We have commenced the Year with some outstanding individual and team results. Recently our College was represented in a total of eight MCS Grand Finals; more than any other MCS College in the Summer competitions. These results really do reflect the dedication of both staff and students here at the College. The time taken to plan and run training sessions, as well as to travel to away venues is a testament to all those involved in sport here at the College.
I would like to congratulate those individuals who have also reached representative honors already in 2019 at both MCS and NSWCCC levels. It is outstanding to see students paving a pathway through their own desire and hard work within such a variety of sports. Once again, to the College Community thank you for your commitment to Sports here at St Dominic’s.
MCS Basketball Grand Final Results:
Year 8 Basketball: St Dominic’s 37 def. Patrician Brothers, Blacktown 27
Year 9 Basketball: St Dominic’s 58 def. Patrician Brothers, Blacktown 42
Year 10 Basketball: St Dominic’s 79 def. Patrician Brothers, Blacktown 42
A Grade Basketball: St Dominic’s 41 def. Patrician Brothers, Blacktown 28
MCS Cricket Grand Final Results:
Year 8: St Gregory’s 8/ 83 def. St Dominic’s 9/79
Year 10: St Dominic’s 5/84 def. St Gregory’s 7/80
2nd XI: St Gregory’s 5/160 def. St Dominic’s 7/133
1st XI: St Gregory’s 8/125 def. St Dominic’s 7/100
MCS Swimming Carnival
Thank you to Mr Churchill and the College Swimming team who recently represented St Dominic’s at the MCS Swimming Championships at Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre. The squad finished 4th overall with some outstanding individual and relay results. Some of the outstanding performances included:
- U15L: 4 x 50 Relay: Ryan Slaughter, Joshua Ongley, Jordan Tanti and Declan Quirk beating the record set in 2012 by Eastwood.
- U15: 50m Backstroke: Ryan Slaughter (Ryan beat his cousin’s, Cameron Slaughter’s, long standing record from 2012)
- U15: 50m Butterfly: Declan Quirk (Also, beat Cameron’s Slaughter record from 2012)
Three of our swimmers featured in the individual age champions results:
1. Nicholas Csillag – 3rd
2. Declan Quirk- 3rd
3. Jack Benson – 1st
The following boys have qualified automatically for the MCS Rep team:
· Luke Ahern
· Ryan Slaughter
· Declan quirk
· Jack Benson
· Nicholas Csillag
Over the last two Thursdays, 16 students represented the College and competed at the MCS Senior and Junior Tennis Days at Parramatta. The boys played well and achieved positive results and personal bests throughout the day against other MCS schools. The majority don’t even play outside. We may not be known for tennis or achieve expectations of others but these boys don’t go down without a fight and strive for their best. They take feedback and train hard and in the end perform as well as they can improving with each match and working on their competition skills. Thank you to Ms K Keogh for being an great manager and support for both the students and to myself as the coach.
Special mentions to Luke Wheelahan who progressed to the semi-finals of the under 17’s singles and to Coby Carruthers who also progressed to the semi-finals of the under 14’s singles.
A huge congratulations to Year 12 prefect David Pletkan who won the Opens Singles title after 3 years! What an achievement in his final year of playing for the College. David played in the NSWCCC competition on Monday the 25th of March and finished third in his pool, a fantastic result.
I’m so honoured to have the opportunity to work with these students to develop their skills in tennis. It is a highlight for me for the year working with the tennis players in the school. Here’s to a stronger and better 2020.
Congratulations to the following students who were recently selected in the MCS U/15’s Touch Football side. The team will travel to Nelson Bay on 9 and 10 April to compete in the NSWCCC Championships.
· Luke Hanson
· Mitchell Heather
· Liam Ison
· Ethan Hutchings
· Jett Cleary
· Riley Pollard
· Joshua Debritt
Congratulations to the following players who were selected to represent the MCS at the NSWCCC Baseball Championships at Rooty Hill on 12th March for the opportunity to be selected in the state team.
· Brian Fonacier
· Aaron Riley
· Matthew Oldfield
Congratulations to both Liam Doddrell and Ryley Smith who were selected in the NSWCCC Cricket team. Both students recently competed in the NSW All Schools Championships at Campbelltown. Well done to both students on their selection.
Congratulations to Aaron Riley who was selected in the NSWCCC Baseball team. Aaron will now take part in the NSW All Schools Championships on 3rd April at Blacktown International Sports Park.
Congratulations to David Plekton who was selected in the NSWCCC Tennis team to compete at the NSW All Schools Championships. David will now compete against the best in the state on March 25th at Bathurst.
(David Plekton & Mr Ronchetti)
NSW All Schools Touch Football
Good Luck to Mr Churchill, Mrs Pritchett and our Years 9/10 Touch Football team who will compete in the NSW All Schools Touch Football Carnival at The Kingsway, St Mary’s on Friday 29th March.
Good Luck to Miss Cook and our Years 11/12 Touch Football team who will combine with Caroline Chisolm for the first time to compete in the NSW All Schools Mixed Touch Football Carnival at The Kingsway, St Mary’s on Friday 5th April.
Mr R Peake