win none the less. The boys dominated the court in their next 3 games and won convincingly. We went into the semi-final confident as we had placed first in our pool. We had watched our competition play earlier in the day so were aware of their fast-accurate passing style. At half time in the semi-final the scores were even. After a half time chat about slowing down our passes and providing more passing options the boys dominated the second half winning by 6 goals. The last game of the day was highly competitive and the closest game of the day. Unfortunately, the boys lost by 3 goals but not without putting up a great contest. It was an exciting day with lots of players improving and developing significantly from start to finish. Thankyou boys for being an absolute pleasure to coach. You should be very proud of your efforts, going into the grand final undefeated is very impressive. A big thankyou to all the parents who supported us and helped score during the day.  

6/7 Girls Gold Netball – 1st Place    Coach: Kayla Vianello

Our team arrived at the Golden Grove Netball courts on Friday the 1st November eager to get the day started! With over 700 students competing on the day, the SACSA netball carnival was a bustling, hectic but very rewarding event for all involved. I had the absolute pleasure of coaching a group of independent, positive and talented young ladies throughout 6 minor round games, and 2 finals. The competition throughout the day varied greatly with two of the minor round games challenging our team to play their very best netball. The girls played each and every game with a high level of consistency. They applied incredible defensive pressure in the midcourt, taking the pressure off of our GK and GD at times. Luckily our savvy defenders always managed to take a crucial intercept or rebound just when we really needed it! Our goalies worked tirelessly all day, constantly moving and providing beautiful options in the circle. They also shot accurately and fought hard for every rebound. Our biggest test came in our third game, where we faced a fast and strong attack line. The girls managed to decrease errors by treasuring possession, and slowly came back to within a couple of goals.

King’s Gold finished in second place in their pool, meaning they would play the first place winner of Pool A. This cross over final was a real testament to the team’s focus and passion for netball. They approached the game with fierce determination and produced a high quality of netball to secure a position in the Grand Final.

Having not played the Grand Final opposition at all throughout the day, the girls went into the game with no expectations, allowing them to settle quickly into what was becoming their trade mark style of netball – hungry for the ball and able to create opportunities for turnovers when we really needed to. The girls’ were rewarded for their hard work and brilliant attitude with a victory, coming away from the day as Division 1 winners.

6/7 Girls Silver Netball – 8th Place    Coach: Katina Sarantidis

The Year 6/7 King’s Silver netball team faced warm conditions at the SACSA carnival that was held at the Golden Grove netball courts last Friday. The girls’ sweated it out and won 3 of their 6 games, defeating two highly experienced gold teams within their pool – a feat to be incredibly proud of! While the girls’ did miss out on competing in the finals, their team work, dedication and sportsmanship on the day was admirable. Well done girls! 

6/7 Boys Gold Netball – 2nd Place    Coach: Fiona Hunter

Friday was a beautiful day for a netball carnival. The weather was warm but perfect as no high winds, rain or bright sunshine would detract from the day’s play.

The year 6/7 team began the carnival with a difficult game but this allowed us to focus and concentrate on the task at hand. The boys were quick to stop stepping, valued the ball and learnt to balance at full speed. As the day progressed, so did our scores. We came across some difficult teams with very tall players and finished the minor round with two losses and four wins. This placed us in 4th position going into the finals.

We played our first final on court 1 against the top team. The boys were amazing in this game. They shot with accuracy, dodged seamlessly and took many interceptions in defence. We won this game by 3 goals, which meant we would be playing in the Grand Final. The excitement and pride was a joy to watch as they deserved to win after such a strong team effort.

We played the grand final and it was goal for goal. Once again, the improvement from our first game was phenomenal but unfortunately the siren sounded and we finished one goal behind our opponent, taking home the silver medal. You could not have asked for a closer final and the boys were great sports the entire day, but especially noticeable in the loss of the final.

 The culture of the team was awesome. The boys were respectful towards umpires, opponents and shared their time throughout the day and encouraging each other. What more could a coach ask for!

2019 SACSA
Primary Volleyball Carnival

6/7 Boys Gold Volleyball – 4th Place      Coach: Adrian McDonald

Volleyball is not a sport that is played consistently by any of our year 6-7 students so teams were reliant upon exposure in PE lessons and practice to enable the skills necessary to be competitive. Our boys played their opening 2 games with nerves and struggled to communicate meaning a few players were chased the same ball, despite this we were able put enough great points together to win comfortably. As confidence grew so did our ability to use multiple shots to set up attacking points and we won the next 4 games to finish the pool round undefeated in top position. Our semi-final was a slow start as we struggled to receive serve and lost the opening 8 points. We found it hard to recover and lost the game against a tough opponent that we had beaten earlier in the day. We played off for 3rd place and lost this game in a surprise loss which didn’t reflect our brilliance that we have shown all day. Thanks boys for always showing excellence in winning or losing. 

 

6/7 Boys Silver Volleyball – 7th Place      Coach: Graham Cook

The King’s Boys Silver team began the day slowly but began to work well as a team as the day progressed, making individual and team improvements.  Whilst results did not always go their way, they showed fighting spirit and finished the day far stronger. It was clear that with a bit of confidence and a more solid game plan, they were able to offer solid resistance to some good opposition. Well done boys on demonstrating values of fairness and sportsmanship throughout the carnival

6/7 Girls Gold Volleyball – 1st Place      Coach: Scott Trestrail

On October 24th Kings teams took part in the SACSA volleyball carnival at ARC stadium. Our Gold team was a mix of year 6 and 7 girls selected from trainings over the last month.

The girls sailed through the early preliminary rounds of 18 minutes games, building a solid lead over opponents with particularly strong serving. Many of our girls stepped up to consistently serve 4 or 5 serves in succession to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Our last preliminary game was against a strong (Tyndale) team with both teams striving for ascendancy until King’s prevailed 33- 31 in the closest game of the day. Finishing the preliminary rounds atop of the table, we then played the 4th ranked team in the semi-final with a comfortable 10 point win. The grand final was  a closely contested match with both teams alternating between dominant serving and some unforced errors, with the Kings girls gradually edging ahead to win the Gold by a 6 point margin. The girls were attentive and responded well to coaching and strategy, consequently improving their volleyball throughout the day and demonstrating great sportsmanship that brings

 

6/7 Girls Silver Volleyball – 7th Place      Coach: Adrian McDonald/ Graham Cook

This team was a mix of year 6 and year 7 students so playing together required the team to quickly gel. The girls were exceptional at pulling together with encouragement always obvious despite each game in the pool round being a challenge. The team were unable to serve consistently and gave away too many easy points which meant they lost many games that were in the balance. They played their finals game against a similar opponent and with the final 2 minutes were down by 2 points. They won possession and served with power and accuracy to get 6 straight points to finish the day with a hard fought win. These girls showed everyone how to display the team spirit and positivity that all players need. It was such an example of FISHER. Well done girls.

