On Friday 3 May over 80 students travelled to Bathurst to take part in the Polding Winter Sports representative trials.
"Polding" is the name given to a region combining a number of Catholic dioceses including Armidale, Bathurst, Broken Bay, Lismore, Maitland-Newcastle and Wilcannia/Forbes.
In football our striker Ellie Butler from St Joseph’s Merewether was a standout scoring 3 goals in the possibles/probable match and gaining selection in the Polding team. Claire Webber, also from St Joseph’s, gained selection for her excellent skills down the left of the field, while Madeline Owen from Wingham also gained selection.
In the boys football Jack Simmons, Jai Majdanzic, Jett White, Seamus O’Donohue and Nick Curran played exceptionally well to gain selection in the Polding team.
Our netball team was outstanding at the trials with 5 gaining selection. They were Isabella Balcomb, Paris Fonua, Breannan O’Neill, Georgia Sharp and Eboni Smith.
In hockey Emma Yarnold made the girls hockey team while Kye Lewis played well to make the possible and probable. For the Open league Harry Croker, Will Trow and Lawson Rankin made the Polding team. The 11 years league team were outstanding with 8 players making possible and probable and 6 being selected in the Polding Team including Dylan Day, Fletch Kennedy, Tyran Duffield, Tom Cant, Ethan Butterfield and Sam Robinson.
These students will now compete at the NSW Primary School Sports Association level. The Catholic Schools Office would like to congratulate these students on their achievement.
Special thanks to Bernadette Duggan for compiling these reports.