A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school in Marion, South Australia
Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Sport, Senior School - Edition 16 - 2018

Springtime = Success

It has been a successful Term 4 so far for our Dragon teams. Here are some of the highlights so far.

Ekiden Relay Report 2018

Westminster teams had cracking runs in the Ekiden Relay this year. The Ekiden Relay involves teams of eight runners, each running one leg of a pre-determined distance; either 5.4km, 2.8km, 1.5km or 1km. The race totals 20.6kms.

The girls race was what some might refer to as “blowing away the competition”. The girls not only led from start to finish, they won it running away. They left second place St. Ignatius a distant six minutes behind. Six of our girls posted the fastest times for their respective legs!

The boys competed valiantly after the opposition had a blazing first leg of 5.4km. The consistent effort throughout the team to post best personal efforts for each leg enabled the boys team to finish in a respectable third place, out of 10 teams, only three minutes behind the winning team.

Girls' Softball

The girls are 5-1 over the season and on Saturday they play Seymour for the IGSSA B Grade Shield. This group of quiet achievers has had a great season under the leadership and coaching of Westminster Old Scholars, Georgie Bradley ('16) and Tash Beal ('16). Good luck on Saturday!

Girls' Volleyball

The Girls' A team are 2–0 this term. We are top of the ladder, which includes all Term 1 matches. This Saturday will be a 1 v. 2 matchup against Concordia. The winner will likely host the IGSSA Final. The IGSSA A Volleyball shield is in our trophy case – let’s keep it there, girls!

Boys' Cricket

Along with the weather, the Westminster Cricket teams are heating up. The ‘Gons’ are 10 from 11 matches this term:

  • Year 8/9 cricket 3 - 0
  • Second XI 3 - 0
  • First XI, T20 3 - 0
  • First XI 40-over 1 – 1

The lone loss to PAC, was a ‘could have, would have, should have’ affair.

The T20 team has earned a berth in the SAAS semi-finals. Westminster play Rostrevor this week for a chance to play in the Grand Final. PAC and St. Peters are in the other semi-final. No batsman has put a ball on the Sports and Swimming Centre roof yet, but they have reached the change-room rooftop! We’ll hope to see that happen in a home Grand Final.

A Westminster First?

Have Westminster bowlers ever delivered two hat-tricks on the same day? The Westminster Main Oval was unwelcoming to opposition batsmen last Saturday. Second XI player Oscar Williams (Year 10 Carter) bowled over three Scotch College batsmen in three deliveries. Oscar’s was the second hat-trick of the day. Year 7 student Charlie Sanderson delivered a morning hat trick against Immanuel. Charlie gets extra style points for clean-bowling the three Immanuel batsmen. Keep doing what you’re doing, boys.