 

8/9 Boys Gold Volleyball – 2nd Place      Coach: Nancy Walker

After a few weeks of competitive trials, lunch time “hustle” sessions and trainings, our Year 9 boys Gold team were ready for the SACSA Volleyball Championships, held at The ARC in Campbelltown, on October 25th.



Some outstanding volleyball was played by our team, with some excellent skill development, team work and determination shown. Volleyball is very much a team game as positions must be rotated and generally, three hits are required to maximise the chance of winning the point. It is also a mental game where we must stay positive and support everyone after every point- whether we win it or not. I am proud to say that our Gold team shone today. They exhibited wonderful mateship, team work and camaraderie. Not to mention their classy ball work.The first game was tight, with only one point in it most of the game. We lost narrowly, although we dominated most of the play. The following minor games were all brilliant. We burst out of the blocks at the first whistle of every game and took commanding leads, winning every other minor round game. We finished second in our pool and won the semi final in such a great contest. Our boys were all class during that game. They were totally on fire; setting, serving, blocking and spiking cleanly and with such control. Our energy was really high and we won that game 26-24: such a tight tussle and great game! The grand final was again played in such a fantastic spirit. Whilst we lost in a very close contest, our boys demonstrated such great leadership, tenacity, skill and sportsmanship. We finished with a silver medal, such a super effort!

The 9 boys were outstanding. They listened intently, applying the specific skills taught and bringing the right attitude. And, they had fun doing it. The boys supported each other, and exhibited some classy skills. Their positive attitude was on display all day, as was their effort. I felt blessed to be coaching this group of boys today. Well done King’s Gold!

8/9 Boys Silver Volleyball – 5th Place      Coach: Adrian McDonald

 The Kings Silver Team was a mix of experienced year 9 students and year 8 students who had plenty of talent but little experience. The first two games were great settlers as we managed to put enough shots and serves in play to win both games. Our 3rd game was against a quality team that had big hitting power. We were score for score for most of the game until the opposition got on top to win by 5 points. Our next game was an opportunity to showcase great team work as they won the game with patience and poise. The next game was another tough one against a slightly taller opposition. Despite playing well we lost the game by 3 points to finish 3rd in the pool. This put us in the playoff for 5th overall which we won convincingly by over 10 points. It was a pleasure to coach this exception bunch of team orientated boys.

 

8/9 Girls Gold Volleyball – 5th Place      Coach: Kayla Vianello

The King’s Gold girls’ volleyball team competed at the SACSA carnival on Friday 25th October, playing in a total of 7 games in what was a busy, fast paced but brilliant day. Although we had a slow start to the day with one draw and one loss, the girls quickly gained momentum and quickly began playing with greater consistency, particularly with powerful and accurate serving. We had a strong win against a quality oppositions in the third and fifth games, with the main highlight being the way that the team encouraged one another after every point. Once it came to finals, the girls played off to finish in 5th position with a convincing win. The girls responded well to feedback, persevered through some tough games and most importantly, treated everyone around them with respect.

OPEN Boys Gold Volleyball –         12th Place      Coach: Andrew Saggs  

The 10/11 SACSA volleyball carnival was held at the Arc for the second year running. With an inexperienced team heading in to the day we were uncertain of the competitiveness of the group.

We started the day very well, with a dominant first game which allowed everyone to grow in confidence. Our second game was against a well-drilled side who we drew with the final serve of the game.

Our third game was played against the reigning champions who boasted a team full of experienced players. The boys played fantastically well, putting together some great attack and defence. Unfortunately we fell just two points short of a victory. The day from that point on was a little disappointing with us not registering another victory for the day meaning we finished in 11th position. 

 

OPEN Girls Gold Volleyball –              10th Place      Coach: Kayla Vianello

Volleyball is not a sport that is played consistently by any of our year 6-7 students so teams were reliant upon exposure in PE lessons and practice to enable the skills necessary to be competitive. Our boys played their opening 2 games with nerves and struggled to communicate meaning a few players were chased the same ball, despite this we were able put enough great points together to win comfortably. As confidence grew so did our ability to use multiple shots to set up attacking points and we won the next 4 games to finish the pool round undefeated in top position. Our semi-final was a slow start as we struggled to receive serve and lost the opening 8 points. We found it hard to recover and lost the game against a tough opponent that we had beaten earlier in the day. We played off for 3rd place and lost this game in a surprise loss which didn’t reflect our brilliance that we have shown all day. Thanks boys for always showing excellence in winning or losing.

2019 SACSA
Football Carnival

4/5 Boys Gold Football – 1st Place      Coach: Harry Arvanitis

It was a cold morning but that was never going to get in the way of the excitable Year 4/5 boys! They were the first game up and had a hard fought win against a surprisingly challenging opponent. The midfield was the driving force and gave the forwards plenty of opportunities to kick a winning score. Much of the round robin stage was spent trying to find the right balance in the team in terms of who would be most effective in which positions. Game 2 was a comfortable that gave the boys hope for the remainder of the game. Next game up the boys were riding this high and ultimately led them to a false sense of security and expected the win. The opponent was tough at it and did not let us get our game plan off the ground. Our boys fought hard in the second half but were not able to close the gap enough. This game served as a great reality check as the boys realised they would have to grit their teeth and work hard on the field to achieve their goal of finishing 1st on the day.

Results went our way in the final game of the round robin and we were able to qualify for semi-finals, but had to play the strongest team of the day in the semi-final. The boys were feeling nervous before the game but with clear instructions for each player/position they each played their role for the team with commitment and passion. This team effort allowed the boys to win a hard fought, close encounter and see them through to the Grand Final. It was time for redemption as they were to face off with the team that out-muscled them earlier in the day and the only team to beat them. The boys were determined to show that they were more capable than what they showed early in the day. With a cameo from one of our forwards and our midfield working extremely hard and well together the boys were able to be victorious and win the day! I could not be any prouder of the way the boys bounced back after an early set back to show great fight and team spirit! Great effort boys!

