Term II Sports results

June 9, 2023  
Mr Adrian Deck - Head of Sport

Regional Futsal Championships

Our school Futsal teams have put on a strong showing at the recent Regional Futsal Championships.

U10 Boys and Girls

The U10 Girls team found themselves with only one other team in their division. To ensure they received plenty of game time, they were pitted against some of the U12 teams. Those games provided valuable experience for the girls prior to their final against Amity College. TIGS was able to qualify for the State Championships in September with a 1-0 win.

The U10 Boys team played well in their pools, qualifying for the grand final against Nareena Hills Public School. While TIGS put on a strong showing, they eventually went down 4-0. However, having made the grand final, they also qualified for the State Championships in September.

Girls Team: Mia Boardman, Ronika Haghparast, Ziyu (Kathy) Han, Aurora McEvedy, Anouk Megalla Kunz, Kirra Oxman, Isla Perrins, Elsie Rowan and Miijia Tang.

Boys Team: Liam Black, Liam Clark, Charles Hughes, Alexandre Lahore-Lahitte, Ethan Murray, Zane Rahim, Hudson Rayner.

U13 Boys and Girls

The U13 girls and U13 boys played some great Futsal in their pool games and were both strong enough to qualify for the semi-finals. Both games were very tight contests, with the girls narrowly going down to Nowra Anglican College 2-1, and the boys only just being beaten by Nareena Hills Public School 1-0.

Girls Team: Elise Cordaro, Summer Jones, Eleanor Kent, Manha Khan, Emilia Lane, Shreya Mehan, Millie Rossit and Anna Starr

Boys Team: Elias Ainbinder Satne, Alby Churven, Malik El Jamal, Talos Gerovasilis, Hayden Hughes, Samuel Mitchell, Mateo Sacedon Salama and Jesse Woods.

All Junior TIGS teams performed well over the day demonstrating Futsal skills, fair-play, and team spirit. Thanks to Mrs Dribbus, Mr Yeo and Mr Robinson for coaching the teams through the day.

U14 Boys and Girls

Our U14 boys team progressed well through their pool, winning every game with some excellent teamwork. In their quarter final against Holy Spirit College, TIGS came up against some very strong defense, with the Holy Spirit goalkeeper making numerous saves to keep them in the game. Holy Spirit capitalised on this winning 5-0.

The U14 girls were equally strong through their pools, going through undefeated. Their semi-final against Holy Spirit College was a tight affair, going in to extra time. In the dying seconds Matilda Pead capitalised on a fast break, sending TIGS into the grand final against Figtree High School. TIGS dominated the possession and created the lion’s share of chances in the final, taking a commanding 2-0 lead, which they held on to until the final whistle, finishing the day as South Coast Regional Champions!

Boys Team: Joshua Llewellin, Nash Micallef, Joel Olbourne, Lachlan Raynor, Jude Taylor-Chamberlain, Owen Vardy and Jamie Vickery. Coach: Mr Deck

Girls Team: Isla Belanszky, Josie Lowe, Katie Lowe, Amelia Murray, Matilda Pead, Evelyn Sanzone and Edie Taggart. Coach: Mr Gardiner

U16 Boys and Girls

Due to a clash with the NASSA Cross Country Carnival, the U16 team traveled to Minto to play in the Campbelltown Regional Futsal Championships. Our U16 girls team had mixed results in their pool, with a win, a draw and two losses. Unfortunately they weren’t able to progress past the first round.

The U16 boys played some outstanding Futsal against some very strong opposition through their pools, going through to the semi-finals undefeated. TIGS won their semi-final quite comfortably and found themselves facing Bosley Park High School in the grand final. In a see-sawing game with both teams leading at one point, the full-time whistle blew with the scores level, sending the game into overtime. TIGS capitalised on an early chance to take the victory and finish as regional champions.

