On Wednesday 1st of June multiple teams from across Kurnai College travelled to participate in various sports at the Wellington District Interschool sports with a chance to progress to the Gippsland Finals in that will be held in July next term.
Year 11/12 students from the University Campus represented Kurnai College at the Wellington School Soccer in Sale. Both teams played in a series of 40-minute round robin games with a chance to progress to Gippsland Finals that will be held in July next term.
Senior Boys Team
The boys team comfortably won their first game to Sale Catholic College defeating them 11-0.
Despite their best efforts they lost their second game against Lavalla Catholic College 3-0. Although they did not come away with the win, the results exhibit the incredible effort the boys put in.
A huge thank you to Alan Roberts for coaching.
Senior Girls Team
The girl’s team also comfortably won their first game to Sale Catholic College defeating them 11-1.
Their second game against Lavalla Catholic College saw both teams contending fiercely very early on to get on the score sheet first. After a ball deflected off Lavalla’s keeper back to our player late in the first half Kurnai College had the opportunity to put away the first goal. Minutes later a one-on-on with the keeper allowed the girls team to enter half time with a 2-0 lead. The second half remained scoreless for Kurnai College to walk away with a 2-0 win. Overall, the girl’s remarkable effort sees them progress through to the Gippsland Finals.
Well done to all students that participated and the fabulous display of sportsmanship both on and off the pitch!
Intermediate Girls Team
On Wednesday Year 9/10 girls from Morwell Campus competed in the Wellington Shire Inter School Sports in Sale with five, 16-minute, games to be played. The girls were excited to discover the games were to be played indoors.
The first game against Sale College (1) resulted in a defeat, 12 to 6, but the highlights of the game was the effort of the defenders who ensured every contested ball was Kurnai’s. Amelia at GA scored the first goal of the game and went on to score three of the six, with Ayla scoring from way out to score the other three goals of the game.
Maffra Secondary College (1) was Kurnai College's next challenge, and sadly it resulted in a defeat, 11 to 5. The teamwork was improving, with fabulous defence by Lizzy and Bridget in GK and GD. Sarah’s midcourt work was beautiful. Bridget began to experience what it meant to be a goalkeeper and was called contact and obstruction anytime she went near the shooters but showed great perseverance all day long in this position.
Game three was against Maffra Secondary College (2) and a close game of 7 to 6 with Maffra taking the win. Communication was the highlight of the game. Milla and Amelia took charge and directed play beautifully. Sadly, we lost Isabella in this game to an ankle injury, and she was unable to return for the day. Keely shone in WD and the move of Milla to centre proved invaluable.
The next game was up against Sale College (2) and Kurnai College's first win, 8 to 1. Lizzie picked off every loose ball and was quick to move the ball back up the court. The attacking team improved out of sight and worked the ball into the ring with Ayla and Amelia put shots up with great confidence. Bridget and Keely gave no space to their players and always made sure they knew where their players were.
Game five (our last game) and what a thriller it was. Traralgon College – who had gone undefeated all day – saw us tie at 14 all. Teamwork was amazing, with the defenders scrapping for every ball and our midcourt working to feed the ball to our attackers. Sarah and Milla worked the goal ring like professionals, giving each other space while waiting patiently for our shooters to position themselves within striking distance of the goal ring.
Senior Mixed Team
On Wednesday Year 11/12 students from the University Campus represented Kurnai College at the Wellington School Badminton in Yarram.
The fixture only consited of playing one game, comprising of 6 sets, two double sets and four single sets against Yarram Secondary College.
Yarram Secondary College prevailed on the day winning, 5 sets to 1. However, the attitude and sportsmanship of the Kurnai College's students should be highly commended.