4/5 Boys Silver Football – 9th Place      Coach: Brett Simpson

The 4/5 boys silver team tried their heart out all day, It was great to see as a first time Kings football coach. Not one of the boys disagreed with the rotations during the course of the day and did everything they could for the team. Excitement from the start of the day to the end of the day didn’t waiver as the boys managed to win two games, one in which was a goal kicked with just seconds before the siren sounded to win the team the game. This come from behind victory lifted the spirits of the boys and I could see a far more confident team following the previous games efforts. Although we had a tough day and only won 2 games the boys impressed me the more they played together. We had some players that hadn’t played much football before and some players with a considerable amount of experience which blended into a team of “raw” and experienced talent. The boys will gain experience from this year’s exposure to football and will no doubt be excited to improve for next year’s SACSA carnival. Overall it was a pleasure to coach this exciting group, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them with their football endeavours.

4/5 Girls Gold Football – 2nd Place      Coach: Grace Flight

The Kings 4/5 Girls Football team was made up of a mixture of students from different sporting backgrounds. For many, this was their first SACSA carnival, so excitement levels were high even with the cold weather conditions. The girls had trained hard and approached the carnival with confidence and enthusiasm.

The girls had a tough start to the day with many of the girls nervous to compete for the first time. The first game was 12-1 loss but the development in the girls’ throughout the game was significant. It was clear the nerves were gone by the second game which the girls positioning, communication and hard tackling resulting in a 42-0 win. Our next game was a tight game which ended in a draw. The draw meant the next game was our final pool game which would determine whether we would be playing finals. In realising we had to play the same team again that we had just drawn against, the girls were nervous. The girls played hard, worked as a team and were in control of the game, dominating across the field leaving the other team scoreless.

The girls were very excited to compete in finals but knew the competition would be tough. Scoring early in the semi final gave the girls confidence to push through to a final win to take us through to the grand final. The grand final was an exciting game, but the opposition were too strong. Thank you for a wonderful day girls, you should be very proud of your efforts.

6/7 Boys Gold Football – 1st Place      Coach: Harry Arvanitis

The boys started the day with high levels of excitement of expectation of how the day would go. With a talented, versatile team they were able to have a comprehensive win in game 1. The rest of the round robin stage went in a similar fashion in which the boys were able to combine together to practice strategies that would be useful in the crossover phase of the carnival. The boys knew that their lack of height needed to be combated with intelligent play and quick ball movement if they were to achieve their goal of being the last team standing on the day. The semi-final was against the toughest opponent they had faced until that point in the day. The boys performed bravely and took advantage of the breeze to take a small lead into the half time break. A few positional moves, as well as each player playing their role to perfection, allowed the boys to come away with a tight win.

Finally the game the boys had been working towards all day. Although it was against a tough opponent confidence was still high after consistently strong performances throughout the day. The strategy that was formulated to combat the height lack of height worked very effectively and the boys were able to be on the front foot with fast ball movement through the midfield, clever defenders who were strong overhead, and crafty forwards that took their opportunities when they presented themselves. The score was tight for much of the first half but there was a sense that our boys were on top and ready to take control at any moment. This happened in the second half and they never looked back, overcoming a tough (taller!) opposition to finish first for the day. The effort of the boys, and the way they represented the school, is something that they should be very proud of, as was their coach! Well done lads!

 

6/7 Boys Silver Football – 9th Place      Coach: Jason Lippitt

6/7 Girls Gold Football – 1st Place      Coach: Grace Flight

The girls gold team were a confident and talented team that went into the day with enthusiasm despite the cold conditions. The girls were a versatile group which meant everyone played across the field and rotated through the positions.

 The girl’s dominance was demonstrated in their first match of the day with a 48-0 win, even with the nerves of playing a first game together as a squad. As the day continued the girls continued to put high amounts of pressure on the opposition across the field. The girls were strong with their marks in front of goal which as a result lead to many high scoring games. The defensive pressure was carried across the field which meant other teams rarely even got the ball in their forward third. The girls were a group of team players which meant that the day ended with almost all players having the opportunity to score goals in the forward line. The day finished with a dominant grand final resulting in a 78-0 win.

The girls had an exceptional day and were an absolute pleasure to coach. It was very pleasing to watch the girls demonstrate their fisher principles both on and off the field. A massive thankyou to all the parents who supported the girls throughout the day. 

6/7 Girls Silver Football – 9th Place      Coach: Nancy Walker

After weeks of competitive trials and trainings, our Year 6/7 girls silver football team were ready for the SACSA Football Championships, held at King’s Baptist on Monday, August 19th.

A chilly winter morning greeted our team. However, the rain held off for most of the day, making it perfect football weather!

Some great football was played, with some excellent skill development, team work and determination shown. Lead by Lily as captain and Tahlia as vice captain, the girls continued to improve throughout the entire day. They listened intently, applying the specific skills and drills taught. And, they had fun doing it. The girls supported each other, went in hard at the ball, kicked a number of goals, but also shared in many laughs over the course of the day.

After narrowly losing a few games, King’s Silver won their last game, which was a fantastic way to finish the day. Their positive attitude was on display all day, as was their effort, which was rewarded through a win in the last game, which was wonderful to see. It was great to be involved in the girls football competition and we were so impressed with the team work, attitudes and skill shown.

Thanks to all of the parents, grand parents and loved ones who came along to support the girls on the day, as well as supporting the trainings that were held. Thank you also to King’s for organising such an impressive event, and thank you also to the excellent Year 10 umpires who were great in their roles as umpires for the entire day.
Nancy Walker

8/9 Boys Gold Football – 3rd Place      Coach: Adrian McDonald

The year 8-9 boys teams comprised mainly of year 9 students with some that are playing regular football and competent players who are involved in other sporting pursuits. Our 1st game started with a quality team that were keen to attack the ball and body which meant that our players not playing regular football had to adjust to the intensity and pressure of being full tackled. This meant a tight 1st half that required our best players to hold the team together long enough for confidence to grow and the whole team to find their feet, which happened in the 2nd half and the boys won the game comfortably. This trend was continued in our 2nd game with another great win. Our next 2 games were against quality teams that had the skills and speed to win the contested possession more than our boys and we lost both these games. Our final game was a great team effort that enabled us to run over the opposition and convert our opportunities. Being a round robin with only 2 teams advancing to the grand final meant we played off for 3rd position which we won comfortably. These boys were exceptional all day with their attitude and effort making them a great team to coach.

