Year 7-12 Sport

Year 7-12 Sport

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Monday Night Netball

There were some mixed results for our PLC Netball teams this week with three teams having a win, one team with a draw and five teams with a loss. Currently we have two teams, PLC Pearl and PLC Jade, who are first in their pool and four teams that are sitting just outside top four. Thank you to all students who are committing to their trainings along with their participation during Friday Sport skill development sessions. The last game for Term 1 is on Monday 27th March and we encourage all to come along and support our teams who play every round starting from 4.00pm and ending at 7.20pm.

Trish Buckley Volleyball

Over the course of the last 3 weeks, PLC has had 3 amazing teams of girls compete in the Senior Trish Buckley Volleyball competition. This is a high-level representative tournament held on Friday evenings at Caloundra Indoor Centre with some of the best volleyball teams in the area. Congratulations to our Year 11 and 12 Girls’ teams for their strong campaigns in the tournament with both teams currently placing 3rd in their pools. A special mention goes to the Year 10 Girls as this is their first campaign and they have shown considerable development in their skills as the tournament has progressed. One of their highlights has been taking a game against Burnside SHS, a top volleyball school, to a draw.

Thank you to all coaches, and particularly Mr Graves, for working with the teams each Friday. Next term will see the start of the Junior Trish Buckley tournament where we are pleased to be fielding another 3 teams. It is great to see the Junior Trish Buckley teams training already in preparation for this upcoming tournament.

SCISSA Junior and Intermediate Soccer

The weather wasn’t playing nice this week and while it looked like we were going to miss out on all matches, we were lucky enough to have all but the Junior Boys games go ahead. While the Junior Boys missed out on their last game, they should be proud of their efforts this season as they have finished 4th in their division, which is a great effort for a team consisting mostly of Year 7 students. Our Intermediate Boys teams went down in their final matches, with the Intermediate Boys Team 1 putting up a particularly good fight against top-of-the-table St Andrew’s. Another great story of the season is the Intermediate Girls Team who played in a mixed division of A and B level teams and looks to have secured a top 4 finish. This was a great effort by the girls considering only a handful are full-time soccer players. A big thank you to Ms Rebekah Horsey, Mr Liam Jacka, Mr Joshua Danzey, Mr Jack Best, Ashton Muir, Elijah Modlin and Alicia Woods for their time.

SCISSA Senior Volleyball

Our final round of Senior Volleyball saw some great games played out across the afternoon. The Senior Boys and Girls Team 2 started off the early home games, with the girls coming up with a handy win and the boys going down to a well-versed Suncoast team. The Senior Boys Team 1 played one of their games of the season against Sunshine Coast Grammar. The game went to a tiebreaker set with PLC going down in heartbreaking fashion 15-13. These boys should be proud of the way their game has improved over the year. Congratulations to the Senior Girls Team 1 who won their final match which has put them in contention for the A Division final held next week. This is an incredible result for our girls who have worked really hard to put themselves in this position. Thank you to Mr Paul Brace, Mrs Grier Elliot, Mr Steve Rattey, Ms Georgina Snelling, Mr Rob Belchamber, Sarah Ashdown, Ella Hardstaff, Brooklyn Graves and Connor Dines for their efforts in working with our teams this year.

Student Acknowledgements

Well done to Jessica Lloyd who will be representing Australia at the Trans-Tasman and the World Oceania Championship events, which both take place in South Australia from 6th – 16th of April. Jessica has also officially been selected and invited to join the National Archery Pathways Development Squad which includes 4 intensive training camps this year at the Australia Institute of Sport and the possibility of an internal camp for a select few in Taiwan.  This squad has been developed with the view of identifying and preparing archers for the 2024 / 2028 and 2032 Olympic games to represent Australia. Congratulations Jessica!

We also congratulate Wil Evans, Year 11 student on his recent achievement at the Powerlifting event held in Melbourne last week.  Wil’s first attempt and opening lift was at 255kg. Wil then successfully lifted 272.5kg, setting a national record – The biggest deadlift by a 16-17 year old, under 74kg, this year. Unfortunately, Wil didn’t make the 285kg attempt which would have seen him break a world record for his age. Congratulations Wil!

Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport