Sporting Life – July 2021

Sporting Life – July 2021

Sporting Life – July 2021

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School Sport Shout Outs!

  • QLD 10-12yrs AFL – Congratulations to Cleone Halsall who attended the 10-12yrs AFL State Championships in Cairns as part of the South Coast team. South Coast played fantastically well throughout the tournament which culminated in a 28 to 2 victory in the Grand Final against Wide Bay. Cleone not only became a State Champion but was also selected in the Queensland representative team. Well done Cleone!

  • South Coast Cross Country Trials – Congratulations to all St Hilda’s students who represented our school and the Hinterland District at the recent trials.
    • 12 Years – Cleone Halsall 30th
    • 13 Years – Millicent Philp 8th, Alexia Abela 9th and Olivia Turner 10th
    • 14 Years – Ella Hardy 16th and Eva Devlin 17th
    • 15 Years – Fern Deshon 13th
    • 16 Years – Kate Worboys 11th
    • 17 Years – Jaz Ingall 4th and Harriett Irving 7th
  • South Coast 15yrs Touch – Congratulations to Holly Bertwistle who competed for the 15yrs South Coast Touch Team at the State Championships at the end of Term 2. Holly played a wonderful tournament with her team finishing in 3rd Well done Holly!

Winter Fixtures Round 1 – Netball

Open IGGS LOSS 31-8 India Rafter Aimee Webb
Senior A IGGS LOSS 31-11 Hannah Green Tayissa Forrest
Senior B IGGS LOSS 37-10 Tyella Wynn Francesca Dwyer
10A IGGS WIN 29-8 Amelia Brady Jasmine Hazelton
9B IGGS WIN 31-12 Georgia Frame Lola Bennetts
7A IGGS LOSS 26-8 Mia Eckstein Scarlett Richards
7B IGGS LOSS 17-15 Lily Dawson K’Sharnae Clancy

All girls arrived with great enthusiasm and were excited to play their first game of QG Netball. When we arrived at Ipswich the cold breeze certainly woke us up, but there were a lot of smiles and energy. The coaching team were ecstatic to start working and improving on game play now that the first games have been played, and we were thrilled for our 10A and 9B teams to secure their wins. Our 7B team played a wonderful game and were unlucky to go down in the last few minutes of the game. We are hoping for some more wins next weekend.

Netball Captains – Isabella Briggs & Olivia Wright

Winter Fixtures Round 1 – Tennis

Open IGGS WIN 36-4 Sarah Bigg Halle Mudimu
Senior A IGGS WIN 37-12
Senior B IGGS WIN 25-24
Junior A IGGS WIN 25-24 Mary Palmer Portia van Twest
Junior B IGGS WIN 31-19
Junior C IGGS WIN 36-10

On Saturday, our girls in tennis played their first match for the season. Waking up at 5am to leave for Ipswich at 6am is already an immense measure of commitment – but the girls pulled through and all the teams managed to win overall against Ipswich Girls Grammar. This marks an incredible start to the season, and I am so excited to see how far the girls will go in the following rounds! A special shoutout must go to Halle and Zoe – their enthusiasm and dynamic make their doubles games fun to watch. Keep up the great work, girls!

Tennis Captain – Hikaru Tsuji

Winter Fixtures Round 1 – Volleyball

Open IGGS WIN 3-2 Meili Deng Remi Dittmar
Senior A IGGS LOSS 2-1 Isabelle Hacon Madelyn Finster
Senior B IGGS LOSS 3-0 Sophia Paterson Lia Goddard
10A IGGS LOSS 3-0 Ashleigh Foster Saffron Williams
10B IGGS LOSS 3-0 Emma Stapleton Crystal Liang
9A IGGS WIN 3-0 Petra Bosma Tahlia Brown
9B IGGS LOSS 3-0 Zaima Khan Ava Fimeri
8A IGGS LOSS 2-1 Makyre Undi Brooke Parkin
7A IGGS WIN 3-0 Zoe Baird Erin Jurgens
7B IGGS WIN 3-0 Sienna Taylor Paris Beauchamp