8/9 Girls Gold Football – 2nd Place      Coach: Andy Saggs

The year 8-9 boys teams comprised mainly of year 9 students with some that are playing regular football and competent players who are involved in other sporting pursuits. Our 1st game started with a quality team that were keen to attack the ball and body which meant that our players not playing regular football had to adjust to the intensity and pressure of being full tackled. This meant a tight 1st half that required our best players to hold the team together long enough for confidence to grow and the whole team to find their feet, which happened in the 2nd half and the boys won the game comfortably. This trend was continued in our 2nd game with another great win. Our next 2 games were against quality teams that had the skills and speed to win the contested possession more than our boys and we lost both these games. Our final game was a great team effort that enabled us to run over the opposition and convert our opportunities. Being a round robin with only 2 teams advancing to the grand final meant we played off for 3rd position which we won comfortably. These boys were exceptional all day with their attitude and effort making them a great team to coach.

OPEN Boys Gold Football – 6th Place      Coach: Adrian McDonald

The open boys team consisted of a few seasoned football players and those with enthusiasm and speed but without the match practice that enables full attack on the oval ball. The draw changed leaving our team in a small pool meaning we had to play both teams twice and struggled in these games to compete with the size and speed of these teams. We were able to hold all teams well for the first half of each game but struggled to run out each game and finished in 3rd place in the pool. This lead to a cross over game against the 3rd place of the other pool. We started well and won the ball consistently our of the centre to get an early lead. The opposition stepped up their intensity and got back into the game to finish on top. Our final game was against a smaller team that enabled us to outmark them. We managed to convert our scoring opportunities and finished the day with a confidence building win. Well done lads to show your fighting positivity all day.

OPEN Girls Gold Football – 5th Place      Coach: Andy Saggs

Despite injuries and challenges the open girls gold had a fantastic day. Playing the day with only one player on the bench, meant that everyone had to step up into unfamiliar positions and rest when they could. Nevertheless we won our first three pool games convincingly, but we’re yet to play two unbeaten teams. Despite being tired and now having no bench the girls played some of their best and toughest footy for the day. We unfortunately just fell short in both games, to relegate us to 3rd place in the pool.

Our final game for 5th place playoff was a convincing victory.

It was so pleasing to see the girls play a tough brand of footy, but also uphold our FISHER principles and represent the school magnificently.

OPEN Girls Silver Football – 3rd Place      Coach: Darren Penna

We started the day off by unfortunately losing one of our team members to our other Kings team which meant we only had two players on the bench for the day. The first game started a bit rusty but as the game went on the girls really gelled together as a team and finished with a fantastic win. During the second game we lost one of our players to an ankle injury which left us with only one on the bench, this incident affected the girls as they received minimal rest time causing them to tire easily. We continued to play well as a team with positive attitudes and they were rewarded for their efforts with a win in games three and four.

2019 SACSA
Soccer Carnival

4/5 Girls Soccer – 4th Place      Coach: Grace Flight

The Kings 4/5 girls’ soccer team were an enthusiastic group who were very excited to be playing in for some, their first SACSA carnival. The team was made up of a mixture of girls from different sporting backgrounds with only a couple actually ever having played a game of soccer before other than during PE lessons. The girls had trained hard though and entered the day full of positivity. The first game was a strong start with the girls winning 5-1. The improvement from the first to the second half was huge with the girl’s nerves rapidly disappearing as they began to learn and develop in their different positions. The girls then lost the next 3 games in a row, but only by tight margins. The girls finished the day strongly with a 4-0 win but unfortunately we narrowly missed out on a place in the finals.

The girls finished the day in 4th place. It was a fun day and the girl’s persistence was evident throughout, even when the competition was putting on high amounts of pressure. It was a pleasure coaching the girls, I look forward to coaching you again in the future. A special thankyou to all the parents who supported all the Kings Teams on the day.

4/5 Boys Gold Soccer – 2nd Place      Coach: Harry Arvanitis

With a strong team selected, confidence was high during training sessions leading up to the day. With quality players throughout defence (even though some were knew to the sport) and the midfield, it was important that we found a key target up front to make sure that we would capitalise on what we assumed would be a lot of possession throughout the day. This proved to be true from the start of the day. The first 2 games were very similar; dominated possession but unable to capitalise on the scoreboard, coming away with 2 hard fought win against opponents that should not have caused so much trouble. The third game was a more convincing win which gave the boys confidence that carried through to the final game of the round robin stage, another comfortable win.

The boys were very excited for the Semi Final and it showed from the first minute of the game. Their energy was high and they worked as a cohesive unit. Whilst the opposition showed some quality, our boys were up for the fight and the game play was not as close as the final score board suggested. The boys progressed to the Grand Final and rightfully so as we were playing our best soccer at the right time of the day. It was a tough game with both teams creating chances and our keeper making a couple of cracking saves. Our boys had some chances that should have been put away but that is how sports go. A nil all draw saw two tense periods of extra time followed by a penalty shout out that unfortunately ended in a loss for our lads. A well rounded team effort with stand-out performances from the goal keeper in key moments, the brave boys who stepped up to take a penalty, as well as central defenders and central midfielders. Great effort boys, unlucky not to take it out as you deserved the win! Proud of you all!

4/5 Boys Silver Soccer – 7th Place      Coach: Brett Simpson 

6/7 Girls Gold Soccer – 2nd Place      Coach: Grace Flight 

 The Kings 6/7 girls’ soccer team was a strong, athletic and hardworking group. The girls trained hard leading up to the carnival. The girls were nervous going into the competition knowing the high levels of competition that would be facing throughout the day. All nerves disappeared after the first game when we won 1-0. Though a narrow score line, many shots were made and the girls dominated the entire game. The girls won all of their games but one which they drew. This meant the girls finished top of the pool. This ended up being significant as the first game in the cross over was a draw which meant the team that finished higher in their pool would go through. The girls made the grand final but unfortunately lost 1-0 in extra time.

Thanks to the girls for being an amazing group to coach and spend the day with. It was wonderful to see the team develop as the day went on. The girls were supportive, encouraging and persistent. We had injuries which meant some players had to step out of their comfort zone and try new positions which they did willingly with enthusiasm. 

 

6/7 Boys Gold Soccer – 2nd Place      Coach: Harry Arvanitis

The sun was shining and energy was high with the boys all looking forward to a great day. With a team consisting of some highly talented players mixed in with some inexperienced, yet highly athletic, players, everyone was looking forward to what should be a good day. The boys started the day against a team with one stand out player who was very hard to contain due to his size. We were able to take the lead and held it for most of the game but one defensive mistake awarded them the chance they needed to equalise and come away with a draw. An injury to our captain, a crucial player in our system, looked to be a challenge that the team may not be able to overcome. Two hard fought wins in a row, and a captain showing great resilience to come back and lead the team on the field, led to the final group stage game in which we needed a big win and then had to rely on other results to fall away. The boys did their part winning 8 nil and were able to progress to the Semi Final.

With a few positional changes, and only needing a draw to advance, the boys played a smart game, took the lead and never looked back. Onto the Grand Final! A tough opponent was awaiting the boys but the boys were confident that they could get the job done. Multiple chances went begging and it proved costly as they dominated play but couldn’t capitalise. 2 periods of extra time left the scoreboard still tied and the game going to penalties. Unfortunately the boys were unable to win the penalty shootout, finishing in second place. I am very proud of the boys who stepped up to take the penalties and very proud of the team as a whole unit. Well done lads, we will go one step further next year!

 

6/7 Boys Silver Soccer – 9th Place      Coach: Adrian McDonald

 Our team was a made up of many weekly soccer players mixed with those with less experience but plenty of enthusiasm. Each player was confident to play their part in the structure and played our 1st game with exceptional defence to keep the opposition scoreless until the final minute of the game. Our next 2 pool games exposed our pace too often to score as we lost both games. Our final pool game was played with plenty of run to set up many unsuccessful scoring opportunities and despite being scored on 2 times we were able to enter the finals round with confidence in our effort and structure. Our final game was against a very evenly matched opposition and our desire to win possession meant that we had control of most of the first half and with a few shots on target could have been in front. This was mirrored in the 2nd half as many opportunities to score were not capitalised on and we ended the day with a draw. It was a pleasure to coach a team that showed the true meaning of perseverance and teamwork. Well done boys Silver.  

 

8/9 Girls Soccer – 3rd Place       Coach: Jason Lippitt

Beautiful day for the 8/9 carnival.

7 teams in the div 1 pool with top 2 going straight into the grand final. 3rd and 4th playoff for 3rd place.Girls started well, drew 0-0 and probably deserved the win with some better finishing in front of goals. Next game we drew again 1-1. First win came next 1-0. 

Next we played Endeavour which finished with a 0-0 draw. The girls peppered the goals with our keeper not touching the ball the whole game but to no avail.

5th game was our biggest challenge, playing top place. The girls were brilliant. An unlucky indirect free kick was given away in the box in the last few minutes and the opponent equalized leaving the score 1-1.

So after 5 games the girls were unbeaten.

A draw would be enough to make it to the grand final.

The last game we played really well but unfortunately lost 3-2.

8/9 Boys Soccer – 2nd Place       Coach: Adam Dunt

Wow, what an enjoyable day at West Beach! The conditions were perfect for the 8/9 boys to display their wonderful soccer skills and that’s exactly what they did. The group stage started off with the boys playing beautiful possession soccer. This enabled them to dominate the opposition and create many chances. However they struggled to find the back of the net and it wasn’t until the last kick of the game before they sealed a 1-0 win. The second game was very similar and the 1-0 win did not reflect the boys excellent performance. In the final games of the group stage the boys found their scoring boots and took out a 3-0 and 5-0 win. The boys were flying high and were an absolute delight to watch. The quick passing and excellent control was first class. Our next game of the day was a semi final against the team who finished second in the other group. The boys heart and desire, in a game that was very physical but fair, shone through. They booked themselves a birth to the grand final with a 1-0 win. Not one goal had been conceded all day and nothing changed in the final. However we failed to convert our chances and at the end of extra time the score remained nil all. Penalties can be extremely cruel and unfortunately they didn’t go our way. I couldn’t possibly have been any prouder of the team. They played a style of soccer that was incredible to watch, they were hard but extremely good sports, they won with humility and lost with dignity and they were respectful to the officials. Who could possibly ask for more?

OPEN Girls Soccer – 5th Place       Coach: Nancy Walker

After weeks of competitive trials and trainings, our Open girls team were ready for the SACSA Soccer Championships , held at Barrett Reserve, on September 20th.

The forecast was cold with 100% chance of rain. However, the rain held off all day, allowing for excellent soccer playing conditions. Some great soccer was played by our team, with some excellent skill development, team work and determination shown.

The first game was tight, finishing 0-0, although we dominated most of the play. Game 2 was brilliant. We burst out of the blocks at the first whistle, scoring our first goal within the first 30 seconds and won that game 2-0. The next game was tight again, but we lost 1-0, and finished 0-0 in the last game.

Even though we only conceded one goal all day, and only lost one game, we were unlucky to finish in the playoff for 5th and not 1st. The competition was so tight!

Lead by Georgia as captain, the girls continued to improve throughout the entire day. They listened intently, applying the specific skills and drills taught. And, they had fun doing it. The girls supported each other, went in hard at the ball, and had a lot of laughs during the day! Their positive attitude was on display all day, as was their effort.

It was great to be involved in the girls soccer competition and we were so impressed with the team work, attitudes and skill shown.

It was really special for our Year 12 students as it was their last SACSA event and they showed wonderful spirit and leadership. We thank them for their commitment over their time at King’s and look forward to the younger year levels stepping up in future SACSA events.

OPEN Boys Soccer – 3rd Place       Coach: Andy Saggs

The Open boys began their Division One soccer carnival against an opponent we have met on numerous occasions in grand finals. So it made for a tough start to the day. With a team that was mixed with younger inexperienced players and seasoned year 12’s, it took a while to get the chemistry right. And the first game came a little too early with us going down to a narrow 0-1 loss.

