Pre Primary – Year 2 Athletics Carnival
On Thursday 26 September, the annual Pre Primary – Year 2 Athletics Carnival took place on the Lavalla Oval. In what was perfect conditions, the students enjoyed a fun and competitive day of athletics, competing in running races, novelty events and relays. Click here to read more and see more photos from the day.
Lavalla Sports Report
Y3-6 Athletics Carnival
The Age Champions were announced at the recent Lavalla Assembly. Click here to view the full list.
IPSHA Athletics Carnival
52 students represented Newman College at the IPSHA Athletics Carnival on Thursday 19 September at All Saints College. The team competed with excellence, displaying a high level of sportsmanship and skill. Newman College students broke three IPSHA records on the day;
- Annabelle Lynch, Year 3 Girls Triple Jump
- Ty Patterson, Year 5 Boys Turbo Javelin
- Newman College, Year 5 4 x 100m
The team is to be commended on their efforts!
A Years 5/6 team has been selected to play in the 2019 Docker’s Cup in November. The team is involved in weekly training sessions coached by Jaxon Bilchuris. The carnival will be held at City Beach Oval on Wednesday 6 November.
Over the last few weeks of Term 3, the Years 5 and 6 students have been engaged in Touch Football coaching clinics facilitated by Touch Football Australia. These coaching clinics culminated in a Touch Football round-robin during unit sport. The sessions provided fantastic opportunities for skill development. A team of 12 students has been selected from these sessions to represent Newman College at an Interschool Carnival during Term 4.
ACC Athletics Carnival Results
The Athletics Team achieved a very pleasing result to finish top 5 and remain in A Division. In real terms, that means we finished 5th out of 64 schools as there are 8 Divisions in the ACC. Click here to access all the results from the A Division Athletics Carnival.
ACC A Division competition is at the elite level. Congratulations to all students for backing yourselves in and performing with determination and pride. We were only three points off 4th and 33 points off 3rd. We now know we can match it with the best and look forward to the challenge of further improvement in 2020.
It has taken a lot of work to get to this point and recognition must go to all of the staff and coaches who have put a great deal of time and energy into best preparing our teams.
Special thank you to the following students who put the ‘Team First’ and competed up an age group. This takes selflessness and courage, but this is what creates great teams and earns respect.
Cody Tana, Isabella O’Rourke, Eloise Wensley, Amalyn Chapman, Ariana Mason, Monique Faraone, Nicholas Pereira and Tahlia Peou.
Although it was a Total Team effort it is important to acknowledge some of our outstanding athletes on the day;
- Tania Barilla: 48 competition pts (4th U13 Champion Girl)
- Josh Baker: 42 competition points (3rd OPEN Champion Boy)
- Imogen Boss: 42 competition points (U13 Girls)
- Will McAullay: 41 competition points (2nd U16 Champion Boy)
- Amanda Barilla: 40 competition points (U14 Girls)
- Caleb Moran: 33 competition points (U13 Boys)
- Ellie Jones: 32 competition points (OPEN Girls)
- Dean Morse: 31 competition points (U15 Boys)
Senior Girls Water Polo Competition
The Year 9/10 Senior Girls Water Polo team competed in the School Sports WA championship this week at HBF Stadium. The girls started the day with a solid win over John XXIII College and carried their form right through the day to enter the grand final against Melville undefeated.
The team got off to a slow start but came together to take out the championship 11 – 6. A big thank you to the Newman Water Polo Club for providing coach, Nathan Carbone (Class of 2014) who supported the girls all day. This is the second year in a row Newman has claimed the title and we are looking forward to 2020.
- 2019 Sport Captain Ben Ramshaw and 1st XVIII Best and Fairest winner Jye Clark won premierships last weekend as part of the Claremont Colts Football Team. Old boys Callum Jameson, Steve Miller and Ronin O’Connor were all major contributors in the win. To complete the Claremont/Newman association, Mr Bern Willett is the Team Manager.
- Well done to Madeline Peou (Year 7) who competed at the recent National Netball tournament. WA came back with bronze, having beaten top States QLD, SA, NSW and VIC, something the state has never done before. Madi (pictured with the ball below) contributed very strongly to the team’s success and was named WA Player of the Tournament.
- Congratulations to Nick Worley (Year 8). The West Australian Basketball League wrapped up last weekend and Nick was recognised by the League:
• U14M championship division All-Star player
• U14M championship division – League MVP
- Antonia Poor (Year 11) has been selected in the Australian U18 Women’s Water Polo squad to train for the FINA World Championships in Israel next September. She will be travelling to Japan in November to compete against the Japanese team as part of her preparation. She is one of the youngest in the squad and should be extremely proud.
Newman Sports Association News & Reports
In the space of a week, Marist 18’s celebrated Grand Final victory in the Northern Conference and a District State Premiership.
True grit, skill and courage has seen the Marist 18’s take out two grand finals in a week, with Newman College students making up almost half of the playing group.
The team was coached by Matt Angus, who recently guided Newman’s 1st XVIII to grand final victory, and last year coached the 2018 Marist Year 11/12 team that took out the premiership.
The Marist 18’s arguably saved their best game for their premiership push against Quinns Bulls at Claremont Oval on Sunday 15 September, displaying high quality skills and tough team orientated play.
Marist defeated Quinns Bulls 10.5-65 to 2.6-18. Four out of the six best players are Newman students. The best players are as follows : J. Van Rooyen, J.Ciminata, A. Aves (Newman), E. McCallum (Newman), M. Romano (Newman), J. Walsh-Dwyer (Newman).
In a first, the team played a second grand final against fellow District winner Morley Bulldogs to determine the State District title. Both teams were extremely competitive but, despite only playing a week earlier, Marist dominated 10.9-69 to 4.6-30.
The Newman Knights Hockey Club wound up their 2019 season in the best possible way with a thrilling Grand Final win for the J11/12 Boys last Friday.
Having taken out the Minor Premiership with only one loss all season to opponents Southern River, the game was locked at 1-1 after extra time. Penalty strokes decided the outcome with all five boys converting to win the game 6-5. Goal scorers were Connor Whelan, Tom Ariti, Morgan Keet, Max Hinch and Dominick Elliot.
All teams had lots of fun and showed great sportsmanship throughout a very busy season. The Mini Knights had 65 participants in 2019 ranging in age from Pre Primary – Year 4, and we held Hookin2hockey sessions in Terms 1 & 2 at Newman College and Term 3 at St Dominics, Innaloo, with each program running for 6 weeks.
The J1/2’s to J11/12’s had 115 participants with teams in each age group, some playing together for the first time. Boys and girls play together in the younger age groups and we also had two mixed teams in both J5/6 and J7/8 age groups, as well as a J5/6 girls, J9/10 boys and the two J11/12 teams. Several teams had new players who joined in 2019 and our existing players quickly embraced these players to their team providing support and encouragement at every game.
Following their back to back B Grade Premiership wins in 2017 & 2018, our J11/12 Girls played in the higher Promotion A grade, which was a tough competition. Most of the girls also played in Senior teams all year with seven of the girls in Year 12 – their last year as Juniors. We also saw several of our J11/12 Boys playing Senior hockey with Tom Ariti ending the season as Runner Up Fairest and Best in our Men’s Promotion 1 team.
Congratulations to all our players, coaches, umpires and managers on a great season. 2020 will see us expand our six week Mini Knights program to include students in Years 5 & 6 wanting to try hockey for the first time before joining a team. The first Mini Knights will be in Term 1, 2020 at Newman College, kicking off with a come and try clinic on 10th Feb!