On Wednesday, the First XI Soccer Team played in the SAAS Open Premier final against Trinity College. Both teams were evenly matched going into the game, with Trinity coming off nine straight wins in the league.
In a thrilling encounter, Saints were down by two goals late into the second half, before a stunning free-kick by Isaac Burnett (Year 12) brought the game to 2-1. Just minutes later, Isaac scored again to equalise at 2-2. Captain Tom McClure then went past a defender and pushed his shot over the keeper with only five minutes remaining to put the team 3-2 ahead. The team held on resolutely until the final whistle before celebrating a fantastic win.
The team will now switch their attention to the Intercol fixture against Prince Alfred College on Monday 20 August at 4pm on the PAC main oval. Congratulations to the coach Mr Paul Vanis in addition to Mr erry Vanis and team manager Mr Laurie Humphreys.
House Cross Country Championships
On Thursday 9 August, the School was a sea of House colours as around 200 boys participated in the annual House Cross Country Championships.
The boys were blessed with a beautiful day and perfect conditions to run the perimeter of the School grounds. Mr Isaac Aitken, Cross Country Coach, set out a challenging course, with the Junior boys running a 2km circuit and the Senior boys running a total of 4km.
Well done to all the boys who participated and to those who were instrumental in making the event such a great success including Heads of House, marshalls and timekeepers, Grounds and Maintenance staff, Mr Isaac Aitken, Mr Gilmore, Ms Natalie Worster and last but not least Ms Sara Neville for her role in overseeing and orchestrating the event.
Woodcock House were the overall winners of the Junior boys division with 56 points, followed in second place by Farr on 73 points and Farrell on 126 points.
DaCosta House won the Senior boys division with an incredible 26 points, followed by Farr with 98 points and Hawkes with 102 points.
Huge congratulations to the following individuals:
1st – Adam Goddard (Year 9) from Young with a time of 7 minutes 56 seconds
2nd – Zac Connell (Year 10) from Howard with a time of 7 minutes and 59 seconds
3rd – Jonathan Harris (Year 7) from Farr with a time of 8 minutes and 6 seconds
1st Jordan Schultz (Year 12) from Young with a time of 17 minutes and 9 seconds
2nd Declan Fahey (Year 12) from DaCosta with a time of 17 minutes and 23 seconds
3rd Jack Kelsh (Year 11) from DaCosta with a time of 17 minutes and 28 seconds
Congratulations again to Woodcock and DaCosta Houses for their outstanding results and to ALL competitors for joining in and having fun.
Ms Sara Neville
Teacher-in-charge Cross Country
During the July school holidays, Hamish Scott-Young (Year 7), Rory Lethbridge (Year 8), David Rus (Year 9), Aleksandar Dobrijevic (Year 7) and Matthew Pearce (Year 9) competed in the South Australian State Short Course Championships at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre at Marion.
Both Hamish Scott-Young and Matthew Pearce made it into the finals for a number of events. Hamish won gold in the 800m freestyle event and gained 7 medals in total across the meet. Matthew won 4 medals, including silver in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke events.
Matthew Pearce also recently represented Saints at the 2018 School Sport Australia Championships in Hobart in July. Matthew made two finals, placing 6th and 7th respectively in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events.
In the last edition of What’s Happening at Saints, it was reported that Henry Nelligan (Year 11) and James Higgins (Year 10) competed in the under 16 AFL National Championships in Queensland. Furthermore, the South Australian team won the championships, with both boys playing a major part in their teams success. Well done Henry and James
Please note the following dates and times for the upcoming Intercol series. Please come out and support Saints as they take on their rivals, PAC.
Soccer – Monday 20 August at 4pm – PAC Front Oval
Table Tennis – Tuesday 21 August at4pm – Saints Burchnall Sports Centre
Rugby – Wednesday 22 August at 4pm, Saints Main Oval
Hockey – Thursday 23 August at 4pm – PAC Supergrass
Basketball – Friday 24 August at 5.30pm –Saints Burchnall Sports Centre
AFL – Saturday 25 August at 2.15pm –PAC Front Oval
Debating – Monday 27 August at 7pm –Saints Big School Room
Chess – Tuesday 28 August at 5pm –PAC Piper Pavilion