It was a very active and successful term 2 in sport across the Wollongong Diocese in both our primary and secondary schools.
With easing Covid-19 restrictions, we welcomed back parents and carers to many of our events and managed these with related protocols to ensure the safety of our students, teachers, officials and spectators.
Primary events in cross country and our regional netball gala days attracted over 2,500 student participants. Wollongong teams were selected and participated in the following sports for the MacKillop trials:
- Rugby league (11 years and open)
- Cross country
- Touch and
Our secondary program was particularly busy this term with Diocesan championships in Football, Cross Country, Hockey and Volleyball. We also staged knockout competitions in Football and Basketball for winning teams to progress into state wide competitions. Wollongong teams were selected in the following sports for the NSWCCC Championships:
- Football (Open Boys & Girls)
- Cross Country
- Rugby League Boys U/15's and Opens (Southern Country Trials)
- Rugby League Girls U/16's (Southern Country Trials)
Special mention to our Wollongong Cross Country athletes who performed exceptionally well with some outstanding individual and team results. Wollongong Diocese won team gold medals in the following age groups:
- MacKillop 11 year boys
- MacKillop 12/13 year boys
- NSWCCC 13 year girls
- NSWCCC 13 year boys
- NSWCCC 14 year boys
- NSWCCC 15 year boys
- NSWCCC 16 year boys
Congratulations also to St Mary Star of the Sea College, Wollongong and Holy Spirit College, Bellambi who were crowned NSWCCC Open champion schools at the basketball state finals. Special mention also to the Holly Spirit girls tennis team who also won gold at the NSWCCC tennis championship.
Many thanks to our dedicated staff who were conveners, coaches or managers of our Wollongong events and teams and to the ongoing work of our school sport coordinators who promote these sporting opportunities for our students.
We look forward to some great sporting opportunities in term 3 and as always will approach these with safety as a key priority promoting fair play and respect for all.