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09 June 2023

SACCSS Intermediate Futsal Tournament

Joseph Lettieri, Year 10

The SACCSS Intermediate Futsal Tournament was held on May 22 at La Trobe University. Both our boys and girls teams started strongly and showed the competition we were a force to be reckoned with at this one day event.

Our boys won most of their rounds, only drawing with Penola to make their Grand Final against Emmanuel. Our Titans were dominant at all stages, being crowned SACCSS Intermediate Boys Champions for 2023, beating our opponents 5-2. Congratulations to this team on training hard, playing with great spirit and determination and representing our College respectfully. A special mention to Joseph Lettieri in Year 10 who was named Best Player in the Grand Final. A massive thank you to Mr Azzopardi for coaching this team in the lead up to and on the day of the tournament.
Our girls also made their Grand Final after winning two games, drawing once and losing one. The final was played against a strong Penola outfit who proved too strong for our girls in the end, with our girls losing 4-0.

SACCSS Badminton
On Monday 15 May, Thomas Carr College hosted the 2023 Badminton Tournament. In its second year, this tournament is one of the most anticipated and attracts the most participants of any one day tournament on the SACCSS Calendar. We had over 80 students try out for this team, with Mr Levy having to run several afterschool sessions in order to narrow this squad down.
On competition day, we had 24 Titans battle it out in the Junior, Inter and Senior competitions. We are pleased to announce that our Intermediate Doubles pairing of Paul Abrigo and William La were crowned Intermediate Boys Badminton Champions.
Thank you to all selected students for their dedication and commitment to our team. We would also like to acknowledge the many student volunteers who came along to help umpire and score at this event. Without them the day would not have been the success it was.
Thank you to Mr Levy for giving up multiple afterschool sessions to select and train this team. Your guidance of our players is always appreciated.

Junior Girls AFL
Our Junior AFL Girls took to the field on Tuesday 30 May at Wyndham Vale Football Club. For most of our girls it was their first time playing the sport which was amazing to see. They were very excited and just as eager to get into their first game, and as the competition went on, the girls grew in confidence and their understanding of the game improved so much. The girls finished on a high, getting their first win on the board. We hope this will be the springboard to getting more girls interested is this sport and having a go. Best players on the day were Atap Kuany, Jessica Taylor and Maddie Hall.

Here are their results:

Thomas Carr College 1pt defeated by Emmanuel 4pts
Thomas Carr College 1pt defeated by Kolbe 17pts
Thomas Carr College 7pts defeated Antonine 1pt

Recent Student Achievements

Charlie Hickey
Congratulations to Charlie Hickey of Year 12 for winning a Gold Medal at the Australian Club Boxing Championships held in Adelaide in May. This is a knockout event, the biggest boxing event for amateur boxing in Australia. Charlie in the 63.5kg division as a youth boxer (16-19 years of age).

From here, Charlie hoping to compete in the NZ National tournament in July. Good Luck Charlie!

Emily Quarantotto
Emily started playing golf at the age of 7, at Yarra Bend Golf Club, where she participated in their junior clinic. She is now a junior member at Kooringal Golf Club, through a scholarship funded by Golf Australia.

She has entered various Golf Australia Junior Tournaments in 2023 which occurred over the school holidays.

Kingston Heath Junior Open: tied 10th
Kew Junior Open: 2nd
Royal Melbourne Junior Tournament: tied 30th
Yarra Yarra Junior Open: tied 12th
Golf Australia Junior Tournament – Curlewis: 4th

She has represented Kooringal in their Junior and Women’s Pennant teams in 2022 and 2023 placing in the following:
2022 Junior Pennant: overall 3rd with 2 wins, 1 tie and 2 losses.
2023 Women’s Pennant: overall 6th with 1 win and 4 losses.
Emily has also represented Thomas Carr in two golf tournaments throughout 2023.
Senior SACCSS golf tournament at Craigieburn Golf Club: 1st
Independent Schools Golf State Final and the National Golf Club, Long Island site: 15th

Fantastic work Emily! Keep it up!

Share your Sporting Achievements
If you have any sporting achievements that you would like to share with the College community, please email them to Ms White

We are excited to hear them and would love to share them with our readers.

Luminosity Co-Curricular Colours Program
This year the College introduced the Luminosity Co-Curricular Colours Program. This program is aims to formally recognise student contributions to the wonderful and vast array of activities that College has on offer for students to get involved in.

The five main categories are:

Performing Arts

Each category will have various clubs/activities associated with them. Students must attend 90% of all clubs/activities in which they partake in to be awarded Luminosity Points. All clubs/activities will have a different allocation of points associated with them due to the nature and length of the activity.

Students who are awarded ten points or more in a category will be awarded a special Luminosity badge in the shape of a star signifying their commitment to this important area of College life, as well as a certificate. The special Luminosity badge is awarded to any student who achieves ten or more points in one of the five categories. We are pleased to announce that Caitlin Dennis of Year 12 has been awarded the Inaugural ‘Sports’ star. This is a tremendous achievement and one that Caitlin should be very proud of, being the first ever award recipient in the College’s history. Congratulations Caitlin! We hope to be able to award many more Luminosity Co-Curricular Colours at the end of the year.

Students will also gain valuable House points for their participation in such clubs/activities which will go towards the Luminosity Co-Curricular Cup. This cup which is awarded to the House which has collated the most Co-Curricular points over the course of the year.

We are very excited to unveil this program to all in our community as we strive to allow all students to shine inside and outside of the classroom. More information will be published shortly, so stay tuned.

Caitlin Dennis receiving the Inaugural ‘Sports’ Star

If your child plays a sport outside school and receives a concussion, it is important to notify Ms White and the College Nurse prior to your child’s next scheduled SACCSS game or training. Any child with concussion will be asked to get a medical certificate to certify that they have clearance to resume training and playing SACCSS. This is an important step to ensure your child is safe to participate as their health is our number one priority.

Ms. Margie White
Sport and Co-Curricular Leader