Round 1 for volleyball brought us up against Ipswich Girls Grammar. The 7A and 7B teams had amazing games, with both teams smashing it out with wins in all three sets. Another incredible match saw the 8A team fight hard for a win in the first set, loss in the second and an incredibly close loss of 25-23 in the third set. The Year 9s had another tough game but managed to stay strong and get the win in all 3 sets. The Opens team had a nail-biting five set game after going down in the first two sets and making an incredible comeback in the third set and then keeping their momentum in the fourth set. The tensions were high with all spectators and players on the edge of their seats for the fifth and final set. The Ipswich girls put up an amazing fight, but St Hilda’s took it home with a 15-8 win in the deciding set. It was a long day for the volleyball girls but throughout the whole day, all the girls were eager to help out with duties; picking up flags to do lines or helping out with scoring at any chance. We also had some of our Opens teams helping out with refereeing for some games, an important role and the girls were able to learn on the spot. Overall week 1 of Volleyball had amazing results and even better spirit, kicking off what will definitely be a ripper of a season.

Volleyball Captains – Julia O’Grady & Sophee Watson

Club and Non-School Sport Shout Outs!

  • Congratulations to Alexia Abela who received a Local Sporting Champion Award from Local MP Angie Bell. Well done Alexia!

  •  GC Circuit Miami Tennis Club Championship – Congratulations to Mary Palmer who was runner up in the final in the U17 division.
  • Basketball State Championships – Congratulations to Cleone Halsall who competed in the Gold Coast Division 1 Basketball team at State Champs over the holidays.
  • Australian Youth Surf Lifesaving – Congratulations to Cyra Bender who has been selected to the Australian Youth Lifesaving Squad for the World Championships 2022 campaign with the World Titles taking place in Riccione, Italy in September 2022. This is quite an achievement as the squad comprises 10 females and Cyra is the youngest member at 15, with all the other girls being drawn from the under 17 age group. The squad will be cut in August next year from 10 to a final team of 6 who will represent Australia in Italy. So as the youngest one, Cyra has a lot of hard work ahead! Well done Cyra!
  • Gold Coast Equestrian Competition – Congratulations to Josephine Hermann who won the Junior 115cm class at the recent event. Well done Josephine!
  • Equestrian News – Congratulations to Keeleigh Wise and Josephine Hermann who received “The Rita and Derek Dobson Trophy” as riders who achieved the highest average score over all discipline at State Championships – Well done girls!

Australian Olympic Team Swimming Trials

Congratulations to all current St Hilda’s Students and Old Girls who attended the Australian Olympic Swimming Team Trials in Adelaide in hopes of making it through to the Tokyo Games.

  • Natalie Shaw (current student) made the finals in all of her events and achieved 2nd place in both the 400 and 100 metre Free.  Natalie also finished 4 of her events with a PB.
  • Holly Warn (current student) swam a two-second PB in her heat of the 100M Freestyle MC
  • Zoe Mackenzie (old girl) placed 5th in the final of the 100m Breaststroke MC.
  • Laura Taylor (old girl) placed 3rd in the 200M Butterfly final.

The St Hilda’s Sport Team regularly gets school sport results and achievements. The Sport Team loves to be kept up to date with our girl’s achievements across a wide range of club and non-school sports.

Please email with any sporting news that we can recognize and celebrate!

For all enquiries relating to Middle/Senior Sport at St Hilda’s please email and ensure that you have downloaded the isthildas app for all our sporting notices.

Mel Lilley
Director of Sport and Coaching

Pure Tennis Academy

Welcome to Term 3 Tennis

We couldn’t be happier to be Australian following Ash Barty’s amazing win at Wimbledon. It has been 40 years since the last female Australian, Evonne Goolagong Cawley won this prestigious event and it is very special for us to celebrate being a Queenslander with Ash.

QGSSSA Tennis has now begun for our girls here at St Hilda’s and we are extremely excited to compete against all the other girls’ schools throughout Southeast Queensland.  Our Tennis Captain Hikaru Tsuji is excited to lead and encourage our Tennis girls to fulfil and enjoy their season once again.

If you are interested in finding out more about Pure Tennis at St Hilda’s please contact:

Nick Hughes
Pure Tennis Academy

p: 07 5577 7271  w:  e:

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