Girls Team: Isla Belanszky, Alexandra Birch, Caitlin Loudon, Nelle-May Makowski, Matilda Pead and Evelyn Sanzone. Coach: Mr Deck

Boys Team: Harrison Deck, Brody Gardiner, Ben Harman, Oscar Kiely, Ryan Molnar, John Perri and Jude Taylor-Chamberlain. Coach: Mr Gardiner

U18 Boys and Girls

The U18 Boys team found themselves in a very strong pool. They managed to go through the first round with two wins and two losses, finishing in third place in their pool. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to send them through to the finals. The U18 Girls fared better in their pool, finishing in second place, with three wins, a draw and a loss. They came up against Shoalhaven High School in their semi-final, and the two teams were evenly matched. The game came down to the wire, with Shoalhaven winning narrowly, 2-1.

Boys Team: Hamish Chaffer, Jude De Araujo, Brody Gardiner, Ben Harman, Oscar Kiely, Ryan Molnar, Brandon Nugara and Christian Vujic. Coach: Mr Deck

Girls Team: Isla Belanszky, Alexandra Birch, Jayde Johnson, Jessica Llewellin, Caitlin Loudon, Matilda Pead, Evelyn Sanzone and Charlotte Wall. Coach: Mr Tome


NASSA Cross Country

TIGS sent over 70 Senior School students and almost 60 Junior School students to compete at the NASSA Cross Country Championships, held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre on Thursday 25 May. Our runners had been training under the expert guidance of Ian Hatfield, who was kind enough to lend his support on the day, warming all of our runners up pre-race. TIGS put on an extremely strong showing throughout the day, with the School finishing in second place overall in both the senior and junior competitions. In the senior competition, five TIGS teams were chosen (18B, 17B, 16B, 16G & 13B) to run as a team of four at the AICES Championships.

Top three place-getters in the Senior School were:

  • Rubina (12G) – 3rd
  • Patrick Reid (13B) – 2nd
  • Michael Mitchell (14B) – 1st
  • Mikayla McLean (15G) – 1st
  • Claire Spicknall (16G) – 1st
  • Ella Fennell (16G) – 2nd
  • Jessica Llewellin (17G) – 3rd
  • James Brewer (17B) – 1st
  • Jack McClatchie (17G) – 2nd


Top 3 place-getters in the Junior School were:

  • Oscar Sheppard (8/9B) – 1st
  • Charles Le Mesurier (8/9B) – 2nd


AICES Cross Country

From the NASSA Carnival, over 30 TIGS students were chosen to run at the AICES Cross Country Championships on Thursday 1 June, which were also held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. NASSA and TIGS excelled on the day, with NASSA winning the percentage association pointscore competition and TIGS finishing the day in third place out of 66 competing schools on the overall pointscore. Our 16B and 16G teams both excelled again, both finishing as one of the top two teams to progress to the CIS Championships.

The top 3 place-getters on the day were:

  • James Brewer (17B) – 3rd
  • Mikayla McLean (15G) – 2nd
  • Claire Spicknall (16G) – 2nd


Pines Schools Surfing Competition

On Tuesday 30 May, our Senior School surfers had a great day down at Killalea Beach, otherwise known as “The Farm”, to compete in the annual Pines Schools Surfing Competition. All of our surfers participated with excellent attitudes and a great team mentality.

Our TIGS A team took out 3rd overall to Bulli A and Bulli B teams, which was an awesome achievement – one better than last year!

Congratulations to Samuel Lowe was also awarded MVP Male surfer for the third year running. Thanks to Mr Tome and Mr Murray accompanying the team on the day, and to Mr Rossiter for all his work in pulling the teams together.

