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February 4, 2022

Welcome to another exciting year of sport at Good Shepherd. As usual, Term One is jam packed with a range of sporting activities, mostly being Swimming and Athletics.

Swimming – Our Annual Swimming Carnival (Year levels 5-12) will be held at the Hamilton Outdoor Pool on Wednesday 16th February. As a lead-up to this, we held a training day today, where most students were able to test their skills prior to nominating for carnival events. Another training day will be held this Monday 7th February. Please ensure those involved bring swimmers, towel, goggles and any other appropriate swimming gear.

Athletics – Athletics skills are being covered over the coming weeks in PE lessons. We will be running, jumping and throwing our way towards our carnivals. These will be held on the following dates:

Junior Campus: Wednesday 2nd March (at the Junior Campus)

Senior Campus: Friday 4th March (at Mitchell Park)

We are very much after parents willing to assist with our Swimming and Athletics Carnivals. Please contact one of the office staff to put your name down as a helper, or email myself (Julian Gollasch)

Thank you in advance. We very much appreciate your willingness to assist.

Any Under 16.5 boys that may be interested in playing football:

Hamilton Kangaroos U16.5 Football Preseason Training. Prospective Hampden and GSWFL players. All are welcome.

Melville oval, Friday 4th February, 4:30pm-5:30pm.  Runners only and bring a drink bottle. Direct all queries to Bernie Porter 0427712982

Girls Footy – There is currently a youth girls team (under 18) in Hamilton and the league is also looking at starting an under 14 competition. If you are interested in playing football, “Come and Try” nights will be on Tuesday 15th and Thursday 24th February, 6:00 – 7:30 at Melville Oval.

Hockey Clinic – We have trained coaches from Hockey Victoria coming to run some skills sessions to all Prep-Year 6 students. This will happen on Tuesday 15th February, Please ensure all students wear their Sports uniform on this day.

Other Sporting Dates to Remember:

  • Friday 18th Feb: Primary School District Tennis
  • Tuesday 22nd Feb: Secondary GD Swimming
  • Friday 4th March: Primary Division Swimming
  • Friday 11th March: Secondary GD Athletics and Primary Division Tennis
  • Thursday 17th March: Primary District Athletics
  • Friday 18th March: Primary Regional Swimming

Sports Quote of the Week: “We will grow old and never forget the time we rolled off the couch and won the Aussie Open”  Nick Kyrgios (after winning the AO men’s doubles with Thanasi Kokkinakis)

“Go Good Shepherd!”

Mr Julian Gollasch (Mr J)
(Director of Sport)