Congratulating sports champs

IGS students have recently demonstrated some great sporting successes in the pool and on the field.

CDSSA Swimming

35 High School students represented IGS at the recent Combined Districts Secondary Sports Association (CDSSA) Swimming Competition at Warringah Aquatic Centre. IGS Head of Sport and Outdoor Education Brian Downton convened the carnival on behalf of IGS.

Luca Welfare of Year 11 broke the CDSSA boys 17 years 50m backstroke record with a time of 29.08 seconds.

We had three students named as “Age Champions” at the carnival. We congratulate Robert Kanaley of Year 9 in the 14 years division, Andreja Despotovic of Year 10 in the 16 years division and Luca Welfare in the 17 years division.

Luca and Robert both achieved perfect scores of 112 points by the end of the day, placing 1st in each of their events.

ASISSA Swimming

In Primary School swimming news, Toby Dolph of Year 6 was awarded Age Champion in the boys 12 to 13 years division of the All Suburbs Independent School Sport Association (ASISSA) Swimming carnival held at Warringah Aquatic Centre. IGS Head of PDHPE Dan Collins convened the carnival on behalf of IGS.

Toby, along with Nicolas Klug and Henry Wroniak of Year 2, Hugo Kilborn of Year 4, and Remy Klug and Oliver Weninger of Year 5, will continue on to compete at the Combined Independent Schools (CIS) Championships.

AFL: Paul Kelly Cup

IGS recently had two AFL teams compete in the Paul Kelly Cup, one boys’ team and one girls’ team, both made up of students from Years 5 and 6.

Both IGS teams displayed brilliant sportsmanship on the day, and there was a high level of teamwork, friendship and encouragement across the board.

“The girls in particular really stepped up,” Mr Downton said. “It’s awesome to see them contesting every ball and transferring their skills from other sports they’ve played over to AFL.”

The girls finished 2nd overall with two wins and a loss. This result advances the team to the regional finals in June. Training will continue on Tuesday mornings on the IGS roof.

The boys narrowly missed out on advancing to the next competition, coming 2nd in their competition pool, and 5th overall. Mr Downton has fortunately secured another opportunity for this promising team to compete next week at Picken Oval.

All the best to our sports men and women who will be advancing in swimming and AFL competitions.