Term I Sports Report

March 31, 2023  
Mr Adrian Deck - Head of Sport

NASSA Secondary Swimming Carnival and AICES Swimming Championships

Almost 40 TIGS students traveled to Homebush on the evening of Tuesday 21 March to compete at the NASSA Secondary Swimming Carnival. Each member of the team worked together as TIGS battled it out against the seven other NASSA schools to determine who would be named champion school. It was a close fight between TIGS and St Luke’s Grammar School, but St Luke’s were too strong in the end, with TIGS finishing as runners up.

Some of the outstanding individual and team performances on the day included:

  • Jaimie De Lutiis (18G): 100m Free – 58.35
  • Jaimie De Lutiis (18G): 50m Fly – 28.97
  • 17-18 Girls 4x50m Free – 1:58.06 (Bridie De Lutiis, Jaimie De Lutiis, Jessy Harman, Ella McIlwraith)
  • 17-18 Girls 4x50m Medley – 2:11.40 (Bridie De Lutiis, Jaimie De Lutiis, Jessy Harman, Ella McIlwraith)
Age Champion Top 3
  • Matilda Vermey (13G) – 2nd
  • Alexander MacKay (14B) – 1st
  • Kai Pilkington (14B) – 3rd
  • Alexander Mumford (15B) -2nd
  • Claire Spicknall (16G) – 3rd
  • Ella McIlwraith (17G) – 2nd
  • Jaimie De Lutiis (18G) – 1st
  • Bridie De Lutiis (18G) – 3rd
  • Leonard Jaeger (18B) – 3rd


Almost 30 TIGS students qualified to compete at the AICES Swimming Championships that were held the following week at Homebush.

It was an extremely successful day for NASSA who finished first overall. Out of 53 schools competing from across the State TIGS also performed exceptionally well, finishing 2nd in the Girls medal count, 4th in the Boys medal count and 4th in the overall pointscore.

One of the highlights of the day was the Open Girls Medley Relay team dominating the race, to take first place in a new record time of 2:11.61

Other outstanding performances included:


Age Champions
  • Jaimie De Lutiis (18G)  – 1st
  • Bridie De Lutiis (18G) – 3rd


  • Jack Gibson (Multi-Class): 50m Backstroke – 36.15
  • Jack Gibson (Multi-Class): 50m Freestyle – 31.99
  • Jaimie De Lutiis (17 and Over): 200m Individual Medley – 2:23.93
  • 17-18 Girls 4x50m Medley – 2:11.61 (Bridie De Lutiis, Jaimie De Lutiis, Jessy Harman, Ella McIlwraith)


Top 3 Place
  • Bridie De Lutiis (18G): 2nd-50m Butterfly; 3rd-200m Freestyle
  • Jaimie De Lutiis (18G): 1st – 50m Butterfly, 200m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley; 3rd – 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke
  • Jack Gibson (MC): 1st- 50m Fly, 100m Freestyle, 50m Free; 2nd- 50m Butterfly
  • Alexander MacKay (14B): 2nd- 50m Butterfly, 200m Freestyle; 3rd – 100m Freestyle
  • Ella McIlwraith (17G): 2nd – 50m Backstroke; 3rd – 50m Butterfly
  • Kai Pilkington (14B): 1st – 50m Back
  • 17-18 Girls Medley Relay (1st) and 4x50m Freestyle Relay (2nd) – Bridie De Lutiis, Jaimie De Lutiis, Jessy Harman, Ella McIlwraith


A particular congratulations goes to Jaimie De Lutiis who was named the Female Swimmer of the Meet.


CIS Primary Swimming Championships


TIGS was represented by 17 students at the CIS Primary Swimming Championships held at Homebush on Wednesday 22 March.

Competing against students from every independent school in NSW, TIGS students put in strong against some very tough competition. One of the highlights of the day was our Junior Boys relay team qualifying for the final.

