DIOCESE REPORT: Students excel at Polding winter sport trials in Tamworth

GREAT EFFORT: Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Diocese rugby league side.
GREAT EFFORT: Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Diocese rugby league side.

The NSW Polding Winter Sports Trials were held in Tamworth last Friday and the Diocese had some excellent results at each sport.

At open league Kye Mullins showed outstanding defensive skills in the centres and Luke Marco was a stand out second rower all tournament. Both boys went on to be selected to play in the Polding team. 

The 11yrs were very strong with Darcy Large, Blake Bow, Jye Stone, Diesel Hagan and Cooper McKenzie all made the Polding team

In the football, both the boys and girls teams were undefeated and did not concede a single goal.

Josie Allan, Maya Marolly, Alisha Ingrey, Claire Adams, Ava Grant, Eve Howard, Oscar Archbold, Isaac Lucas, Hugh Browne, Janni Rafty, William Harvey, Byron Bennett and Regan Hose all made the Polding team.

At the netball, six of the eight players made possibles and probables, with Hannah Chicken, Eve Keeling , Scarlette Hynes and Hope White making the Polding side.

The boy's hockey team showed strength in tackles and wonderful passing skills in attack. We had three boys chosen in Possible/Probables; Kaeden Gonzalez (St Joseph'sTaree), Oliver  McIvor (St Patrick's Swansea) and Angus Anson-Smith (St James' Kotara South). The three boys played well after a long day with Angus and Oliver being selected in the 2018 Polding Team.

The girl’s team worked tirelessly showing great determination and support of each other. Anais Fraai was particularly strong in the defence line and made it through to the Possible/Probable round.