On Monday the 12th of September myself along with another four teachers: Mr Frankham, Mr Boardman, Miss Llave and Mr Kolek had the honour of taking five teams to the PDSSSC Oztag Gala Day.
It was a day blessed with perfect weather, perfect behaviour and some outstanding overall athleticism and sportsmanship shown by our students. After being washed out the week before, our students were super keen and excited to get onto the pitch and have a run. Overall the day was a success with four out of the five teams finishing in the top four of their respective Divisions which is something to be really proud of and a great achievement.
A special mention goes out to our Intermediate Boys Squad. Their competition had been scratched due to a lack of teams, but after some constant nagging, begging and protesting, the boys persuaded Mr Gillogly and Mr Vidot to enter them into the senior competition and they didn't disappoint one bit.
Shaken up 5-0 in the first match against Loyola and even with a Ryan Ferguson-head clash, the boys were resilient and didn't stop fighting until the end. With wins in their next two games, this saw our boys reach the final where they were to meet Loyola once more. Such determination, hunger, team work and belief saw the match end 4-4 with extra time to come. Unfortunately the boys pulled up just short and the game ended 5-4 after possession was surrendered early gifting the opposition a try in the next set of six. None-the-less boys you should all be proud of yourselves and your efforts on the day and leading up to the event.