Sporting Life - March 2019

Sporting Life - March 2019

Sporting Life – March 2019

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Sports News Term 1 so far!

*Congratulations to Harriett Irving who competed at the Trail Bay Triathlon recently and was the 1st female across the line in the 12-15 years Division. This is the 2nd consecutive year that Harriet has won this event, showing that her hard work and efforts at her training are paying off. Well done Harriett!

*Harriett Irving, Harriett Richards, Fern Deshon and Piper Fielding all competed at the South Coast Trials for Triathlon in December for a place in the State team. All raced extremely well and are off to State at Hervey Bay in March to represent St Hilda’s in the South Coast Team. We are all extremely proud of their commitment and results. The girls also competed at the National Junior Super Sprint Series at Runaway Bay which saw them race Australia’s best. This was a fantastic learning experience for them, forming new friendships with like-minded athletes.

*Congratulations Olivia Walker who has been selected in the Gold Coast U14 representative Basketball team and will be off to the State Championships held in Mackay in July.

*Congratulations to Casey Wynne who was awarded a NSW CIS Blue for her performance in the NSW All Schools AFL team at Nationals! Casey was the captain of the NSW CIS team and won the award with a best on ground performance at both the Nationals and the State Titles.

*Congratulations to Maeka Free for taking out the SCB Under 14 Junior Lifesaver of the Year award!

*Congratulations to Georgie Roper who broke the District 50m breaststroke record of 37.19 seconds, with the amazing time of 36.35 seconds. She also competed in the Queensland State Sprint Championships and made 3 finals, coming in at 9th, 6th and 4th out of over 100 competitors.

*Congratulations to Brianna Free on winning the Open Women’s Surf Ski category at the Australian Ocean Racing Series! The competition is a year-long series of long-distance ski paddles and Brianna recently came in 1st place in the last race of the series, paddling from Harbour Bridge to Manly beach!

*Lillian Dell from Year 11 and her new 17.3 hands Warmblood Mount ‘JC’, had a successful day at the Showjumping Inter-School on Sunday 3rd March, hosted by Aquinas College at Nerang PC. They Placed 3rd in the Secondary Super Two Phase 1m Class. Congratulations Lillian

*Congratulations to St Hilda’s Dayna Whiteley-Hall, Lindsay Engelen, Summer Osborne and Analiese Murphy who won both the Primary and Secondary Inter School Tennis Challenge.

The St Hilda’s Sport team loves to be kept up to date with our girls’ achievements across a wide range of sports. Please email with any sporting news that we can recognize and celebrate!

2019 QGSSSA Summer Fixtures


Softball Round 1 – Saturday 9 February

Opens BSHS Loss 21-0 Rylee Boyd Sigrid Mackenzie
SPLC Loss 17-1 Jemima Robertson Alice Sewell
Senior A BSHS Win 16-7 Anna Lythgo Bridget Caskey
SPLC Draw 5-5 Megan Murray Kate Henning

Starting Softball year, Opens and Senior As had a great couple of games on Saturday. All the girls put 100% into each game, which is outstanding considering the heat! In the first game for the Opens we saw some awesome fielding from Georgia Morris and Alice Sewell whilst playing shortstop and second base. From the Senior As, Megan Murray, was spectacular with her pitching. Both teams are excited and looking forward to seeing what the season has to come.

Softball Round 2 – Saturday 16 February

Opens MBC Win 8-5 Grace Flynn Kate Hemming
ST AIDAN’S Loss 12-8 Georgia Morris Jemima Robertson
Senior A MBC Loss 19-5 Bridget Casey Kate Henning
SOM’S HOUSE Win 12-11 Anna Lythgo Grace Hemming

Softball Round 3 – Saturday 2 March

Opens BGGS Loss 10-2 Georgia Morris Kate Hemming
St Margaret’s Loss 4-2 Grace Flynn Maxine Moore
Senior A BGGS 1 Loss 19-9 Grace Murphy Kate Henning
BGGS 2 Loss 13-5 Sophie Hawkins Megan Murray


Cricket Round 2- Wednesday, 13th February

Opens BSHS Win 4/70 vs 7/40 Maddison Hallinan Tasha Sheppard
Opens SOM’S HOUSE Win 4/69 VS 10/25 Zara Leinster Tasha Sheppard

