Semester 2 Sport Kicks Off

After a big Semester 1 of sport, Cromwell kicked-off its Semester 2 sporting campaign last night with the women's netball team taking to the court and men's rugby team to the pitch. Unfortunately the start of the season didn't go to plan in either sport, however good promise was shown and some good individual performances were seen.

Led out by scrumhalf Andrew McMahon, the men's rugby team took on St John's College. The match saw only one try in the first half with immense line defence seeing out most of the St John's attacks, however, as fatigue began to set in, St John's were able to capitalise and cross the line on a couple of occasions.

Similarly the Crommie girls netball team tackled the cold weather and a strong Women's College. The girls, led by Emily “Catchya” Blauberg, Sam “Seebee” Cridland and Lauren “PA” Sambell, played extremely well in their first game together and showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the season. They were able to keep up with the Women’s team for much of the first half, and despite losing 33-13 in the end, showed some incredible skills and crommie ticker that will hold them in good stead for the rest of their games. Special mention to Jess “Hexagon” Fleming who was awarded player of the match for the Cromwell team. 

Next week the girls will be coming up against Duchesne College whilst the boys will have a week to recover before a hard hit out against King's College. Best of luck to both teams!

A noteable mention must also go to the 4 members of the Cromwell Old Collegians' Association (COCA) who took home winners medals in the Brisbane Rugby Competition over the weekend. Josh Gaffel, Mitchell Burling, Jamie Baum, and Daniel Baum were all part of the University of Queensland Rugby Football Club's 2015 successful campaigns. UQRFC won premierships in Colts 2, Premier Colts, 3rd Grade and 1st Grade, whilst also winning the Doherty Shield, awarded to the most successful club, for the 6th year in a row.