Some strong performances from Newington Lindfield boys in the past few weeks as they represented the school at selection trials as well as local competition.
Combined Independent Schools
The following boys trialled at Combined Independent Schools (CIS) events:
CIS Rugby Trials Charles Brown, Charlie Burt, Finn Dundon, James Knight
CIS Touch Football Trials Charles Brown, Finn Dundon, Harry Dundon, James Knight, Louis Quarello,
CIS Hockey Trials Max Yeoland
CIS AFL Team Max Yeoland
As with any selection, be it a school team or representative team, there is a sense of nervousness, anticipation, excitement, hope and (possibly) expectation. Having the opportunity to attend a selection trial is a reward for good strong play as well as for perceived potential.
At the CIS level, there may be 70-100+ triallists for 12-22 places. Already, the numbers show the odds of success are long for most participants. CIS ask that schools send only those who are realistic chances of competing at that level. Therefore, to be selected by the school to attend is recognition of strong play and perceived potential. It is, in itself, an achievement.
Selection trials are a challenge for selectors and players alike. By this stage, there are many more triallists who could be considered than not. However, as the final team must have a limit on numbers, some miss out who may well be able to perform at the level required. That is sport.
As a school we congratulate all our boys for their positive attitude to sport. We congratulate the boys who went to CIS selection trials. All did the best they possibly could and, while not all were successful in gaining final selection, they should reflect on the experience and use it to help the next time they front up for a similar situation. Finally, we congratulate James Knight on his selection in the CIS Rugby Team and Max Yeoland on his selection in the CIS AFL Team.
Northern Suburbs Tennis Association (NSTA) Tennis Competition
A number of boys recently competed in the Northern Suburbs Tennis Association (NSTA) Tennis. Toby Ashworth, Max Tian, Oscar Roche, Hugo Grehan, Flynn Clatworthy and Stylianos Vasili all competed in the doubles tournament.
Toby and Max progressed due to a tie situation for second and were required to play a sudden death “first to 7” play off. Playing Mosman Prep, they managed to get to 6 all but were just edged out.. A silver medal was a great reward for excellent play.
Mr David Musgrove – PDHPE Teacher