The effect of exercise on the body is well documented, but
something often forgotten is the social, mental and even spiritual
enrichment that can be found through organised sport.
Dominic College is renowned for its strong sports teams. This year, Dominic College continues to be a dominant force within Southern Tasmanian sport.
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been fortunate enough to witness a number of our Dominic teams represent Dominic College, themselves and their teammates with pride, passion, commitment and most importantly spirit.
The 9/10 Girls Rep Basketball Team have had two convincing wins. Last week they defeated Collegiate by 90 points, thankfully the humility and sportspersonship ensured the opposition remained enthusiastic due to the positive and supportive atmosphere in which the game was played. This game was followed by an 80 point win over Fahan this week. Again played with obviously exceptional skill, but also in great spirit.
Both times, this team had players fill in on the day due to illness and/or commitment to Firsts Netball which has just concluded.
The Year 9 girls basketball played their first game of the season and started off a little slow, but worked very hard as a team and ended up defeating MacKillop 36-16. This is very impressive from team members who are not involved in club basketball, but just wish to play as friends.
Last Wednesday, the Year 7 girls basketball played their first game of basketball ever and although they were down 10-2 halfway through the 2nd quarter, they again stuck together as a team and come back to win 18-16. These girls were very inexperienced, but new friendships were created through determination, persistence, willingness to learn and grit.
Our 1st Netball Girls also finished their roster last Monday night, narrowly losing to GYC by 4 goals (a powerhouse in school netball). This team finished the roster 3rd overall, which is exceptional for a team of young women who are playing in a Year 11/12 roster. These girls have certainly stepped up and entered themselves in a difficult competition to push themselves and perform out of their comfort zones.
Finally, Mr Mangione has been very impressed with the Year 10 boys effort in Soccer. We are lucky to have a number of exceptional soccer players, but these boys are also joined by a number of other boys that are either playing for the first time or just want to be involved in a team environment and get fit with their mates.
These are only a few of the Dominic Teams that have represented Dominic over the last few weeks. There are many more soccer, basketball, hockey, badminton and waterpolo teams also representing Dominic at the moment.
What a privilege it is to be involved in such a program which brings students together, creates happiness and allows our students to achieve success as a community.
Mr Aaron Davey, Coordinator of Pastoral Care 7-10