TIGS sporting success
May 26, 2023
NASSA U15 and Open Netball Gala Day
Our Netballers experienced great success at the NASSA Netball Gala Day held at the end of last term. The U15 team finished 3rd in their pool after a win and two losses, and just missed out on the semi-finals. They finished the day 6th position, narrowly losing to Penrith Anglican in the 5th/6th playoff.
The Open team experienced their most successful NASSA Netball Gala day in the past six years, finishing 3rd in their pool with a convincing win and two narrow losses. The girls finished in 5th position overall after convincing win against Macarthur Anglican School in the 5th/6th playoff.
Congratulations to Edie Taggart, who was selected in the U15 NASSA team, and Chloe Vickery, who was selected in the Open NASSA team. At their respective AICES Championships, Edie’s U15 NASSA team finished in 4th overall, while Chloe’s Open NASSA team finished in third place overall.
NASSA Junior Netball
The TIGS Year 5/6 netball team attended the NASSA Gala Day at Netball Central in Homebush and what a day it was! Our well trained team of ten super enthusiastic netballers had the opportunity to see the Giants SSN Netball Team training on Show Court 1, spurring them on for the day. The girls played their hearts out, falling two goals short of St Luke’s and one goal short of Broughton, the respective first and second placed teams on the day. TIGS coming third overall was testament to the girls’ training and teamwork throughout the day. A special congratulations goes to Manha Khan and Alex Tarrant for being selected to trial for the CIS Team. Excitingly, Manha was selected in the CIS team to compete in Port Macquarie in July.
A special mention must go to Year 12 student, Rhiannon Evans who umpired at all of the above Netball events and was selected to umpire at all of the AICES Netball events and the CIS Junior School Netball day.
Bill Turner Cup and Trophy Boys & Girls
Our U15 Boys and Girls Football teams have been busy competing in the Bill Turner Cup and Trophy competitions.
In the boys competition, our school football team showcased their skill and determination on March 4 at Sir Ian McLennan Oval in a thrilling Round 1 match against Bulli High School. Leading 2-0 for the majority of the game, our team faced a late comeback from Bulli, resulting in a 2-2 draw and forcing the game into extra time. In a moment of brilliance, Jude Taylor-Chamberlain scored the golden goal, securing a 3-2 victory for our team.
In the Round 2 match, played against Woonona HS on May 12 at Sir Ian McLennan Oval, Woonona High School took an early lead, scoring two goals. Undeterred, our team displayed resilience and determination, pulling one back before halftime to make it 2-1. In the second half, our players fought relentlessly, and Jude Taylor-Chamberlain’s calm finishing came to the forefront, scoring two late goals, completing a hat-trick and securing the comeback win.
In the girls competition, our team came up against Smiths Hill High School at Sir Ian McLennan Oval on the 3 April. The girls represented TIGS with great distinction, fighting hard through a very close match. With the score at 1-1 at half time, it was anyone’s game. However, Smiths Hill were victorious on this occasion winning 3-1. Congratulations to the following girls who were part of the team.
Alex Birch (Captain), Josie Lowe, Matilda Pead, Grace Rutty, Evelyn Sanzone, Riya Bahl, Audrey Davis, Katie Lowe, Arwen Bowman, Isla Belanszky, Chelsea Bessell, Amelia Murray, Tyra Grace, Lara Vujic.
TIGS was represented by four students at the AICES Open and U16 Hockey Trials. Samra and Addison Tarrant played with the U16 Girls NASSA team, who managed to win both their games against the other U16 teams, meaning they finished the day as AICES U16 Champions. Riley Baird and Will Hardy played with the Open Boys NASSA team. Coming up against very strong opposition, they weren’t able to win a game, but were still able to enjoy the opportunity to represent TIGS and NASSA playing hockey.
CIS Secondary Swimming Championships
TIGS was represented by seven students at the CIS Secondary Swimming Championships which were held on Monday and Tuesday 1-2 May at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
There were many highlights over the two days, including: Jamie De Lutiis finishing the championships with six gold and one silver medal; Jack Gibson winning four silver and one bronze medal; and, our Senior Girls Relay Team (Bridie De Lutiis, Jaimie De Lutiis, Jessy Harman and Ella McIlwraith) swimming two PB’s in the Medley Relay and the Freestyle Relay to finish 4th and 5th, the last time they will swim together as a team.
Congratulations to Jaimie and Jack who were selected in the CIS team to compete at the NSW All Schools Championships next week.
Results from the championships were as follows:
Bridie De Lutiis (18G): 4th – 200m Fly (2:25.65); 6th – 50m Fly (29.81), 200m Free (2:21.64)
Jamie De Lutiis (18G): 1st – 50m Free (26.22), 200m IM (2:21.69), 50m Fly (27.94), 200m Free (2:06.22), 100m Free (56.65), 100m Fly (1:03.31); 2nd – 50m Breast (33.34)
Jack Gibson (14B Multi-Class): 2nd – 50m Free (31.92), 100m Free (1:10.12), 50m Back (36.36), 100m Back (1:17.47); 3rd – 50m Fly (42.66)
Alexander MacKay (14B): 5th – 200m Fly (2:36.60); 10th – 200m Free (2:23.21); 13th – 100m Free (1:02.80); 14th – 50m Fly (30.71)
Ella McIlwraith (17G): 7th – 50m Back (33.50); 8th – 200m Back (2:48.29); 16th – 50m Fly (31.17)
Kai Pilkington (14B): 5th – 200m Back (2:31.12); 9th – 100m Back (1:12.44)
Senior Girls Relay Team: 4th – 4x50m Medley Relay (2:07.47); 5th – 4x 50m Free (1.56.99)
Five U16 and six Open boys from TIGS attended trials for the AICES Rugby Union team on Thursday 4 May in Marsfield.
The TIGS U16 Boys joined up with other students from NASSA schools with whom they played three short trial games against teams from other associations. The TIGS U18 boys were allocated to play with other associations as they couldn’t make a NASSA team, so looked forward to opportunities to play against each other.
With little rugby union experience under their belts, the TIGS boys faced a steep learning curve in maintaining possession, rucking legally and contesting scrums and lineouts. Where they needed no instruction, was in contact, where they demonstrated excellent balance, technique and commitment to put in some impressive hit-ups and tackles.
By the end of the day, three TIGS boys were named by the selectors, with Sam Lowe and Jagger Leith selected for the U16 AICES team and Hamish Chaffer chosen as a shadow for the U18 team.
The boys were exemplary representatives of their school, and we look forward to playing as a TIGS team in the AICES Cup next week.
On Monday and Tuesday 15-16 May, Millie Rossit played with the South Coast PSSA Girls AFL Team in the NSWPSSA Girls AFL Championships and trials, held at Batemans Bay. It was a fantastic competition, with Millie having a wonderful time improving on her AFL skills, making some new friends and representing TIGS with distinction.
The AICES Open Boys and Girls, U16 Boys and U15 Girls Football Championships were held over two days at Valentine Sports Park last week, and TIGS was represented in all but one team.
In the Open Boys competition, Christian Vujic and Jack McClatchie made strong contributions throughout the day to help lead the NASSA team to the runners-up position, only going down 1-0 to CDSSA via a penalty early in the game. Caitlin Loudon played her role in the forwards with prowess as her Open Girls NASSA team progressed through to the Semi-Final, narrowly losing 1-0 to the eventual winners CDSSA.
In the U15 Girls competition, Matilda Pead, Evelyn Sanzone and Alex Birch were integral to the NASSA team progressing to the semi-final. They came agonizingly close to the final, losing to CDSSA in a penalty shoot-out after the game finished 1-1 at full-time.