Our annual Lightning Premiership was held last Thursday with all Year 5/6 students participating in five different sports in three different locations. Our students represented the school with distinction and all reports indicated they played their games with the correct balance of competitiveness, enjoyment and sportsmanship.
A day like this is not possible without the assistance of many parent helpers who gave up some of their valuable time to allow these games to occur. The staff also need to be thanked for their coaching and organisation and in many cases, their willingness to give up lunch times to put on some extra sessions for their teams.
Our A Team was one minute away from winning their competition and unfortunately lost their last game to Barwon Heads with one of the last kicks of the match. This was their only defeat of the day which saw them finish runners-up overall.
The B Team had a day of mixed results, but really impressed everyone with their positive attitude and excellent sportsmanship.
Our Girls T-Ball team continued Drysdale’s great tradition by winning their tournament after they defeated ocean Grove in their Grand Final. They will now represent the Connewarre District in the Bellarine Division Tournament at Stead Park on Wednesday 21 June.
Our Boys team had a great day finishing second overall after losing their Grand Final.
Our Boys B and C teams played off in an all Drysdale affair in the final, with the B team coming out winners.
The Mixed Team were also victorious in their competition, also beating Ocean Grove in their Grand Final.
Netball proved very, very popular with six Drysdale teams entered. It was a really tough competition with Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove teams setting a very high standard. However, all players improved their skills and each team also improved their cohesion. In the end, every DPS team tasted at least one win. We were also very fortunate to have a number of parents who helped out coordinating and coaching some of our teams.
Our single Volleyball team entered the Boys/Mixed competition and were up against some very skilled opposition. Initially they found the standard a little challenging, but they quickly adapted and the overall improvement of the team was remarkable. By the end of the day, they were competing well and stringing together some excellent rallies. One highlight of the day was watching them get together with Ocean Grove to play a friendly match, that was organised, played and refereed with no staff involvement.
Our Volleycatch team took a couple of games to gel as a team, but then really started to play well. Over the course of their 8 games, they won 4 and lost 4 and ended up finishing third overall.