Fre­man­tle Col­lege ex­celling in sport,

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

OPEN­ING its doors just last year, Fre­man­tle Col­lege is bat­ting well above its av­er­age in the sport­ing arena.

The school has al­ready en­joyed a slew of sport­ing suc­cess in 2019 as Year 8 stu­dents took out light­ning car­ni­val foot­ball, soc­cer, net­ball and bas­ket­ball com­pe­ti­tions, the Year 10s do­ing the same in net­ball and soc­cer, and their swim­mers fin­ish­ing on top in the In­ter­school Swim­ming Car­ni­val Di­vi­sion D meet.

There have also been a num­ber of in­di­vid­ual suc­cesses, with Jethro Car­riage (Year 9) se­lected to rep­re­sent WA at the 2019 Aus­tralian Of­froad Cham­pi­onships, Elise Clemin­son (Year 9) to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the Fut­sal In­ter­na­tional Tour and Tye Kazmierows­ki (Year 10) and Shakayla Ugle (Year 12) cho­sen for WA’s 18s base­ball and 17s net­ball teams re­spec­tively.

Fre­man­tle Col­lege prin­ci­pal Myles Draper said their achieve­ments had been “very im­pres­sive”.

“We have had many stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in our light­ning car­ni­val sports who don’t play the sport at a club level, com­pet­ing against stu­dents from dif­fer­ent schools who do,” he said.

“Our stu­dents en­joy sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and al­ways com­pete and rep­re­sent our col­lege with pride.

“It is highly un­usual to win flags in all sports in one year, which is what we have achieved, and we are very proud of our stu­dents for rep­re­sent­ing our col­lege with pride and en­thu­si­asm.

“A ma­jor ben­e­fit of our stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in sports is it im­proves con­fi­dence, self-es­teem and men­tal alert­ness, which in turn helps with their aca­demic am­bi­tions.”

Tye said he had en­joyed rep­re­sent­ing his state in the sport he loved play­ing.

“The tour­na­ment was awe­some; I played with a great bunch of guys,” he said.

“The com­pe­ti­tion over there was tough; each state had their best guys on the field ev­ery day there to com­pete.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d493435

Kim Drael, Lach­lan On­ley, Char­lotte Ack­rill, Des­tany Win­ter, prin­ci­pal Myles Draper, Shakayla Ugle, Elise Clenin­son, Jethro Car­riage and Oceana Ly.

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