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Sunday, April 2, 2017

WEETBIX KIDS TRYATHLON - SUNDAY 26 MARCH 2017

This year saw another great Primary turnout for the Weetbix TRYathlon at Manly yesterday. Twenty young athletes swam, biked and ran their way around a gruelling course, cheered on by parents and by top sporting stars, such as Eliza McCartney. A huge congratulations to all our children  - you were fabulous and earned those medals!

Miss Sancto

BASKETBALL - COMETS - 27 MARCH 2017

The Comets were unfortunately outplayed by their opposition this week. Our defence was tenacious, however the other team was too often able to make penetrating passes that took them up court to score. Austin shot another of his famous high and long balls to score in the first half, and Joshua showed his strength in holding possession of the ball and driving up the court. Rory did a great job under the basket in winning numerous rebounds and then getting out. Alex and Ben both never stopped running and going after the ball which was great to see.
Corbus Luke was Player of the Day (again!) due to his determination and never ending chasing of the ball carrier.

Mrs Clark

MINIBALL - ASTEROIDS - 27 MARCH 2017

Exciting!  Dynamic!  Teamwork!  Slick passing!  Dogged Defence!
These words barely describe the thrill-a-minute game that was played by the Asteroids on Tuesday evening.  All spectators would agree that it was 'edge of your seat' stuff and our hearts were in our mouths during the entire match!  This team continues to demonstrate flawless and unselfish teamwork.  They play together as one harmonious group and each week we are witnessing this group grow in skills, game awareness and team cohesion.  Some of the passing on Tuesday was the best I have ever seen, with each member of the team touching the ball to help set up a wonderful basket by our Player of the Day, Rosa Clark. Congratulations, Rosa, for committing yourself fully on defence and for being available to receive the ball and shoot some spectacular goals!  Your effort was superb.  Keep it up Asteroids - you are all an excitement machine!

Mrs Clark

MINIBALL - ROCKETS - 27 MARCH 2017

Wow, Rockets, what a week! It was an absolute pleasure to be shouting myself hoarse at your match this week.  It was brilliant to see Amy and Brooke working as a team; their great passes helped to set up a lot of goals.  It was a bit rough at times, with Xavier being on the receiving end of an extreme two person defence from Stanmore Bay -  resulting in a lost tooth! The Rockets didn’t let that stand in the way of their brilliant play and Xavier pulled through and got straight back on the court to score an amazing goal, leading Wentworth to a 6-2 win. Because of the teamwork and effort put in by the whole team, the Player of the Day was shared between all the players. Well done!

Mrs Clark

BASKETBALL - COMETS - 20 MARCH 2017

The Comets played hard this week but the scoreboard didn't reflect this at full time.  Some stand out individual breaks just couldn't be converted into points.  Defensive pressure continues to be a strength of this exciting team and we look forward to watching this develop over the coming weeks.  Player of the Day went to Corbus Luke. Good for you, Corbus!
Training for this team is held in the school gym on Sunday mornings at 9am. 

Mrs Clark

MINIBALL - ASTEROIDS - 20 MARCH 2017

A good attacking effort was not enough to secure a win for our Asteroids team this week.  Accurate passing and good positioning on court is a trademark of this team.  Over the coming weeks, Wednesday training sessions will focus on dribbling whilst running with the ball, as well as shooting.  We will also look at our full team defensive play.  Speaking of defence, our Player of the Day trophy went to Rosie Roberts for her excellent hustle on defence Well done Rosie for chasing your opposition and spoiling their flow on attack.  Keep it up!

Mrs Clark

MINIBALL - ROCKETS - 20 MARCH 2017

The Rockets made a big effort this week however missed out on the win.  Our shooting has improved, and players are working well as a team, looking for the gaps, and passing to one another a lot more.  Player of the Day this week went to Brooke Oliver for never giving up. Brooke raced up and down the court and made sure to get to wherever she was needed. Well done, Brooke!

