History was created last week as the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle claimed both the Boys and Girls finals at the NSWCCC Football championships in Sydney. It was the first time ever both teams had taken the title which subsequently helped many Maitland-Newcastle players to be selected to represent NSWCCC at the NSW All Schools Football Championships.
Emily Foy from St Francis Xavier’s College Hamilton received a NSWCCC Blue in the sport of basketball. Emily’s talent was evident from a young age when she was selected for the Polding basketball team in Year 5 and then again in Year 6.
Michael Walker from St Francis Xavier’s College Hamilton started playing basketball at 7 years of age and first represented the Newcastle Hunters at the age of 11 as well as representing the Diocese for basketball, athletics, and AFL.