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Trimester 2 Sport Captains Report

Trimester 2 Sport Captains Report

Author: Matthew Hutchens, Tom Glass, Cassidy McLeod and Sophie Greer
Author Role: Trimester 2 Individual Sport Captains

 Boys’ Tennis

My name is Matthew Hutchens, and it is a great pleasure to be CHAC’s 2019 Boys’ Tennis Captain. Ever since coming to CHAC in Year 7, I have played Tennis for the College and have enjoyed the opportunity to play the sport I love each year. Being Tennis Captain has been something I have aimed to become for awhile, and I am very happy to have this fantastic opportunity to represent Boys’ Tennis in 2019.

This Term, CHAC Tennis has faced some tough opposition in the first few rounds, with the teams fighting strong to win a few games and sets off JPC, Canterbury and Ormiston in rounds one, two and three respectively. In round four, our Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 teams all came away with dominant wins against St Columban’s, showing outstanding effort and achievement as all teams gave their best. The 1st IV and 2nd IV teams, unfortunately, came away with close losses against St Columban’s; however, each team member tried hard and played their absolute best for CHAC. The recent improvements in results are very encouraging and I hope to report back on a clean sweep of wins before long.

Matt Hutchens, Tennis Captain

Rugby

My name is Tom Glass and it is a privilege and an honour to be selected as CHAC’s 2019 Rugby Captain. The trimester began with a tough round against JPC, though an impressive win from the Year 10 team saw their season off to a successful start. A valiant effort from our 1st XV saw two tries scored in the second half, though eventually going down 33–10. The next two rounds saw home games against Canterbury and Ormiston. A special mention should go to the Year 9 boys who pulled off wins against both teams and are currently sitting in 4th position on the ladder. Last weekend was a troubling round for all our teams against St. Columban’s. Whilst the results didn’t go our way on the day, each team is to be commended on their efforts. I encourage all boys to maintain or improve their attendance at trainings for further development. Good luck to all teams competing against WestMac this weekend!

Tom Glass, Rugby Captain

Netball

My name is Cassidy McLeod and I am the CHAC Netball Captain for 2019. It is a great achievement to culminate my 11 years of both club and school commitment to the sport. As for the performance of our teams, I have seen immense growth over these recent games and I am confident that the girls will only get better. Recognition should be given to both the 3rd and 2nd VII girls who are both undefeated and have been winning their games comfortably. All Netball teams are to be commended on their outstanding efforts, especially coming up against hard teams. In 2018 against Ormiston College, only 4 of our teams won. This year, this number has improved greatly, with 12 out of 14 teams winning their games against OC; additionally, eight out of the 11 teams won against St Columban’s compared to only three teams winning in 2018. The Years 7, 8, and 9B teams are also performing well, on top of the ladder in their pools. There have been a few major injuries, with two in the 1st VII alone, but I am proud of the other team members who have stepped up and have played in their absence–some teams have repeatedly played full, hard games with little or no substitutions. I am extremely proud of the effort the girls have put into every training session as well as their games and I can only see an even greater incline in their skills and results.

Cassidy McLeod, Netball Captain

Hockey

CHAC Hockey got off to a promising start with successful results in the opening round against John Paul College. However, round two and three saw CHAC playing two of the strongest schools in the TAS competition. Against Canterbury College, the Year 7 team showed their potential with a hard-fought draw. All other teams played with determination despite not coming away with the win. It was a similar scenario against Ormiston College where we were unable to register a win. The 1st XI and 2nd XI teams were particularly unlucky after dominating large amounts of the game, only to concede goals against the run of play. These losses didn’t dishearten the CHAC Hockey girls as all teams displayed their competitive nature by coming out on top in all games against St Columban’s. A special mention goes out to the Year 7 team who are currently in the top four and are showing they will be a team to be reckoned with. It would be great to see more support from the Hockey girls through watching the other teams play and cheering on their peers. CHAC hockey looks forward to a strong finish to the season.

Sophie Greer, Hockey Captain