The next few games put us back in the competition with two solid victories and the side starting to play their positions well and understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses. During the third game we had a number of opportunities to score, but just didn’t make our domination count on the score board. Just like many other soccer games, we got caught on a long ball over the top which they capitalised on and we eventually narrowly lost the game.

We eventually finished 3rd in the Division one minor rounds and during our final hit out for third place playoff,  we overcame a tough opponent to finish the day in third place. Thanks to the boys for all their efforts across the day and a special thanks to all the year 12’s who played in their final SACSA carnival.

 

 

2019 SACSA
Secondary Basketball

During Week 2 the annual Secondary SACSA Basketball carnival was held at Morphett Vale Stadium. After an early start and a long drive, our King’s teams achieved some excellent results across the carnivals and represented the school with distinction.

We had a number of staff and volunteers give up their time to train their teams and arrive at school bright and early to start each day to ensure the teams were well prepared. Thank you to Dennis Ambrose, Adrian McDonald, David Gould, Bronwyn and Greg Waldeck for your support of the Co-Curricular sporting program. 

8/9 Boys Gold Basketball – 2nd Place      Coach: David Gould

The year 8-9 boys gold team was full of speed, skill and height which gave the team confidence of concluding the day in a good position. The 1st pool game was a good team settler as the boys ran hard at both ends of the court and won the game comfortably. The next game was against a quality opposition who matched our strengths and despite a tough encounter was too strong. The next game was a must win game that required our defensive structure to work well as the scores went basket for basket. We finished the game with a narrow win. Our last 2 pool games were comfortable victories as all players melded and converted our numerous opportunities to score. This sent us into the semi-final game which was a solid win against the undefeated team from the opposite pool. Our last game was in the Grand Final against the team that was too strong in our pool game. They started well and got off to an early lead which was too much to peg back and despite a basket for basket encounter they were too good and managed to win by 8points leaving is in the silver medal position.

8/9 Boys Silver Basketball – 6th Place      Coach: Adrian McDonald

The Kings Silver team was mixed with a few experienced players and those who play weekly. Our 1st game was against a quality team that had too much height and out rebounded us at both ends of the court as they won comfortably. The next game we were quicker to implement our full court press and converted the opportunities that turnovers presented to set up a good win. This pattern continued for our next 2 games as the boys grew in confidence. Our final pool game was against a tough opponent who exposed our lack of height to win by 4 points. We finished 3rd in our pool and played against a quality opponent in a play off for 5th position. This game was played at a high level and our boys worked hard at both ends of the court but couldn’t overcome this opponent and finished in 6th. Well done lads on a great attitude and tenacity over the entire day

8/9 Girls Basketball – 1st Place      Coach: Dennis Ambrose

The 8/9 girls began the SACSA carnival unsure of how they would perform. The team was well balanced with great depth of experience and enthusiasm. During the pool rounds, the girls proved to themselves and the competition that they were a strong team with some very dominant performances against the teams in our pool. The girls played with great sportsmanship and worked as a tight unit with each player playing their role and supporting each other. Undefeated the girls entered the cross-over final nervously and where challenged through-out the game, holding on to a 12 point win to enter the grand final.

The grand final game placed the girls against the other dominant, undefeated side of the day. The girls started strong, pushing out to a comfortable lead only to be pulled back to within a goal in the last minute. The last 20 seconds saw our girls score a last second goal to extend to a 4 point lead, reduced to a 1pt win by a 3pt shot on the buzzer by the opposition. It was a great day out with a fantastic bunch of ladies who represented our school with distinction; showing all the principles that FISHER stands for. Well done girls.

OPEN Boys Basketball – 2nd Place      Coach: David Gould

SACSA basketball carnival saw the open boys take the court. The team assembled in the gym to make their pre-dawn trek down to Morphett Vale. The open boys’ team, with plenty of speed and skill, needed to play an up and down the floor fast transition game.

We came through the pool games with a 4wins – 1 loss record placing us into second place moving into the semi-finals.

The semi-final game saw us up against a very strong opponent with three dominant individuals and a team who had a major height and strength advantage. The Kings tough defence and fast silky transition skills was no match for the opposition with the Kings boys winning by 7 points and gaining a spot in the Gold Medal game.

Going into the final the boys knew it was going to be a real battle. The opponents had not lost a game all day and had a number of experienced state SACSA players. To the boys’ credit, they played very well and battled hard but couldn’t quite get across the line with a win, going down by 10 points (34-24) Nevertheless it was a great day out with this of group men who represented our school with distinction.

OPEN Girls Basketball – 2nd Place      Coach: Adrian McDonald

The open girls’ team was a great mix of representation from year 10-12 with experienced basketball players and those with less experience but excellent athletic and sporting ability. This meant that the girls were confident and keen going into competition with only team structure and game understanding needing to be refined. Our opening 2 games were against teams that struggled with our speed and skill enabling us to settle into playing together and work out strengths and team balance. Encouragement and enthusiasm was high and this set up the confidence to play well enough to easily win these opening games. Our next game was against a quality opposition that pushed us early and got off to an early lead. The girls were quick to respond and increased defensive pressure to turn the ball over and score to even the game up. As confidence grew so did our scoring and we won the game by a comfortable margin. Our final pool game was against a tough opponent that required all players to be accountable to their player resulting in a score for score encounter that ended with us winning by 1 point and finishing on top of the table. We played out semi-final against the 4th placed team and were able to win the game comfortably and advance to the Grand Final. This game was our toughest for the day and despite playing with great intensity we missed some crucial goals early in the game resulting in a 6 point deficit that was too difficult to recover from. Players tired and we found the opposition too strong as we lost the game by 10 points and finished in 2nd position. This team were a pleasure to coach with their never say die attitude and positivity enabling each player to perform to the best. Thanks girls for being a pleasure to coach.

2019 SACSA
Secondary Netball

The SACSA Secondary Netball carnival was held over two days during Week 7 at the ANZAC high courts in the city. We certainly had weather that wasn’t conducive to netball with it bucketing with rain during the Grand Final on the girls day. The boys carnival was in the Fast Five format where the WA and WD are removed and there are also various rule changes. 

8/9 Girls Gold -Coach:Kayla Vianello – 1st Place

8/9 Girls Silver -Coach:Nancy Walker – 10th Place

OPEN Girls – Coach: Fiona Hunter      – 2nd Place

After weeks of competitive trials and trainings, one open female team and two 8/9 teams competed in the SACSA Netball Championships, held in the centre of Adelaide on Friday, June 14th.