Mrs Clark

Sunday, March 12, 2017

BASKETBALL - COMETS - 13 MARCH 2017

Our Comets team are going from strength to strength each week.  With a draw for their first game and two subsequent wins, they are proving to be a real threat in this competition.  A special mention goes to Josh Hill for committing himself fully on attack resulting in a nasty fall.  A very brave effort Josh!  Player of the Day was Rory Brabant.  Excellent work rushing the ball on defence Rory, and great positioning on attack.  You ran your heart out!  Great work.  See you all at Sunday morning training.

Mrs McLeish

MINBALL - ASTEROIDS - 13 MARCH 2017

Our newly formed girls team are continuing to show significant improvement with every game!  Whilst the scoreboard flattered the opposition, the girls were tenacious, accurate in their passing and dogged in defence.  Great effort by the entire team this week girls.  Congratulations on working hard to play together as a team.  Our Player of the Day went to BethanySmith for excellent positioning on court, fierce defence and a fabulous goal!  Keep it up Bethany!

Mrs McLeish

MINIBALL - ROCKETS - 13 MARCH 2017

After last week’s ripper game, the Wentworth Rockets found it a bit harder this week to keep up the amazing stunt shots, suffering a 9-4 loss.
Everyone on the team put in a great effort however, and every face was glowing at the end of the match. It is great to see how confident our players are becoming in taking possession of the ball. Player of the day this week was Xavier Melhop, for his super-fast footwork and his amazing ability to move quickly to whichever area of the court he was needed on. Well done, Xavier!

Mrs Clark

Sunday, March 5, 2017

BASKETBALL - COMETS - 6 MARCH 2017

This week was a thrilling, nail biting match for the Comets. Some of the parents will have lost their voices!  It looked as though both teams were going to struggle to score, however the Comets pulled out some fantastic tricks (and some amazing teamwork) to win 7-4 at full time. It was great to see how the Comets all pulled together and it was a real treat to see some fantastic passing that resulted in goals. Our Player of the Day this week was Josh Hill. Well done, Josh!  

MINIBALL- ASTEROIDS - 6 MARCH 2017

It was a tough day on court for our newly formed Asteroids team.  All agreed that it was a much improved performance which fills us with excitement and anticipation for the season ahead.  Kingsway were a slick opposition and certainly gave us all some food for thought in terms of what we need to do on court next week. Our Player of the Day was Annabelle Duncan for finding excellent positioning on defence and attack, for her great listening skills, and for making herself available to intercept rebounds.  Great work Annabelle!

MINIBALL - ROCKETS - 6 MARCH 2017

It was great to see how well the Rockets played together this week- what super teamwork!  Amy was a super shooter, and everyone in the team made a huge effort to keep the pressure on, resulting in an impressive win of 8-1.  Player of the day this week was Daniel Chen who displayed amazing defence skills. Well done, Daniel!

BASKETBALL - COMETS - 27 FEBRUARY 2017

Wentworth Comets
Congratulations on an exciting start to the 2017 basketball season, Wentworth Comets.  This tight grading match finished with a draw!  Player of the Day went to Austin McAlpine for being everywhere he needed to be for the whole game.
Training for this team will be held in the school gym on Sunday morning at 9am. Thank you to Mr Hill for his support and the significant time he dedicates to our Comets.  This is shaping up to be a fabulous and nail-biting season!

MINIBALL - ASTEROIDS - 27 FEBRUARY 2017

It was a tough grading game for our newly formed Wentworth Asteroids team.  Currently this is the first ever Wentworth girls mini-ball team.  Even though our Asteroids faced a significant loss they certainly showed some exciting potential.  With more time together they are sure to show their skills and flair.  Charlotte Sancto-Jones received Player of the Day for her tenacious defence.  Despite being hurt, Charlotte played on and showed steely determination.  Well done Charlotte!  The purpose of the formation of this team is based on the knowledge that many of these girls will leave mini-ball in Terms 2 and 3 to play netball.  Those who continue during these terms will make an easy transition into the Wentworth Comets team.