Intercol #15 against Pembroke shapes up to be a very competitive weekend. With most events on the Pembroke campus, several of their teams will have revenge on their minds. Recalling results from last year, Westminster started the weekend with four nail-biting victories. Girls' Football won by a single point - the siren going off with Pembroke in their forward 50. Badminton drew on games and won the match on a count-back to points won. Boys' Soccer got out to a 4-nil lead and held on to win by a goal. Then came one of the most memorable Intercol moments in history - Joel Dyer’s buzzer-beating shot to win the basketball game. The Pembroke Sports Staff said to me, “What do we have to do to win a game?”.
Our Netball teams took care of business and we had five of the six trophies in hand. At the end of the day, Pembroke managed to take home the football trophy with a well-earned win in a game we thought was ours. So, paybacks are on the minds of many players and coaches.
Netball, Badminton, Table Tennis and Open A/B Basketball are subject to spectator restrictions, which includes an allowance for one spectator per player.
Additionally to the importance of the Intercol matches, a win at Pembroke this week also wins the IGSSA shield for our 7A, 8A, 9A and Open A Netball teams! Our Open B Netball has effectively won their shield already and we congratulate them on this effort.
Rain is predicted for the afternoon, so grab your supporters rugby top, scarf and beanie to keep warm from the sidelines!
I am expecting a great effort from each of our teams. My biggest hopes for the weekend are the safety of all players and exemplary sportsmanship from our players and spectators.
Enjoy the games!
Head of Sport, Senior School