Semester 1 Sport Review 2015

Female Sport

By Nikki 'Olle' Charles - Female Sports Executive and Residential Assistant


Female sport in semester one was played to the same high standard as always. The year began with the ICC Swimming Carnival, where we saw an incredible turn out from the college to come and support our swimming team. The girls finished 6th overall, with outstanding efforts seen from Maegan ‘Storm’ Cass and Morgan ‘Tokio’ Freney. Following on from this was the touch carnival. After a record number of girls showing up for trials, the team was picked and proceeded to excel in their two day carnival.

The next big event was the ICC Cross Country Carnival. We had approximately 70 girls compete in the race, with a particularly great turn out from the freshers. Despite the race being the morning after our Boat Cruise event, we still saw some brilliant results, especially from Beth ‘Colgate’ Dunbabin, who finished 6th.

Obviously, the biggest ICC sporting event of the semester was the Rowing Regatta. Our 2 female boats trained constantly throughout the semester and came out of it with results to prove it.

In amongst all these carnivals, the girls continued to trial for, train and participate in water polo, tennis, badminton, table tennis and hockey. Although they may not have come out of these competitions with the best results, it was evident that they put in a lot of work and as always, had the most fun.

Finally, our greatest sporting achievement of the semester was ICC Volleyball. Our incredible team of 10, convened by Cara ‘Cheesy’ Barker and Georgia ‘Woooo’ Chin, worked harder than ever to achieve brilliant results. A record number of supporters turned out to watch their final game, as they beat International House to take home 2nd place. Special congratulations to all of those girls.

Once again, Female sport at Cromwell has continued to impress us. The efforts put in by the convenors and the players goes above and beyond. Despite not always winning, it has been so inspiring to watch Cromwell girls be gracious in defeat and to keep getting out there and putting in their best effort. Here’s to hoping that semester two sport will show just as much enthusiasm and enjoyment as semester one did. 




Male Sport

By Pearson 'Bandicoot' Hart - Male Sports Executive

 

Over the past semester, boy’s sport has been running around-the-clock. Training tirelessly, the boys competed in ten sports during the 13-week semester. These sports included tennis, swimming, table tennis, badminton, touch football, under 20’s rugby, water polo, cricket, cross country and rowing.

With great support from their fellow Cromwellians, the athletes competed with not only sportsmanship but also the Crommy ticker, which we as a College, pride ourselves on. The boys managed to place a very respectable 5th overall at the end of the first semester with a few outstanding performances on the whole from the boy’s water polo, touch football, swimming and cross-country relay teams.