 Cricket Round 3- Wednesday, 20th February

Opens MBC Win 5/83 vs 10/49 Georgia Morris Maeka Free

Cricket Round 4- Wednesday, 27th February

The last few weeks have been incredibly exciting for the first three games ever of St Hilda’s cricket, with the team bringing home wins for all three games. Twice the toss was won, and both times we decided to bat first. For these two games, the team has made an impressive total run score of around 70. With the third game, even though batting second, the team still made the total of 49 runs comfortably with 5 overs or so to spare. There have been commendable efforts by the team in batting, with almost everyone hitting a 4 or two. As well as some impressive individual scores made by Xabby Dickinson (16 runs) and Georgia Morris (22 runs) over the last few games. Bowling wise, the efforts of all bowling have been incredible, with every bowler having at least 2 wickets under their belt and creating plenty of opportunities for pressure where possible. Fielding has easily been the most impressive to watch. Walking in, attacking the ball and ensuring there is plenty of chat in the field, everyone in the team has contributed hugely to the game outcome. With everyone’s efforts encouraging the bowlers and taking all opportunities where possible, it has been wonderful to watch everyone enjoy themselves fielding. It will be exciting to see how the rest of the season goes, hopefully with our winning streak continuing!

Cricket Captain – Alice Sewell

2019 Inter-House Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to Melaleuca House for winning the 2019 Inter-House Swimming Carnival, with Karragaroo winning the House Spirit Cup and the Day Girls being victorious against the Boarders. We also had an astonishing 6 records broken. A special shout out to Georgie Roper, Stella Cole, Julia Kater and Scarlett Cao who broke records at the carnival!

2019 Middle Senior Club Netball

St Hilda’s Junior Netball has had a great start to the season with our 3 Divisional Teams playing in a grading carnival on Saturday at the Carrara Indoor Sport & Leisure Centre. All 3 teams came together well and had some wins, but more importantly worked on some great combinations on court. It was lovely to have a couple of our Boarder mums, Wendy & Amy along to watch the girls and meet the team and some of the Day Girl mums. Thank you to our coaches for getting the girls game ready for today with some great training sessions over the past couple of weeks. We are all looking forward to the commencement of our Saturday comp with all teams playing their first game on Saturday 16 March. 2019 has seen our St Hilda’s Intermediate Club Netball girls enter four teams into the SCNA Monday night competition and for the first time we have also entered two St Hilda’s Ladies’ teams into the Senior competition.  This competition has been running for three weeks now with a mixed bag of results.  We are very fortunate this year to also have several extremely experienced coaches come on board. Both these competitions will run for the whole year with a break for our Intermediate teams only over the school holiday periods.  It is also encouraging to see our largest number of Boarders taking part in this weekly competition and great to see so many parents at the courts supporting their girls.

We wish all the teams the best of luck for the season.

Nikki Frame & Jane Shrubshall – Club Netball Coordinators

2019 Middle Senior Club Touch

Club touch has commenced this year with St Hilda’s entering an astonishing 7 teams into this competition. Our Opens, Senior A and 10A teams are all in 2nd Division with our 9A, 8A, 8B, 7A and 9B teams in third division. We look forward to using these competitive games to prepare the QG Season ahead.

Mel Lilley – Club Touch Coordinator

2019 QGSSSA Swimming Carnival Preparation

It has been amazing to see how much effort all girls have put into training in the lead up to the QGSSSA Swimming Carnival on Wednesday 6 March. There have been great turnouts to the training sessions on Wednesday mornings, with all girls showing lots of enthusiasm whilst practicing their relay changeovers together. The Team also had a swimming clinic last Saturday, where girls participated in group activities and heard from professional athletes including Taylor McKeown, Bonnie Hancock and Laura Taylor. Good luck girls, I’m really excited to see how fast everyone swims on Wednesday!

Tyler-Marie Ransby

2019 QGSSSA Cross Country Preparation

It has been amazing to see so many girls turning up to cross country training so early on in the season! The Inter-House Cross Country Carnival is on Friday of Week 7 this year and the girls have been training hard consistently since the beginning of the term, putting in their best efforts. There have been two squads training both with fantastic turn outs, reaching up to around 30 girls. Trainings are being held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, with some girls training at TSS on Wednesday mornings with the boys. All the girls are improving a lot and gaining a lot of fitness under their belts, so the Inter-House Cross Country Carnival will be a competitive, speedy day. With so many girls already eager and into training and working hard, our 2019 QG cross country team is looking quite promising!

Cross Country Captain – Caitlin Boyle

A reminder that as per the School Calendar, our Middle Senior Inter-House Cross Country is a combined event with our Junior School in TERM 1 on Friday 15th March. The event is held at Owen Park/Loders Creek and more details will be released in the coming weeks.

Please note: QGSSSA Cross Country Meet-Saturday 11th of May at Rivermount College, Yatala.

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
Acting Head of Sport


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