The following students all qualified for finals on the day:


  • Rio Sheppard (8B): 50m Freestyle – 8th (45.01)
  • Oscar Sheppard (9B): 50m Freestyle – 9th (39.39)
  • Yuqiao Ren (8-10B): 50m Breaststroke – 10th (50.56)
  • 8-10yrs Boys 4x50m Freestyle – Finalists – 8th (2:46.86) – Oscar Sheppard, Leo Gao, Yuqiao Ren, Rio Sheppard


Congratulations to the following students who competed on the day: Mia Boardman, Rayna Chieng, Felicity De La Fuente, Leo Gao, Chloe Greenhalgh, Ziyu (Kathy) Han, Eva Heritage, Madeleine MacKay, Kirra Oxman, Jade Plikington, Yuqiao Ren, James Rutty, Oscar Sheppard, Rio Sheppard, Xiaojia (Victor) Tang, Jayden Wang, Jesse Woods.



On Thursday March 23, TIGS Open Boys and Girls Rugby teams played against Nowra Anglican College at Kiama Showground.

The Open Girls team, made up of students from Year 10 through to Year 12, played 7’s rugby against a well drilled NAC team. Despite some outstanding defensive efforts by Mary Ledger – Year 11 and Gabriela Di Noro – Year 11, TIGS was unable to convert this into attacking pressure, losing both games closely.

The Open Boys, again made up of students from Year 10 through to Year 12, played in a 15 a-side game over 60mins and prevailed 21-7 (three converted tries to one). TIGS played some excellent rugby with three great team tries finished by Luc Do – Year 12, Hamish Chaffer – Year 11 and Jagger Leith – Year 10. The team was well led by year 12 student Oliver Alexander, who also converted all three tries.

In what has been a regular contest between the two schools, the friendly rivalry made for a great day of rugby.

Team Lists

Open Girls

Tayla Baillie – Year 11, Molly Buikstra – Year 12, Ting-Ting Cook – Year 10, Gabriela Di Noro – Year 11, Jessy Harman – Year 12, Alyssa Jeffries – Year 10, Mary Ledger – Year 11, Caitlan Loudon – Year 10, Lexi Mitchell – Year 10, Loen Sevastos – Year 11, Tayla Tregonning – Year 10.

Open Boys

Oliver Alexander – Year 12, Zavier Azar – Year 10, Riley Baird – Year 11, Jack Carrol – Year 10, Hamish Chaffer – Year 11, Luc Do – Year 12, Kyle El-Husseini – Year 1, Jacob El-Husseini – Year 10, Oisin Garrett – Year 12, Hugh Garrett – Year 10, Arthur Hemmes – Year 11, Jake Jones – Year 11, Jagger Leith – Year 10, Samuel Lowe – Year 10, Samuel Morris – Year 12, Jacobus Newhouse – Year 12, Spencer Newhouse – Year 10, Harrison Pugh – Year 12.


NASSA Primary Touch Football Gala Day

The NASSA Primary Touch Football gala day took place on Monday 27 March. We headed off in the rain from Wollongong where we expected at some point we would have to turn around and head home. To our surprise, we didn’t receive notification that our journey to Milperra would be all for a cancelled game.

We arrived in the rain and set out our strategies for the day. What a day we had, with the girls achieving 3rd place overall and the boys finishing 2nd.

The boys and girls played with great sportsmanship and energy and implemented touch football strategies that continued to develop throughout the day.

Well done to James Rutty – Year 6, Jesse Woods – Year 6 and Millie Rossit – Year 6 who were chosen to trial at the CIS Primary Touch Football Trials next term.


AICES Open Basketball Team

Over the past two weeks, four of our TIGS Basketballers have been representing AICES in an Independent Schools Round Robin Basketball Competition. Playing against other independent associations, ISA and CAS, our TIGS players have made excellent contributions to both the AICES ‘I’ and ‘II’ teams. Luca Cuda and Flynn Sullivan were standouts in the AICES I narrow loss to ISA I in the first round of matches, while James Downie’s performance for AICES II against ISA II was enough to see him promoted to the AICES I team for the second round of matches against CAS I. Connor Burrows was the standout performer for AICES II against CAS II in their narrow 5-point loss.


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