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.
A talented group of 18 Boys represented the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese at the NSW Catholic Primary School Rugby Championships at Forbes. This event is one of the few that has both Polding and Mackillop regions trialling together.
The Diocese’s strength in touch football was again on show this year, first at the selection trials in Week 1 of term, and then more recently at the championships at Port Macquarie from which three boys and two girls were selected in their respective Polding teams.