The Olympic water polo goals of secondary students from Sydney Catholic schools have taken another leap forward.
A real squad effort saw six teams of Year 7-12 students from the Archdiocese of Sydney come away with wins at Sydney Catholic Schools’ (SCS) first Water Polo Championships at Ashfield Aquatic Centre.
Sport, however, was the real winner with all 200 competitors demonstrating excellent sportsmanship and determination over the course of a dull rainy day.
“It was inspiring seeing the enthusiasm and camaraderie of our young rising stars on display here today [7 April], pushing each other to excel to the best of their ability in adverse weather conditions,” SCS’ Manager Pre to Post Sport, Damien Kerr, remarked yesterday.
“Here’s the magic of teamwork; the players were able to consistently find ways to buoy each others’ spirits and excel despite the weather challenges.”
The path to Olympic glory
Four boys’ and six girls’ secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney are currently part of Sydney Catholic Schools’ inaugural Thursday afternoon inter-school water polo competition, which includes congregational school, Rosebank College Five Dock.
Sydney Catholic Schools’ 2022 participating schools are:
For the first time in Sydney Catholic Schools’ history every secondary school student was given the opportunity to compete against their peers in an organised conference format that will culminate in a Sydney wide championship final each season.
“We have built this new Catholic sporting competition so that every student, in every one of our schools, has opportunities to compete at a level which challenges them,” Mr Kerr said.