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An update on our winter sports:

Soccer: John Roe Shield
Monday 7 May saw Saints First XI Soccer Team play visiting Scotch Melbourne Team on the Lloyd Oval. The game was extremely tough both physically and with the windy conditions. Although Scotch had quite a bit of the ball, we had the better chances and with ten minutes left of the second half Captain Tom McClure with persistence scrambled through a goal. This meant the boys regain the John Roe Shild; all boys played well and showed great team work especially the many younger boys in this year’s team.

AFL Football
The First XVIII travelled to Melbourne during the school holidays to play Wesley College and Melbourne Grammar School for the Dick Potter Cup. The boys defeated Wesley College in the first game comfortably, but in the big game against Melbourne Grammar we were defeated by a goal. This trip is fantastic experience for our boys who were billeted and the trip assists the group in bond together as a team early in the season.

In the first SAAS home and away game last Friday the boys had a good 64-point win against Immanuel College.

Based at Port River Sailing Club, the Sailing Program ran well again this season with the boys training for the State Schools Team Regatta which was held during the April School Holidays at Goolwa. Saints 1 Team finished 9th out of 28 and Saints 2 finished 17th. Scots Sydney had two teams which finished above us which meant we finished 7th for the South Australian teams.

Thank you to Josh Dierickx for all his work with the Sailing Program over at least six years as Captain and now Master-in-charge of the program.

Athletics: Secondary School State Championships
Our Saints Athletics team travelled to Athletics SA Stadium on Thursday 12 April to compete against secondary schools from across South Australia. This is a difficult competition to win as most schools have good athletes, but our program and boys have great depth, and this certainly showed on the day. The boys performed extremely well and won the competition by thirty points. Several boys were involved in breaking records including David Amaechi in the Under 16 hurdles and the Open Relay (4x100m) with Charlton Gunn, Jacob Aston, Amith Paranavithana and Tom McClure who tore around the track.

Grant Wyman, Director of Sport & Athletic Development