A chilly winter morning greeted our three teams, and the morning games were difficult, due to the very wet conditions. However, the rain held off for most of the day.

Some explosive Netball was played by all three teams, with some excellent skill development, team work and determination shown.

Year 8/9 King’s Silver won a couple of games for the day, whilst narrowly losing a few others. Their positive attitude was on display all day, as was their effort, which was wonderful to see.

The Open Girls team were hard at the ball all day and were rewarded for their efforts, making the grand final. And then the rain came!!! Pouring the entire game, the girls tried really hard and showed wonderful team work, and encouraged each other, but lost in a tight grand final, finishing in second place.

The 8/9 Gold team played some great netball against some tough competition. They too were rewarded for their hard work, making the grand final. The game was close and the girls were losing at half time. However, after a spirited pep talk, the girls lifted, dominating the second half, due to their cohesion and brilliance. They won the grand final, finishing with a gold medal.

It was great to be involved in the girls Netball competition and we were so impressed with the sportsmanship and skill shown throughout the day.

Thanks to the parents who came along to support and for all involved who assisted with organisation.

8/9 Boys Netball – 3rd Place      Coach: Andrew Saggs

The boys netball competition was in the Fast Five format where there are only 5 players on court – minus the Wing Attack and Wing Defence. It means that the game is very fast and suits players who are fit and quick. Fortunately for us, we had a number of these players and it held us in good stead throughout the day. The 8/9 boys came into the competition having had previous success in this format. We managed to finish the group stages with 3 losses, but under the new format; finishing in fourth place meant we played the top team off for a spot in the grand final. It turned out to be an epic seesawing game. We learnt from our first game against this opponent and played our best game for the day. We defending stoutly and led well to the ball to look after possession much better. It was tied for most of the game, until the final minute where they managed to get a stop and score to gain two point buffer. In our third place game we mixed up the team and ended up 5 points down. Another rule change in the fast five is you can shoot from outside the goal circle and receive 3 points. That certainly worked in our favour! As two three pointer were sunk to get us back in the game and eventually walk away 2 point winners and finish in 3rd place. Well done to the boys for their efforts across the day.  

Open Boys Netball – 5th place    Coach: Fiona Hunter

The Open Boys began the day with a win over their opponents. We had some fantastic plays where we worked the ball in to the shooter with ease. The team was in high spirits and enjoyed each other’s company, as they spoke motivationally at breaks. However, the next two games we needed to execute our passes with more precision and look for the easy 1 pointer rather than the highly impressive 3 pointers. Unfortunately those games resulted in narrow losses by 1 and 2 goals respectively. As the day continued our understanding of the stepping and obstruction rule improved. Highlights were our Centre court who worked tirelessly all game, some fantastic interceptions and some awesome peripheral vision from our GA into the GS.

Unfortunately our mistakes cost us and we had to play off for 5th and 6th. We won the last of our games convincingly. 

2019 SACSA
Touch Football

Over the past two weeks King’s sent 11 teams to the SACSA Touch competitions. The 4/5 Touch was held at Tyndale and the remainder of the competitions were held at Touch SA in the city. There was a wide variety of weather conditions from excellent weather at the 4/5 day to persistent rain at the Open carnival.

King’s achieved the following results:

 

4/5 Gold- Coach: Adrian McDonald – 2nd Place

The annual year 4-5 touch carnival was held at Tyndale on Thursday 23rd May. We entered 2 boys teams and 1 girls team  A beautiful spring day with warm sunny conditions enabled our 2 boys and 1 girls team to showcase their skills against the other SACSA schools.

The boys gold team was a powerhouse all day with speed to drive the ball out of defence being perfected throughout the day. As their confidence they were willing to run the lines and pass with purpose to set up many great scores. Team work was a highlight as they defended the line and refused to give any opposition an easy touchdown.

The played in the semi-final and played exceptional touch to win comfortably 4-0. We went into the grand final full of run and confidence but gave up a touchdown to the opposition and had to chase from then on as we evened the game with a late score to finish 1-1 at full time. A drop saw 5v5 play and the opposition score which was difficult to recover from as we lost 2-1 and finished in 2nd position.

4/5 Silver – Coach: Craig Barnett – 7th Place

This team was full of enthusiasm to keep developing in their touch knowledge and skills. They were a mix of year 4 and year 5 students that played some exceptional touch at moments in games but found it difficult to keep consistency for entire games. They won 1 game, lost 2 games and drew a game which made it difficult to make the final play offs. It was great to see the never say die attitude that these players displayed though-out a challenging tournament.

4/5 Gold- Coaches: Amy Barnett and Grace Flight – 4th Place

The Kings 4/5 girls’ team were an energetic group of girls who were all very excited to compete in for many, their first competitive touch football carnival. With a highly athletic group of girls, the trainings were based around developing students’ knowledge of the game in order to best prepare them for the tough competition awaiting us. The girls had a challenging day, with a mixture of wins and losses. The girls made it into the finals but had the challenge of playing against the team that finished the group stage first. The girls unfortunately lost this game but worked hard as a team with many score opportunities only narrowly missed. 

The girls had lots of tough competition all day but the close score lines were a testament to the defensive pressure put on by the girls throughout the day. The improvement by the girls was huge and was a result of their keen willingness to learn during games as well as from each other.

The 4/5 girls team finished the day in 4th place. On behalf of Amy and myself, it was an absolute pleasure coaching this group of girls. We look forward to seeing you out at future carnivals. A special thanks to all the parents that came out to support all the Kings teams.

6/7 Boys Gold – Coach: Adrian McDonald – 1st Place

The Kings Gold team was confident leading into the carnival that we had practised our defensive structure enough to stop being scored on. This proved true for our first 3 pool games as we won 5-0, 6-0 and 8-0. Our final pool game was another win 4-1 but we needed to use our set attacking plays to break through the quality defence of our opposition. After finishing top of the pool we had a lengthy break which resulted in a sluggish start to our semi-final and we were scored on early. The boys quickly responded and scored before our quality team work and fast running saw us score freely finishing with a comfortable 8-2 win. Our grand final game was played at speed with both teams scoring quickly before the Kings boys worked harder in defence to cover gaps and patiently set up scoring opportunities to win the game 4-1. It is wonderful to see a team with great talent work as a cohesive unit to be successful. Well done boys.

6/7 Boys Silver – Coach: Craig Barnett – 6th Place

The Kings Silver team were a mix of year 6 and year 7 students who were able to meld into a cohesive unit quickly. They won some important games and just missed out on making the semi-finals as they dropped 1 game early in the day. This was a narrow defeat that proved costly at the end of the pool results. This could have meant that the two King’s teams would have played off for a Grand Final birth. It was a great day for King’s touch as our depth of talent was evident with both boys’ teams displaying great skill and knowledge of the game.

6/7 Girls Gold – Coach: Amy Barnett – 1st Place

The Girls 6/7 gold touch football team was a group full of talent and enthusiasm.  They were a coach’s dream because of the way they listened and followed instruction. The girls were on time and prepared with drink bottles filled ready to warm at the time I gave them for each game.   They also took on feedback with a positive mindset at trainings, during, before and after the games which was amazing. At the carnival the girls proudly played in true Kings style showing respect to referees, opposition and were gracious in their wins. Over the whole day they only had 3 try’s scored against them which is a true indication of their incredible team work and communication.  We went into the Grand final with some nervous as we were facing the only team that had beaten us but we were confident with our game plan and the improvement we were achieving over the carnival.  The girls played their best game of the carnival and defended incredibly chasing down 2 half way runs. Their speed in their driving through the middle of the ground caught the defence out of position allowing us to have some opportunity to attach the line.  Our one and only try came from a quickie on our attacking line which was something we had practiced at training and it was a very proud coach moment to see it used in a game.  The girls came home with a nail bitting 1- 0 win in the ground final.  What a day!! I absolutely loved it.  Congratulation girls!!

6/7 Girls Silver – Coach: Kayla Vianello – 7th Place

The Year 6/7 King’s Silver girls’ team competed at the SACSA Touch Football carnival on Friday 24th May. The girls demonstrated an excellent understanding of the game and the ability to adapt to play a variety of positions throughout the day. The girls got off to a strong start, winning their first two games by maintaining a tight defensive unit and utilising the speed of the wingers to score several times. The girls came up against some strong competition as the day went on but managed to score in every game but one, which was an excellent achievement.

 

With many players new to touch or competing at their first SACSA carnival, I was so impressed with the girls’ consistency in skills, ability to learn from each other and the enthusiasm and sportsmanship shown in every single game. 

8/9 Boys Gold – Coach: Adrian McDonald – 3rd Place

This year’s carnival was played on Monday 27th May which made it extremely difficult for the boys sore bodies to recover from weekend sport and play at high intensity for multiple touch games. It was a day that required management of players to reduce injury and free up legs to get through the cold wintry conditions with the usual speed and intensity that this group is capable of. Our 1st game was played sluggishly but enough structure to grind out a 1-0 victory. The next game was a tough game to try and reduce the scoring of a faster moving team as we went down 4-1. The next 2 games were played on our terms with multiple scores including our final game with an 8-0 winning margin.

 

Our 1 loss saw us finish 2nd in the pool games to play against the strongest side in the opposite pool in the semi-final. This was a great game with both teams not giving any space to score and by half time no scores had been achieved. Our 2nd half we were able to continue our tenacity in defence but the opposition scored, despite many close counter-attacks we couldn’t turn these into scores and after running out of legs we finally conceded a 2nd score and went to the 3rd place play-off. This game was tough for the boys to rally enough from their aching bodies and resulted in a 2-2 score line at half time. With one final half to play the team spurred each other on and gave us the adrenaline needed to finish the day showcasing our capabilities as we scored 4 touchdowns. It was a pleasure to coach this great group of boys and see them persevere through some difficulty to play with spirit and comradery

8/9 Girls Gold – Coach: Andrew Saggs – 1st Place

The girls came into the competition today feeling a little underprepared with rain affecting a number of our training sessions leading up to the day. However training against the open girls had given them a glimpse of how the game could be played.

Our first game turned out to be a forfeit which allowed the girls to grow some confidence of playing together and tightening up on our structures. We moved through the group stages undefeated while building on some great team work and understanding of the strengths of all of our team.

 

During the cross over final the girls were starting to pull it all together as scored a try in the first few minutes which set up the game. We defended exceptionally well against a very fast and fit opposition and moved into the final after a holding on for a 1-0 win. The final was an excellent way to finish the day. Every player performed their role for the team superbly with clear communication, high work rate and playing to the team strategies which ensured they walked away from the day with an excellent result. Well done on a great day, girls and hopefully they can take some confidence in their abilities into other sports across the year.  

Open Boys Gold – Coach: Craig Barnett – 3rd Place

The SACSA Open Boys competition was held at the Touch SA grounds on Greenhill Road in fairly tough conditions with wind and rain coming through all during the day. The boys’ team also had quite limited preparation due to weather and so were up against it. As the boys began the day their previous touch experience shone through playing some excellent attacking touch. They worked well together as a team rucking the ball up the field and playing some resolute defending. With only 10 players for the day, it was always going to be a tough end to the day. After making the cross over final with only one loss in the pool game; they came up against a very fast and well drill team. Unfortunately we conceded three quick tries and the boys heads dropped. To their credit they came back into the game with two tries of their own, only to run out of gas to mount much more of a comeback. Nevertheless the boys rallied in the final game to come away with a very credible 3rd place. Well done on an excellent day lads. 

Open Girls Gold – Coach: Andrew Saggs – 2nd Place

The Open girls had horrible conditions greet them at the SACSA carnival which was held at Touch SA on Greenhill Road. The team had a great mix of experienced girls along with others who were still gaining an understanding of the game. During the pool games, every game time it decided to rain. To the girls’ credit, we worked on looking after the ball, not making mistakes and pressing hard in defence to force turnovers. In the often driving rain, they did this throughout the day perfectly. We came through the pool games undefeated and without a try scored against us. In the cross over final, the girls stepped it up again with some excellent Touch. We walked away from the game winning 6-1. Going into the final the girls knew it was going to be a real battle. The opponents had also not lost a game all day and had a number of experience state touch players. To our girls credit, they played very well, but couldn’t quite get across the line with a win. Nevertheless it was a great day out with a fantastic bunch of ladies who represented our school with distinction; showing all the principles that FISHER stands for. Well done girls.