Football written by Joshua Kotkamp
The SISS Football Tournament was held in Invercargill at the Turnbull Thompson Park the week of the 3rd - 7th September. With stunning team hoodies (designed by Ryan Watkins), the ‘Blessed’ Coach, Mr Terry, the SPC First XI battled through the many talented and challenging teams from all over the South Island in the Linwood Cup Competition.
Our first game against Dunstan High School was a nail-biting 2 - all draw. We were a bit disappointed with this, although it was a good start to the Tournament. Our next game was against the 2nd place winners of the whole tournament, Papanui, from Christchurch. Even though we lost to these guys some outstanding football was played.
Our third game of the Tournament was one of our highlights where we played Roncalli College from Timaru. We stopped these guys from scoring and played one of our best defensive games ever. Roncalli who were one of the favourites to win the competition, ended up seventh because of this upset result.
Middle of the Tournament Week (Wednesday) we faced the Geraldine team hoping for a win, however it didn’t go our way and we were disappointed with a 3-0 loss.
Now we had moved to Pool placement of 9th to 16th. Our game was against Logan Park. Unfortunately, the goals scored against us were from penalties and our lonely free kick from Leslie Cheung; the score ended up being 2 - 1.
Finally, our last game against our neighbouring rivalries, Menzies College, was an enjoyable way to end the Tournament with a well-earned win 4 - 1.
We would like to thank Mr Terry for all his organisation, coaching and the motivational half time spiels. Also, for the many parents who took the time to come and support us on the side line.
Well done Leslie Cheung was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament, chosen by the opposition teams and referees.
Girls’ Hockey written by Lucy Swain
The week of the 3rd - 7th September, St Peter’s College Girls First XI competed in the 2018 Aon Jenny McDonald Cup in Gore. Our first two games were tough because we were in a strong pool. We lost 2 - 1 to Papanui Girls’ and then had an unlucky loss against St Kevins 2 - 1.
On Wednesday we had a great win, 7 - 1, against Buller High School. The team afterwards went to the pool where we had a recovery session. Thursday we had two games. The first game we drew 2 all against Middelton Grange and then had a strong win over Logan Park, 6 - 1. On the last day we had one game and were playing off for 9th and 10th. We lost 2 - 1. Overall we had a really fun Tournament and would like to give a big thanks to Mr Forbes for his great coaching. Also thanks to Miss McPhee for managing our team.
Mixed Hockey written by Jacob Dickie
For Tournament week St Peter’s sent a Mixed Hockey team up to Oamaru, this was a team that didn’t have much prep before the tourney. With only having the trial seven weeks before the Tournament and without even having our coach confirmed we managed to scout out last years ex-pupil, Liam McFaul to coach, and along with help from Margaret Dickie, we trained hard to ready for the Tournament. The team was looking for a redemption story from last year, although with a much younger squad our team gave it their all to try and take the trophy. We started strong with a total thrashing against our rivals, Gore High and from there on we managed to achieve 2nd in the pool stage which allowed us to have a chance at the finals. Our next battle was our old foes in Wakatipu High School who we lost to in the final last year. Unfortunately, the team fell short in the semi-final losing 3 - 1 to the eventual champions. The team played very well and fought hard against the strong opposition all tournament and ended with a good effort achieving 4th overall. Thanks to excellent support from Lynn McFaul, Margaret Dickie, and Miss Hickey for helping us with meals and making sure we were up there to focus on playing hockey and having fun throughout the week. I would like to thank Liam for doing a great job as the Coach and in making the best out of our team in only a short amount of time.
Senior A Netball Tournament
written by Katie Reed
On Sunday afternoon, the Senior A Netball team, Coach Mrs Chris Karena and Manager Mrs Hunter left for the SISS Netball Tournament held in Dunedin. We had a reasonably tough pool going up against Central Southland College, St Margaret’s College and Blue Mountain College. On the first day of Tournament, we had 2 losses against Central Southland and St Margret’s College. However, we only lost to St Margaret’s by 6 goals which was a great achievement as they’ve been placed in the top four for many years. Personally, this game was one of the highlights. On the second day we played Blue Mountain College and unfortunately lost. In the afternoon we won our first game 36 - 25 against Wakatipu. On the third day of Tournament we secured ourselves 2 more great wins, against Craighead in the morning 43 - 39 and Mt Aspiring 41 - 25 in the afternoon. This put us in the position of fighting for 17th place, just missing out on top 16. On the final day of Tournament, we faced Marlborough Girl’s who put up a tough fight and won by 3 goals. In our last game we fought until the end coming out on top beating Rangi Ruru 37 - 31 to be placed 19th overall. A huge thank to Chris Karena and Mrs Hunter for helping us achieve an amazing week of netball.