Participating students: Tom Armstrong, Cameron Aubin, Nate Cartwright, Marcelle Davis-Cook, Ben Harman, Frederik Jaeger, Grace Lane, Josie Lowe, Samuel Lowe, James Murray, Michael Murray, Louis O’Carroll, Tahlie Oxman, Savy Sevastos, Joe Sommerville, Jack Wilson and Kobi Woods


CSSA Gymnastics

On Thursday 1 June, seven TIGS girls from Year 2 to Year 7 traveled to the Sydney Gymnastics and Aquatic Centre in Rooty Hill to compete at the CSSA State Gymnastics Championships. All of the girls competed to the best of their ability and were wonderful ambassadors for their school. Some highlights of the day included Sophie Deck (Level 4 Snr) placing 1st in the Bars, 3rd in the Vault and 2nd overall, Amelia Marsh (Level 5 Snr) placing 1st in the Vault and Eleanor Buttfield (Level 3 Jnr) placing 2nd in the Beam.

A big thank you to Mrs Leitch for taking the girls and ex-student, Biddy Leitch, for coaching the girls through the day.

Team: Eleanor Buttfield, Penelope Collins, Sophie Deck, Chloe Greenhalgh, Johanna Huda, Amelia Marsh and Zali-Rose McIlwraith


NSWPSSA Basketball and NSW All Schools Basketball

Over the last two weeks, TIGS has had two students, Emily Clark – Year 6 and Luka Cuda – Year 10 representing CIS for Basketball at the NSW Championships.

The NSWPSSA Basketball Championships were held in Tamworth over four days. Emily was a highly valued member of the Girls U12 CIS team, playing exceptionally well to help her team to 5th place overall (out of 14 teams), only narrowly missing the semi-finals having won four of their six pool games.

The NSW All Schools Basketball Championships were held at the Hills Basketball Centre on Monday 5 June. Luka and his U16 CIS Boys team dominated the competition, comfortably beating both CHS and CCC, to win the competition and become NSW State Champions. Luka’s performance on the day was so impressive that he was chosen to represent NSW at the School Sport Australia National Basketball Championships, which will be held in Perth next term.


NSW All Schools Swimming

Over two days on 1-2 June, TIGS was represented by Jaimie De Lutiis and Jack Gibson at the NSW All Schools Swimming Championships, held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. Both students performed exceptionally well, with Jaimie coming away with three Gold and three Silver and Jack coming away with one Gold, two Silver and two Bronze. A special congratulations goes to Jaimie who broke the record in the 18G 50m Breaststroke with a time of 32.57s. These results mean that both of them have been selected to represent NSW at the School Sport Australia National Swimming Championships next term.

Their full results are listed below:

Jaimie De Lutiis (18G): 1st – 50m Breast (32.57), 100m Fly (1:03.04), 200m Free (2:05.60); 2nd – 50m Free (26.75), 200m IM (2:22.99), 50m Fly (27.72); 4th – 100m Free (57.47)

Jack Gibson (14B MC): 1st – 200m Free (2:04.06); 2nd – 100m Free (1:08.03), 100m Back (1:16.67); 3rd – 50m Free (31.79), 50m Back (36.24); 7th – 50m Fly (44.37).


NASSA Year 7 Year 9 Volleyball

Last week our Year 7 – Year 9 Boys and Girls Volleyball teams competed at the NASSA Volleyball Gala Day. With only limited volleyball experience in both teams, it was very encouraging to see our players rapid growth in both their individual and team play throughout the day. The girls, ably led by the the experienced volleyballer, Lucia Ding, managed to win some sets through the day, but were unable to win a match. The boys were led by Jake Noble, whose Volleyball skill enabled the whole team to lift, finishing 2nd in their pool and eventually placing in 3rd place overall after beating Wollondilly Anglican College 2-0 in the 3rd/4th play-off. A big thanks to Lucia, who excelled, by playing all games with the boys, who were left down a player after some late withdrawals.

Girls Team: Arwen Bowman, Lucia Ding, Charlee Ducat, Grace Lane, Josie Lowe, Katie Lowe, Isabelle Phelan, Grace Rutty, Edie Taggart, Giorgia Tarlinton. Coach: Mrs Cassidy

Boys Team: Cameron Aubin, Lucia Ding, Leon Do, Jake Noble, Darcy Sullivan, Jamie Vickery




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