NSWCPS Polding Summer Sport Trials

There was plenty of success from students in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese at this year’s NSWCPS (NSW Catholic Primary Schools) Polding Summer Sports Trials.

Hosted by Lismore Diocese, our students competed alongside others from the Diocese of Bathurst, Armidale, Broken Bay, Wilcannia-Forbes and Lismore.

A number of students were successful in making a Polding team to compete at the NSWPSSA (Primary School Sports Association) Championships later in the year.

In the tennis, players were highly competitive amidst very hot conditions. In particular, Thomas McCulloch-Hendriks from St Patrick’s Primary School, Swansea performed consistently well throughout the day to gain a place in the Polding team, as did Aydin Hope, also from Swansea.

For the girls, Ella McLeod from St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton dominated and finished in the top two, easily securing a Polding team position.

A strong boys’ basketball team played hard and when the team was announced, Jonah Quinn from St Therese’s Primary School, New Lambton and Darcy Radburn from St Joseph’s Primary School, Taree had made it through. Jonah’s enthusiasm and ability to read the play was brilliant, while Darcy drove the ball down the court with vigour and determination.

There was strength at the girls’ basketball with Abbey McGregor from St Joseph’s Primary School, East Maitland and Jomaree Munro and Emily McCarthur from St John’s Primary School, Lambton being named in the NSW Polding side. The girls were very strong with great court vision and adapted to the humid conditions very well, with their general fitness levels holding them in good stead.

Congratulations to all students!

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