Round 1 of Junior TAS Netball and Rugby is finally here, with all teams to start their season this Saturday. Having the season start in Week 3 has allowed the students involved to have plenty of time to develop their core skills and for coaches to finalise team lists.
It has been a time consuming task for the netball coaches to formulate teams, as we once again have a huge number of girls involved in Junior TAS Netball. Having nine teams entered into the competition, whilst still having a group of club players unavailable is fantastic and it shows the great passion for sport our girls in Year 4, 5 and 6 have. I’m very much looking forward to hearing how these teams fair out at Cannon Hill each week.
The Junior School Rugby teams have spent many sessions developing their ability to; catch and pass, tackle, compete at the break-down and run the ball with purpose. The improvement has already been quite impressive, largely due to the fantastic sessions the coaching staff have delivered. Thank you to Rodney Winkleman and Gary Doig who have stepped in to help coach the Year 4 and Year 6 teams respectively. I am sure your experience and positive attitude is going to have a lasting effect on the players you coach.
Last Thursday, 18 Ormiston College Junior School students represented the school at the Bayside District Cross Country Carnival. The persistence shown by these runners, especially those that ran 3km for the first time, was impressive. Special mention must be made of Hayley O’Toole, who finished in 5th place. She has qualified in the Bayside District Cross Country Team to compete at the Metropolitan East Cross Country Carnival on Tuesday 17 May. All individual results can be found below.
• All netball matches are played at Cannon Hill Netball Association courts, Bill Cash Memorial Park, Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill.
• Rugby players require headgear and mouthguard for all matches and training.
• Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the match.
In 2015 the Team of the Week concept was created to recognise students who display admirable qualities whilst representing Ormiston College. Each round there will be a Team of the Week named from our Saturday fixtures. Players can be nominated based on five different criteria which align with the ethos of Junior TAS Sport which has a focus on skill development, participation and enjoyment. These criteria include:
Sportsmanship: Shows great sportsmanship towards their opposition, teammates, coaches and referees.
Teamwork: Strives to include every member of the team. This could be through good gameplay, communication or just showing encouragement.
Redback Spirit: Tries their hardest to do their very best right throughout the game. May not score the most points or goals, but is giving their very best for the team.
Outstanding Skill: Shows great skill and ability throughout the game.
Improvement: Always listens to their coach and is therefore showing great improvement week to week.
The coaches from each team will nominate two players to be put forward for Team of the Week. Nominations will be added up to go towards the Team of the Term which will named and recognised at the end of Term 2.